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Mickey And Minnie’s Runaway Railway Inspires New Line of Happy Meal Toys At McDonald’s

The magic of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway has rolled into McDonald’s! Just in time for their birthday celebration, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse have inspired a brand-new line of Happy Meal toys at McDonald’s, bringing Mouse Rules to the iconic Golden Arches. 

This new collection features Mickey and Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald and Daisy experiencing some of the iconic attractions from across Walt Disney World Resort. Anchored by Engineer Goofy and Mickey and Minnie celebrating Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, these toys connect together to form a 10-car train. Each one also has a unique function to make the character move as it rolls, so as the attraction’s soundtrack says, nothing can stop us now from having fun!  

Now through Dec. 14, while supplies last, when you purchase a Happy Meal at participating McDonald’s locations, you can enter for a chance to win a vacation for four to Walt Disney World Resort and experience the attraction that inspired it all: Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Families can also enjoy fun and engaging games at home as part of this Happy Meal program through the McDonald’s Happy Meal App. 

As part of the November limited edition Disney-themed toys, McDonald’s is giving out game tickets with a code that parents can enter to win a vacation for four to Walt Disney World Resort that can be taken through Dec. 15, 2022. There are game tickets with a code in every Happy Meal.

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McDonald’s Ad Cleverly Builds Menu Items Using Furniture In Trucks To Celebrate ‘Moving Day’ In Quebec

In celebration of July 1, AKA “Moving Day” in Quebec, the ad team at Cossette created a wonderful ad for McDonald’s Canada that not only put the burdensome task of moving into a humorous light but also reminded people that it was still simple enough to eat during the busy day. 

The agency carefully packed moving trucks with furniture that from a distance resembled menu items such as a Big Mac, Egg McMuffin, and French Fries.

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Quarter Pounder Scented Candle Pack

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but those that love the Quarter Pounder can still rejoice!  For nearly 50 years the Quarter Pounder burger has been a craveable and delicious fan favorite. McDonald’s knows that love is always in the air for their die-hard burger enthusiasts, so the burger chain launched the Quarter Pounder Fan Club to give everyone a tangible way to publicly display their affection for the hot and deliciously juicy 100% fresh beef Quarter Pounder.  

This week GoldenArchesUnlimited.com is dropping an all new, limited-time line of fan club swag exclusively for Quarter Pounder enthusiasts including a Quarter Pounder Scented Candle Pack. The set of 6 custom scented candles in glass containers are inspired by the following Quarter Pounder ingredients: Bun, Ketchup, Pickle, Cheese, Onion, 100% Fresh Beef.

More info HERE.

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McDonald’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Happy Meal Toys

McDonald’s is inviting families to celebrate Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with an out-of-this-world Happy Meal experience. Each Happy Meal will include 1 of 16 exclusive, stylized Star Wars collectible characters. Plus, there’s an exciting surprise with each toy: when opened and lit up, each one reveals one of four Star Wars hologram images with a unique connection to that character. 

The characters are:

1. Kylo Ren
2. Sith Trooper
3. Rey
4. BB-8 and D-O
5. Zorii Bliss
6. R2-D2 and BB-8
7. Finn
8. Poe Dameron
9. Chewbacca
10. Princess Leia
11. Han Solo
12. C-3PO
13. Luke Skywalker
14. Imperial Stormtrooper
15. Darth Vader
16. Yoda

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McDonald’s Introduces The Limited-Edition Surprise Happy Meal Featuring Iconic Throwback Toys From The Past 40 Years

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first-ever Happy Meal, McDonald’s is launching the Surprise Happy Meal with some of its most popular Happy Meal toys from the last four decades. This limited-edition offering will be available in more than 90 countries around the world at participating McDonald’s restaurants beginning Thursday, Nov. 7 through Monday, Nov. 11, while supplies last.

The roster includes beloved toys across the globe with two additional toys available exclusively in the U.S. Watch this video to see them travel through time and excite customers everywhere. The official lineup of the 17 toys coming to the Surprise Happy Meal in the U.S. includes:

– Cowboy McNugget (McDonald’s): 1988
– Fireman McNugget (McDonald’s): 1988
– Mail Carrier McNugget (McDonald’s): 1988
– Hamburger Changeable (McDonald’s): 1989
– Grimace (McDonald’s): 1990
– Dino Happy Meal Box Changeable (McDonald’s): 1991
– McDonald’s Hot Wheels Thunderbird (Mattel): 1993
– Hamburglar (McDonald’s): 1995
– Power Rangers (Hasbro): 1995
– Space Jam Bugs Bunny (Warner Brothers): 1996
– Patti the Platypus (Ty Beanie Baby): 1997
– 101 Dalmatians – U.S. Exclusive (Disney): 1997
– Tamagotchi (Bandai): 1998
– My Little Pony (Hasbro): 1998
– Furby (Hasbro): 1999
– Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey – U.S. Exclusive (Disney): 2002
– Hello Kitty (Sanrio): 2013

“Since the Happy Meal was introduced on the menu, it quickly became synonymous with our brand,” said Steve Easterbrook, McDonald’s CEO. “Today, this iconic red box creates lasting memories for billions of families annually across the world.”

First introduced as a Circus Wagon Happy Meal in June 1979 nationally in the U.S., the early iterations of the Happy Meal featured a decorative box including various toys such as a spinning top and McDonaldland character erasers. The Happy Meal global footprint has expanded to more than 38,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries around the globe —with the iconic toy still a beloved staple—serving as a symbol of surprise, playfulness and fun.

“Parents tell us how fondly they recall their favorite toys,” said Colin Mitchell, McDonald’s Senior Vice President, Global Marketing. “So, unboxing the Surprise Happy Meal together creates a real moment of bonding with their children. We hope these toys are something that they will treasure and remember.”

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McDonalds Toy Story 4 Happy Meal Toys

Starting June 11, ten McDonald’s Happy Meal toys will be available for guests to collect and build their own carnival. In addition to the toy, each Happy Meal toy bag will have a ticket that can be scanned in the McDonald’s app for exclusive opportunities and content. 

You could win a family vacation for four to Walt Disney World Resort or you could win one of millions of Happy Meal or other food prizes. Get a game ticket for four with each Toy Story 4 Happy Meal and use the App to enter for your chance to win, and earn credits for even more family fun in our Rewards Store.

The Happy Meal box will also have augmented reality features that can be unlocked in the Snapchat app.

Download the McDonald’s app HERE.

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McDonald’s Is Giving Away Free Bacon During Bacon Hour On January 29

In celebration of bacon’s limited time arrival to the Classics – the Big Mac Bacon burger, Quarter Pounder Bacon burger and Cheesy Bacon Fries – McDonald’s is makin’ bacon dreams come true by giving fans even more … you guessed it…bacon! 

On January 29, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. local time, McDonald’s is hosting a first-of-its-kind, nationwide bacon bash called Bacon Hour. For 60 minutes, customers will be able to get thick cut, Applewood smoked bacon with anything on the menu, at no additional cost. And is there anything better than free bacon?

Customers will be given two half pieces of bacon on the side with any purchase and can add it to whatever item they wish. It’s an ode to bacon. Filet-O-Fish with bacon. Even a Hot Fudge Sundae with bacon. You name it…with bacon.

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Burger King Whopper Detour

Just go near one of the many, many McDonald’s stores in the US, pull up your Burger King app and place your order for a Whopper for a penny. (No need to go to the drive-thru.)

Offer available on the BK App only. No need to use McDonald’s drive thru window – offer is unlocked within 600 ft. of most McDonald’s restaurants. The Whopper sandwich must be picked up at a participating Burger King restaurant. Not valid in AK or HI. See offer on BK® App for details. Valid 12/4/18 through 12/12/18.

Download the BK app HERE to learn more.

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McDonald’s Launches New Triple Breakfast Stacks

Beginning November 1, McDonald’s customers can conquer morning hunger with Triple Breakfast Stacks, a breakfast sandwich that doubles down on customers’ favorite ingredients.

Triple Breakfast Stacks come with two slices of melty American cheese between two savory, hot sausage patties. They’re topped with crispy, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon and an egg. Guests can opt for their choice of a toasted McMuffin, buttery and flaky biscuit, or sweet and savory McGriddles cakes.

McDonald’s cooked up the idea for Triple Breakfast Stacks after noticing customers’ ongoing enthusiasm for adapting the menu and inventing their own unique and delicious offerings online.  These customizations, ordered in restaurants each day, have long been known by customers, media and McDonald’s crew members as the “Secret Menu.”

“People have been hacking our menu for years – so much so that it’s inspired our new Triple Breakfast Stacks,” said Manager of Culinary Innovation Chef Mike Haracz. “We love seeing the fun ways our customers and McDonald’s crew have been creating their own takes on our classics. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next – you never know what might end up on our menu.”

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McDonald’s Opened A New Flagship Restaurant In Chicago That Resembles An Apple Store

McDonald’s newest restaurant is making a bold statement about the future of the chain.

McDonald’s opened a new flagship restaurant in Chicago. It’s a glassy, 19,000-square-foot building that looks more like an Apple Store than a fast-food restaurant — and that’s exactly what the company intended.

“We are proud to open the doors to this flagship restaurant, which symbolizes how we are building a better McDonald’s for our customers and the communities where they live,” McDonald’s President and CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a statement.

While the structure may be different, the Golden Arches are still present at the restaurant, which will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The restaurant features self-order kiosks, table service, mobile order and pay, and delivery — services that are becoming increasingly mainstream at McDonald’s locations across the US.

Table service and increased digital ordering options are part of McDonald’s “Experience of the Future” revamp. Currently, roughly 5,000 restaurants fit the qualifications, and McDonald’s plans to transform almost all restaurants by 2020.

The restaurant also highlights something else McDonald’s is pushing in an effort to remake its image: sustainability. It has more than 70 trees at the ground level, as well as on-site solar panels.

The restaurant was designed by the Chicago-based firm Ross Barney Architects. While not every McDonald’s is going to look quite so classy and glassy, the combination of more tech, table service, and an emphasis on sustainability provides a blueprint of what the fast-food giant wants to roll out across America.

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