McDonald's Introduces a Big Mac-Based 'Currency'

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Big Mac creator Jim Delligatti, right, poses with a Big Mac birthday cake and Ronald McDonald at his 90th birthday party in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, on August 21, 2008.

Thankfully this coin is not digital, but rather physical, and its cost won't fluctuate.

"Just as in the rest of the world, Big Mac deserves the status it has in Croatia, where it is one of our most sought-after products".

Dubbed the "MacCoin" (because, what else would they name it) the faux currency can be redeemed at many McDonald's around the world.

Calling all Big Mac lovers: the 50th anniversary of your favorite burger is nearly here, and McDonald's has big plans in store to help you celebrate the special occasion.

McDonald's will distribute globally more than 6.2 million MacCoins in more than 50 countries while supplies last. In fact, it is just a coupon or voucher "heavier-than-usual" for a free burger. In August 2017, the recipe for McDonald's "secret" Big Mac sauce allegedly leaked online.

Customers can receive a MacCoin with the purchase of a Big Mac.

The MacCoin will be redeemable for a free Big Mac at "participating locations" across 50 countries.

The MacCoin, which was unveiled on Sunday by the fast food giant, will be available to customers in 14,000 participating stores in the United States and can be cashed in for one free Big Mac. They can use the currency the following day.

"Global connectivity of the Big Mac inspired the creation of the MacCoin".

MacCoins will feature five unique designs, each representing a decade of the Big Mac.

More than a billion Big Macs were sold previous year alone.

'So we wanted a global celebration as unique as the burger itself. Use #GeniusKitchen to let us know what you're sharing! "We think the Big Mac needs to be sacrosanct".

Though sales figures show that trendier burgers are cutting into McDonalds' business, the chain says it has no intention of messing with the Big Mac.

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