Maccas marks its 50th with special offers treat

COSTING just 18 cents a burger in 1971 when the first store opened in Yagoona, McDonalds kicked off three months of 50th anniversary celebrations on Friday selling the iconic Big Mac for just 50 cents.

With the special items all needing to be ordered via the MyMaccas App, limited edition coke glasses, 20 cent burgers and the Mac family suite of MacJunior burger, Big Mac and Grand Big Mac will also be available during the celebrations.
Since that first store opened its doors, the franchise has sold over 1.1 billion Big Macs, 1.9 billion Cheeseburgers and hosted over 700,000 birthday parties.
Among the 1,009 restaurants now found across the country, are the Punchbowl, Lakemba, Padstow and Menai stores operated by franchisees Tony and Mina Favotto.
Being franchisees for 25 years and first joining McDonalds 41 years ago, Tony and Mina were part of the crew at Campsie initially.
Tony says there have been a lot of changes in that time thanks to technology.
“McDonalds has always been dynamic, never static, it’s a great company to be a part of,” he said.
Mina agrees, saying when she first started orders were taken down on a bit of paper using a pencil.
“You had to add up everything in your head,” she said.
“There have also been a lot of equipment improvements over the years but the food and people have always been the same – just wonderful.
“We have had a lot of fun being a part of such a great family brand.
“There are some awesome specials coming up for customers over the next three months so stay tuned.”