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You Can Buy International McDonald’s Food With Any Spare Foreign Currency This Thursday

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by Eben Diskin Jun 3, 2019

Dollar menus are great, but penny menus are even better. Whether you want to admit it or not, you’ve probably stopped in at a McDonald’s abroad and noticed some pretty unique menu items that you can’t find in the US. Now, those quirky options are coming stateside. From 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 6, you will be able to try four items from McDonald’s “Worldwide Favorites” menu for any amount of foreign currency. That’s right — whether it’s euros, shekels, rupees, forints, or krona, you can exchange it for one international item.

The items include the Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger from Spain, the Stroopwafel McFlurry from the Netherlands, the tomato and mozzarella chicken sandwich from Canada, and the cheesy bacon fries from Australia.

The foreign currency promotion is only valid on June 6, but the Worldwide Favorites menu will be available from June 5 through early August. Jamie Straza, vice president of the McDonald’s Owners Association of Southern California, said in a statement, “The Worldwide Favorites menu items are among some of the fan favorite menu items in their respective countries,” and that the goal is to bring to US consumers “a taste of McDonald’s abroad.”

The promotion may be limited, but pending its success, McDonald’s may decide to introduce these menu items permanently. And if nothing else, at least you can finally use those euro coins that have been sitting in your drawer since your semester abroad back in 2011.

H/T: Thrillist

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