McDonald’s is celebrating the 50th birthday of the Big Mac by giving away free burgers.
The giveaway is designed to celebrate the chain’s iconic burger, McDonald’s said.
“Since it was introduced at a family-owned McDonald’s restaurant 50 years ago, the Big Mac has traversed the globe and is enjoyed in cities from Shangahi to Chicago, providing delicious, feel good moments to people all over the world,” said McDonald’s President and CEO Steve Easterbrook. “So we wanted a global celebration as unique as the burger itself. The MacCoin transcends currencies to commemorate our global iconic burger while giving customers all over the world a chance to enjoy a Big Mac on us.”
The commemorative coins feature five unique designs to celebrate each decade of the Big Mac.
Here’s how McDonald’s described the designs:
“The MacCoin highlights the ’70s, showcasing the decade’s flower power, and the ’80s alludes to pop art. Bold, abstract shapes defined the ’90s and translate on the MacCoin design, and the early ’00s specifically focuses on the technology that was at the forefront of the turn of the century. The ’10s MacCoin celebrates the past 10 years and calls attention to the evolution of communication. Additionally, the seven languages featured across the various designs represent many of the countries participating: Arabic, English, Indonesian, Mandarin, Portuguese, French and Spanish.”