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McDonald's Offering Free Cheeseburgers

Amelia Ward

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McDonald's Offering Free Cheeseburgers

If you try to tell me you don't love a freebie, you're lying. And McDonald's is giving away a signature cheeseburger to all new customers who sign up to their app.

The store has said it will be offering its cheeseburgers for free. They're usually 99p, so it's probably not the biggest bargain in the world, but it's a quid that's better in your pocket than theirs, right?

The little freebie is one of those small things that can make your mid-week afternoons feel slightly less tedious, and isn't it these little victories that get us through life.

As I said, to bag one you'll have to download the app, which is available on Android and Apple, and register your email address with them. Then you just need to get down to your nearest Maccies restaurant. One cheeseburger per customer. No purchase necessary. Simples.


Nothing like a free Maccies to pick up your mood. Credit: McDonald's
Nothing like a free Maccies to pick up your mood. Credit: McDonald's

Another option someone suggested if you're not dead keen on a cheeseburger, is if you see a rough sleeper or someone in need, you could always hand it over to them as a gesture.

It's not yet been confirmed how long the deal's on for, so it's probably a good idea to take advantage of it sooner rather than later.

The app, which enables customers to order, customise and pay for meals before arriving at the restaurant, cleverly recognises when you're within 100m of the restaurant and sends your order to the kitchen - meaning you can beat the queues, grab and go.

The restaurant has also recently made the big decision to begin the process of eliminating all single-use plastic from items on its menu.

This includes McFlurry lids, while all the main meal and side salad options will now be served in cardboard containers. All the cardboard used will contain at least 50 percent recycled content, as opposed to the single-use plastic used previously.

McFlurry lids are no more. Credit: McDonald's
McFlurry lids are no more. Credit: McDonald's

McDonald's said the changes will reduce plastic waste by a total of 485 metric tonnes every year - 383 of which will come from McFlurry packaging alone. This represents a huge step in the right direction to tackling plastic waste and pollution.

The news has come after the chain also removed plastic straws from its restaurants; customers are now offered cardboard ones instead. Although most people realised that this was nothing but good news for the planet, some people were very unhappy about the move - with one particularly angry person starting a petition to bring back plastic. We're saving turtles, mate.

Featured Image Credit: McDonald's

Topics: uk news

Amelia Ward
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