CAPE TOWN - To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac, McDonald’s unveiled its own in-store limited edition currency the MacCoin.
The coin is not digital, but rather a physical coin that can be collected.
A collectible MacCoin will cost $3.99 (R52.57) or the equivalent of one Big Mac burger in the US.
Customers can share, collect and redeem the coin for a free Big Mac at participating McDonald’s restaurants in more than 50 participating countries.
“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 Shanghai to Chicago, providing delicious, feel-good moments to people all over the world,” said McDonald’s President and CEO Steve Easterbrook.