McDonald's Deals & Specials
The number one fast food chain in the world has more than 200 stores in South Africa.
McDonald’s is an American fast-food chain that was started by brothers, Maurice and Richard McDonald in the late 1930s. The restaurant was originally called McDonald’s BBQ but was changed to simply McDonald’s in 1948. The brothers were instrumental in introducing some of the company’s best innovations, such as the assembly line kitchen for faster service and the iconic “golden arches”. The McDonald’s brothers franchised a few of their stores but were not convinced that the concept had broader appeal than what was already achieved. A milkshake machine salesman from Chicago, named Ray Kroc, bought a McDonald’s franchise in 1955 and convinced the brothers to sell him the rights to open McDonald’s stores everywhere, except for a few areas in California and Arizona. Ray also came up with a new colour scheme for the business. He opened a further 68 McDonald’s stores before buying the company outright from the McDonald’s brothers for $2.7-million in 1961. The fast food company’s growth exploded in the 1970s thanks to its marketing activities. By 1972, it had surpassed $1-billion in turnover and the international market was beckoning
South Africa was the 86th country that McDonald’s entered. The first McDonald’s outlet opened in Blackheath, Johannesburg in November 1995. There are currently over 200 outlets across the country, half of which are owned by franchisees. About 75% of the stores are open 24/7. The company claims to serve approximately 8 million customers per month around the country. In 2007, McDonald’s SA launched its signature breakfast offering, the McMuffin. The new item was a success and led to the expansion of the breakfast menu, with the inclusion of low-carb wraps, boerewors patties and oats. Today, McDonald’s serves 1 million breakfast items per month, equivalent to 12% of its total business. McDonald’s has also been serving 100% Arabica espresso-based products from its McCafe range since 2012, and there are now 94 stores selling its McCafe range. In 2014, a home delivery service was launched.
McDonald’s is credited with bringing the Drive-Thru concept to South Africa
Sometimes all you need is a little sweet treat after a Spicy Grand Chicken. Get a Free apple pie when you buy the medium meal. Download the McDonald’s App NOW! 8 Dec 2018 only. Ts&Cs apply. pic.twitter.com/tO48deUbXU
— McDonald's S. Africa (@McDonalds_SA) December 8, 2018
Vanilla Sundaes are great but Vanilla Sundaes with a FREE choc stick are everything. Download the McDonald’s App NOW and get your treat. 7 Dec 2018 only. Ts&Cs apply. pic.twitter.com/LZnNGUPgFs
— McDonald's S. Africa (@McDonalds_SA) December 7, 2018
Sundays are self-love days. Treat yourself to a FREE Choc Sundae topping when you buy a plain sundae. Download the McDonald’s App NOW! 2 Dec 2018 only. Ts&Cs apply. pic.twitter.com/z6f7qe7p5u
— McDonald's S. Africa (@McDonalds_SA) December 2, 2018
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— McDonald's S. Africa (@McDonalds_SA) September 13, 2018
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BOGOF stands for Buy One Get One Free. Be a real one and get a McFizz for you and your bestie. Download the McDonald’s App NOW! 5 Dec 2018 Only. Ts&Cs apply. pic.twitter.com/0lUlHK1K6b
— McDonald's S. Africa (@McDonalds_SA) December 5, 2018
Free Fries anyone? Buy a 6 piece nuggets and get your fav for mahala. All you have to do is download the McDonald’s App and enjoy your treat. 3 Dec 2018 only. Ts&Cs Apply. pic.twitter.com/5uXVJ0jYiW
— McDonald's S. Africa (@McDonalds_SA) December 3, 2018
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Let your moment of happiness turn into something great when you buy a limited edition Coke® for R10! All proceeds go to RMHC. T&Cs apply. pic.twitter.com/bzYbNyxeDn
— McDonald’s S. Africa (@McDonalds_SA) February 13, 2017
How do you get through the midweek hustle? Reply with your life hack and you could win a delicious McDonald’s breakfast! pic.twitter.com/eXNk7Glc85
— McDonald’s S. Africa (@McDonalds_SA) December 20, 2016
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Have a friend who deserves a break? RT and tag them so they can win a quick CuppaCake® party at their workplace! pic.twitter.com/E6ePRzDUvB
— McDonald’s S. Africa (@McDonalds_SA) June 10, 2016
The Angry Birds have landed!
Visit your nearest McDonald’s, order a Happy Meal and get a free Angry Birds toy! pic.twitter.com/QIb96xgGFV
— McDonald’s S. Africa (@McDonalds_SA) May 24, 2016