MCDONALD’S Malaysia menukar papan tanda restorannya di Bukit Bintang kepada Mekdi, slanga tempatan bagi singkatan perkataan McD.
Cawangan berkenaan juga adalah restoran McDonald’s yang pertama di Malaysia dan dibuka pada 1982.
Naib Presiden dan Ketua Pegawai Pemasarannya, Melati Abdul Hai berkata, nama Mekdi akan digunakan untuk tempoh sementara sempena sambutan Hari Kebangsaan dan Hari Malaysia.
“Sepanjang 37 tahun, rakyat Malaysia telah membantu membangunkan jenama McDonald’s Malaysia seperti yang dikenali hari ini.
“Sebagai tanda penghargaan atas sokongan berterusan pelanggan, kami telah memutuskan untuk menerima pakai nama panggilan mesra Mekdi yang diberikan kepada kami, di mana ia kini sinonim dengan jenama McDonald’s,” katanya dalam kenyataan di Kuala Lumpur, hari ini.
Menurutnya, sempena meraikan Bulan Kebangsaan, McDonald’s Malaysia menyambut segala yang berkaitan Malaysia dengan memperkenalkan Nasi Lemak McD, hidangan kegemaran ramai rakyat Malaysia dalam versinya tersendiri.
Malah, menyedari populariti nasi lemak di kalangan rakyat Malaysia, McDonald’s Malaysia juga memulakan petisyen di seluruh negara di laman web Change.org supaya nasi lemak diiktiraf secara rasmi sebagai hidangan kebangsaan Malaysia, dengan sasaran mengumpul 1 juta tandatangan menjelang Hari Malaysia pada 16 September nanti.
The ‘Special Remark’ section of a food delivery order can be a delightful place.In the past, customers have made cheeky requests from food delivery riders, some of which were actually fulfilled from time to time.
Take, for example, when local YouTuber AnimaJinx asked for “a handsome guy”… and McDelivery delivered:
And that one time this guy asked McDonald’s to give him “the most chilli sauce in Malaysia” and they sent an entire plastic bag full of chilli sauce packets:
While most of these amusing encounters are of the “layan je” variety, the latest delivery story to have gone viral shows a McDelivery rider who went above and beyond to fulfill a sick customer’s request
In the “Special Instructions” section of his order (below), Twitter user @amirulizarin wrote, “Hello bro, if you don’t mind please help me buy some Panadol. I’ll pay you later. Thanks.”
To his surprise, he was touched to find that the rider actually read his remark and had included a packet of Panadol along with his order.
The heartwarming encounter was widely shared on Twitter, where it has already amassed close to 29k retweets and messages of praise from Malaysians:
It may be a simple gesture, but this story certainly gives us the fuzzies. We appreciate you, abang and kakak riders!
McDonald’s Malaysia just recently introduced their Cempedak McFlurry and we are excited AF! You can satisfy your taste buds for only RM6 as you devour the cempedak goodness which goes oh-so-well with the creamy soft serve.
Not only that but this soft serve will satiate your taste buds as well as excite them when you chew into the sneaky bits of cempedak that are mixed in.
That said, it was a tad bit sweet but that didn’t stop me from finishing the whole cup. I don’t regret it! 😎
To be brutally honest, we wondered if the delicious local delight would complement that classic McD soft serve and fortunately, they went perfectly together. It was a match made in heaven!
Well, you’ll be glad to know that the new item has been available since 23rd July 2019 in McD outlets all over Malaysia. So, you can get your hands on Cempedak Mcflurry at your nearest McD outlet!
In conjunction with the launch of McDonald’s Malaysia new Portuguese Chicken Burger, the fast food chain will be launching a new Augmented Reality game called “Catching Nonando” this Thursday, 4th July 2019.
In the game, customers would need to catch as many Nonando Chickens as they can in 60 seconds to collect points. Those points can be used to redeem discounts on the Portuguese Chicken Burger depending on the number of Nonandos they catch!
Furthermore, there will be a nationwide leader board that tracks the top players. The first-place winner AKA the one with the highest points, will get to walk away with up to 50,000 Air Asia BIG Points.
Link to the game will be available on McDonald’s Malaysia official website as well as Facebook page on 4th July. To play the game, all you need to do is click on the link and start playing!
The new Portuguese Chicken Burger features a juicy fried chicken patty, dipped in a unique piri-piri sauce, served with a bed of mixed vegetables and fresh lettuce, all sandwiched between a brand new chilli flake bun.
“Over the years, we’ve taken our customers on exciting taste adventures to countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Korea and Thailand, by infusing their unique flavours into our menu items here in Malaysia through our ‘Discover the World’ campaign,” says Eugene Lee, Marketing Director of McDonald’s Malaysia.
“When it comes to innovative menu items, McDonald’s always strives to delight and surprise customers with new explosive flavours and this burger will definitely offer a taste experience that is unlike anything we have introduced before.”
The Portuguese Chicken Burger set meal is served with French Fries and either a Fanta Grape McFreeze or regular coke. The set meal is priced from RM16.99 and it will be available in all McDonald’s Malaysia outlets for a limited time only and while stock last.
It’s the exact opposite of a McMansion. The McHive is the world’s smallest McDonald’s, and it’s not even fit for humans.
The McHive is a miniature McDonald’s replica but instead of a cash register, fryer and seating inside, it’s just rows and rows of honeycombs meant for bees.
The project grew out of an unusual feature of Swedish McDonald’s. To lessen their environmental impact, some McDonald’s locations began installing beehives on their roofs.
“The initiative started out locally but is now growing,” NORD DDB, the creative agency behind the project, explained. “More franchisees around the country are joining the cause and have also started replacing the grass around their restaurants with flowers and plants that are important for the wellbeing of wild bees.”
In honor of World Bee Day (celebrated each year on May 20), the fast-food company commissioned award-winning Swedish set designer Nicklas Nilsson (who has worked on music videos for David Bowie and Lykke Li) to create the “world’s smallest McDonald’s” to welcome “thousands of important guests.” It comes complete with golden arches, drive-through and ads in the windows.
The mini-beehive McDonald’s itself will be auctioned off to benefit the Ronald McDonald House charities.
“We have a lot of really devoted franchisees who contribute to our sustainability work, and it feels good that we can use our size to amplify such a great idea as beehives on the rooftops,” Christoffer Rönnblad, marketing director of McDonald’s Sweden, told Adweek.
In Uglyville, weirdness is celebrated while strangeness is special. It’s the reason why we love UglyDolls. And Kelly Clarkson of course.
In conjunction with the released of “UglyDolls”, McDonald’s Malaysia is giving out 8 different toys from animated film. It features various characters from the beloved animation.
This “UglyDolls” toy set is unique from previous Happy Meal toy series because this set a playhouse to build, a figure from the movie, a pencil crayon, and a sticker sheet. This UglyDolls x Happy Meal promo is already available, and will run until the end of the month.
From 2nd May: Moxy’s Newspaper Stand, Ox’s Party Shop
From 9th May: Ugly Pet’s Pet Shop, Lucky Bat’s Tea Shop
From 16th May: Wage’s Bakery, Bobo’s Art & Craft Shop
From 23rd May: Ice-Bat’s Ice Rink, Wedgehead’s Bank
For the holy month of Ramadan, McDonald’s Malaysia is bringing a variety of offerings to its guests ranging from delicious, fulfilling meals to refreshing drinks and desserts as well as exclusive promotions!
“Ramadan is the most holy of months for all Muslims, and it is also a time when all Malaysians celebrate their love for food. Whist there are many iconic tastes that we offer all year round, we find occasions or seasons like Ramadan perfect to offer our customers a differentiated and exciting flavor experience,” said Melati Abdul Hai, Chief Marketing Officer of McDonald’s Malaysia.
The new Ramadan menu is already available in all McDonald’s restaurants until 5th June 2019. McD lovers can look forward to 2 exclusive offerings from the menu which does not limit to only ‘buka puasa’ hour.
Here are the exciting offerings from McDonald’s Malaysia during the Ramadan month!
The all-new Nasi McD
The new Nasi McD is an upgraded version of the usual Nasi McD as it now comes with an all new curry sauce that customers can add-on. Customers need to pay RM1.50 for each curry sauce add-on. As usual, the Nasi McD is paired with McDonald’s spicy Ayam Goreng McD which comes with a choice of either 1 piece or 2 pieces of chicken. Guests can also opt for non-spicy chicken for this meal. The set comes inclusive of a medium coleslaw and a medium iced lemon tea.
The return of the Chicken Foldover
The new Ramadan menu also brings back the Chicken Foldover, which an absolute crowd’s favourite and this time, it is in bigger size! The meal features 2 pieces of perfectly grilled, juicy chicken patties, topped with fresh lettuce and tomatoes, and an all new special sauce, all wrapped in a warm toasted flatbread. The set comes with McDonald’s famous french fries and iced lemon tea.
Localised drinks and desserts
Customers can also look forward to a range of drinks and desserts with local flavours which include the ever so popular D24 Durian McFlurry which features real D24 durian flesh, the return of the crispy Banana Pie which features aromatic banana filling in the signature crisp McDonald’s pillow pie, Sarsaparilla Sundae Cones that comes in 3 versions – Sarsaparilla, Sarsaparilla Vanilla and Sarsaparilla Choco Dip, and the new McCafe Ice Blended Ribena.
Starting 6th May 2019, McDonald’s will be extending selected Regular Menu items until 6am to cater to customers who are fasting. This includes the Nasi McD, Ayam Goreng McD, McChicken, Spicy Chicken McDeluxe, and Chicken McNuggets, which will be available to customers looking for a satisfying meal to during their Sahur hour.
McDonald’s is also launching the “30-Days of Ramadan” promotion exclusively via the McDonald’s App. The ‘30-days, 30-deals’ offers special discount coupons which will be released on the App on a daily basis. To enjoy these amazing discounts, customers just need to download the McDonald’s Appfrom the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
The Nasi McD set with 1 piece of Ayam Goreng McD, coleslaw and medium Iced Lemon Tea starts from only RM13.95, while the set with 2 pieces of Ayam Goreng McD costs RM16.95. The Chicken Foldover Meal is available at RM16.95, and comes complete with medium French Fries and medium Iced Lemon Tea.
For more info, check out www.mcdonalds.com.my/indahnyaramadan.
According to the recent 2019 World Happiness Report, Malaysia dropped to the 80th happiest country in the world.
The World Happiness Report gets people from every country to rate their satisfaction with their current lives from 0 to 10. According to the report, Malaysians rated their happiness at an average of 5.34, compared to 6.32 from last year.
That’s a big difference, considering Malaysia was ranked 35th in the world and the second happiest country in Southeast Asia in 2018. Currently, Malaysia is ranked fourth in Southeast Asia, behind Singapore (34th), Thailand (52nd), and the Philippines (69th).
No matter how you’re feeling, Hotlink and McDonald’s want to brighten up your day by giving you free ice-cream, nuggets, and a chance to win flight tickets!
To help Malaysians become happier, Hotlink has partnered with McDonald’s to bring some extra joy to Malaysians, aka free food for everyone!
Here’s what you need to do:
STEP 1: Head over to one of these McDonald’s outlets with a happiness machine from 19 April to 18 May 2019
Here’s a list of participating outlets you can visit with your family and friends:
McDonald’s Bandar Baru Bangi Drive-Thru (Selangor)
McDonald’s Section 3 Shah Alam Drive-Thru (Selangor)
McDonald’s Jalan Gopeng Drive-Thru (Perak)
McDonald’s Jalan Tebrau Drive-Thru (Johor)
STEP 2: Step in front of the machine to snap a photo, and make sure you give it your biggest smile
Once you’ve snapped a photo at the happiness machine, you’ll get a redemption voucher. You can also send the photo to yourself so you can share it on social media later.
STEP 3: Redeem your free ice-cream from the counter
Bring your voucher to the counter to receive a free Chocolate Sundae with any purchase. For Hotlink users, you’re even entitled to get and extra 4pcs Chicken McNuggets just by flashing your Hotlink RED app. How awesome is that?
SMILE to get a free Chocolate Sundae.
SMILE + Show Hotlink RED app to get a free Chocolate Sundae and 4pcs Chicken McNuggets.
STEP 4: But that’s not all. Share your smile on social media with #HotlinkXMcD and #Smile4Sundae to win flight tickets to any destination in Southeast Asia.
Remember the photo you sent to yourself? All you have to do is post it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #HotlinkXMcD and #Smile4Sundae for a chance to win a pair of free flight tickets to any destination in Southeast Asia.
What are you waiting for? Head over to McDonald’s today to give your biggest smile and enjoy your free ice-cream!
If there isn’t a McDonald’s with a happiness machine nearby you, don’t worry! You can still enjoy awesome Hotlink Rewards Deals with the Hotlink RED app.