MacCoins part of Big Mac's 50th anniversary celebration

McDonald's Mac Jr Big Mac 4

McDonald's Mac Jr Big Mac 4

The program was partially inspired by "The Big Mac Index", a semi-humourous way business magazine The Economist has used to illustrate the differences in purchasing power between two currencies by examining the price of a Big Mac in each country.

Big Mac creator Jim Delligatti, right, poses with a Big Mac birthday cake and Ronald McDonald at his 90th birthday party in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, on August 21, 2008.

The coin, which has no cash value and will essentially function as a coupon, can be redeemed for a free Big Mac beginning on August 3 through the end of 2018.

The company announced on Sunday that McDonald's will hand out MacCoins to customers who purchase Big Macs on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the 14,000 participating restaurants nationwide.

McDonald's Big Mac is turning 50 and to mark the occasion, Canadians can take advantage of a novel new way to score the iconic double-decker burger for FREE.

There will be five different designs, in seven different languages, for the five decades of the Big Mac.

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The early '00s MacCoin highlights the decade's emerging technology.

"When my great-grandfather, Jim Delligatti, invented the Big Mac at his grill in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, he just wanted to make his local customers happy", said Nick Delligatti, a fourth-generation McDonald's owner-operator and great-grandson of Jim Delligatti, the inventor of the Big Mac.

After similar results at more stores, the Big Mac was added to the national menu in 1968.

As with many of McDonald's popular and long-lasting menu items, the idea for the Big Mac came from a franchisee. In Canada alone, sales for the burger, over the last few years specifically, has "gone up a number of percentage points each year", says Grachnik.

"We are proud to be able to offer Kiwis 50,000 of these MacCoins from 2 August", director of marketing, McDonald's NZ Jo Mitchell said.

"What iconic sandwich do you know that can beat the Big Mac as far as longevity?"

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