U.S. McDonald’s Welcomes Foreign Currency

On June 6, U.S. locations will allow customers to pay for select menu items with foreign coins and bills.

June 05, 2019

CHICAGO — In celebration of this summer’s limited time offering of select McDonald’s menu favorites from around the world, the burger chain will accept any amount of foreign currency customers may have in exchange for one of the items from the new Worldwide Favorites menu.

Start rummaging under those couch cushions, take that spare foreign currency you have, and head around the corner to your nearest participating McDonald’s on June 6 between 2 and 5 p.m. local time, and exchange one piece of foreign currency for any one Worldwide Favorites menu item at McDonald’s International Currency Exchange.

Items available for purchase with foreign currency include Stroopwafel McFlurry (The Netherlands); Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger (Spain); Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich (Canada); and Cheesy Bacon Fries (Australia).

“As a global restaurant leader, we’re excited to bring fan-favorites from abroad to the U.S. this summer with our new Worldwide Favorites menu,” said Molly McKenna, McDonald’s director of communications, in a press release. “This unique event provides our customers with an international experience that only a brand with our global scale could create, all without having to hop on a plane.”