CHARLOTTE, N.C. — McDonald’s is celebrating 50 years of the Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich by dropping the price to 63 cents for one day only.
“The Egg McMuffin, the first-ever quick service restaurant breakfast sandwich, joined the McDonald’s menu in 1971 in Santa Barbara, California, and customers have been getting creative with it ever since,” Molly McKenna, McDonald’s Senior Director of Brand Communications said.
The breakfast sandwich offer will only be available on the McDonald’s app during breakfast hours on Thursday, Nov. 18.
McDonald’s says customers are known for hacking the sandwich option by adding a McChicken patty and syrup for a DIY take on chicken & waffles, to swapping the English Muffins for two Hash Brown, and the list goes on.
“It‘s been fun to see all the ways they’ve made it their own – whether it’s adding some heat with salsa or sweetness with jam or combining it with the Sausage McMuffin, they’re always innovating. I personally love to add a little heat to my Egg McMuffin.”
Customers can order the breakfast sandwich at the throwback price, and any add-ons, for carry out, Drive Thru or dine-in at participating restaurants.