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McDonald’s in Australia and the United States compared

From sweet tea and sausage burritos to Vegemite and Frozen Cokes: The key differences between Australian and American McDonald’s exposed

  • There are more than 37,000 McDonald’s stores across the world 
  • There are key differences between stores here and stores in the United States  
  • Some differences include the food range on offer, the layout and even the name 

The differences between McDonald’s restaurants in the United States and Australia have been exposed in a new video.

McDonald’s is one of the largest fast food chains in the world with more than 37,000 stores globally.

A video from BabbleTop analyses the key differences between McDonald’s stores here and abroad.

Some key differences include the food range on offer, the layout and even the name.

 

Down Under are the only country to call McDonald’s Macca’s – and even have signs that read Macca’s instead of McDonalds

THE NAME

Around the world McDonald’s is immediately recognised by name and the golden arches.

However Australians have given the brand a shortened nickname – Macca’s.

Down Under are the only country to call McDonald’s Maccas – and even have signs that use the nickname.

In America, McDonald’s is also known by the nickname Mickey D’s. 

CONDIMENTS

Every country has their own taste in condiments and Australian McDonald’s has ones that can’t be found anywhere else.

These include Vegemite, garlic aioli and whipped butter for baked goods.

In the U.S. there are condiments such as creamy south-west dressing, honey mustard and habanero ranch sauce. 

In Australia all burgers are made with 100 per cent homegrown Australian beef - including the Angus burger that is only available at certain times in America

In Australia all burgers are made with 100 per cent homegrown Australian beef – including the Angus burger that is only available at certain times in America

BURGERS

Burgers in the United States and burgers in Australia are dramatically different.

In Australia all burgers are made with 100 per cent homegrown Australian beef – including the Angus burger that is only available at certain times in America.

Other burgers on the Australian menu that aren’t available in the U.S. are the Chicken Brekkie Burger and the chicken and cheese burger.

In the States, they can enjoy a buttermilk crispy chicken sandwich, sausage burrito and artisan grilled sandwich.

FRIES

American McDonald’s doesn’t stray far from the classic french fries everyone loves.

In Australia loaded fries are a massive trend – one McDonald’s has also jumped on.

The options vary but the staple is fries topped with gravy.

Cheese and bacon fries and guacamole and salsa fries were also offered for a limited time.  

However in Australia loaded fries are a massive trend - one McDonald's has happily jumped on

However in Australia loaded fries are a massive trend – one McDonald’s has happily jumped on

DESSERT 

McDonald’s America has a standard menu for desserts – hot fudge sundaes, shakes and apple pie.

In Australia, these items are all offered but the range of cakes, macaroons and doughnuts sold in McCafe create a massive range.

One key dessert item that Australians love that McDonald’s in the United States doesn’t have are the soft serve cones with flakes in them.

Other times include raspberry and custard pie and passionfruit cheesecake. 

In Australia these items are all offered but the range of cakes, macaroons and doughnuts sold in McCafe create a massive range

In Australia these items are all offered but the range of cakes, macaroons and doughnuts sold in McCafe create a massive range

DRINKS 

A Frozen Coke on a hot day is the perfect way to cool down – especially when it is a McFloat and is half made of ice-cream.

The United States menu has a similar version – a slushie – in fruit punch, blue raspberry and sweet peach.

Other drinks available in the States that aren’t available here include sweet and iced tea.  

A Frozen Coke on a hot day is the perfect way to cool down - especially when it is a McFloat and is half made of ice-cream

A Frozen Coke on a hot day is the perfect way to cool down – especially when it is a McFloat and is half made of ice-cream

THE BRAND 

Another key difference is the aesthetic of Australian stores, which are designed with wood and steel for a higher end look. 

Meals also can be served directly to the table by staff members on wooden boards and steel containers similar to a fine dining experience. 

Both lovin’ it: Differences between McDonald’s items offered in Australia and the United States

Australia

Chicken brekkie burger

Chicken and cheese burger

Gravy loaded fries

Frozen Coke with ice cream

Soft serve with flake

Raspberry and custard pie

Passionfruit cheesecake 

United States

Buttermilk crisp chicken sandwich

Artisan grilled sandwich

Sausage burrito

Slushie

Sweet tea

Ice tea 

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