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McDonald’s is re-opening its first Australian store 50 years after it first launched

A trip back in time: McDonald’s is re-opening its first Aussie store 50 years later with the same decor – and you can score 20c hamburgers and $1 cheeseburgers

  • McDonald’s launched in Australia with a store in Sydney’s Yagoona 50 years ago 
  • For one day only between 11am and 1pm hamburgers will be 1970s prices there
  • That’s 20 cents per hamburger on December 17 and you can get up to four
  • Inside restaurant there is Happy Meal display with iconic toys over the years 


McDonald’s is stepping back in time and reopening Australia’s first restaurant in Yagoona.

Celebrating 50 years since the very first Macca’s opened its doors in December 1971, the new McDonald’s Yagoona will open on Friday and adopt its original 1970s prices.

From 11am to 1pm on opening day the humble hamburger will be just 20 cents each, with a limit of four per customer, so you’ll need to get in quick to take advantage of the deal.

The restaurant closed in 1994 after 23 years of service. 

Celebrating 50 years since the very first Macca’s opened its doors in December 1971, the new McDonald’s Yagoona will open on Friday and adopt its original 1970s prices

The interior of the restaurant will reflect the original décor from half a century ago with a historic timeline on the wall, images of the 1971 restaurant and a Happy Meal display with iconic toys from across the years.  

‘We are incredibly proud to reopen McDonald’s Yagoona and recognise its important part of our history,’ Chief Executive Officer for McDonald’s Australia Andrew Gregory said.

‘Everything our customers know and love about McDonald’s Australia started at Yagoona from Happy Meals and birthday parties to first jobs and community contribution. 

The interior of the restaurant will reflect the original décor from half a century ago with a historic timeline on the wall, images of the 1971 restaurant and a Happy Meal display with iconic toys from across the years

The interior of the restaurant will reflect the original décor from half a century ago with a historic timeline on the wall, images of the 1971 restaurant and a Happy Meal display with iconic toys from across the years

‘The reopening celebrates 50 years of supporting our customers, people and communities in Australia. We look forward to once again serving the local community and welcoming back customers from the 70s, 80s and 90s.’ 

The new restaurant will operate 24 hours a day and feature a McCafé, dual lane drive-thru, dedicated delivery partner room and PlayPlace. 

In addition to the 20 cent hamburger, McDonald’s Yagoona will also sell $1 cheeseburgers and $2 coffee from December 17 to January 7 as part of a special promotion for customers. 

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