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US teacher Kaymie Wuerfel shares differences she noticed about McDonald’s since moving to Australia

American teacher shares the major differences she’s noticed about McDonald’s since moving to Australia – including the $1 items that don’t exist

  • American teacher shares differences with McDonald’s between Australia and US
  • US expat Kaymie Wuerfel posted a viral TikTok video listing the ‘culture shocks’
  • She noticed some of the popular $1 menu items don’t exist Down Under 

An American teacher working in Sydney has revealed some of the major differences with McDonald’s between Australia and her home country – including the $1 menu items that don’t exist Down Under and the varying cup sizes.

US expat Kaymie Wuerfel – who moved from Florida to Sydney in early 2020 to be with her Australian husband – shared a viral TikTok video listing the ‘culture shocks’ she experienced when ordering from the fast food restaurant.

One of the things she noticed was McDonald’s Australia doesn’t offer $1 menu items, which typically includes a Cheeseburger, McChicken burger, coffee or soft drink.

 

US expat Kaymie Wuerfel – who moved from Florida to Sydney in early 2020 – shared a TikTok video listing the ‘culture shocks’ she experienced when ordering from McDonald’s Australia

When an employee asked her if she wanted ‘chips’ with her Cheeseburger and soft drink, Kaymie responded: ‘I’d rather have fries than a bag of chips’.

Aussies generally use the term ‘chips’ to describe both fries and packet ‘crisps’ – a term more commonly used in the UK.

When she was given her ‘large’ coke, Kaymie said she was confused by the cup size of her drink, which was almost an equivalent to America’s ‘medium’.

In Australia, a McDonald’s large soft drink is 650mL while in America, it’s 887mL.

She also recalled the first time she asked her husband if he wanted something from ‘Micky D’ but quickly learned that Aussies refer to the fast food chain as ‘Maccas’. 

One of the things she noticed was McDonald's Australia doesn't offer $1 menu items, which typically includes a Cheeseburger, McChicken burger, coffee or soft drink

When an employee asked her if she wanted 'chips' with her Cheeseburger and soft drink, Kaymie responded: 'I'd rather have fries than a bag of chips'

One of the things she noticed was McDonald’s Australia doesn’t offer $1 menu items. When an employee asked her if she wanted ‘chips’ with her Cheeseburger and soft drink, Kaymie responded: ‘I’d rather have fries than a bag of chips’

When she was given her 'large' coke, Kaymie said she was confused by the cup size of her drink, which was almost an equivalent to America's 'medium'

She also recalled the first time she asked her husband if he wanted something from 'Micky D' but quickly learned that Aussies refer to the fast food chain as 'Maccas'

When she was given her ‘large’ coke, Kaymie said she was confused by the cup size of her drink. She also recalled the first time she asked her husband if he wanted something from ‘Micky D’ but quickly learned that Aussies refer to the fast food chain as ‘Maccas’

Her video has since been viewed more than 515,000 times, with many Aussies pointing out the McDonald’s Down Under actually have a different menu called the ‘Loose Change’, which includes $1 Frozen Coke and $1 Soft Serve with Flake.

The menu items also include $1.50 Apple Pie, $2 Hamburger, $2 small fries, $3 small Sundae, $4 Chicken ‘n’ Cheese burger, and $4 McFlurry.

‘We have a Loose Change menu because due to the currency conversion, most things cost $1.50 to $2 instead of the US $1,’ one woman explained.

Other curious people asked her ‘how large are large drinks in America?’ to which Kaymie responded: ‘Massive. To give you a comparison, our McDonald’s [medium] is bigger than the large in Australia.’

Earlier this year, Kaymie explained why she believed Australian McDonald’s tasted better than the US because the quality of the food Down Under was far superior.

‘I never ate it much in America because when you eat McDonald’s in America you genuinely feel like you are going to die,’ she said.

‘And I know here is probably not much better but it is so, so good. I’m eating those Chicken McPieces and downing my frozen Coke, the last thing on my mind is my health – which probably is a bad thing.’

Viewers agreed, with plenty suggesting this could be down to Australia’s premium ingredients such as 100 per cent Aussie chicken breast, grass-fed beef, or the oil chips and chicken nuggets are fried in.



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