Customers at McDonald’s owe a heartfelt thank you to Mariah Carey.
On Monday, the Grammy-winning singer surprised Golden Arches patrons with a special treat: a free Big Mac meal.
On McDonald’s Mariah Menu, which started on Monday, this is only the first free item to be made available. Customers who spend $1 or more on the McDonald’s app will receive 12 days of free Carey’s favorite menu items — anything from the basic cheeseburger and Big Mac to soft-baked chocolate chip cookies and McDonald’s famous baked apple pie — as part of the promotion.
“Today is the day my menu goes live!” Carey posted a photo of herself on Twitter along with the message. In the McDonald’s app, I’ve left you 12 days’ worth of goodies.
Customers can access each deal by simply downloading the McDonald’s app and visiting the deals section to add it to their order, or by visiting the McDonald’s website.
The promotion will run from today until the day before Christmas.
The Mariah Menu was first announced by McDonald’s in November of last year.
During a press conference at the time, Carey said, “Some of my favorite memories with my kids are our family trips to McDonald’s, and of course, each of us has our go-to order.” “Combining some of our favorite McDonald’s foods with my all-time favorite season is a holiday fantasy come true,” says the author.
To get things started on Monday, the official Twitter account of McDonald’s wrote, “If @MariahCarey retweets this, everyone will get a free Big Mac.” Carey swiftly followed suit, retweeting the post and adding the words “Thank you.” towards the end of the message.
This enabled the promotion, which McDonald’s claims is available at participating restaurants. Customers can take advantage of the promotion once per day.
A Big Mac will be served on a sesame seed bun with “two 100% all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions,” as Carey sang in a TikTok video, which was inspired by the popular Big Mac jingle.
“Now go ahead and sing that three times quickly,” she said in jest.
McDonald’s launched a new commercial to commemorate Mariah’s Menu, which merges the worlds of McDonald’s and Mariah Carey to the tune of everyone’s favorite holiday anthem, “All I Want for Christmas is You,” which was written by Mariah Carey.
They’ve also updated the look of their totes and produced a limited-edition line of Carey-themed goods that will be distributed to the first 10,000 fans who redeemed the Mariah Menu deal on December 15 and December 21.
It will be a sleek black knit beanie with Carey’s signature stitched on it in gold letters that will be given away on December 15. Fans will also be able to purchase a black T-shirt depicting a flashback shot of Carey enjoying her go-to McDonald’s order: a cheeseburger with extra pickles, which will be available on December 21.
“I have so many wonderful memories of McDonald’s throughout the years, just like so many of my fans,” Carey said in a statement on the line. “Seeing the Golden Arches always brings back fond memories for me, so designing throwback merchandise featuring one of my favorite images from the 1990s was a lot of joy for me.”