McDonalds Japan 40th anniversary

13 Feb

McDonalds opened their first restaurant in Japan in 1971. So this year (2011) is their 40周年 (40th anniversary) in Japan. (That means I came to Japan before McDonalds 20周年 (20th anniversary) here! Hard to believe.)

The sign says "Makudonarudo (McDonalds) Hamburger"

For their 40th anniversary, McDonalds Japan is currently offering the “Big America 2” burgers that I mentioned in an earlier post.

They’re currently offering the third one (out of four)…the “Miami Burger“.

The “Miami Burger” looks good. I’ll probably try it.
The “Texas 2 Burger” and the “Idaho Burger” have already been on the menu…the “Texas 2” was quite good. I didn’t try the “Idaho Burger” though.

In addition to the “Big America 2” campaign, McDonalds Japan is also offering Chicken McNuggets for only ¥100 (about US$1.20) this week for their 40th anniversary.

And if you use your cell-phone to access the McDonalds Japan cell-phone coupons page (only in Japanese), you can get both Chicken McNuggets and a medium-size drink (I prefer hot coffee…which has free refills, by the way) for only ¥200 (about US$2.40).

Next week, instead of McNuggets, the “Filet-o-fish” will be discounted to ¥100.

The breakfast menu is also having specials for McDonalds anniversary.
From now until the end of March, a different breakfast sandwich and drink set will only cost ¥200 for two-weeks each.
Currently, the “Salad Marinade Muffin” and drink is only ¥200. Then the “McHotdog“, “Egg McMuffin” and “Filet-o-fish” will be discounted one-at-a-time for two weeks each.

If I eat fast-food, I usually choose McDonalds because of their ¥100 – ¥200 menu items, cell-phone coupons, and “bottomless” coffee.
If I want to spend more than a few hundred yen on lunch, I’ll go get “real” food.

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14 Responses to “McDonalds Japan 40th anniversary”

  1. Joe May 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Happy Mothers Day Bob!

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    • tokyo5 May 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

      I’m not a mother! 😉

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      • Joe May 14, 2012 at 1:19 am #

        Call your Mom is all I was saying and take your wife out for McDonald’s and Kit-Kats and wash it down with some black Pepsi while sitting by the Tokyo Tower! ;P

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      • tokyo5 May 14, 2012 at 1:33 am #

        Sounds good! 😉

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  2. metalodyssey February 20, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    That Miami Burger looks like it could feed a family of six. Maybe it’s just the way it was photographed… to entice us all. 🙂

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    • tokyo5 February 20, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

      >That Miami Burger looks like it could feed a family of six.

      I don’t think it’s that big, actually.
      I haven’t tried it yet…but my oldest daughter has and she said that it was good.

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  3. YT February 14, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    I don’t go to McDonald’s often in the U.S. I’m pretty sure the Filet-o-fish is not on the U.S. breakfast menu. Any insights as to why it’s on the Japanese breakfast menu? Is it a popular breakfast item?

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    • tokyo5 February 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

      >Any insights as to why it’s (Filet-o-fish) on the Japanese breakfast menu?

      In Japan, fish is often eaten at breakfast (lunch and dinner, as well)…so a fish sandwich doesn’t seem unusual.

      >Is it a popular breakfast item (in Japan)?

      I guess it’s as popular as the other breakfast sandwiches.

      Speaking of differences at McDonalds in the U.S. and those in Japan…when we visited America about six years ago, I went to a McDonalds for lunch and ordered a coffee with a burger. Not at all unusual in Japan…but the staff in the U.S. was taken aback that I’d order a “breakfast drink” in the afternoon.

      Her reaction was a culture shock for me. I guess I’ve become more accustomed to Japan than America.

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  4. sixmats February 13, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    Hey, that burger does look good.

    I’ve seen a lot of changes here in 8 years, I’ll bet it’s a different world for you.

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    • tokyo5 February 14, 2011 at 12:54 am #

      >I’ve seen a lot of changes here in 8 years, I’ll bet it’s a different world for you.

      Yes, Japan has changed a lot since 1990. I guess a lot of changes occur anywhere in the world in a twenty year period.

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  5. Angela February 13, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    I still haven’t been to a McDonald’s here, but I want to go and check out that Miami burger. Nachos on a burger? A must try. I had no idea it was the 40th anniversary. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    • tokyo5 February 14, 2011 at 12:52 am #

      >I still haven’t been to a McDonald’s here

      Well, how long have you been in Japan now? McDonalds isn’t really an important place to visit in Japan.

      >I had no idea it was the 40th anniversary.

      It’s the 40th anniversary of McDonalds in Japan…I’m not sure how long the company’s been in business in America.

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      • wanderinghokies February 15, 2011 at 10:44 am #

        We’ve been here for nine months now, but I’ve been meaning to check out the shrimp burger I keep hearing so much about. 🙂

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      • tokyo5 February 15, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

        >We’ve been here for nine months

        How long do you plan to stay in Japan? Are you in the U.S. military stationed in Japan?

        >I’ve been meaning to check out the shrimp burger

        I have a picture of the 「えびフィレオ」 (Shrimp Filet-o Burger) in an earlier post…here:
        https://tokyo5.wordpress.com/2009/04/04/japanese-mcdonalds/

        The Shrimp Burger is popular…but, personally, I’m not a big fan of it.

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