McDonald’s launches $5 meal deal

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McDonald’s Introduces $5 Value Meal Deal

McDonald’s is taking a strategic step forward by implementing a new $5 meal deal designed to appeal to conscientious spenders. According to reports from The Wall Street Journal, the fast-food chain will be offering a bundled meal that includes items like a McChicken or a McDouble, small fries, a small drink, and a four-count McNugget meal. This promotion is anticipated to run for approximately one month and is set to commence on June 25.

In a correspondence with Quartz, McDonald’s expressed confidence that this value bundle would resonate with their customer base. A representative from McDonald’s stated, “We understand the importance of providing meaningful value to our customers, which is consistently communicated through our national advertising efforts. This has been a core principle for us since our inception and holds even greater significance in today’s market.”

Historically, this type of promotion has posed challenges for McDonald’s, largely due to opposition from its franchisees. These independent owners, who account for 93% of the chain’s restaurants, have voiced concerns over potential financial losses from such deals. However, a recent development indicated that McDonald’s franchisees have now given their approval for the promotion, marking a notable advancement for the company.

Coca-Cola, a long-standing beverage supplier for McDonald’s, is set to play a key role in supporting this initiative. Internal documents referenced by The Wall Street Journal reveal that Coca-Cola is projected to contribute around $4.6 million to help subsidize the costs associated with the promotion. This collaborative effort underscores Coca-Cola’s commitment to partnering with its clients on marketing endeavors aimed at meeting consumer needs.

Commenting on this value proposition, John Palmaccio, a McDonald’s operator and Operators National Advertising (OPNAD) Fund Chair, emphasized that affordability has always been a cornerstone of the McDonald’s brand. He stated, “All components are aligning to deliver value to our customers, a crucial offering especially during these challenging times.”

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