There is no place like Mekdi

We all tend to feel more patriotic when we celebrate Merdeka and Malaysia Day, and well, McDonald’s Malaysia is also once again embracing its ‘Malaysian-ness’ by having the Mekdi signage at selected restaurants nationwide…

McDonald’s Malaysia celebrates 38 years in Malaysia since opening its first McDonald’s restaurant at Bukit Bintang and the Mekdi signage (a localised nickname for ‘McD’, short for McDonald’s) was officially displayed at a celebration held at McDonald’s Putrajaya Drive-Thru restaurant, and will also be prominently put up at 16 selected restaurants across various states in the country which have been chosen by Malaysians themselves, who were given the power to vote for which McDonald’s restaurant should display the Mekdi signage.

In celebration of all things Malaysian this month, McDonald’s Malaysia is also bringing a new twist to its popular Nasi Lemak McD. You can now choose between having the ayam goreng McD or the all-new Rendang Ayam or Spicy Chicken McDeluxe Cutlet or Grilled Chicken Burger (GCB) Cutlet served with fragrant coconut rice, crispy anchovies, fresh cucumber, and fried egg, topped with spicy sambal.

With that said, Nasi Lemak McD with Rendang Ayam and Nasi Lemak McD with Spicy Chicken McDeluxe cutlet or Grilled Chicken Burger (GCB) cutlet are now available at all McDonald’s Malaysia restaurants nationwide. The Nasi Lemak McD set with 1 piece Rendang Ayam McD and an Iced Lemon Tea is priced from RM16.99, while the Nasi Lemak McD set with Spicy Chicken McDeluxe or Grilled Chicken Burger (GCB) cutlet and an Iced Lemon Tea is priced from RM14.99.

McDonald’s Malaysia is also infusing local flavours into its dessert menu with the all-new McFlurry Cendol, which features delicious Gula Melaka, coconut bits, creamy vanilla soft-serve, and Cendol jelly. My favorite local desserts such as Corn Pie and Cendol-flavoured ice cream are also making a comeback.

McDonald’s Malaysia embraces the very essence of being Malaysian, from its food, to its people, as well as the causes and various initiative organised to give back to the local communities it operates within. E.g. Anugerah Guru Inspirasi, Flood Relief Efforts, Food Sponsorship for frontlines during the Movement Control Order (MCO), Programmes under Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC Malaysia), and ‘Back-to-School’ programme.

Just for your info, most of McDonald’s menu has been localised to cater to Malaysian taste buds, with locally sourced ingredients. McDonald’s workforce is 95% Malaysian and McDonald’s Malaysia franchisees are 100 percent Malaysian… McDonald’s grassroots activities are focused towards local communities and the charity efforts are for underprivileged Malaysian children… So let’s support local and enjoy these Malaysian delights at McDonald’s Malaysia and don’t forget to share your photos with the iconic Mekdi signage with the hashtags #NasiLemakMcD #Mekdi #McDonaldsMalaysia

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