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View Poll Results: Should McDonald's officially become 'Macca's' have it on our signs?
Yes 4 22.22%
No 8 44.44%
No opinion 6 33.33%
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:02 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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McDonald's to become 'Macca's' in Australia

The McDonald's near me has become Macca's, lol, well at least on the sign. I was surprised they'd actually pull a stunt like this.

I do call it Macca's myself, as do many people I know. What about you?

What do you think about the whole idea? Is it just a bit silly? Would you like to see it become permanent/roll over to every Macca's outlet?

While I will continue to call it Macca's, I think 'officially' calling it that is sort of silly. It just looks silly lol.

I'll add a poll just for fun.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Miami sometimes Australia
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That's what the demographic who eat it call it. I think it is very apt for them.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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That's what the demographic who eat it call it. I think it is very apt for them.
Ha...more people eat it than they'd like to admit. Don't act like only bogans or something eat it. Saying 'I never eat at McDonald's' does sound a bit snobby but I do totally understand it. It's not the greatest health or taste-wise. I eat there maybe once a fortnight at most these days. A big improvement from when I was younger.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Miami sometimes Australia
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Ha...more people eat it than they'd like to admit. Don't act like only bogans or something eat it. Saying 'I never eat at McDonald's' does sound a bit snobby but I do totally understand it. It's not the greatest health or taste-wise. I eat there maybe once a fortnight at most these days. A big improvement from when I was younger.

I eat it when I'm on holiday only. It is convenient and a guilty pleasure I allow myself, especially the deserts - Yum!

But no I won't eat it otherwise. It amounts to twice a year at best for me; I try to eat as healthy as possible - which means not eating anything from a store (even the 'healthy' foods often are not). Also it doesn't really fill me up.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:15 PM
 
Location: The Downunderverse
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I'm more of a Jacka's man myself...
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:45 AM
 
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Ha...more people eat it than they'd like to admit. Don't act like only bogans or something eat it. Saying 'I never eat at McDonald's' does sound a bit snobby but I do totally understand it. It's not the greatest health or taste-wise. I eat there maybe once a fortnight at most these days. A big improvement from when I was younger.
I eat it but not very often. I reckon the Double Quarter Pounder is pretty tasty. I'd much rather go to Ole or Ogalo's than Maccas though.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:40 AM
 
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Its localized branding. Hungry Jacks did not change names to Burger King as it was an established name.
Seems Maccas is the established name in local parlance, McDonalds is just catching up. When I lived in Oz, I don't remember ever going to McD's... maybe for coffee on a road trip (once). I confess once a month I'd treat myself to a brekky wrap at HJ (yum).
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:16 PM
 
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McDonald's to become 'Macca's' in Australia

The McDonald's near me has become Macca's, lol, well at least on the sign. I was surprised they'd actually pull a stunt like this.

I do call it Macca's myself, as do many people I know. What about you?

What do you think about the whole idea? Is it just a bit silly? Would you like to see it become permanent/roll over to every Macca's outlet?

While I will continue to call it Macca's, I think 'officially' calling it that is sort of silly. It just looks silly lol.

I'll add a poll just for fun.
The article said that it's just temporary in honor of Australia Day and will revert back to McDonalds shortly. Here in the states, many refer to it as Mickey D's.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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That would be like us Americans changing the name to "Mickey D's". It's just an unofficial nickname.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:30 PM
 
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They only changed the name to fit in with Australia Day. It's not a permanent change


McDonalds: Macca's Australia Day 2012 - YouTube

Atleast they brought back the McOZ though.
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