McDonald's declares March 2nd National Egg McMuffin Day

FAIRFIELD, CA - JULY 23: A McDonald's Egg McMuffin is displayed at a McDonald's restaurant on July 23, 2015 in Fairfield, California. McDonald's has been testing all-day breakfast menus at select locations in the U.S. and could offer it at all locati

The first Monday of March might as well be known as Egg McMonday.

McDonald’s is celebrating one of their most famous menu items by declaring Monday, March 2nd as National Egg McMuffin day. Of course, fans will be able to get their hands on the popular breakfast sandwich on its very own holiday.

In a press release sent to Fox News, McDonald’s announced that fans will have the opportunity to get a free Egg McMuffin on Monday.

According to McDonald’s, “We’re inviting fans to celebrate with us by getting a free, freshly prepared Egg McMuffin at participating McDonald’s nationwide. Customers need only download our mobile app to redeem this offer between 6-10:30 a.m. local time on Monday, March 2. Now that’s something worth getting up for.”

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The company also elaborated on the history of the sandwich. “The breakfast game changed forever in 1971 when McDonald’s introduced the Egg McMuffin, the first quick-service restaurant breakfast sandwich. The iconic Egg McMuffin was first created in early 1971 in Santa Barbara, California McDonald’s restaurant. What started as an attempt to make Eggs Benedict became a legendry breakfast icon: the Egg McMuffin. We’re proud to recognize the longstanding legacy of the Egg McMuffin nearly 50 years later with National Egg McMuffin Day.”

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McDonald’s isn’t just celebrating the Egg McMuffin this year.

The fast-food chain’s iconic Shamrock Shake turns 50 this year and, in celebration of its golden anniversary, the fast-food chain is auctioning off a glitzy collectible cup for a good cause.

Hitting the eBay for Charity auction block on Tuesday, super-fans can try their luck at winning Golden Shamrock Shake cup, which is appraised at $90,000 — it is made of 18K gold and adorned with 50 green emeralds and white diamonds to honor 50 years of the Shamrock Shake. The sparkling cup also features 50 yellow diamonds in a Golden Arches logo, to represent its years of success at McDonald’s.

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