SANTA BARBARA After nearly 50 years, McDonald’s is finally giving the Egg McMuffin the celebration it deserves: a national holiday.
The fast-food chain has officially made March 2 “National Egg McMuffin Day,” and fans are invited to celebrate by enjoying a free Egg McMuffin. To participate, download the McDonald’s mobile application on your cellular device and redeem a free breakfast sandwich at participating restaurants between 6 and 10:30 a.m. local time, according to a news release.
The McMuffin was first introduced in 1971 and was created by Herb Peterson, an owner and operator of Santa Barbara-area chains. Mr. Peterson created the first quick-service breakfast sandwich as a way to take Eggs Benedict on the go.
“McDonald’s is proud to recognize Herb’s longstanding legacy nearly 50 years later with National Egg McMuffin Day,” Gabe Jones, who represents the local McDonald’s restaurants, said in a news release.
The offer is valid for one-time use at participating restaurants. Mobile app download and registration is required. The offer is not available with McDelivery.