PITTSBURGH — Food has played a role in the history of the Pittsburgh Penguins in-game experience, from chili for seven goals to the most recent free Big Mac at McDonald’s. This month, McDonald’s and the Penguins announced a three-year extension of the Big Mac Attack promotion.
Previously, only fans in attendance with a ticket stub were eligible for a free sandwich when the Penguins scored during the designated two-minute promotion. As part of the new promotion, fans in attendance and all fans who download the McDonald’s cell phone app will get a free Big Mac (with purchase). Fans will be able to cash in for three days after the game.
A McDonald’s franchise owner in Uniontown, Pa invented the Big Mac and the museum is at the McDonald’s location in Irwin, Pa just off the PA Turnpike exchange (in case you’re a devotee).
Also, new this year, McDonald’s released limited-edition gift cards featuring five different Pittsburgh Penguins players. The cards will feature action photos of Kris Letang, Evgeni Malkin, Matt Murray, Jake Guetnzel, and Justin Schultz.
Customers can activate the gift cards with at least $5 at the participating stores.
Sidney Crosby will have the McDonald’s logo on the ice to practice his stickhandling for another few years, too.
“Our fans love the Big Mac Attack, and now Penguins fans everywhere, not just at PPG Paints Arena, can also have the chance to score free Big Macs,” said Terry Kalna the Senior VP of Sales and Broadcasting.
In addition to the press release, McDonald’s furnished free gift cards to Pittsburgh Hockey Now. We’ll happily use them, just in case you were wondering.