I must say I was pretty darn excited when McDonalds reached out to me to partner with them to help promote Global McDelivery Day on July 19 and the fact that delivery of their food and beverages will be available, via UberEats, throughout New England. What I was honestly most excited about though is that with this promotion McDonalds is releasing a brand new 90's Throwback Collection featuring pieces inspired by the some of the most rad 90's trends including Big Mac fanny packs, McDonald’s jean jackets, fries socks (just to name a few).
Now, I know what you are thinking... because I have heard it over and over again since announcing this collaboration, which is "do you even eat McDonalds?!" - and the answer to that is yes.
Look.. it's all about balance, and if you follow me you know I work my tail off 5-7 days a week and for the most part live a pretty darn healthy lifestyle.
But I am going to be real with you here...I also treat myself.
So if I want to have dessert, or another glass of champagne, or dig into a cheeseburger and french fries I am going to do it - and not feel bad about it.
Now, to be clear, that doesn't mean I will do it everyday - or even every week for that matter - but when I crave a certain food or drink I rarely deprive myself of it. I mean, what's the point of all the hard work otherwise?!
As for McDonalds, what most of you don't know is that I've actually eaten it since I was a kid.
In fact, when I was little my Memere worked at our local McDonalds (she made the biscuits) and when she would babysit me I would beg her (and she'd almost always cave) to take me to McDonalds for vanilla milkshakes. I remember them tasting so, so good...especially at breakfast.
I drank milkshakes for breakfast.
Sorry mom...cat's out of the bag! Memere used to take me to get milkshakes for breakfast - and it was amazing.
When I got a little older Happy Meals were my jam, and if you say you never had AND loved one as a kid I just won't believe you, and my go to pick if we were on the road to and from things like swim meets or the drop offs between parents (#childofdivorcedparentslife).
In high school I lived for their french fries & diet cokes with extra ice - I have no idea what it is about their soda but it's SO good.
Then in college their breakfast sandwiches with hashbrowns and a large OJ brought me life and were a guaranteed hangover cure.
And now a days I honestly still enjoy their egg mcmuffins (cheese & egg only...no meat...extra cheese) and now also like their strawberry smoothies (below), grilled chicken salads (also below) and on a hot day am often tempted for a little hot fudge sundae treat.
So there you have it - yes - I workout, I am fit, I love going out to fancy restaurants & drinking champagne but I also do eat McDonalds. Again, it's all about balance...oh, and the fact that I am a normal human who eats fast food sometimes.
That said...if you are like me, or even if you just are someone who lives and dies for the 90's then McDelivery Day is for you...and the best part is that you don't have to wait long to experience it because it's TOMORROW.
That's right...starting tomorrow restaurants throughout New England are in on the fun, and all you need to do is place an order McDelivery through Uber Eats on July 19 - McDelivery Day - to receive one free Throwback Collection gift with a minimum $5 food order beginning at lunch time at your local restaurant, while supplies last. Check out McDeliveryatMcDonalds.com for more info and a full list of participating restaurants.
xo - margaret
*this is a sponsored post - all images from Courtney Elizabeth Media