Small Change Brings Big Change With McDonald’s Round-Up

Isn’t it great when technology and innovation come together for the greater good?

McDonald’s recently developed a new way to make a big impact on our local community and customers are taking to it.


The new technology is called Round-Up.

When placing a self-order at the touchscreen kiosks, customers  have an opportunity to Round-Up their purchase to the nearest whole dollar. A little change goes a long way.

You may be familiar with dropping spare change in the container at the McDonald’s drive through or at the counter for the Ronald McDonald House Charity® (RMHC®).


Customers can still can donate that way, but in a world where debit cards rule, and not many of us carry cash…(I never have cash…who does?!) this new technology makes giving change easy as (hot apple) pie.

Innovation and technology come together beautifully in this new way to give back.

It is great news for our local community because all the local rounded up change goes to support the local RMHC®.

For decades, RMHC® has ensured families with sick children are able to be together and close to the care they need. This is made possible in part through the change collected from generous customer donations at McDonald’s restaurants. 


It is simple to Round-Up:

  • Choose your menu items from the touchscreen kiosk
  • At check out, you will have a chance to Round-Up your total to the nearest whole dollar
  • Tap Round-Up if you would like to donate to RMHC®
  • Proceeds from Round-Up help RMHC® and its network of local Chapters serve more families every day


Thanks to McDonald’s continued commitment to innovation and technology customers can now easily lend a helping hand to families in our community. 


When you Round-Up your total, you’re helping to provide a comfortable place for families with sick children to stay, near the hospital, complete with home-cooked meals, private bedrooms and playrooms for kids. There are over 181 Ronald McDonald House programs in the U.S. By the end of 2020, Northwest Arkansas will have 25 rooms for local families. Round-Up for Northwest Arkansas. 


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Take A Walk Down Memory Lane At McDonald’s


Nostalgia is a funny thing.  My sentimental longing of childhood toys, activities and places I’ve loved, came out in full force when I had children of my own.

I wanted to collect things for them that I had loved, because, I knew they would love them too.

Sharing sentiments with my children has been a pleasant surprise for me along the parenthood journey. When my kids cherish my favorite book, movie, meal or toy, I am delighted. The common affection connects us.


Most recently, my children and I  bonded over McDonald’s  #HappyMeal toys. I felt super nostalgic when I saw the iconic throwback toys. So many memories! 


Do you remember your favorite Happy Meal toy? I do. Those TY Teenie Beanie Babies-I was crazy for them.  Somewhere my mom still has my collection. I made her hang on to them, I thought it would make me rich.


Not so much, but I do have rich memories of collecting and trading those Beanie Babies and when McDonald’s released Patti the Platypus in 1997, I was on a mission to collect her.

Well, guess what, she is back and you can collect her too! From Nov. 7 through Nov. 11 at participating McDonald’s, while supplies last, McDonald’s is throwing it way back.  


In celebration of  the 40th anniversary of the Happy Meal, McDonald’s is bringing back 15 limited-edition toys in their Surprise Happy Meal. The toys span the past 40 years and the nostalgia will hit you hard. Grimace and Hamburglar, My Little Pony, Furby, even the Fireman McNugget is back.  Take a walk down memory lane with even more fun toy surprises, there is one in each Surprise Happy Meal. 


It has been the most fun collecting and sharing the new Happy Meal toys with my kids. I had to laugh when they thought the Tamagotchi, a digital pet, was a phone.  They were perplexed. But, it did open up a fun conversation of what life was like when I was their age. No internet – you know – because I am as old as the Happy Meal itself. Ahhh the olden days….Head to participating McDonald’s for your dose of nostalgia and bring on the memories.


Exclusively in the U.S. at participating restaurants from Nov. 7 – Nov. 11, while supplies last, there will be two Disney toys: 101 Dalmatians (1997) and Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2002). Only one toy is included with the purchase of a Surprise Happy Meal.  

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