How to get a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin for 63 cents on Thursday –

McDonald’s is giving its customers a deal on one of its most popular breakfast sandwiches for one day only.

On Thursday, the fast-food chain will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Egg McMuffin by selling it on its mobile app for just 63 cents.

The 63-cent Egg McMuffin will only be available during breakfast hours until 10:30 a.m, according to McDonald’s. Prices and add-ons for custom-made sandwiches also vary.

You can download the McDonald’s app from the app store on Apple or Google Play.

The sandwich, which is made out of a freshly cracked egg, melted cheese, and Canadian bacon, all on a toasted, buttered English muffin, was created by McDonald’s franchise owner Herb Peterson in the early 1970s in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Peterson tried making an Eggs Benedict, but discovered that packaged Hollandaise sauce would not work well as a condiment. Instead, Peterson added melted cheese and Canadian bacon.

Peterson was also the person behind developing the Teflon rings that give the eggs their signature, round shape.

By 1972, McDonald’s called the sandwich the Egg McMuffin. But back then, the sandwich was served open-faced on a small tray with a side of honey or jelly.

By the mid-1970s, the Egg McMuffin was rolled out nationwide and by 1977, McDonald’s unveiled a breakfast menu to its line of products in the U.S.

The menu included the Egg McMuffin, hotcakes, sausage, toasted English muffin, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and a danish.

Since then, the chain says that customers have been making their own creations based off the original Egg McMuffin.

McDonald's Egg McMuffin

McDonald’s will celebrate the 50th birthday of the Egg McMuffin by selling them for 63 cents during breakfast hours on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.

“It’s been fun to see all the ways they’ve made it their own – whether it’s adding some heat with salsa or sweetness with jam or combining it with the Sausage McMuffin, they’re always innovating. I personally love to add a little heat to my Egg McMuffin,” said Molly McKenna, McDonald’s Senior Director of Brand Communications, in a statement.

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