Macca’s is slinging 50c Big Macs across the whole country today!

McDonald’s is celebrating turning 50 years old in Australia by flogging 50 cent Big Macs across the whole country today.

Not going to lie, I’m more of a McChicken lover, but honestly who is going to knock back a Big Mac for 50 cents?

The iconic burgers are on sale at all Macca’s stores across the country for one day only and are available for purchase via the MyMaccas’s app.

However, you better be quick as stocks are limited to the first 500,000 orders.

“The Big Mac is an Aussie icon, customer favourite and one of our most popular menu items, universally loved for its 100% Aussie beef patties and signature Big Mac sauce,” McDonald’s Australia Marketing Manager Amanda Nakad said.

“As a way to thank our customers for their continued support over the last 50 years, we are excited to launch one of our best-value deals to date with this 50 cent Big Mac offer.”

More than 1.1 billion Big Macs have been sold in Australia since the doors opened to the first restaurant in 1971.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

How to get your hands on FREE Krispy Kreme doughnuts today!

Well, it turns out dreams really do come true…

Krispy Kreme has answered our prayers for a Friday sugar hit and is today giving away 100,000 free original glazed doughnuts.

The mouth-watering act of kindness is all in celebration of national doughnut day and we are not complaining!

“National Doughnut Day is our absolute favourite day of the year,” Retail Director of Krispy Kreme Australia Nicola Steele said.

“We love sharing the joy of our famous Original Glazed doughnuts and relish the chance to put a smile on our customers’ faces”.

Dozens of Krispy Kreme stores across the country will be participating in the promotion, excluding Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Sweet tooths will be eligible for one Original Glazed Doughnut each, until stocks last, so you better get in quick!

How early is too early for a doughnut? Asking for a friend, obviously…

Full list of participating Krispy Kreme Stores:

QLD

  • Redbank Plains
  • Shell Nudgee
  • Pacific Fair
  • Albert St (Brisbane CBD)
  • Acacia Ridge
  • Surfers Paradise
  • Brisbane Jetstar (Domestic Terminal)

NSW

  • Auburn
  • Central Lee (Sydney CBD)
  • Chatswood
  • Liverpool
  • Mascot
  • Parramatta (Level 1)
  • Parramatta (Level 5)
  • Penrith
  • Mt Druitt
  • Sydney Domestic T3
  • Sydney Domestic T2

WA

  • Myaree
  • Whitford City
  • Cannington and Hay St

Tubs of ice-cream recalled over ‘rubber’ contamination fears

An urgent recall has been issued for tubs of cookies and cream ice cream sold at IGA stores across the country.

The 1 litre tubs of Community Co Cookies & Cream Ice Cream have been pulled from freezers over fears they may be contaminated with rubber.

“The recall is due to the potential presence of foreign matter (rubber),” Product Safety Australia said.

“Food products containing rubber may cause illness/injury if consumed.”

PHOTO: Product Safety Australia

The recalled ice cream tubs have a best before date of 09 March 2023.

People are being urged not to eat the ice-cream and to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

HOTA Gallery’s rooftop bar and restaurant will open this weekend

The highly-anticipated new hospitality venues at HOTA Gallery will officially open to the public this weekend.

Palette Restaurant will be open to the public from lunchtime on Friday 14th May, while The Exhibitionist Bar will be open from 10am on Saturday 15th May, closing at midnight.

The opening of the two new venues will come off the back of the HOTA Gallery opening last weekend and will bring together art enthusiasts and those who appreciate fine dining, a curated cocktail offering, and an eclectic atmosphere.

As the final touches are placed on menus across both venues, Head Chef Dayan Hartill-Law said the team are counting down the days until they can welcome visitors to enjoy their modern Australian cuisine, with a spotlight on fresh, local, and high-quality produce.

Palette. PHOTO: Supplied

“Our degustation menus are inspired by the major art exhibitions in the gallery, with the first menu relating to HOTA’s Solid Gold exhibit so that guests can see their favourite pieces of art come to life on the plate,” said Dayan.

“The Darling Downs vegetables in variations emulates the artist Mimi Dennett to have the same flowers and plants growing as what is featured in her piece, Bloom,” said Dayan.

“The degustation menu will evolve as each exhibition changes, so diners can always expect an exciting new experience,” he said.

Palette. PHOTO: Supplied

Perched upstairs on level five, guests will enjoy expansive views of the Gold Coast at The Exhibitionist Bar while enjoying a sophisticated tapas-style bar menu with specialty cocktails, extensive wine list, house-made sodas and local craft beer.

“We highly recommend trying one of our signature cocktails, the Heat and Time, featuring Fords Gin, Mezcal Foam, Lemon and Ginger; or a glass of champagne with our Soft-Shell Australian Bay lobster roll, Vanilla Pickled Onion, Sriracha Mayo on a Burleigh baker brioche and the Oven Roasted Gold Coast Prawns with Finger Lime, served in Foraged Beach Leaves,” said Dayan.

The Exhibitionist Bar. PHOTO: Supplied

HOTA Head of Culinary Arts, David Ashford, said the extravagant rooftop venue will add another dimension to the already bustling food and social scene on the Gold Coast.

“The HOTA precinct is not just about art, it’s also about lifestyle and entertainment. The addition of The Exhibitionist Bar and Palette will aid HOTA in delivering this to our customers,” said David.

“With head Chef Dayan Hartill-Law leading the charge, both venues are set to push the Gold Coast foodie boundaries to all new levels of incredible,” he said.

The Exhibitionist Bar is located on level 5 while Palette is located on the ground level of the new HOTA Gallery – 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217.

Bookings can be made for Palette via paletterestaurant.com.au, and for The Exhibitionist Bar via theexhibitionistbar.com.au.

A rosé festival is happening on the Gold Coast this Saturday!

Get ready to rosé all day this Saturday!

Kurrawa Beach will transform into a sea of pink and white tomorrow for the inaugural Rosé Coast Gold Coast wine and food festival.

Festivalgoers will have sand between their toes as they sip their way through 40 home-grown rosés from over 20 wine growing regions across Australia.

“It’s a one day event, on the sand. I don’t think there is any better way to drink rosé then sitting by the beach with your friends and listening to some music,” Rosé Coast Co-Producer and Creative Director Kristen Francis told myGC.

In addition to rosé, there will also be plenty of other wine on offer including prosecco, red and white, as well as cocktails from Brookie’s Byron Gin, Brix Distillery and Matso’s, along with amber drops from Gage Roads Brew Co.

Foodies can rejoice too, with the gourmet food menu set to include cheese and charcuterie platters, freshly shucked oysters, burgers, seafood, Italian, and a delicious gelato bar.

Festivalgoers can awaken their inner artist at the Pinot & Picasso speed painting classes or enjoy a sand sculpting workshop throughout the day.

Plus, there will be tunes seaside until sunset by local Rosé Coast DJ, Marea Lambert-Barker, while endota spa Broadbeach pop ups will provide relaxing neck and shoulder massages and/or skin consults.

Ms Francis said a little wet weather won’t dampen the mood either.

“Stick on a poncho and your dancing shoes, and after a couple of rosés, you’ll be fine!” she said.

The Rosé Coast festival is on May 1 from 11am-6pm. For more information or to purchase tickets visit: rosecoast.com.au