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    Updated on 26 May 2020. Posted on 25 May 2020

    17 Reasons Why The Australian McDonald's Is Better Than The American Version

    Just add it to the list of things Aussies do better.

    1. First off, McDonald's in Australia is known as Macca's — a local term that's become so popular, they've even changed the signs to match it.

    2. And going on your first "Macca's run" is a rite of passage for every Aussie teenager.

    3. Now, onto the ingredients — the beef used in our burgers tastes WAY better.

    4. And we don't add unnecessary amounts of sugar to our buns, which would undoubtedly ruin the taste.

    5. Speaking of burgers, there's a much wider variety to choose from in Australia that you can't get anywhere else in the world.

    McDonald's Australia / Via mcdonalds.com.au

    It's no secret that McDonald's adapts its menu to suit local interests and flavours, which means that there's a whole bunch of Aussie ~exclusives~ that the rest of the world is missing out on.

    Take the Spicy Chicken Clubhouse. It's got chicken, bacon, caramelised onions, tomato, lettuce AND a combination of spicy Sriracha and Big Mac sauce — which absolutely slaps. There's also the classic Angus range, made using Angus beef (a breed of cattle known for its high level of marbling), the McOz and a vegetarian range, featuring a potato, cheese and veggie patty.

    6. And that extends to drinks, like the Frozen Coke — which is, hands down, one of the best beverages you can get on a hot summer's day.

    7. As well as custom McFlurry flavours — like apple pie and Cadbury Creme Egg — which taste a whole lot better than your usual Oreo and M&Ms.

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    They were only available for a limited time, but god damnit Macca's — BRING THEM BACK.

    8. Oh, and gravy loaded fries on the snacks menu, which quite frankly speaks for itself.

    McDonald's Australia / Via mcdonalds.com.au

    You haven't experienced real happiness until you've eaten a box of these while you're half drunk.

    9. Although McCafé is something that's now available to the rest of the world, you can thank us Aussies for inventing it.

    10. But in saying that, you can only get a warm slice of raisin toast and a ham and cheese toastie at an Australian McCafé.

    Why is McDonald's Australia coffee always so good? Enjoyed with a cheese, ham and tomato toastie on sourdough. 😊 @McCafe @maccas

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    And that's in addition to their usual, mouth-watering display of macarons, muffins, scones, donuts and hot cross buns.

    11. The portion sizes are a lot better — which basically means that when you order a "large", you won't be drowning in soft drink.

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    The American "small" is bigger than Australia's "large", which is bonkers.

    12. Some of our McDonald's are next level — just take a look at the one at Sydney International Airport, which looks like something straight out of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.

    13. And check out this one in Thornleigh, Sydney — just as schmick as a regular cafe, right?

    McDonald's Australia / Architecture And Design / Via architectureanddesign.com.au

    14. You can even get ~table service~, if you want to roll that way.

    15. If we're talking about Happy Meals, the Pasta Zoo option blows the rest of the competition anyway.

    McDonald's Australia

    Look, I know I'll get dragged for this because it's no longer on the menu — but Pasta Zoo was the absolute shit. It was basically animal-shaped, cheese and veg ravioli that was served with "Zoo Goo" (a tomato-based dipping sauce), these tweezer-like contraptions and a Sipahh milk flavouring straw. Also, it came in this adorable Hippo-shaped box.

    16. We may not have a "Dollar Menu", but our "Loose Change" one is heaps better anyway.

    17. And lastly, there's a now iconic Macca's sign located in Yass, NSW — which is just about the best thing ever.

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    Nothing can top this, surely.