McDonald’s Camp app launches virtual dining package with entertainment included

STATEN ISLAND, NY — A the virtual camp experience offered by McDonald’s this summer highlights food deals, menu hacks, limited-edition merchandise and musical performances by pop artists. The “Camp McDonald’s” program is deployed on the Chicago-based company’s app.

July’s food deals revolve around the Big Mac, Chicken McNuggets, French fries and two menu hacks – discounted Apple Pie McFlurry (July 6) and a buildable McFlurry sandwich (July 20).

There will be musical performances each Sunday by BIBI (July 24), Omar Apollo (July 17), blackbear (July 10) and Mickey D headliner Kid Cudi (July 31).

As for merchandising, nostalgia will take over the country with ’70s types thanks to a Camp McDonald’s “Don’t Trip” collection from Free & Easy (July 7). Collaborations with Free & Easy, Ma®ket, innisfree and Kid Cudi will bring memories.

There are seven McDonald’s on the island – 1660 Richmond Ave., Bulls Head; 3267 Richmond Ave, Arden Heights; 260 Page Ave, Richmond Valley; 803 Forest Avenue, West Brighton; 1815 Forest Avenue, Graniteville; 501 Bay St., Stapleton. The Golden Arches at 2154 Hylan Blvd., Midland Beach operates 24 hours a day.

The Sweeney family bid ‘farewell’ to Greenridge and Bulls Head guests in the spring of 2022. (Courtesy of the Sweeney family)mike sweeney

A fun little Golden Arches fact for the borough books: the Graniteville spot was Staten Island’s first McDonald’s in 1973. It closed in 2014 for a massive overhaul. Its grand reopening was in February 2015 and was among the first outlets in New York to feature kiosks. Most recently, Staten Island’s first “Golden Arches” franchise owners officially retired from the burger business on Thursday, March 31, 2022. The Sweeney family said “goodbye” to customers in Greenridge and Bulls Head during this last night of ownership. The business continues under the tutelage of Lisa and Roy Iraci with their daughter Lisa, now operator of 15 Big Apple locations.

Pamela Silvestri is editor-in-chief of Advance Food. She can be reached at [email protected].

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