At this point, Maccas is synonymous with Australian culture. Every Tom, Dick and Harry has a treasured memory made at the homely golden arches.
It’s offered carparks for suburban kids to loiter around when there’s nothing better to do; salty, greasy comfort to all weary souls that have embarked on a rite of passage Maccas run at 4am after kicking on; and a source of nourishment when trekking to to music festivals in regional Victoria. Love it our hate it — it’s been there for us.
From the art deco McDonald’s in Clifton Hill, to the chaos den of George St, there’s so much to celebrate. So we’re taking a look through our favourite, gloriously Australian Maccas tweets of all time.
Kicking things off with a Filet-o-Fish with a side of petty crime:
cute guy came up and asked me for a dart and my number, turns out he literally made bail half an hour ago for breaking into a maccas drunk. He didn’t steal anything, just threw McMuffins at the staff before passing out in the coolroom……….
— Mission EMpossible (@emjlinehan) July 24, 2018
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There’s this one that looks like it came out of an Australiana tweet generator:
Im gin drunk in a maccas at 4am and there are far too many mullets.
— A TRUE OAF (@tomxweaver) July 5, 2018
Of course, we must reflect on Sydneysiders love letters to the infamous George St Maccas, a godless state, a lawless land:
I’m King Kong around here. I’m the reason George st Maccas has a security guard
— Roy Molloy (@MarvelousCrane) August 22, 2015
The maccas opposite George St cinemas in Sydney is what happens when germs become self aware and take over
— Bajo (@bajo) April 22, 2013
Remember when there was a 24 hour Internet cafe in the basement which just made the clientele even more chaotic?
— Albert Santos (@albertinho) October 1, 2020
when you die in sydney you respawn in either george street maccas or kfc
— black lives matter (@sopheetmcgeet) November 11, 2019
And of course, drunk maccas tweets:
Drunk bloke at Circular Quay Maccas: “there’s so many screens in here but none of them are showing the bloody Sharks game” pic.twitter.com/3azJUewIQR
— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) September 23, 2016
anyone else bring in the new year throwing up into a maccas toilet at 4am or was that just me?
— andrew (@elitefourandrew) January 1, 2020
eating maccas drunk is an artform
— dan oke (@jarrowband) June 17, 2016
i think watching drunk people try to use the self order machines at maccas is my new favourite pass time
— tamsyn (@lordefights) October 24, 2020
Finally, a very Australian scandal:
Map of all the countries where the prime minister shat themselves in McDonald’s pic.twitter.com/bDOR7bRoob
— Terrible Maps (@TerribleMaps) October 24, 2020
The only time Scott has ever actually followed through on something was at Engadine Maccas. https://t.co/RG6vOA9vdC
— jon “haunted airships” kudelka (@jonkudelka) October 22, 2020