McDonald’s Kicks Off $1.99 Happy Meal, Special McFamily Fun Nights



Kickoff to Feature Giveaway of 199 Backpacks Filled with School Supplies

Great News! Back to School means all types of different events that you don’t want to miss! We are on top of it at Detroit Mommy Bloggers and want to help you stay informed!  One event you don’t want to miss is happening at specific McDonald’s locations, “At McDonald’s we are all about family,” said Jon Campbell, Detroit-area McDonald’s restaurant owner. “We are excited to bring everyone together for a one-of-a-kind experience filled with great food and great fun.” Read all about it below!


Enjoy an evening of fun with your family at Detroit-area McDonald’s® restaurants for McFamily Fun Night. Beginning Mon., Sept. 9, participating metropolitan Detroit McDonald’s will offer a $1.99 Happy Meal®, from 3 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

To kickoff McFamily Fun Night, there will be a back-to-school giveaway of 199 backpacks filled with school supplies during the month of September.


McDonald’s will host four special McFamily Fun Night kickoff events from 4 to 6 p.m.:

  • Tues., Sept. 10 – 18403 Grand River, Detroit
  • Thurs., Sept. 12 – 1000 Mack Avenue, Detroit
  • Tues., Sept. 17 – 4200 Conner, Detroit
  • Thurs., Sept. 19 – 26550 Greenfield, Oak Park


In celebration of McFamily Fun Night, there will be giveaways and a radio station promotion team at the events. A mobile video gaming truck will be onsite featuring vibrating stadium seating for up to 20 players at a time, five 50” HD widescreen TVs and a variety of gaming systems and games.

On September 12 and 17, Chief Happiness Officer, Ronald McDonald, will make a special appearance during the festivities.

Guests also will have the opportunity to enter to win one of 199 backpacks filled with school supplies with 25 backpacks to be given away at each special McFamily Fun Night kickoff event. There will be an opportunity to text-to-win one of the remaining 99 backpacks through Clear Channel radio stations, by texting “HAPPY” to 90923 or 77979.

Each backpack entry also is eligible for a grand prize drawing Xbox One gaming system, to be held later this year.

The $1.99 McDonald’s Happy Meal offer will be available at participating metropolitan Detroit McDonald’s locations September 9 through December 20. 


About McDonald’s

McDonald’s USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome food made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local business men and women. Customers can now log online for free at any of the more than 12,000 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit, or follow McDonald’s on Twitter (@McDonalds) and Facebook  ( for updates on our business, promotions and products.



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