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Australian McDonald's Dresses Up Like Fancy Restaurant For Valentine's Day

There will be real plates, flowers, and even a waiter.

Romantic dinner for two, that way.
Romantic dinner for two, that way.
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Nothing says "I love you" quite like a Big Mac on a fancy plate: According to the Sydney Morning Herald, a McDonald's in Warilla, Australia is offering a fancy feast this Valentine's Day. The restaurant is ditching paper bags and cups for one night and will serve their burgers and nuggets on real plates (!) and offer up soda and milkshakes in actual glassware. The McDonald's has even hired a waiter — who will be dressed in "black tie" — to serves guests for the night.

They promise romantic ambiance: Soft music will be wafting through the restaurant as lovebirds eat their meals "surrounded by roses, love hearts, and tea lights." Just in case single-serving apple pies weren't a romantic enough dessert, all diners will receive heart-shaped chocolates, too. The store manager tells the paper that the restaurant already has 10 reservations for the night. The Daily Mail writes that the Warilla McDonald's offered the promotion a couple years ago, and decided to bring it back this year.

While the restaurant is apparently the only location of the chain to offer such a deal in Australia, they aren't the only ones around the world. Last year, two McDonald's locations in Tampa, Florida also decided to transform the restaurants into palaces of romance with waiters, flowers, and LED candles for Valentine's Day. Ah, love is in the air, and so is the smell of stale fryer grease.

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