Missed your shot at paying for your McNuggets in hugs? Get excited, because McDonald's is now accepting another unconventional form of payment -- only this time, it's Taco Bell receipts.
According to Business Insider, several McDonald's locations in Northeast Pennsylvania are offering free Egg McMuffins in exchange for any receipt for a Taco Bell breakfast item. The move is just the latest in a series of strikes in the so-called "breakfast war" between the two fast-food chains, only this is even more blatant than the Orwellian T-Bell ad that premiered last month:
While the McMuffin bartering system seems confined to select PA locations for the time being (and ends this Friday), it could spread if McDonald's deems it successful. Better dig in your heels, folks, because this war is going to be a long one.
Kristin Huntis a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and would gladly exchange her cab and bookstore receipts for free food. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.
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