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Shoppers Call For Chicken Kiev’s Rename

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Shoppers have called on UK supermarkets to stand with Ukraine by renaming chicken kievs ‘chicken kyivs’ to show solidarity with the country as it battles Russian invaders.

‘Kiev’ was the standardised spelling for the city under Soviet rule, but recent Russian aggression has seen more Western institutions heed calls to abandon it in favour of the Ukrainian alternative.

The UK Government has been referring to its embassy as being based in ‘Kyiv’ for years. With ministers also increasingly using the new pronunciation.

Ukraine’s capital is known as Київ in Ukrainian and Киев in Russian. Both terms do not have a direct translation into the alphabet, with Kiev, Kyiv, Kyyiv or Kiyev all being possibilities.

But the spelling ‘Kiev’ is intrinsically linked with the old USSR due to its widespread use by the British and Americans while the city was under Soviet rule. This continued after independence in 1991, until ‘Kyiv’ was legally approved by the Ukrainian government.

It was not until the Maidan uprising of 2014 the issue hit the public consciousness, with the ousting of pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovych and the creation of a new administration seeking closer ties to the West.

Young Ukrainians see ‘Kiev’ as a relic of the Soviet past, and this view is now shared by the government, which launched a ‘KyivNotKiev’ campaign in 2018.

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McDonald’s Mondays: How to get a 99p Quarter Pounder Today

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Fans of McDonald’s can enjoy some breakfast and lunch meals for just 99p today as the fast food chain slashes its prices for one day only, marking the return of McDonald’s Mondays.

The fast-food chain’s regular McMuffin will be reduced from £2.29 to just 99p during the breakfast window, which ends at 11am.

Quarter pounders with cheese will also be available for less than £1 on the lunch menu, saving customers £2.20!

The deal is limited to one per person and is only available via the offers section of the McDonald’s app until midnight.

Then just choose how you would like to collect your order via Drive-thru, click and serve, takeaway or in a restaurant.

The cheap deals come as part of McDonald’s weekly Monday offer, which returns today (9 May).

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McDonald’s cuts prices by 20% for the week

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The burger giant McDonald’s is treating it’s customers to a 20% discount on all menu items until Sunday (27 February).

McDonald’s lovers are able to enjoy the deal so long as they order their food in a specific way.

Customers must order via the app to either pick up in store, click and collect or drive through.

The offer can be found under the ‘deals’ section on the app.

As an example, although prices can differ slightly, fans of the popular fast food takeaway can tuck into a Double Big Mac for just £3.35 rather than £4.19.

However, to avoid being disappointed, customer’s mustn’t expect the discount if they are coming into store or using a third-party service such as Uber Eats.

For customers who haven’t got the app yet, they can take their time before taking advantage of the deal.

A 20% price reduction is available for customers first app order.

The deal can be used at anytime in 2022, but it must be within 21 days of registering.

 

 

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McDonald’s Launches Chicken Big Mac

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McDonald’s have announced they are adding a Chicken Big Mac to its menu for the first time ever in the UK!

The twist on the classic McDonald’s sandwich will be made up of three buns, two crispy chicken fillets, lettuce, cheese, pickles and of course big mac sauce.

The burger will be on the menu in McDonald’s 1,300 UK restaurants, but you can only get your hands on it for a limited time. The Chicken Big Mac will launch on Wednesday February 2 and will only be available until 6 weeks until Tuesday March 15.

The chicken version is 50p more expensive than a classic Big Mac, which costs £3.59. It’s £4.09 for the chicken version. It’s also more calorific with 544kcal, compared to a Big Mac which is 508.

The chicken Big Mac is already available on the standard menu in Australia but this is the first time it’s been sold in the UK.

The exciting news follows yesterday’s news of the permanent removal of breakfast wraps and bagels.

Here’s hoping it becomes a permanent fixture!

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