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Macca’s spent $800m on Aussie products and produce in 2022 

This year features the highest number of beef, potatoes, and chicken purchases in 10 years.

McDonald’s bought more than 280 million kilograms of Aussie produce, products and ingredients in 2022, resulting in a total spend of more than $800m across the local supply chain.

The McDonald’s 2022 Shopping List revealed that this year saw the highest number of beef, potatoes and chicken purchased in 10 years.

According to the list, McDonald’s bought 137 million kilograms of potatoes for its friess and hash browns; 38 million beef for its burgers, 26 million of RSPCA-approved chicken for its Chicken McNuggets; and 56 litres of fresh milk for its sundaes, shakes, frappes, and coffee last year.

McDonald’s also bought 18 million kilograms of wheat flour for buns, apple pies and tortilla wraps; 2 million kilograms of cucumbers for Macca’s signature pickles; 82 million cage-free eggs for McMuffins; 4 million kilograms of lettuce; 2 million kilograms of tomatoes; 1 million kilograms of onions; and 1 million kilograms of apples for Apple Slices and Pies

All the produce, products, and ingredients were sourced from local farmers.

Additionally, McDonald’s also exported more than 64 million kilograms of Aussie beef to restaurants across the world in 2022.

“Through Maccas’ local shopping list, not only do we get to enjoy quality home-grown ingredients, but we’re also doing our bit to back Aussie farmers. Supporting our growers and producers puts money back into communities, boosts jobs and helps regions to thrive,” Federal Agriculture Minister Murray Watt said.

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