Zayden Sewell, 3 and Kyaan Sewell, 6 with superheroes Noelle Cavanagh, Kahlia Spencer, Xavier Singh, Nickki Gibbs and Devdan Sidnu at McHappy Day celebrations at the Gladstone Central McDonald's.
Zayden Sewell, 3 and Kyaan Sewell, 6 with superheroes Noelle Cavanagh, Kahlia Spencer, Xavier Singh, Nickki Gibbs and Devdan Sidnu at McHappy Day celebrations at the Gladstone Central McDonald's. Luka Kauzlaric

Gladstone stores go all out for McHappy Day

GLADSTONE'S McDonald's stores were run off their feet on Saturday with a record number of Big Mac burgers made for McHappy Day.

Every store across town had its own theme, but were united by a goal to help raise money to go towards families with seriously ill children.

In its 24th year, McHappy Day called on all Australians to get involved and help reach a fundraising goal of $3 million.

Staff at the McDonald's city store chose a superheroes theme, dressing up in costumes ranging from Superman to the Incredible Hulk.

Our very own real-life superheroes, firefighters, were also there lending a hand for the cause.

In a sporting theme, the Kin Kora store had customers with wide smiles and clean windows after staff offered car window washing for donations.

A jungle theme at the Kirkwood store had kids lining up for animal face painting and hair spray painting.

Boyne Island McDonald's pulled out all the works with a choir and a farm theme, while Calliope had big trucks on display.

Two dollars from every Big Mac sold on Saturday will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charity.



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