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McDonald's making "Macca's" moniker official

McDonald's is changing its name.

Well, only in Australia. And just for one month.

Australians have for many years had a nickname for the fast food giant with many people calling it "Macca's."

Surveys show that at least 50 percent of Australians use it, according to Reuters.

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So in celebration of Australia Day on January 26, McDonald's will temporarily change the signs at a bunch of its stores around the country. There will be 13 stores that will change their signs this week, starting in New South Wales.

The McDonald's signs will return on February 4.

It's the first time that McDonald's has done something like this anywhere around the world.

The first restaurant to make the name change will be the franchise in Engadine, in Sydney's Sutherland Shire.

"We've been a part of Australia for over 40 years now and we're incredibly proud to embrace our 'Australian-only' nickname," Chief Marketing Officer Mark Lollback told

"What better way to show Aussies how proud we are to be a part of the Australian community than change our store signs to the name the community has given us.

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