TWO McDonald’s restaurants in Chester have been included in the fast food giant’s new rewards scheme.

Following a successful pilot launch in the Granada region, McDonald’s is rolling out its MyMcDonald’s Rewards scheme to a further 48 restaurants.

This means that more customers can collect points on their purchases and redeem them against menu items or make a charity donation, simply by ordering their favourites.

The new rewards scheme is available in 58 restaurants in the North West from yesterday, Monday, with a national rollout in the works for later this year.

Customers will earn 100 points for every £1 they spend, with every penny spent equating to one point.

Collecting 1,500 points can see customers choose between options such as small fries or a regular McCafé coffee.

With 2,500 points, a double cheeseburger or vegetable deluxe are on the cards, while 4,000 points, sees six chicken McNuggets or a Big Mac available.

There is also an option to donate the cash equivalent of points to BBC Children in Need to support the funding, expanding and supporting of youth work and youth workers across the UK.

Points are converted to a cash donation, with 1,500 points translating to £1.50, 2,500 points becoming £2.50 and 4,000 points becoming £4.

Customers can start earning points on all orders by downloading the MyMcDonald’s app via Google Play or the Apple App Store and opting-in to MyMcDonald’s Rewards when in the vicinity of one of the pilot restaurants.

Customers who order and pay through the MyMcDonald’s app will automatically earn points on their order – this includes McDelivery when ordered via the app.

Alternatively, customers can get a one-time code, which is available in the ‘code’ section of the app at the start of their order at drive-thru, kiosk or counter to earn points on their order.

Michelle Graham-Clare, McDonald’s UK Chief Marketing Officer, said: “We are incredibly excited to trial the MyMcDonald’s Rewards scheme in the UK.

“As well as rewarding our customers with our iconic menu items, we are delighted to give customers the option of donating points to the brilliant BBC Children in Need – money which we know will make an incredible difference to the lives of many thousands of young people.

“We cannot wait to hear what our customers in the north west make of the scheme and hope to be able to roll it out further later this year.”