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A Kiwiburger with its top bun opened to show its toppings

The Kiwiburger is a hamburger sold at McDonald's restaurants in New Zealand. It consists of a four-ounce (113 g) beef patty, griddled egg, beetroot, tomato, lettuce, cheese, onions, mustard, and ketchup on a toasted bun.[1]


The Kiwiburger was the idea of franchisee Bryan Old, who came up with the burger as a nostalgic take on the typical New Zealand hamburger prior to the introduction of McDonald's to the New Zealand market in 1976. Trialled initially in Old's five Hamilton restaurants, it was added to the national menu in 1991.[2]

The Kiwiburger was reintroduced to McDonald's New Zealand menu in May 2007.[3]

The burger was reintroduced on 17 August 2011 as part of McDonald's promotional Kiwi Menu, introduced ahead of the Rugby World Cup.[4]

In December 2023, the Kiwiburger, along with the Kiwi Angus Burger, made a return to the McDonald's menu as a part of its Best of '91 campaign,[5] two years after being discontinued in 2021.[6]


  1. ^ "McDonald's celebrates return of KiwiBurger".
  2. ^ Hepözden, Rosemary (2011). O'Flaherty, Brian (ed.). Golden Arches under Southern Skies: Celebrating 35 years of McDonald's in New Zealand. in co-op with McDonald's Restaurants (NZ) Ltd. Auckland: Renaissance Publishing. p. 151. ISBN 978-0-9864521-1-6.
  3. ^ "McDonald's News". Archived from the original on 14 October 2008.
  4. ^ "McDonald's celebrates Kiwiana in style". 17 August 2011. Archived from the original on 25 May 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  5. ^ van Soest, Sophie (6 December 2023). "McDonald's Has Upgraded Their Summer Feeds With Three New Items And The Return Of Old Classics". The Rock. Retrieved 14 December 2023.
  6. ^ "Goneburgers: McDonald's dumps KiwiBurger from its summer menu". NZ Herald. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 14 December 2023.

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