There are some serious perks that come with being a celebrity but this is just not fair.
Rob Lowe revealed on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! that he is the holder of a McDonald’s McGold Card. The gilded discount card entitles him to free food for one year at any of the golden arches’ Santa Barbara or Goleta, California locations.
But Lowe didn’t get his hands on the card with just his humor and charming good looks—he knows “powerful people.”
“The way I got this is my buddy in Santa Barbara’s dad is one of the original McDonald’s franchisees and he invented the Egg McMuffin,” he says. “Which to me, is like the greatest human achievement.”
And his six-degrees of McDonald’s separation doesn’t stop there.
“How about this, he invented Ronald McDonald,” he continues. “He’s the guy who said to Ray Kroc, ‘You should have like a pedophile-looking creepy clown. I think that’d be good. Nothing sells burgers quite like that.'”
Though he hasn’t had a chance to test it out yet, Lowe says he has plans to cash in come Thanksgiving. But Kimmel is a bit skeptical the actor will ever get his free all-day breakfast or McDonald’s latest menu addition, mozzarella sticks.
“You know what’s going to happen when you try to use this thing?” says Kimmel. “They’re never going to have seen it before. The employees are going to be like, ‘What in the hell is this?’ And then they’ll all gather around and then you’ll finally go like, ‘Oh, forget it. Here’s the 3 dollars and 40 cents.'”
We’d surely give it a try anyway…
—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone