Penguins x McDonald's dinner pack revisited ahead of 2022 pre-season

Eve Edwards September 4, 2022
Penguins x McDonald's dinner pack revisited ahead of 2022 pre-season
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Hockey season is among us as the days grow shorter and nights colder, and while for many fans that means setting up shop besides your TV screen, for Pittsburgh Penguins fans it means the return of some special McDonald’s meals.

The Pens have long collaborated with fast food chain McDonald’s, with one of their most popular collabs being the ‘Pens Pack’.

With the NHL pre-season commencing on Saturday, September 24, 2022, some are now curious about whether McDonald’s will bring back the Penguins Dinner Packs.

Let’s take a look at what we know about the long-standing collaboration.

McDonald’s announced collaboration with Pittsburgh Penguins until 2022

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Back in November 2019, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced a three-year partnership with fast food chain McDonald’s. “The Pittsburgh Penguins are proud to again link our brand with McDonald’s, one of the truly great brands in the world,” said Terry Kalna, the Penguins’ Senior Vice President of Sales and Broadcasting.

The hockey team had long been in a corporate partnership with McDonald’s. This ensured multiple foodie collaborations to mark hockey events and even saw some Penguins players land on limited-edition Arch cards: Jake Guentzel, Kris Letang, Evgeni Malkin, Matt Murray, and Justin Schultz were the featured players.

A look at what is inside the Penguin Dinner Pack

Last year, some McDonald’s employees shared promotional videos to TikTok explaining what comes in the Penguins Dinner Pack.

One TikTok video showed that the pack contains 2 Double Cheeseburgers, 2 McChickens, 20 pieces of McNuggets, and a Basket of Fries. This was posted on September 29, 2021, just four days after the NHL pre-season kicked off that year. The Penguins first game was two days prior to the Pens Pack being promoted on TikTok.

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The @penguins Pack is BACK! 🐧 2 Double Cheeseburgers, 2 McChickens, 20pc McNugget & a Basket of Fries 🍟 #LGP #McDonalds #McLovinIt

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Hockey fans wonder where the packs are for this pre-season

Already, hockey fans are gearing up for the NHL pre-season which kicks off later this month. As in previous years, the pre-season has been welcomed in with a special Penguins dinner pack at select McDonald’s, some fans are curious as to whether they’ll return for 2022.

As of yet, neither the Pittsburgh Penguins nor McDonald’s have confirmed whether the Pens Dinner Pack will be returning for the new hockey pre-season. Given that the Pens and McDonald’s are still in their three-year partnership deal, it is likely that we will get some collaborations between the two this NHL pre-season.

The Focus have reached out to McDonald’s for comment on whether the Pens Pack will be returning this year.

Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images
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