Franklin Graham revealed one secret that makes McDonald’s Apple Pies better in Poland

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Franklin Graham has traveled the earth sharing the Good News of the Gospel.

During a recent journey, he stopped to get a taste of home.

And Franklin revealed one secret that makes McDonald’s Apple Pies better in Poland.

Reverend Franklin Graham – the son of the late evangelist Billy Graham – has had a busy 2024 spreading the word of Jesus Christ.

He made ten stops along the U.S.-Mexico border traveling roughly 1,500 miles to bring a “life-changing message of hope” to the suffering residents along the border on his God Loves You Frontera Tour.

Graham spent Easter in Israel to deliver a powerful message about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Franklin Graham heads to Poland to spread hope

Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association are bringing the God Loves You Tour to Krakow, Poland.

He’s holding an outreach event to bring the Gospel message to Eastern Europe with music from Michael W. Smith and Taya.

In his down time, Graham stopped by a local McDonald’s in Krakow where he shared his meal on social media.

“Today in Poland, I had a lunch at McDonald’s! The #McRoyal is their version of the Quarter Pounder with cheese, and it’s great! Good news—they have FRIED apple pies!” Graham wrote.

“Saturday I will be sharing a message of hope at the Tauron Arena in Krakow, and I hope everyone will come,” Graham added.

McDonald’s has a unique Apple Pie in Poland

Much of the McDonald’s menu is the same overseas, but they adapt for the local market.

Because Europe is on the metric system the Quarter Pounder is called the McRoyal.

This was famously discussed in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film Pulp Fiction by the character Jules Winnfield – played by Samuel L. Jackson – who pointed it out as a subtle difference between the U.S. and Europe to Vincent Vegas – played by John Travolta.

In American McDonald’s, the Apple Pies are oven-baked before they’re served in their famous cardboard pouches.

Originally, when they debuted as the first dessert on McDonald’s menu in 1968 they were fried.

McDonald’s served them that way until 1992 when they switched to oven-baking in most of the country because of a stigma around fried food and a desire to make the chain appear more health-conscious.

But there are still a few holdouts with the old fried Apple Pies.

A single location in Downey, California that’s a throwback to the original McDonald’s continues to fry them up.

The store is the oldest McDonald’s still running and hasn’t changed its appearance since the 1950s.

And in Hawaii, the fried Apple Pie is still a favorite.

Hawaiian McDonald’s franchise owner Victor Lim explained to Honolulu Magazine why the state didn’t make the switch.

“People did not like [the baked] as much as the fried pie,” Lim said. “That’s the reason we’ve been allowed to keep our fried apple pies. Our results prove that there’s a customer demand here in Hawai‘i.”

Clearly, Franklin Graham got to try one of the rarest and most delicious treats on the McDonald’s menu and he’s right to celebrate it.

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