McDonald's fans are in a frenzy after the fast-food chain revealed they will launch a gold card later this year.

The move comes after chains such as Nandos and Greggs created exclusive loyalty cards for customers, prompting a push from foodies for the UK division of the brand to follow suit.

Confirming the news, a McDonald’s spokesman said: “After years of requests, McDonald’s is launching a VIP Gold Card… No Brit Award required.”

What is the McDonald’s Gold Card?

The VIP Gold Card will entitle the holder to a free meal a week for a whole year via the My McDonald’s app, which is available on iOS and Android devices.

How can I get one?

There’s just one way to get an exclusive McDonald’s Gold Card.

The spokesman from McDonald’s added: “The only way you can get your hands on a McDonald’s Gold Card is to play, if Stormzy and Ed Sheeran want one, they’ll have to play [McDonald’s] Monopoly.”

When you play McDonald’s Monopoly, you also have the chance of winning other prizes.

While the prize list this year hasn’t been released yet, previous years have seen winners bag £10,000 in cash, shopping vouchers, phones and even cars.

When will it be available?

A tweet by McDonald's UK confirmed the date, it said: “The game has changed. The #McDonaldsVIP Gold Card is here.

"Exclusively available through Monopoly from March 25. No blue tick required.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The game has changed. The <a href="">#McDonaldsVIP</a> Gold Card is here. Exclusively available through Monopoly from 25th March. No blue tick required. <a href=""></a></p>— McDonald's UK (@McDonaldsUK) <a href="">March 4, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

How have fans reacted to the news?

The announcement of the much-requested VIP card has elicited quite the response from McDonald’s fans on social media.

“I want!! No wait. I NEED,” wrote one, with a love heart emoji and a shocked face.

Another tweeted: “Oh my lord, I’m in need of this, RIP Summer diet belly. I’ll try next year. It’s going to be a 2020 Maccies Diet.”

“I need this in my life… finally, a loyalty card worth having,” wrote another.