Warren Buffet had a gold card that allowed him to order any McDonald’s food anytime at a McDonald’s location in Omaha, according to CNBC. Comedian Rob Lowe got a gold card from a friend whose father, David Peterson, invented the Egg McMuffin.
Peterson’s son actually wields the power to give out gold cards to anyone he wants. He usually gifts them to friends, celebrities, and everyday people who did heroic deeds, like Charles Ramsey, the man who dropped his Big Mac to rescue three kidnapped woman in 2013.
In most instances, these gold cards have a time limit, only granting the recipient a year or six months of free food. But in some rare cases, the card is for life. Mitt Romney has often told the story that his father had a “little pink card” that awarded him free McDonald’s, given by owner Ray Croc himself.