The golden arches are facing legal action from disgruntled patrons. Hundred of McDonald’s customers were offended when staff told them they could not claim the prizes on their 1999 Monopoly McMatch and Win coupons because they were out of date.

Chairman of McDonald’s Australia, Peter Ritchie, has said that the dates on the coupons could be confusing to some.

A judgement on the situation is expected today, handed down by the Federal Court in Brisbane.