McDonald’s To Bring More “Worldwide Favorite” menu items To U.S. Restaurants

Daniela Kelly September 04, 2019
 McDonald’s To Bring More “Worldwide Favorite” menu items To U.S. Restaurants

Even more of McDonald’s “Worldwide Favorite” menu items are coming to U.S. restaurants, but it could take close to a year for these items to reach all areas around the nation. First, they’ll be offered in Connecticut locations before the summer 2020 rollout everywhere else if they’re successful.

These new items will be available in less than 100 Connecticut restaurants, and include the following:

  • Caramel Brownie McFlurry (Canada)
  • Grand Premium Chicken (France)
  • McChicken McMuffin (Japan)
  • Savory Ranch Burger (Mexico)

The Savory Ranch Burger comes across as the kind of burger that needs to be on a fast-casual dining restaurant (think Red Robin and Chili’s). It comes with bacon and ranch dressing on a beef patty. The Grand Premium Chicken Sandwich is simply a breaded chicken fillet that comes with a special sauce. The McChicken McMuffin is a chicken fillet on a McMuffin (something you might see on the Chick-fil-A menu.

The Caramel Brownie McFlurry will offer strips of caramel between the brownie chunks and vanilla ice cream.

The latest new menu items come on the heels of the “Worldwide Favorites” from countries such as Spain, Australia, Netherlands and Canada.

The items are going to be a bit more expensive than the usual food you get from McDonald’s. For instance, the Double Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger has a cost of nearly $10 compared to the original Double Quarter Pounder, which cost about $8.

Though the new items may bring in some customers, it’s the classics – burgers, fries and shakes – that are still keeping the restaurants afloat. According to McDonald’s, its two-for $5 promotion and modern upgrades have helped to increase sales.

McDonald’s is also reducing its cost by decreasing the amount of items it offers on the late-night menu and cutting off the more expensive craft sandwiches. It also announced the first line of international menu items the company released didn’t receive the kind of consumer interest that they had hoped for.