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.
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)
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
Caramel Brownie McFlurry will offer strips of caramel between the
brownie chunks and vanilla ice cream.
latest new menu items come on the heels of the “Worldwide
Favorites” from countries such as Spain, Australia, Netherlands and
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.
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.