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McDonald’s reveals new menu is bringing back ‘best burger ever made’

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Mcdonald’s new menu features some old favourites! (Picture: McDonald’s/Metro)

It’s happening again folks: McDonald’s have unveiled some exciting new menu items, sure to thrill fans of the golden arches.

The chain is bringing back not one, but four insanely popular items, and launching a brand new burger to boot.

Chicken lovers will be thrilled to learn that the twist on the iconic Big Mac, the Chicken Big Mac, is making its triumphant return this month and will cost £4.69. 

The burger features two 100% chicken breast patties in a crispy coating, a slice of cheese, lettuce, pickles, and Big Mac sauce all packed inside that recognisable triple layered bun.

On social media fans have said it tops the list of McDonald’s burgers, with @cpfcdazzler86 writing: ‘Chicken Big Mac is the best burger McDonald’s have ever made.’

The Chicken Big Mac is back! (Picture: McDonald’s)

Similarly @euphoricg59999 said: ‘The Chicken Big Mac is the best thing to ever bless the uk.’ And @Tumi213 added: ‘Bruh, the flavours in the Chicken Big Mac? Unreal quality.’

But if you prefer your burgers a little beefier, you could always order something different, as McDonald’s is launching a brand new Quarter Pounder Deluxe (£4.89).

It’s a 100% beef patty with mustard, ketchup, onion, lettuce, mayonnaise, tomato, pickles and two cheese slices, all served in a toasted sesame seed topped bun. And if you’re really hungry you can make it a double with an extra beef patty.

If this weren’t enough, a ‘sensational’ McFlurry flavour is making a comeback, with the Biscoff McFlurry (£1.99) back on the menu very soon, as well as a brand new Biscoff Frappe (£2.99) joining the line-up.

Fans say the flavour is ‘sensational’ (Picture: McDonald’s)
And there’s a drinkable version too (Picture: McDonald’s)

The new drink has a vanilla flavour base, blended with ice and Biscoff crumb and is topped with caramel flavoured cream and a dusting of Biscoff crumb.

Those with a sweet tooth will also be able to order the classic Galaxy McFlurry (£1.99) once more, and for pie fans the Galaxy Caramel Pie (£1.99) launched at Christmas last year is also returning.

This pie proved a big hit with Metro during our Xmas menu taste test, garnering an impressive 5/5. It really is that good.

And we can’t forget about sides! Cheese lovers are in for a treat with new Cheese and Herb Melts (£2.89). The delectable bites include five cheese and herb melts made with a blend of mozzarella and Emmental cheese, in a herb coating, which are served with a rich tomato dip.

The Quarter Pounder Deluxe is brand new! (Picture: McDonald’s)

You’ll have to be quick if you want to get your hands on any of these new menu items, as they’ll only be around for a very limited time. 

The menu changes to add these additions on April 17, and it’s likely they’ll be around for just six weeks before they’re gone again. 

And as the new items come in, we say goodbye to the current menu which features the likes of the controversial hot cross bun pie and hot cross bun latte, the Creme Egg McFlurry, and the McCrispy Deluxe.

As well as new food, Maccies is also offering customers a few deals for a limited time, including the ultimate breakfast meal. For three weeks from April 17, you’ll be able to purchase a single Sausage & Egg or an Egg McMuffin and a regular hot drink, soft drink, or bottled drink (excludes Toffee Latte, McCafe Iced drinks and Milkshakes) for £2.79.

While families will also be able to save some money, ordering the new Uno Happy Meal for £1.99 via the McDonald’s app from now until April 14. 

Each Happy Meal will come with either one of six Uno card packs. From the classic Uno card pack to five card packs with designs featuring well-known DreamWorks film characters Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar, Trolls and Megamind.

The new Cheese and Herb bites will be available from April 17 (Picture: Mcdonald’s)

This comes after McDonald’s recently announced it’d be making major changes to the way beef burgers are cooked.

While it’s still pretty much the same ingredients being used for each, the fast food chain is switching up how they cook beef, starting with the way the patties are grilled.

Going forward they will be given a ‘tighter sear’ to keep the juices locked inside to produce a hotter and more flavourful burger.

Onions will also be applied onto the meat on the grill when it’s finished cooking, which is said to make them taste ‘more savoury’. Thomas O’Neill, the head of menu for McDonald’s UK explained: ‘It takes the acidity away from the onions and gives it really beefy flavour.’

Another big change is all to do with the cheese, which is being left at an ambient temperature to help them melt quicker on the burgers, and the standard buns are being replaced with new glazed brioche-style buns featuring less sesame seeds than before.

Last, but not least, there are some tweaks to the lettuce, which is especially important for Big Mac fans. The salad will be stored at a lower temperature than before and will only be out of the fridge for 30 minutes to keep it nice and fresh, in order to give more crisp to each bite. 



Our verdict on the changes to McDonald’s beef burgers:

Metro’s resident specialist food writer Courtney Pochin attended a special McDonald’s event to try the old cooking method for burgers and the new one alongside each other.

She taste tested the double cheeseburger, Quarter Pounder, and Big Mac. Here’s the verdict…

‘Having now tried one of each to compare the look, taste, and flavours, I can say they certainly have succeeded in creating better burgers,’ she said.

‘The brioche-style buns have a lovely shiny glaze that is more like what you’d expect from a higher quality restaurant burger. The old buns look incredibly sad when you see them both side by side. I honestly can’t believe we’ve been eating them this whole time. Tragic.

‘The new cooking method also makes the burgers seem less ‘bready’, instead the meat and cheese are the real stars of the show, packing more flavour in each mouthful. 

‘The patties themselves are also slightly more beefy in terms of flavour, and the overall look, as with the others, is definitely improved.

‘If you love a McDonald’s, I’d say you’re going to be pleased with the improvements they’ve made and I’m honestly disappointed you won’t be able to compare and contrast the two in the same way I have, as the difference really is rather unbelievable.

‘But it does beg the question, why have we been putting up with substandard Maccies if it could have tasted like this all along?!’

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