Big Changes Coming to McDonald’s Menu in Arizona! Here’s What We Know
Just like most other Americans, my secret indulgence is McDonald's. Like so many fans, I've been known to get pretty excited when the McRib finds its way back on the menu "for a limited time, only" as the copy always says. And don't get me started on the Shamrock Shake. I'm lining up a day early.
We all have our favorites, but my favorite burger was the Sirloin Burger. It was a third-pound burger, cooked to order that debuted back in 2015. It was delicious and juicy, but it also cost a little more and was quietly replaced by the Quarter Pounder Deluxe. I mean, it's good, but it's definitely not the same.
Big Changes Coming to McDonald's Menu
McDonald's menu items come and go. This year they've made two announcements regarding the big changes they have planned for their menu. Some improvements, plus we're going to be saying goodbye to some old friends.
McDonald's announced in the Spring that they were changing some of their burgers. According to an article in Reader's Digest, McDonald's is planning to change some of their core menu items.
CNN reports McDonald's is targeting some of their biggest-selling burgers, specifically the Big Mac and the McDouble. This may sound like a risky move, like the Great New Coke Debacle of 1985. However, the improvements actually sound like upgrades.
According to a press release, customers can look forward to softer buns, gooier, more melted cheese, grilled onions, and more Big Mac sauce.
Senior director of culinary innovation chef of McDonald’s USA, Chad Schafer said in a statement,
We found that small changes, like tweaking our process to get hotter, meltier cheese and adjusting our grill settings for a better sear, added up to a big difference in making our burgers more flavorful than ever.
The upgrades are targeted at the Big Mac and the McDouble burger. Other burger beneficiaries will be the classic cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, and hamburger.
The burgers have been released in certain cities like San Francisco, LA, Las Vegas, Boise, Salt Lake City, and even a few cities in Arizona, including Phoenix and Tucson. The burgers should be available nationally sometime early next year.
Menu Items Leaving
While some of the burgers are getting a boost, McDonald's announced they're planning to phase out some of their breakfast items. The McCafe bakery line was rolled out in October 2020, but it looks like our craving for sweet, comfort food - from McDonald's - is coming to an end.
USA Today via Yahoo News reports that a spokesperson for McDonald's said,
Starting this month, we’ll be phasing out our McCafé Bakery line-up, including the Apple Fritter, Blueberry Muffin and Cinnamon Roll.
I'm into the more savory selections when it comes to McDonald's breakfast, so I don't have an opinion on this change. What about you? Will you miss these menu items?