After a successful limited-time run in the United Kingdom, McDonald’s Chicken Big Mac is now on its way to the United States.
What is Chicken Big Mac?
Chicken Big Mac is a poultry version of McDonald’s iconic Big Mac. Instead of beef patties, the new menu item is made with two fried chicken patties.
“We’re always looking to give our fans more ways to enjoy the classic menu items they know and love,” McDonald’s said in a statement. “Made with two crispy tempura chicken patties, our iconic Big Mac sauce, and topped off with pickles, shredded lettuce, and American cheese, this sandwich (Chicken Big Mac] brings some of our fans’ favorite flavors together for the perfect bite.”
When and where will the Chicken Big Mac be available in the U.S.?
Starting later this August, the Chicken Big Mac will be available for a limited time at select McDonald’s restaurants in Miami, Florida. While the fast-food chain didn’t say if the new sandwich will eventually be available nationwide, it hinted that if the test run in Florida will turn out successful, then the item will likely be added to the menu of all McDonald’s locations across the country.
“While not everything we test makes it on our U.S. menus, we’ll use this time to gather feedback from both customers and restaurant crew as we consider opportunities to offer more delicious options in the future,” McDonald’s said.
After all, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski revealed during a Q2 earnings call that chicken “continues to be a significant opportunity” and remains a priority for the chain. “We’ve got some great global equities already in our McNuggets and with McChicken, but we also have some equities in McCrispy and McSpicy that we think we’ve got an opportunity to do more with globally,” Kempczinski said at the time.
Fan reactions to Chicken Big Mac
First introduced in the U.K. earlier this year, McDonald’s Chicken Big Mac was met with so much positive feedback from British customers that it sold out in less than two weeks. The rave about the Chicken Big Mac on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean has made several Americans excited to try the new offering.
Danielle Radin, an Emmy-winning journalist for CBS LA, recently tried the Chicken Big Mac in Norway and she was not impressed.
It’s unclear though whether the Chicken Big Mac in the U.K. and Norway will be exactly the same as the U.S. version.
McDonald’s chicken sandwiches
McDonald’s USA is currently offering four chicken sandwiches: the McChicken, the Crispy Chicken Sandwich, the Spicy Chicken Sandwich, and the Deluxe Chicken Sandwich. The McChicken has been around since 1980, while the last three sandwiches were introduced in the U.S. last year.
While all the previously launched chicken sandwiches are still on McDonald’s USA menu, the arrival of Chicken Big Mac in the country has the potential to get the Chicken Sandwich Wars raging again.