McDonald’s Testing New Items with “Dollar Menu and More”
In a recent article in the Chicago Tribune online publication, details emerge on what’s next for McDonald’s and the Dollar Menu. With higher costs of doing business, the prices of our beloved McDonald’s value menu are going to take a hit over time. McDonald’s has a plan in the works to introduce a “Dollar Menu and More” value menu with some interesting new additions.Over the years we’ve seen changes on the Dollar Menu such as the Double Cheeseburger being replaced with the McDouble and the 4-piece McNuggets taking an exit. We’ve also seen McDonald’s toy with the value menu double burger with alterations like the Daily Double and the Bacon McDouble. Add-options have always been available, but for the most part not really advertised. With the Dollar Menu and More, adding bacon to anything won’t seem too unusual and the same goes for adding a burger patty. The newbie Grilled Onion Cheddar currently on the Dollar Menu will be made a Grilled Onion Cheddar McDouble for $1.79. According to the article, the Dollar Menu and More will be tested in Albuquerque, Memphis, Fresno, Hartford, Connecticut and Columbia, South Carolina. Check out the new grub:
Southwest Burger: This looks like the most far-out item from the new offerings. The white Cheddar we’re familiar with from the Grilled Onion Cheddar is featured along with a barbeque ranch sauce and tortilla strips. Also available with an additional burger patty for 79-cents more to make it a Southwest McDouble.
Dijon Swiss Burger: Fans of Swiss cheese are probably disappointed to see the Mushroom & Swiss Angus no longer on the McDonald’s menu so the return of Swiss comes in the form of the Dollar Menu Dijon Swiss Burger. The burger also features lettuce, pickles, and mustard sauce. Also available as a Dijon Swiss McDouble for $1.79.
Bacon McChicken: It’s about time the McChicken receive a much needed upgrade. The Dollar Menu McChicken with added white Cheddar and new thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon becomes the new Bacon McChicken. Priced at $1.79.Buffalo McChicken: This is your standard McChicken made just with added buffalo sauce. A Hot ‘n Spicy McChicken with added buffalo sauce to make a Hot ‘n Spicy Buffalo McChicken sounds entirely possible.Buffalo Bacon McChicken: Here’s where some McDonald’s Math comes into play with the $1 Buffalo McChicken becomes $1.79 with the addition of bacon, but not bacon and cheese (see Bacon McChicken above). So an extra burger patty and strips of bacon are both a 79-cent upcharge.
So out of all the new menu items available in select markets, which one would you like to see make the national jump? How do you feel about value menus and the prices that keep creeping up? What’s your current favorite McDonald’s Dollar Menu item? Let’s discuss!