The Chicken Big Mac sold out in the U.K. in 10 days. / Photo courtesy of McDonald’s.
McDonald’s is finally planning to sell a Chicken Big Mac in the U.S.
The Chicago-based burger giant over the weekend said that it will start testing a Big Mac made with chicken patties rather than burgers at select locations in Miami later this month.
The Chicken Big Mac will be made with crispy tempura chicken patties along with the chain’s Big Mac sauce, pickles, shredded lettuce and American cheese.
“We’re always looking to give our fans more ways to enjoy the classic menu items they know and love,” the company said in a statement over the weekend.
McDonald’s introduced its Chicken Big Mac earlier this year. The company sold out of the product within 10 days, leading McDonald’s to pull the sandwich from its menu.
The burger giant has been pushing chicken hard in recent years, notably with the introduction of its Crispy Chicken Sandwich last year. And company executives have indicated plans to continue offering new products featuring chicken.
“Chicken continues to be a significant opportunity for us,” CEO Chris Kempczinski told investors last month, before referring to a pair of global chicken sandwiches the chain has on its menu in many markets.
“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. So that’s going to be a priority area.”
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