McDonald's brings back breakfast and other items on limited menu from today

McMuffins, milkshakes and Mayo chickens are all making a comeback

Sarah Young
Thursday 02 July 2020 09:16 BST

McDonald's is bringing back a number of popular food items to its menus, including breakfast.

Since it began reopening for delivery, drive-thru and takeaway in May, the fast-food chain has been offering a limited menu to its customers as part of a phased reopening of branches and services amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The restricted offering has meant that a host of much-loved items have not been available but now McDonald's has confirmed it is putting some favourites back on the menu.

From Wednesday 8 July, all McDonald’s restaurants will be adding six items to the existing menu including milkshakes, Mayo chicken, Bacon mayo chicken, Hot chocolate, Bacon double cheeseburger and organic milk as part of Happy Meals.

The fast food chain said it is continuing to adapt its kitchens to social distancing and safety measures and will be constantly reviewing what it is able to sell, adding that it hopes to reintroduce more items later in the summer.

“From 11 am, on Wednesday 8 July, we will reintroduce some of the main menu items you’ve told us you’re missing, as we slowly seek to return to our full menu,” said Paul Pomroy, McDonald’s UK & Ireland CEO.

The first limited menu included the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, Chicken Sandwich, Vegetable Deluxe, hamburger, cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, chicken McNuggets, chicken selects, Filet-o-Fish, fries, mozzarella dippers, veggie dippers, fruit bag, McFlurries and a selection of drinks.

In his statement, Pomroy added that following a successful trial, all but 28 of the 1329 restaurants now open across the UK and Ireland will be reopening for breakfast hours. However, the chain will be serving a limited menu including hash browns, McMuffins and pancakes.

“Following a successful first week of the pilot, I am delighted to announce that also on Wednesday 8 July we will extend breakfast service to over 1,000 restaurants,” Pomroy said.

“This will still be a limited menu, for now – no bagels, wraps or porridge, but as with the main menu, we’re working on returning popular missing items later in the year.”

McDonald’s also provided customers with an updated on its popular Monopoly promotion, which has run since 2005 in the UK, revealing that it has been postponed until next year.

“To enable safe working and social distancing inside our restaurants and to minimise the pressure on our employees, we have decided to cancel this year’s Monopoly VIP campaign,” Pomroy explained.

“It creates a great deal of excitement inside our restaurants and relies heavily upon menu items we cannot safely reintroduce yet. Rest assured, we are already planning for Monopoly 2021 and hope to be able to bring this popular promotion back next Spring.”

Starting next week, some restaurants will also be changing their opening times, with many returning to 24-hour service.

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