McDonald’s Dollar Menu Will Include Happy Meals and a New Chicken Sandwich
The return of one of America’s favorite franchises is almost here. Nope, not Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Think saltier… Yes, after teasing this summer that the McDonald’s Dollar Menu would be making a comeback in 2018, the fast food giant has finally unveiled the new look of the once-popular low-priced menu that the chain officially axed back in 2013.
This time around, the so-called “Dollar Menu” isn’t exclusive to items that you can buy with a single bill. Similar to some of the burger brand’s other recent specials, this reincarnation of the classic offer instead has items priced in multiples of a dollar from $1 to $3. But that’s not to say there aren’t deals to be had.
According to Brand Eating, the final item list will look like this: $1 will score you a Sausage Burrito, McChicken, Cheeseburger, or any size fountain drink; the $2 tier features Sausage McGriddles, the Bacon McDouble, any small McCafe drink and the relatively new and popular two-piece Buttermilk Crispy Tenders; and finally, for $3, you can walk with a Sausage McMuffin with Egg, Triple Cheeseburger, Happy Meal or a brand new Classic Chicken Sandwich—apparently a simple take on a chicken sandwich featuring a buttermilk crispy chicken filet.
But let’s back up a second here: The biggest news on this list would appear to be the inclusion of a Happy Meal for $3. Granted, at $3, it’s probably not a huge price break from what you’re already paying (in fact, depending on where you live, it appears it could potentially be a price increase). However, the simple psychology of assigning a set price to a popular menu item at participating restaurants around the country—and then including that on a “value” menu—would seem like a great way to move more of the kid’s meals.
The new Dollar Menu is reportedly set to start rolling out at the end of this year, leaving a bit of time to start hoarding singles.