McDonald’s removes Big Mac chicken from menu due to ‘high demand’

  • McDonald’s has removed the Chicken Big Mac from UK menus, which it attributed to an increase in demand.
  • A spokesperson told Insider that the limited-edition burger will return in a few weeks.
  • The burger, which costs $5.50, is available across the UK but not currently in the US.

McDonald’s is temporarily withdrawing its limited-edition Chicken Big Mac from its UK restaurants, citing “incredible” demand for the burger.

The fast food chain tweeted on its UK account that the Chicken Big Mac had sold out almost everywhere.

A spokesperson for McDonald’s UK and Ireland told Insider via email: “We have been delighted with the response from our customers to the limited edition Chicken Big Mac. Demand has been incredible and we cannot just not keep up.”

They added: “As such, we have made the decision to pause the promotion, let our catering teams and suppliers restock and prepare for its return in a few weeks. We will keep customers informed of its return by the usual channels.

The insider’s Kate Duffy reviewed the burger after waiting five years to taste it. The burger has been available in Australia since 2017 but is not currently offered in US restaurants.

The Chicken Big Mac is similar to a regular Big Mac but has chicken patties instead of beef burgers and costs $5.50.

In January, McDonald’s rolled out its Burger McPlant in all restaurants in the UK and Ireland after a successful trial. It also expanded its testing of the plant-based burger into 600 of its american restaurants.

“Thank you to everyone who made this the most popular launch ever,” the spokesperson added. “We can’t wait to bring it back so more customers can enjoy it.”

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