Let's face it, guys, there's nothing innately more American than McDonald's. Hell, even Donald Trump's go-to fast food spot is The Golden Arches. Deny it all you want, but here in the good ol' U.S. of A — Mickey D's reigns supreme. The Dollar Menu in particular has been a favorite among broke college students and penny-pinchers alike for years. Even after it was discontinued in 2013, people still managed to figure out a way to eat cheap. Turns out however, the beloved Dollar Menu is about to get a serious upgrade/reboot come 2018. Question is, will it be better or worse? In our opinion, if it ain't broke, don't fix it — but the jury is still out.
That being said, sources have revealed some pretty enticing (mouth-watering) information. Starting January 4, McDonald's will be offering $1 $2 and $3 Dollar Menu options. Within each price point, customers can choose a breakfast, burger, chicken, or beverage. In a recent press release McDonald's USA President, Chris Kempczinski explained:
"We built this new menu with variety and value firmly in minds. Our new value menu includes surprises like our completely new Classic Chicken sandwich, the inclusion of our Happy Meal, and more."
Below we have listed each tier of the value menu. We're not going to lie to you guys, we're pretty stoked. Each price point offers a variety of different options that appeal to everyone's tastes:
$1 Menu Items
Soft drink (any size)
$2 Menu Items
Buttermilk Crispy Tenders (2 pieces)
Small McCafé beverage
$3 Menu Items
Sausage McMuffin with Egg
Classic Chicken Sandwich
To be honest, Kempczinski had us at the mention of the all new Classic Chicken sandwich. Sure, we love a good Big Mac, but McDonald's has been known to slay the chicken game every now and again and we sincerely doubt that's about to change. The new sandwich is described as an all white meat buttermilk crispy chicken filet, a toasted bun free of high-fructose corn syrup, pickles, and the recently introduced sweet and tangy Signature Sauce. Hello, new hangover meal, nice to formerly meet you!
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