Americans finally get the chance to be lovin’ it! McDonald’s will start selling Chicken Big Mac in the US this month after limited edition was such a huge hit in Britain it sold out in ten days
- The sandwich will be rolled out at only certain stores in Miami for a limited time
- The UK burger was 59 cents more expensive than the regular Big Mac in Britain
- It sold out five weeks earlier than McDonald’s planned and hasn’t yet returned
McDonald’s is running the chicken test in the US after its Chicken Big Mac sold out in the UK after only 10 days.
‘We’re always looking to give our fans more ways to enjoy the classic menu items they know and love,’ said McDonald’s in a statement to Fox 6.
The new sandwich will be rolled out later this month for a limited time at only certain stores in Miami as part of the US taste test. McDonald’s has yet to confirm store locations.
McDonald’s is confident in its chicken run after the burger became a roaring success in Britain, selling out nearly five weeks earlier than the chain had planned.
The new fan favourite Big Mac Chicken burger (pictured) from McDonald’s has sold out in the UK – leading the fast food chain to pull it from the menu temporarily
‘Well, that escalated quickly,’ said the McDonald’s Twitter account when the burger sold out after it was introduced to the UK in February, intended to be on the menu until March 15.
‘Your love for the limited edition Chicken Big Mac knew no bounds and it’s sold out almost everywhere.’
The UK burger was 59 cents more expensive than the regular Big Mac when it launched, but prices for the US version have yet to be disclosed.
Although British fans have been promised that the burger will return, there is no date set for its UK comeback.
Distraught fans of the fast food chain took to Twitter to vent their frustration at the burger being taken off the menu back in February.
The timing has led to speculation that McDonald’s is trying to rule the roost with its new chicken burger after Chick-fil-A’s market dominance grew over the past few years.
Popeye’s also introduced its chicken sandwich in 2019 to great success, with Burger King and Wendy’s soon following suit with their own chicken snacks.
At the time, a spokesperson said: ‘The demand has been incredible and we simply cannot keep up.
‘As such we’ve made the decision to pause the promotion, let our restaurant teams and suppliers restock and get ready for its return in a few weeks.
‘We’ll keep customers informed about its return through the usual channels. Thank you to everyone who has made this our most popular launch ever.
‘We can’t wait to bring it back for even more customers to enjoy.’
But while British fans are still left waiting, American customers in Miami will get to enjoy the new chicken edition to McDonald’s menu.