McDonald's Brings Back Super Popular Discontinued Item

McDonald's Spicy McNuggets are making a comeback. They returned to US stores on March 25.

Food blogger @snackolater hinted on Instagram that the Spicy McNuggets might be returning. McDonald's USA confirmed the news, saying, "Spice-loving McDonald’s fans, you’re in luck – because our Spicy Chicken McNuggets are returning to the menu in select local markets. The Spicy Chicken McNuggets will be available starting March 25, for a limited time only at participating restaurants."

Fans are ecstatic. One person on X said, "Spicy McNuggets are back. It’s a good day." Another pleaded, "I’ll do anything if you make the Spicy McNuggets a permanent menu item. Please please please."

The nuggets have been missed. However, McDonald's noted that they'll be available only in select locations and for a limited time.

If they're at your nearest McDonald's, get them while you can. Enjoy the spicy treat before it disappears again.

McDonald's menu has seen a rotating cast of items over the years, with some fan favorites making comeback appearances after being discontinued. Here are a few notable mentions:

  1. The McRib, a saucy, pork sandwich, has been playing a game of hide and seek with the menu since its introduction in 1981. Its periodic returns create a buzz among fans who can't get enough of its unique taste.
  2. Spicy McNuggets made a spicy splash when first introduced and have since been a hot topic every time they're brought back. Their limited-time appearances keep fans on their toes, eagerly awaiting their return.
  3. The Szechuan Sauce, famously linked to a "Rick and Morty" episode, saw a fervent demand for its return. McDonald's answered by bringing it back for a short period, causing quite the stir among fans of the show and the sauce alike.
  4. Salad lovers felt a pang of loss when McDonald's removed salads from the menu in 2020 due to the pandemic. As of now, there's been no word on their return, leaving health-conscious diners hopeful for a comeback.
  5. The Snack Wrap, a beloved item for those seeking a lighter option, was phased out in the US in 2016. Its discontinuation left fans clamoring for its return, demonstrating the lasting impact of even the simplest menu items.
  6. McDonald's once offered a pizza in the 1980s and 1990s, known as the McPizza. Despite its eventual discontinuation, it remains a topic of nostalgia and curiosity among long-time fans of the chain.
  7. The Hi-C Orange Lavaburst was a staple beverage choice for many McDonald's visitors until its removal in 2017. After vocal demands from fans, McDonald's announced its return in 2021, quenching the thirst of many nostalgic customers.
  8. The Arch Deluxe, introduced in the 1990s as a more "adult" burger, didn't quite hit the mark and was eventually discontinued. However, it's still remembered by fans as a unique attempt to cater to a more sophisticated palate.

Each of these items tells a story of McDonald's willingness to innovate and sometimes, resurrect beloved favorites in response to customer demand. Whether it's a fleeting taste of nostalgia or a permanent fixture, the excitement around these returns speaks to the enduring legacy of McDonald's menu.

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