McDonald’s has made an Australian burger hack an official menu item
Seems like McDonald’s has been keeping track of how you’ve been messing with its food.
It’s figured out that plenty of Aussies have been swapping out the Big Mac’s beef patties with chicken ones. So it did the only logical thing, and put the often-requested burger on the menu.
Predictably it’s called the Chicken Big Mac, and features all the other ingredients you’d get on the burger — lettuce, cheese, special sauce, on a sesame seed bun — but with McChicken patties instead.
Of course the Chicken Big Mac isn’t a purely an Australian thing. The Chicken Big Mac is sold in Qatar, Egypt, the UAE and the Netherlands — but for the rest of the world you’ll have to spend a little more time explaining your order.
Also launching in Australia are these Cheeseburger Shaker Fries, which is a seasoning that combines the taste of “beef, onions, pickle, ketchup, mustard and cheese” — you know, like a cheeseburger.
Shaker Fries are oddly a big thing Down Under, which we can prove by a dude who was selling a bag and a sachet of the seasoning for A$1,000 (US$744) back in 2014.
“It’s very limited edition,” Vandi Huynh told The City at the time. “It comes out less frequently than the Olympics, like once every six years.” We wonder how much his bag and sachet would fetch now.
Yep, Australians are also pretty weirdly obsessed with fast food too.