McDonald’s adds permanent new McCrispy burger to menu – for first time in 15 years

If you love McDonald’s and your go-to order involves chicken, then you might be excited to hear the fast-food chain is launching a new chicken burger – set to hit restaurants next week.

The McCrispy has been branded a “game-changer” by the company who claim it is the “crispiest, crunchiest chicken burger out there”. The new item will be a permanent addition to their menu, making it the first permanent chicken burger they’ve launched in 15 years – following on from the grilled chicken burger in 2007.

Available from Wednesday, October 19, the McCrispy is made with 100% chicken breast fillet, which has been marinated in black pepper and cayenne. It’s topped with McDonald’s classic mayonnaise with added cracked black pepper and a savoury roasted chicken flavour to give it a “fancy” and “umami” tase.

The whole thing is then served in a 4-inch artisan glazed bun, that has a “sweet nutty toasted flavour”.

The McCrispy will be available for £6.49 as part of an Extra-Value meal.

TV presenter Maya Jama has been announced as the face of the new burger and will feature in an advert for it, along with several other famous faces, including comedian Leigh Francis, rapper Michael Dapaah and girl-boss gamer Elz the Witch.

Speaking about the McCrispy, Jama said: “I love a chicken burger and am a self-confessed chicken connoisseur, so when I found out Macies was launching this new burger, I had to get involved.”

The launch of the new burger comes after McDonald’s tested a Crispy McFillet in March 2022 across a few restaurants in the Midlands and Ireland.

It proved to be a big hit with customers, with many appreciating the “crunchiness” of the burger and the bun.