McDonald’s USA has announced that a pair of menu innovations will debut at restaurants nationwide next month that should appeal especially to spice-seeking customers: Spicy Chicken McNuggets and Mighty Hot Sauce. Both will be available September 16 at approximately 14,000 outlets for a limited time.
Breaded with a sizzling tempura coating made of both cayenne and chili peppers, the dippable Spicy Chicken McNuggets are joining the QSR operator’s classic McNugget lineup.
“For those who care to dial up the heat, we’ve crafted our new Mighty Hot Sauce, boasting a powerful blend of crushed red peppers and spicy chilis. The new dipping sauce is both our first new sauce innovation since 2017 and the hottest one available at McDonald’s,” said Linda VanGosen, vice president of menu innovation.”
She added: “This is the first time we’ve introduced a new flavor of Chicken McNuggets in the US since they came to menus in 1983. As our customers have been asking for Spicy McNuggets for some time now, we couldn’t think of a better time to bring them to our menus.”
Spicy Heat, Meet Cool and Sweet
To give customers the sweet, cool relief they might need after experiencing the Spicy Chicken McNuggets heat, McDonald’s is introducing the new Chips Ahoy! McFlurry. This treat features vanilla soft-serve, caramel topping and Chips Ahoy! cookie pieces blended throughout. It will be offered in snack and regular sizes for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide beginning September 16.