Is there a country that loves fast food like the United States? It has become part of the culture and has been exported with that mindset to other countries. Simply mentioning fast food brings to mind one company in particular, McDonald’s.
A company of its success has to have a wide range of menu items for its patrons. However, not all have hit the mark. In this article, we look at the ones that have been a hit and ranked the company at the top. If you don’t agree with our list, you can submit your views on the www.mcdfoodforthoughts.com survey.
McGriddles Breakfast Sandwich
Breakfast in the city is a luxury. You are always trying to beat traffic on your way to the office. But still, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. McGriddles is your portable McDonald’s breakfast. A combination of bacon, eggs, and pancakes made it the perfect dish to start your day.
While we are on the topic of breakfast, we must pay homage to the true McDonald’s breakfast menu item. The Egg McMuffin was a recreation of the classic Eggs Benedict. And from the sales record, the Eggs McMuffin might just give the classic breakfast dish a run for its money.
McDonald’s are known for their tasty and crisp beef cheeseburger. While it is sizeable, there are days one single burger looks like a paltry meal. The introduction of the double cheeseburger in 2003 was a hit. It was part of the Dollar Menu but it was welcomed with open arms.
Many fast-food restaurants have been accused of offering tasteless salads, simply a mix of lettuce and onions. But not the premier fast-food company. Even health and fitness-conscious patrons are enticed by McDonald’s Southwest Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Salad. Next time, you are at a McDonald’s, just look at how many people order the salad.
What’s the best way to end your trip at a McDonald’s chain? With an apple pie to go. Apple pies have also proven to be a substitute for French fries, mainly due to their nutritional value.
Ever since their introduction in the 1980s, chicken nuggets have been a favorite McDonald’s menu item. It might seem odd that a burger-focused restaurant has popular nuggets. But that’s just the quality and mentality of being number one. Everything they do, they do well.
Happy Meals are a great hit. The colorful menu item is a success with its kids. Don’t be surprised by the number of kids collecting toys from McDonald’s.
What made snack wraps a success was the variety that is offered and its portability. Urbanites never have the time to sit down and enjoy a meal. A snack wrap allowed them to have a Buttermilk Crispy or Grilled option on the go.
McDonald’s strategic marketing efforts have made Big Mac one of their best-selling menu items. Everyone wants a taste of the hunky and beef glory. Offered in two sizes, Mac Jr. and Grand Big Mac, you cannot picture McDonald’s without the Big Mac.
Believe it or not, French fries are the most sold menu item from McDonald’s. To hypothesize, it has to the fact that the fries are salty and very addictive. The fries are also fresh and can serve as a side dish to any other menu item.