McCrispy UK: what is the new McDonald’s chicken burger, when is it available to buy - how much will it cost?

Claimed to be the "crispiest, crunchiest chicken burger out there", the first new permanent chicken burger the company has launched in 15 years is now available to buy

McDonald’s have added a new chicken burger to their menu, called the McCrispy.

It is McDonald’s first permanent chicken burger that they have released in 15 years and will be available on lunch menus from 11am on Wednesday 19 October.

It follows on from the release of the grilled chicken burger in 2007 and has been branded a "game-changer" by the company, claiming it is the "crispiest, crunchiest chicken burger out there".

Alongside the launch of the McCrispy, a BBQ Bacon Stack and Twirl McFlurry will also be added to the main menu. As well as this, new Potato Waffles will be added to the breakfast menu. These items will be avaialble to buy from Wednesday 19 October.

Menawhile, Nacho Cheese Wedges will also be joining the menu from the 26 October.

The McCrispy is made with 100% chicken breast fillet, which has been marinated in black pepper and cayenne. It is topped with McDonald’s classic mayonnaise with added cracked black pepper and a savoury roasted chicken flavour to give it a "fancy" and "umami" taste. It is then served in a four inch artisan glazed bun, that has a "sweet nutty toasted flavour".

It will be available across McDonald’s restaurants for £6.49 as part of an Extra-Value meal.

Big Narstie, Olivia Attwood, Keith Lemon and Davide Sanclimenti were spotted amongst the line-up attending the exclusive McDonald’s McCrispy launch party in Manchester on Wednesday evening. TV presenter Maya Jama has been announced as the face of the new burger and will feature in an advert for it, alongside comedian Leigh Francis, rapper Michael Dapaah and girl-boss gamer Elz the Witch. The ad will appear on screens from next week.

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 McCrispy 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.

What else is McDonald’s adding to its menu?

McDonald’s is also set to add five new items to its menu next week - including the McCrispy burger.

Mini potato waffles will be added to the breakfast menu for the first time. The waffles will come in a portion of three for £1.39, and customers will be able to order them as part of a breakfast meal from Wednesday 19 October.

The company is also bringing back the BBQ Bacon Stack for the first time since last summer. The double burger with pepper jack cheese and bacon will replace the Big Tasty burger.

Two other new additions will be Nacho Cheese wedges, £2.29 for a portion of five or £5.99 for a sharebox, and a Twirl McFlurry. The cheese wedges will be on the menu from 26 October.

The limited edition choices will be available for the next six weeks, but the McCrispy burger is here to stay.