Great Tastes of America returns to McDonald’s UK


The famous Great Tastes of America promotion is back at McDonald’s for a tenth year and this year the burger flavours are more authentic than ever before.

Introducing three brand new burgers, the Tennessee Stack, the New York Stack and the Tex Mex Stack, each burger is big on flavour, delivering a true taste of America for UK customers. As well as three new burgers, customers will see the return of the legendary Spicy Buffalo BBQ Chicken with a new twist. For the first time, customers who are brave enough will be able to choose whether they want to have their Spicy Buffalo BBQ Chicken ‘Hot’ or ‘Extra Hot’.

Steven Howells Head of Food and Beverage Marketing at McDonald’s UK said: “We are delighted to bring Great Tastes of America back to the menu. This year the range has been re-designed with customers in mind to ensure the builds of our burgers are truly representative of America and we think this really comes through with the new big flavours. In addition to this, we’ve introduced one of our hottest sauces yet and we are excited to see what our customers think.

Made with 100% British and Irish beef, each new burger offers an exciting flavour of America from some of its states:

· The Tennessee Stack - Featuring a rich Tennessee style BBQ sauce, two beef burgers, Beechwood smoked bacon, grilled onions and smoky cheese in a flour topped bun

· The New York Stack – Featuring a sesame and poppy seed topped bagel, two beef burgers, tomato ketchup, mustard, Beechwood smoked bacon, cheese, chunky slaw and pickles

· The Tex Mex Stack -  Featuring crispy nachos, two beef burgers, Pepper Jack cheese, spicy smoky sauce and a hot and spicy bun

Made with 100% chicken breast, the Spicy Buffalo BBQ Chicken is a deliciously spicy chicken burger packed with flavour for that extra kick –

· Featuring succulent chicken breast fillet in a crispy coating, Beechwood smoked bacon, pepper Jack cheese, spicy Buffalo BBQ sauce and a toasted sesame seed topped bun. 

Also included in the promotion, are the new Caramel Cheesecake and Strawberry Cheesecake McFlurry as well as three new McCafe Iced beverages including the Berry Burst Smoothie, the Belgian Chocolate Honeycomb Frappe and the Frozen Strawberry Lemonade to get your summer started early. McDonald’s are also bringing Cheese Bites back to the menu for a limited time only.

Strawberry Cheesecake McFlurry

· Soft dairy ice cream swirled with white chocolate cheesecake truffle pieces, biscuit crumble and strawberry sauce

Caramel Cheesecake McFlurry

· Soft dairy ice cream swirled with white chocolate cheesecake truffle pieces, biscuit crumble and caramel sauce

The Berry Burst Smoothie

· Smooth wild berry fruit drink, freshly prepared with real fruit juice and blended ice

Belgian Chocolate Honeycomb Iced Frappe

· Blended with milk chocolate honeycomb and Belgian chocolate chips, each frappe comes topped with cream and drizzled in rich chocolate sauce

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

· Tangy frozen lemonade freshly prepared and mixed with a sweet strawberry swirl

Cheese bites

· Made with a blend of mozzarella and Emmental cheese, with a crispy herb batter, served in a portion of 10 with a Rich Tomato Dip

Great Tastes of America will be available at McDonald’s from Wednesday 27th April 2016    for six weeks in participating restaurants. Each burger will be available for two weeks[1] at a time, starting with The Tennessee Stack. The Spicy Buffalo BBQ Chicken is available from the 27th April until 7th June. The Strawberry Cheesecake and Caramel Cheesecake McFlurry run from the 27th April until the 7th June and all three McCafe beverages are available from the 27th April until the 11th October. Cheese bites are available from the 27th April until the 7th June.

About McDonald’s UK

· McDonald’s currently operates over 1,200 restaurants across the UK, serving more than three million customers every day.

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McDonald’s Food sourcing

· All of McDonald’s beef is sourced from more than 16,000 British and Irish farmers.

· McDonald’s only uses whole cuts of British and Irish beef, sourced from traceable, quality-assured farms.  It doesn’t use any binders, fillers or trimmings in its burgers.

· All McDonald’s burgers are made from 100% beef with nothing added except a pinch of salt and pepper after cooking.

· In April 2013, McDonald’s became the first high street restaurant chain to serve 100% RSPCA assured pork across its entire UK menu. This means all sausage and bacon products served are from British farms that meet the RSPCA’s strict welfare standards.

· In November 2013, McDonald’s won a Compassion in World Farming ‘Good Sow Commendation’ in recognition of its commitment to improve the welfare of breeding sows.

· Since 2007, McDonald’s has been using organic semi-skimmed milk from UK dairies in all of its teas, coffees, Happy Meal milk bottles and porridge.

· All the whole milk used in milkshakes and sundaes is sourced from British and Irish farms.

· In 2007 McDonald’s won a Compassion in World Farming ‘Good Egg Award’. 

· McDonald’s UK uses free-range eggs produced to the Lion Quality Code of Practice or equivalent.

· McDonald’s won the RSPCA Good Business Award in 2008 and again in 2009 for its long term commitment to improving animal welfare.  Overall McDonald’s has won four RSPCA awards in eight years.

· In 2013, over 5,000 hectares of UK farmland grew potatoes for our French Fries, Hash Browns and Potato Rosti.

· McDonald’s serves Rainforest Alliance© certified coffee.

· All of the potatoes used in the iconic French fries in the UK are sourced from Britain

[1] The Tennessee Stack available from 27th April to 10th May. The New York Stack available from 11th May to 24th May. The Tex Mex Stack available 25th May to 7th June. At participating restaurants.

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