McDonald's is updating its reduced menu - and milkshakes are coming back

McDonald's has announced it's updating its reduced menu from next week, bringing back some firm favourites, including milkshakes.

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 3:37 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 4:23 pm

From 11am on Wednesday, July 8, McDonald's said it will be reintroducing some of the main menu items customers have been missing.

Next week, milkshakes, mayo chicken, bacon mayo chicken, hot chocolate and the bacon double cheese burger will all be rejoining the menu.

And it's a welcome back to breakfasts too. Also from Wednesday nex week, breakfasts will be extended to over 1,000 restaurants, with a limited menu. Although anyone wanting a bagel, wrap or porridge will have to wait a little while longer as these will not be making a return just yet.

McDonald's is updating its menu - and milkshakes are coming back

Happy Meal organic milk bottes will also be making a welcome return for younger customers.

McDonald's UK & Ireland CEO, Paul Pomroy, said: "We are delighted to be back. We continue to see such a fantastic reaction from customers across the country and we are so grateful to you all for the continued support.

"As our restaurant teams are settling into the new ways of working, we’ve been working hard to identify ways in which to extend our menu, operations and availability and today I am pleased to update you on a number of changes coming up this week and next.

"As ever, the safety of you and our employees comes first, so we are making gradual changes that we are confident still enable us to prioritise that safe working environment.

"Our ability to introduce some of these changes may also be impacted by factors specific to where certain restaurants operate.

"As always, we will continue to follow government guidelines."

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Rolling reopenings

Now that they have successfully trialled longer hours and takeaway service in a number of our restaurants, they will be extending them across the country. As with breakfast, this does mean hours and services in restaurants will vary. Takeaway service will gradually be rolled out takeaway from Friday July 3 to Wednesday July 8 to more than 800 restaurants. Some restaurants will also start to serve later into the evening, returning to 24 hour service in some locations.

Mr Pomroy added: "We can only make all of these changes with thanks to the brilliant support of our franchisees, employees and suppliers and I am so proud of the way the McDonald’s system continues to pull together to return to the ‘new normal’. It has not been easy.

"We have all be affected differently over the last few months. But as we’ve switched the lights, grills and fryers back on, welcoming cars, couriers and customers through the doors and Drive Thrus, we have found a way to bring Big Macs and McMuffins back to as many of you as possible whilst still prioritising everybody’s safety and wellbeing.

"I want to thank our brilliant employees working hard across the country in challenging, busy and new circumstances. I also want to thank our world-class supply chain who have maintained the supply of the great quality ingredients used in our restaurants.

"And thank you to all of you. The warm welcome our restaurant teams are receiving as they return to work has been fantastic. We are pleased to be back. Your patience as we adjust to the safety measures and changes to our operations has helped us reintroduce things like Shakes and McMuffins faster than we thought possible.

"Of course, we still aren’t fully back to normal, we aren’t ready to enable dine-in just yet and we know there are a few favourites still missing from the menu. We’re working on it, but will only do so safely, when the time is right. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you again soon."