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‘I tried McDonald’s new Mediterranean summer menu – the lasagne burger blew my mind’

McDonald’s fans are in for a real treat as the fast-food giants are launching not just one, but four new burgers, sides, a pink drink and a limited-edition McFlurry as part of their summer menu

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McDonald’s: A look at fast food chain’s new Mediterranean menu

Customers are invited to enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean over the coming months at McDonald’s, starting from June 8, with flavors from Italy, Spain and Cyprus.

There are four new burgers, including The Italian Stack (inspired by lasagne), the Crispy Chicken Italiano, The Spanish Stack and The Chicken Fiesta.

To go with these, we’ll see the return of mozzarella dippers as well as the introduction of halloumi fries, a limited-edition Tiramisu McFlurry and a Spanish Fruit Punch drink.

We got to give the entire new menu a try ahead of its release and I can honestly say that this might just be my favorite thing McDonald’s has ever done.

Yes, really.







Courtney Pochin got to try the new summer menu
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On Wednesday, June 8 an Italian-themed menu will be launching across the UK and Ireland, with the Italian Stack, Crispy Chicken Italiano, Mozzarella dippers and the Tiramisu McFlurry.

Inspired by lasagne, the Italian Stack is made up of layers of beef patties, slices of mozzarella, crispy onions, a rich tomato sauce, bechamel sauce, and lettuce, served in a toasted tomato and herb bun.

It’s got all the flavors of everyone’s favorite comfort pasta dish, mixed with the traditional taste of a McDonald’s burger and it’s a genius combination. It blows my mind that this didn’t exist sooner.

The only issue you might have is getting your chops around the thing as it’s stacked very high.







The Crispy Chicken Italiano with pesto style sauce
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The Italian Stack is inspired by lasagne
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Next, there’s the Crispy Chicken Italiano, made with a chicken burger, topped with tomato, mozzarella, red onion and lettuce, drizzled in a basil pesto sauce in a toasted ciabatta style bun.

The pesto style sauce pairs so well with the other fillings and gives it a fresh taste and the chicken fillet inside is very generous in size. No cardboard-like meat here.

Following in the footsteps of the Crispy McFillet burger which had truffle mayo, this feels fancier than your average Maccas fare and I’ll definitely be ordering more of these.

To finish off, the taste of Italy also brings a new Tiramisu McFlurry, with chocolate flavored biscuit pieces and a coffee and chocolate sauce that is sure to please those with a sweet tooth. I’m not a big coffee fan, but the flavor is quite mild, so I didn’t struggle to eat this.







The Spanish Stack
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The Chicken Party
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For the other half of the menu, we head on over to Spain and Cyprus on July 27 – be prepared for a lot of paprika.

Both of these burgers are served in paprika buns, with the Spanish Stack featuring two beef patties, chilli cheddar, red onion, lettuce and a spicy tomato bravas style sauce.

The Chicken Fiesta is comprised of a vibrant orange chilli and paprika bun, filled with crispy chicken, chorizo, chilli cheddar, spicy tomato sauce, red onion and lettuce.

These were both perfectly fine burgers, but in my opinion, the star of this menu is the halloumi fries which come in a portion of four, are coated in a light batter and served with a pot of tomato dip.

If you love mozzarella dippers or any of the cheesy offerings from McDonald’s these are a must-try. No doubt about it, my new favorite McDonald’s item.







The halloumi fries are a must try!
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The Spanish Fruit Punch
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The new McDonald’s items will be available for kicking off with Italy and swapping to Spain and Cyrpus on July 27.

The new launch comes after a shake-up of the McDonald’s menu in April

Taste of Italy Menu – menu items only available from 8th June to 26th July

  • Italian Stack – £5.39
  • Italian Crispy Chicken – £5.39
  • Mozzarella Dippers – £1.99 (single) £5.39 (share box)
  • Tiramisu McFlurry – £1.19 (mini) £1.69 (regular)

Taste of Spain and Cyprus – menu items only available from 27th July to 6th september

  • Spicy Spanish Stack – £5.39
  • Chicken Party – £5.39
  • Halloumi Fries – £2.49 (single) £6.49 (share box)
  • Punch – £2.29 (M) £2.61 (L)

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