McDonald’s to heat up fall with Spicy Chicken McNuggets, Mighty Hot Sauce

Chips Ahoy! McFlurry also arrives for a limited time

McDonald’s will heat up the menu this autumn with the launch of new Spicy Chicken Nuggets, while cooling things off with the introduction of Chips Ahoy! McFlurry. The QSR giant expects to launch these items at participating US restaurants by September 16 as limited-time offerings (LTOs). The spicy Chicken McNuggets will be accompanied by Mighty Hot Sauce—another fall LTO.

Chicago-based McDonald’s says the new nuggets come coated with a breading of tempura that’s brushed with cayenne and chili peppers. The Mighty Hot Sauce, which is a blend of crushed red peppers and spicy chilis, will be promoted concurrently with the Spicy Chicken McNuggets.

The introduction of the Spicy Chicken McNuggets represent the only other flavor introduction in three decades since the classic version debuted.

The Chips Ahoy! McFlurry will feature vanilla soft-serve, caramel topping and Chips Ahoy! cookie pieces in the mix. Available in both snack and regular sizes for a limited time, participating locations will also offer the cool treat for a limited-time only.


“As our customers have been asking for Spicy McNuggets for some time now, we couldn’t think of a better time to bring them to our menus, said Linda VanGosen, VP, Menu Innovation at McDonald’s.

Photo credit: McDonald’s USA

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