To complete my third McDonald’s related post in a row, I’m taking a look at the latest additions to the Australian menu. These new items were first brought to my attention by Burger Business, and are now visible on the McDonald’s Australia website.


Chicken McWings. Hmm, I’ve always been suspicious of chicken produced by burger establishments. Can these possibly be as good as KFC’s Wicked Wings? They look a bit like fried brains in the picture.

The Mates Brekkie Box. Now we’re talking! Two muffins (choice of bacon & egg / sausage & egg), two hash browns and two “creamy Espresso Prontos” for $9.95. And there I was wondering what to have for breakfast tomorrow. What? No, I don’t have any mates.

The Beef Mates Meal with a Grand Angus, a Quarter Pounder, 10 McBites, fries and drinks for $15.95. According to Burger Business, the fries are a “shared fries”, being two large fries in a single container. But the drinks are small? Oh well, add a shake and that’s lunch sorted. There’s also a Chicken Mates Meal with two McChicken burgers instead of the Grand Angus & Quarter Pounder if your mates aren’t very beefy.

If you’re really into Maccas chicken there’s also a Family Chicken Dinner BoxΒ for $24.95 available between 5pm and 11pm that includes 10 chicken McBites, four McWings, two McChicken burgers, two Chicken n Cheese burgers,Β Β two small fries, two medium fries and four small drinks. What’s with all the small drinks? Once that cup is packed with ice you’ll be lucky to get a mouthful. This seems like a fairly light and delicate introduction to McDonald’s chicken menu so that’s dinner sorted.

I think on Sunday I’ll be having a lie down.