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McDonald's says adult Happy Meals aren't coming to UK

Jake Massey

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McDonald's says adult Happy Meals aren't coming to UK

McDonald's has confirmed there are no plans to rollout adult Happy Meals in the UK.

The Happy Meal was a staple childhood treat for many of us, but as we grow up, they get phased out in favour of the main menu and a more substantial order. 

However, some McDonald's fans will now be able to grab themselves a grown-up version of the beloved Happy Meal, with a grown-up Big Mac or 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, fries, a drink and, of course, that all-important toy.

The meal comes with a collectible figurine. Credit: McDonald's
The meal comes with a collectible figurine. Credit: McDonald's

They go on sale in the US from Monday (3 October), but sadly you won't be able to get a hold of one this side of the pond.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, a Maccies spokesperson said: "We have no plans to roll this out in the UK."

Gutted.

Taking to social media, McDonald's lovers shared their dismay at the news.

One person wrote: "I imagine there must be a distinct lack of happy adults in the UK."

Another said: "Absolutely devastating. I won't sleep at night knowing I won't get an adult happy meal."

While a third added: "I'd still buy the kids one for myself I've been having them for donkeys years."

The adult Happy Meal is being launched in the US in conjunction with Cactus Plant Flea Market, and comes with four collectible figurines: Grimace, the Hamburglar, Birdie and a new character called Cactus Buddy. 

The Cactus Plant Flea Market Box is the first of its kind and features Cactus Plant Flea Market's signature style, alongside McD's iconic Golden Arches.

Customers will be able to grab one in-restaurant, in the Drive-Thru or via the McDonald's app - but they will have to be quick, as they're available while stocks last. 

The new adult Happy Meals go on sale next week. Credit: McDonald's
The new adult Happy Meals go on sale next week. Credit: McDonald's

Tariq Hassan, McDonald's USA Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer, said: "We're taking one of the most nostalgic McDonald's experiences and literally repackaging it in a new way that's hyper-relevant for our adult fans. 

"I can't wait to give fans a unique piece of art and culture as we dive headfirst into the dynamic world of Cactus Plant Flea Market together next week.

"With menu favourites like the Big Mac and McNuggets at the centre of this collab, this is another way we're reigniting a new generation’s love for our food and the brand."

Featured Image Credit: McDonald's / Instagram eye35.pix / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: UK News, Food And Drink, McDonalds

Jake Massey
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