McDonald's is axing these NINE popular items from its menu and bringing back iconic chicken burger

The fast food retailer is making some big changes to its menu

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McDonalds has announced it is axing nine popular food items from its menu as it shakes up its offerings.

The fast-food chain has made the changes to enable it to introduce six new items to the menu - but it's left some fans disappointed over the loss of nine dishes.

It comes after McDonald's axed its mini potato waffles just last month however it did add a new vegan burger - much to the delight of non-meat eaters.

But this new shake up has left some fast-food fans disappointed.

One fan tweeted, "They literally removed the best burger on the menu"

Another unhappy customer put, "You should respond by bringing back the Big Tasty!"

One fan added, "Can we get the chicken snack wraps and cherry pies back in the menu like it’s 2003 again"

What items have been axed from McDonalds?

McDonalds has axed the following nine items from its menus:

  1. Cheesy Garlic Bites
  2. Aero Peppermint McFlurry
  3. Aero Chocolate McFlurry
  4. The Spicy Sriracha Chicken one - crispy
  5. The Spicy Sriracha Chicken one - grilled
  6. The Big Tasty
  7. The Big Tasty with bacon
  8. Caramel Waffle Latte
  9. Hot Chocolate Deluxe

What's coming to McDonald's UK?

The following items are returning to the McDonald's UK menu; The Grand Bic Mac with and without bacon, Chilli Cheese bites, The McSpicy chicken burger, Galaxy Chocolate McFlurry and the Galaxy Caramel McFlurry

McDonald's teased the return on its social media channels, it tweeted a snap from Jakes Food Bible and captioned it, "That’s right, the McSpicy is back and this time, it’s here to stay."

And one fan can't handle it, literally, and tweeted, "Far far far too spicy for me"

Another fan said, "The McPlant and the McSpicy are both my faves"

While a third fan added, "About time you got something spicy back."

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Meanwhile, some menu items will cost more to buy due to the rising inflation. Among the items affected are the Mayo Chicken burger, the Bacon Double Cheeseburger, the Bacon Mayo Chicken burger, the Triple Cheeseburger and the medium fizzy drink. 

The last time McDonald's increased its prices was in July last year when it blamed inflation and rising costs for the price hike.

The Mayo Chicken burger, a long-standing item on the Saver Menu, will jump from 99p to £1.19, an increase of 20 per cent. The Bacon Mayo Chicken will rise to £1.79, a rise of 12.6 per cent from its previous price of £1.59. And the increases to the Saver Menu don't stop there, as the Bacon Double Cheeseburger will now set you back £2.69 and the Triple Cheeseburger £2.89. A medium fizzy drink has increased by 10p, from £1.39 to £1.49. 

A spokesman told MailOnline, "We are committed to offering great tasting food at affordable prices. However, like many businesses, the impact of the increase in food and energy costs continues to affect our company and our franchisees."

"We carefully review and adjust pricing to offer great value and quality. At the same time, we continue to work hard on how we can provide our customer's value where it matters most, with personalised offers and rewards through the MyMcDonald's Rewards scheme."

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)