May 102017

Disclosure: I received compensation from McDonald’s in exchange for writing this review. All opinions expressed here are my own and were not influenced in any way.

When I was a kid, going to eat at McDonald’s was the biggest treat there was. I don’t mean getting take-out, which was always awesome, but I mean eating inside. Whenever my sister, brother or I got a good report card, off to McDonald’s we would go. A lot has changed since then and I, for one, am excited about some awesome new changes at McDonald’s.

I got to experience some of the new changes at McDonald’s recently and I am wicked excited to share them with you here today.

You see, McDonald’s is always looking for new ways to raise the bar on everything they do — from their food, to putting more choice and control in the hands of their customers. They’re taking big steps to improve their customers’ dining experience at McDonald’s, offering new ways to order and pay, table service and premium menu choices.

Signature Crafted Sandwiches
It started with All Day Breakfast and continued with their updated Chicken McNuggets®. Then McDonald’s offered a Mac sandwich for every occasion and now, with inspiration from their customers, McDonald’s is proud to introduce Signature CraftedTM Recipes, made with premium ingredients and full of flavors everyone will love.

Customers can select a freshly prepared quarter-pound 100 percent beef patty, Buttermilk Crispy Chicken or Artisan Grilled Chicken with either a sesame seed bun or toasted Artisan Roll. They use premium ingredients for the Maple Bacon Dijon, Pico Guacamole and Sweet BBQ Bacon sandwiches on their new Signature CraftedTM Recipes menu.

I was invited to go back into the kitchen where they prepare all of their food and guys, it’s fresh. I saw all of the food and can personally attest to the quality of what was back there. I was super impressed.

Here are the three new sandwich offerings:

  • Pico Guacamole: Smooth and creamy meets chunky and spicy with white cheddar cheese, guacamole made with 100% Hass avocados, freshly prepared Pico de Gallo, crisp leaf lettuce and creamy buttermilk ranch sauce made with real buttermilk and sour cream blended with shallots, garlic and spices. Served with a fresh lime wedge.
  • Sweet BBQ Bacon: Sweet BBQ heat meets savory, with grilled onions, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, creamy white cheddar, delicious BBQ sauce, all topped with golden crispy onions.
  • Maple Bacon Dijon: A satisfying combination of sweet and savory, with grilled onions, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon with sweet maple seasoning, white cheddar, crisp leaf lettuce grown and a creamy Dijon sauce.

I had the Sweet BBQ Bacon on a sesame seed bun with grilled chicken and it was absolutely delicious.

“Just for You” Experience
McDonald’s is happy to provide their customers with more choices through the gradual rollout of their new “Just for You” experience at select Greater Boston locations.
As of May 5th, there are 11 restaurants in the region that have introduced the new features detailed below, with dozens more slated to do so throughout the year.

  • Touchscreen, self-order kiosks that let you order exactly what you want with more choices than ever before.
  • Pay your way: Now, when ordering at one of the touchscreens, you can pay with your card at the kiosk or use mobile pay options like Apple or Android Pay. (And yes, you can still pay at the cash register if you prefer.)
  • Table Service! At McDonald’s!: That’s right. Select McDonald’s locations in Greater Boston will now bring your food right to your table! The introduction of table service makes the dining-in experience more comfortable and convenient, and gives their crew members an opportunity to connect with guests in another personal way.

McDonald’s is super excited to give their customers a fun new way to enjoy every last bite of the new Signature Crafted Sandwiches with the new limited edition Frork™ , which was introduced on May 5th at participating McDonald’s (while supplies last).

The folks at McDonald’s found that when their customers’ toppings fall from their sandwiches, they reach for something to scoop them up: their World Famous Fries®.
The Frork™ has a silicon fork-shaped base with an opening at the top. It’s easy to use: simply insert three fries and start scooping! Customers have the chance to get a Frork™ with the purchase of any Signature Crafted™ Recipe menu item while supplies last on May 5 at participating restaurants.

Are you excited about all of the new changes at McDonald’s?

  96 Responses to “New and Exciting Changes are Coming to McDonald’s #ImLovinItNE #ad”

  1. It looks like they have some great new menu items. I would like to try the Sweet BBQ Bacon.

  2. I love this new direction that McDonald’s is taking. These flavors sound incredible, and that Frork! WOOT!

  3. Okay, the Frok is pretty funny. I definitely have used my fries to scoop up burger toppings before.

  4. That Frork idea is genius! We do love to head over to McDonald’s every now and then.

  5. That looks fun! I don’t eat burgers regularly but I will always go for a cheeseburger at McDonald’s, kinda strange? They are the only ones I like!!

  6. I just saw the signature sandwiches on the menu at our local McDonald’s. I love that they are giving diners more choices when it comes to their meals.

  7. I want a Frork! Don’t think we have those in Australia 🙁 I have to come back to Boston! Loved it when we visited back in September last year!

    I think the touch screens are pretty cool, we have a few of those over here and they are fun to use!

    As for table service, MY GOSH! How very unlike McDonald’s.

  8. I have always loved McD’s. I will sometimes stop just to grab a fri. I get the world needs healthy food options but I’m old – give me a quarter pounder and a fri and I’m a happy girl!

  9. As much as I would never take my kids here regularly, ever so often we visit. These look like tasty options.

  10. Ohh I just learned about this. I wanna try it out! Glad I came over your post. Can’t wait to taste the oness.

  11. I have not eaten at McDonalds in years. Maybe it is time for me to take a second look

  12. Wow! McDonald’s is looking good and I love all the exciting changes. I remember when I was pregnant with my first child. I craved McDonald’s hamburgers the entire pregnancy.

  13. How is that even McDonald’s?! That is insane and I can’t wait to try out those touch screens!

  14. I’m actually a fan of McDonald’s – we don’t eat out too often but we do visit Mickey D’s from time to time. These sandwiches actually look delicious!

  15. We love McD’s and I also worked there in high school. I’m excited to taste the new sandwiches. I live in Atlanta and I’ve noticed lots of upgrades to stores.

  16. You have a fancy McDonalds where you live. I didn’t even know they had come out with three new sandwiches. We don’t eat there very often.

  17. So many new options! We go a few times a year when we’re traveling to NJ. The kids love to get Happy Meals and it’s exciting for them to eat in the restaurant.

  18. I just love McDonalds so much. We’re there weekly, because I just love their fries. And their Diet Coke. I’ll have to try these new burgers. They look and sound fabulous.

  19. I love their fries fork idea. I love all of the new changes at McDonald’s, they seem to be evolving a lot lately.

  20. I love their fries fork idea. I love all of the new changes at McDonald’s, they seem to be evolving a lot lately.

  21. Definitely need to check out the frork, as I carry a spork with me for times when I’m eating yogurt or other things on the go. I know McD has to try new things but I really miss my chicken wrap sandwich which was perfect for my life on the go …

  22. This is really cool! I would love to have that fork! Awesome!!

  23. I did see that the McDonald’s by me had a new sandwich that looks really good. I may just have to go just for the fork! Pretty awesome!

  24. Wow, McDonald’s sure has changed a lot since I was a kid. I never imagined they would start offering table service.

  25. I had no idea that McDonalds was expanding their menu! That Sweet BBQ Bacon looks amazing! I hope these stick! It seems like they are always putting new things out there for a “limited time”. I really miss their swiss onion burgers 🙁

  26. This is so true; for my husband and myself, when we were kids, going to eat inside a McDonald’s was also a special treat.

    Wow, this place is spiffing up their look. The kiosk idea is definitely something you see more and more of these days.

  27. McDonalds has changed so much over the years and it is great to see they are always striving to make new changes and bring something different and unique to the fast food world.

  28. Mcdonalds was also a treat for us growing up. I actually do love the way their food taste no matter what the backlash say. As i say, everything in moderation is key. But i’m also glad that they also added healthier variations. A company that is not afraid to grow and learn will never be left by the times

  29. I enjoy McDonald’s breakfasts as well as their drinks, ice cream, and chicken sandwhiches. This is one of our spring and summer favorites to dine in at.

  30. I don’t remember the last time I had McDonald’s. The new decor looks fancy. I would never thought it’s McDonald’s.

  31. Man I can’t remember the last time I ate McDonalds but I miss it, especially the fries! The Frork sounds like such a fun idea!

  32. I can’t tell you the last time I ate fast food but some of thse look so good. Maybe on a cheat day 🙂

  33. I love the touch screen addition. And those photos are great. You’ve got me hungry now.

  34. I love McDonald’s too. I worked really hard to get good grades so that my parents will buy me a Big Mac. I never will outgrow my love for their delicious burgers!.

  35. I don’t eat at McDonald’s anymore myself but when I was a kid I have so many fond memories of getting my happy meals for my rewards too. Remember the old play equipment stuff they used to have a excellent what felt like hours claiming in those old metal play structures. And McDonald’s was the first place that I went to access the Internet on this free computer thing they had does anyone remember that ?

  36. Growing up overseas, you don’t get the same “experience” as you do in the states. With that being said, we were so happy to have a McDonalds. The difference is that McDonalds overseas taste 1000x better than they do in the states. When we got back, we were dying to try McDonalds because we didn’t believe that it would differ that much. We immediately got sick :o, whatttt? yes! I know right? However, I miss eating McDonalds as crazy as that sounds and this burger looks sooooooo yummy. Gah, I want to try it!

  37. McDonald’s is definitely taking fast food to the next level. I love the self-order kiosk’s and OMG, that Maple Bacon Dijon is calling my name!

  38. The new sandwiches look yummy. I love McD fries! I sometimes just drive thru for some fries for an afternoon snack. That Frork is hysterical.

  39. Oh McDonalds! How I love thee. Table service at McDonalds is pretty awesome if u do say so! This is fabulous!

  40. You got to love Mcdonalds. There burgers are the best and the BBQ bacon is just OMG!

  41. I am excited to see healthier options on the menu. This is great…and the upgrades are nice also.

  42. I love the better options with better ingredients. I’ll have to look into it. Maybe with my daughters food allergies we can eat there. I love Chick fil A, but with that being our only option to eat out, I’d love to see some McD’s!

  43. I love innovation and this certainly meets that mark! I love the idea of more artisan style sandwiches and the self ordering kiosk.

  44. Great idea with the fork! I never eat McDonalds for years, maybe it is the time to eat again since they put more vegetables into the burger

  45. I enjoyed reading how about going to McDonald’s was a treasured part of your childhood memories. Nice pics.

  46. It’s good to see McDonald’s offering more fresh food and artisan sandwiches. I love the new interior decor in most of the restaurants. It makes it look inviting and trendy.

  47. Woah I did not know mcdonalds does sponsored posts. Cool! Also, that fork is a little weird looking, but I would still try it!

  48. Woah I did not know mcdonalds does sponsored posts. Cool! Also, that fork is a little weird looking, but I would still try it!

  49. That fork is a fun idea. McDonald’s is awesome.

  50. I love the signature sandwiches. They have a lot of great flavors.

  51. This is a huge step for Mcdonald’s they have came a long way. Those meals looks delicious I feel like heading to McDonald’s asap…

  52. I love the new look and food McDonalds is going with. I wish mine would upgrade to this look, and finally offer free wifi!

  53. This is super cool. I’ve been wanting to try this actually!! Thanks for the info!

  54. It is nice that McDonalds’ upgrades their menu fare to match the season. I am a big fan of their burgers! I could survive on burgers alone! Good thing they now have signature crafted burgers. I’d love to try the one with Maple Bacon Dijon:

  55. Bacon Maple Dijon….yum. but wait, I have to back up…McDonalds re did their nuggets? Really?? How?

  56. These are all great changes to McDonald’.sI love the idea of the Frorks which would come in handy. The Signature Crafted Sandwiches I can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing the information.

  57. I honestly think that people has been quite unfair to McDonalds they do a lot for the community too via charities and honestly I do not like the food but they do have high standards.

  58. Love the frock concept. Looks like an exciting new menu.

  59. The frork is so interesting! McDonald fries are aways the best thing!

  60. We haven’t been in McDo for so long! The burger looks good. My husband think the frork idea is weird, I thought it’s unique.

  61. I’m sure a guy I know (and who i use to work with) would appreciate this change to McD. I should show him this. xx

  62. I love McDonald’s burgers. I could have them everyday and not grow tired of it. I love that they now have this Signature Crafted sandwiches. I will find out if they have it in our local McDonalds.

  63. I just tried one of their new chicken sandwiches and WOW! It was so good and tasted really fresh. I would pick it any day of the week!

  64. Going to McDonalds as a kid was such a treat when i was younger too. I am excited for their new changes!

  65. This is an interesting post because we have had those signature sandwiches for a couple of years here on the West Coast. I guess it just must be a regional thing. Although I have never heard of the Frork here. I will have to check into that.

  66. I can’t remember the last time I ate at McDonalds. I did just watch Founder about Ray Kroc, which was an interesting story about the beginnings of McDonalds. It’s great to see they are making changes to their restaurants and menu but I still don’t see myself eating there.

  67. Haha this is a brilliant post – I mean THE FRORKS!! Are we getting them in the UK? Pleaaaaase! I know that Maccies is sometimes a bit controversial but cmon who doesn’t love a cheeky BigMac, just show me one person!:) x

  68. I loved that you can use Apple Pay now! It’s so convenient to just use your phone to pay for things.

  69. I am fascinated by the Frork! That is such a neat concept! I am also looking forward to trying the new sandwiches. I think I’d go with chicken on an artisan roll with Sweet BBQ. Yum!

  70. It looks like McDonald’s is bringing their A game! This is a lovely spread of new things to try. I’m sure a lot of people will be looking forward to this.

  71. It’s nice to see McDonald’s bringing new things to their menu. It’s definitely going to be more fun to go and dine there this summer!

  72. This sandwich is looking nice. McDonald’s is my favorite brand. It is really a good new

  73. Not gonna lie, I kind of love McDonalds. I rarely eat there, but I love the new updates that they are doing to their stores!

  74. Oooo pica de gallo and guacamole! I LOVE that – I’ll be asking for that on my egg and cheese biscuits.

  75. I am here for these upgrades! I wish I was in Boston to be able to be able to create a signature sandwich. Hopefully it rolls out to NJ.

  76. I absolutely LOVE the self order kiosks! They have been popping up in the ones around us and it makes me so happy to see them! They are so easy to use.

  77. Well, at least there’s something new that I can eat at McDonald’s. But the question is, when will it be available for everyone? You have a nice McDonald’s branch out there.

  78. I don’t eat McDonalds or any fast food really. It’s nice they are updating their look and food.

  79. This sounds interesting. I’ve never been impressed with anything I’ve had at McDonald’s, to be honest—except for their vanilla chai frappe that was on the menu in Canada and then was discontinued! I’d be willing to give these new, healthier options a try, though.

  80. WOW so lucky!! i wanna be compensated by brands to post stuff like this. so awesome.

    The new upcoming imlovinit sounds amazing, i cant wait

  81. These are some really great changes. Those sandwiches looked wonderful, and I loved that new updated design in the restaurant, it looks amazing!

  82. wow good for Mcdonalds for revamping several things on their menu. I keep seeing the frork on youtube and it sounds oddly fun to do. Maybe it’ll come near me to give it a try.

  83. Oh my gosh, I just heard about the frork on NPR! I thought it was a joke! How funny!

  84. I’ve never heard of this before. Sounds like good news especially to those who go to McDonald’s regularly! This is awesome!

  85. These are great ideas for McDonald’s. I love all the new toppings and hope they keep them around.

  86. It was fun to see this fork for fries. But still fries are finger foods. So no need for extra complications 🙂

  87. OMG, I have seen the makeover they did to a McDonalds near my job and I have to say I was so impressed. It looked so fancy, nice, clean, and very modern no offence to the other McDonalds, but this look is way better although I don’t eat McDonalds often is nice to see that they are making changes and I like it 🙂

  88. They are one of my favorites for fast food. I like McDonalds and Arby’s. Nom Nom!

  89. THE NUGGETS ARE WHERE ITS AT!!!! However with this new diet it is mouthwatering to watch this, still not good for my health though xD Love that you had an inside look with the franchise

  90. Keeping pace with the times and tastes of their customers is crucial! Gotta say the Frork looks like it could be loads of fun!

  91. I keep trying to get my husband excited about this and he’s like gross. He just doesn’t know good!

  92. Way to step your game up McDonald’s! I can not wait to try that pico guacamole sandwich.

  93. As a McDonald’s investor, I am definitely loving the new initiative. Too bad that I am not from the Boston area, otherwise, I would love to try one of the new burgers.

  94. I hope it will be introduced in our place too. I love topping my burger with fresh greens/veggies.

  95. The fire fork is a pretty neat concept. It looks like they have some new exciting ideas on the menu /