McDonald’s Mondays: What’s your favorite item on the menu?


We spend a lot of time during McDonald’s Mondays talking about news stories, videos, and images — but we never talk about you! This week we’d like to change that and ask you one simple question; What is your all time favorite McDonald’s item?

If you love quarter pounders, let us know. If you loved McPizza and miss that, let us know too! Let’s tickle your taste buds this week.

I’ve actually had a hard time nailing down a definitive answer to this one, but I think I’m going to have to go with their Hot Mustard. Like all sauces, it’s intended for nuggets, and like all sauces, it’s delicious on everything. McDonald’s Canada discontinued it about 3 years ago, and since then I’ve been having friends and family smuggle it in from the States. It’s so good, and it’s not like anything else on the market.

But enough about me and my favorite menu item, past or present. What’s yours?

83 responses to “McDonald’s Mondays: What’s your favorite item on the menu?”

  1. night_star says:

    LOVED the MxExtra! But from what I understand it’s discontinued. Next up it the Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese

  2. ThatguyRob says:

    I MISS the McPizza and when they had fries and “seasoning” so you could season your fries! But now everything tastes “bland” to me BUT i love Mcflurries!

  3. Rox says:

    I must say I did really like the McPizza, but it’s long gone now. In pinch, when I want a McD’s fix, I go for the McNuggets. Mmmmmmmmmm.

  4. leeleelala says:

    My favourite is filet-o-fish. I like that burger since I was a kid (and I’m not usually faithful to one particular food). Filet-o-fish is still around but not all stores carry them now. I could understand the ones inside Wal-Mart and Union Station doesn’t carry it, but some actual retaurant doesn’t carry it neither. This is particular when I’m really craving for it!!

  5. roonie says:

    I don’t eat McDonalds often, but when I do, I have to have the Quarter Pounder with Cheese, fries and a Strawberry shake. That meal can solve all of my problems with a single bite.

  6. natalka says:

    I was a big lover of their pizza, too! I absolutely love their apple pies and nothing beats their orange drink. We go there so rarely now because of their prices, but I like a Big Mac or chicken nuggets once in a while, and their fries are still awesome.

  7. M@ says:

    My favourite item from when I worked there was the McDLT, made with the real cheddar from the salads (back before they replaced it with grated carrots (!?)) melted on the patty. With Big Mac sauce instead of mayonnaise. Unfortunately management eventually cracked down on those, probably because they were sick of losing a couple of bucks on every discounted employee meal.

    My all-time favourite standard menu item is the Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry. Followed by the Big Mac — still a great burger, as far as I’m concerned.

  8. Flexi says:

    McDonald’s is such a guilty pleasure but my favorite menu item has got to be their fries, (not when they are overloaded with salt though). They are absolutely addictive! I could forgo the burger and just get two fried and a drink! But the Big Mac Combo is still pretty ultimate. I like mine without the processed cheese with extra Mac sauce, mmmmmm, I’m lovin’ it!!!

  9. Shelley says:

    Mine is big mac. as a side note thought you might like a recipe for there hot mustard

  10. Carol says:

    Big Mac … Quarter Pounders were good years ago but now they’re tiny!!

  11. thepixie says:

    I’ve always loved the McChicken, but I also feel nostalgic for the Personal Pan Pizzas they used to have as a choice in the Happy Meal…

  12. Erin says:

    I love their breakfast, especially the egg mcmuffin and the sausage mcmuffin. I think breakfast should be served all day!

  13. fortunekitty500 says:

    I stopped eating McNuggets ever since the hot mustard disappeared. I recently bought a bagful of the sauce when I went to the States. Got them for only 10 cents a piece – whoohoo! Sooo delicious with french fries.

  14. Chantal444k says:

    Erin, you took the words right outta my mouth.
    The breakfast is the best!
    If they served it all day that would be awsome.
    I used to work near a Mc’Ds however I tried very hard not to eat there too often, for obvious reasons. Many times I would take an early “lunch” and go have a breakfast.

    I guess the next thing would have to be the hot fudge sundays. Yummy
    When I was a teen I used to buy a sundae and fries, and dip the fries in the hot fudge. (Don’t mock it till you try it!) And no I wasn’t pregnant. lol

  15. Yabut says:

    I like Big Macs, but I’d have to say my favorite item is their sundae. A nice treat without being overly huge.

  16. cheapskate101 says:

    mine would definately be the double cheesburger for 1.39. you cant beat that yummmmmm

  17. Gus says:


  18. pippinelkhound says:

    You can still get the Big Extra Burger even though it’s not on the menu. You just have to ask and they make it.

    I must one of the few, I enjoyed the McRib Sandwich.

  19. Chi of Steel says:

    I love their bbq sauce (that comes with the mcnuggets), though admittedly, I haven’t had it in years so I don’t know if it’s changed. Girlfriend loves Filet-o-fish.

    As for those who love the breakfast mcmuffins, you can purchase a home device to make your own. It’s ready in 5 minutes! Google “Egg & Muffin Toaster” for what I’m talking about.

  20. vibrantflame says:

    Breakfast! I love the hash browns, the bacon ‘n egg mcmuffin or the mcgriddle. I don’t like anything else there, would rather eat at A&W.

  21. maksik says:

    umm.. nothing. 🙂 I really don’t enjoy McDonalds. Their fries are too skinny. Burgers really don’t taste much. My personal opinion is that in fast food world there are much better choices than McD. They only good thing about it (in my opinion) is that they’re open 24 hrs so it’s the only choice at 3 am. 🙂

  22. Lee says:

    I so miss the McPizza. I was so disappointed when they ended it. I ordered it all the time when they had it. It was just the perfect size with incredible taste. I hope they bring it back.

  23. JustMe says:

    Shamrock shakes.

  24. mackinld says:

    Apple pie – the original ones (cooked in oil) not the healthy “baked” ones.

  25. Zay says:

    I remember the cookies when I was a kid, not much taste but fun to see the characters. I too loved the pizza. I enjoy the nuggets and sundaes yummy makes me hungry!

  26. Chantal says:

    My favourite has to be the bacon and cheese egg McMuffin, and yes, they should serve breakfast all day! I don’t eat much junk food, but when the urge strikes, this one really hits the spot.

  27. freestuffforme says:

    Definitely Shamrock Shakes.

  28. Lady says:

    Hot cakes and strawberry shortcake mcflurry which I think they discontinued.

  29. Jessica says:

    I miss the McPizza too!

    Lets all start a petiton and bring the McPizza

  30. natalka says:

    Oh, I forgot about their breakfast – LOVE the BLT Bagels, and the hashbrowns are to die for. I wish they had those items all day long!

  31. Sally says:

    When I was a teen I worked at Mc’ds and I totally think they got rid of the pizza due to time contraints. SOOOOOO many times we gave the pizza for free because the kitchen would forget to put it in the oven!

    I love the sausage mc muffin with hashbrowns. NO EGGIE

    And Chicken Mcnuggets.

    I don’t really have a fave but I wish they wouldn’t salt their fries.

  32. Nick says:

    For me it was all about the Arch Deluxe. best sandwich ever! The McPizza was also one of my favorites. I must have eaten a hundred back in the day. Also, my friends and I just had a discussion over the weekend about how awesome Orange Drink is. everyone had the Orange Drink at school events lol.

  33. Liz says:

    Freis all the way!!! And if I feel like being a fatty I get a chocolate shake and dunk the fries in!! Sooooooo good!

  34. ed says:

    Shamrock Shakes and also those Shrek Shakes (which were kinda like Shamrock Shakes but with chocolate)

  35. izikavazo says:

    Ii miss the original Grilled Chicken Burger. It’s so gross now. And just this summerthey took of the “Oragne” drink, now we have Coke 0, I’m unhappy with that.

  36. ray says:

    +1 on the hot mustard!!!!!!!!!

    They gotta bring that sauce back, i havent had nuggets ever since.

    I think i have a reason to goto the states now…hehehehe….

  37. JSAM_S Mom says:

    The OLD chicken nuggets before they made them “healthy” with the supposedly all white meat. Dip them in your vanilla shake instead of dipping sauce – YUM! – and just like the person who dips her fries, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!

  38. JANICE says:


  39. JustMe says:

    I also remember the orange shake. It tasted like TANG mixed into their vanilla shake – almost like an orange creamsicle. Yum!

  40. Advantus says:

    MCRIB FTW!!!!!!!!

  41. McPizza, how do I miss you!!!

  42. The_Scarecrow says:

    I haven’t gone there in like 4 years. But I loved their hot fudge sundaes and chocolate milkshakes…. don’t know if they still have those or if they were changed to the mcflurry.

  43. mlongboat says:

    The Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurries at Easter time. I haven’t seen them in 2 years:( They were SOOOO good.

  44. Amy says:

    Got to be their Shamrock Shakes!!! They were the best!!

  45. Maplegirl says:

    Cheddar Melt….& shamrock shakes!!

  46. Jennifer says:

    Maybe we should start a “Bring back the Mcpizza” petition….. lol

  47. Maplegirl says:

    I used to mix the hot mustard with the honey sauce….delish 🙂

  48. kagni says:

    I like the big mac it’s my favorite i like the sauce they use!!

  49. Maplegirl says:

    I dont like BK but I did like when they had those 99cent tacos….that was b4 taco bell came to town 🙂

  50. Jay says:

    For me the alltime McD favorite by far is their egg mcmuffin. Their fries and the Big Mac are a distant 2nd/3rd.

  51. Jay says:

    ps. I wish they’d extend breakfast all day so I could get an egg mcmuffin anytime!

  52. BeckyM says:

    Im also a McPizza fan, but currently I go for the regular Hamburger (or double hamburger for 10 cents more!)

  53. Sallycat says:

    Really miss the Shamrock shakes and the McRib.
    The new salads are very good but pricey.

  54. c10a7 says:

    I’m a Big Mac girl!!

  55. JenSA says:

    I love the Angus Burgers with bacon & cheddar, almost tastes home made. YUM.

  56. Bugga Bugga says:

    I dont eat at McDonalds very often but they get rid of everything I do like.

    Arctic Orange Triple Thick Shakes

    Strawberry Shortcake McFlurries

    McVeggie Burger


    Big Xtra

  57. ThatguyRob says:

    HOLY CRAP i just ate one of their salads (the spicy asian) it tastes amazing!

  58. John Lucas says:

    I miss the Jr. Big mac…I haven’t found a store that will reproduce it for me but I keep asking.

  59. harbie says:

    I love the Big Mac McSnack Wrap they used to have. I was so dissapointed when they took it off the menu:( oh, and the fries of course:)

  60. McD's @ home says:

    Guys and gals,

    Why worry about missing your old faves when you can do it yourself.

    SO – for our Hot Mustard fan in the house……

    1) Combine the following in a saucepan and whisk together until smooth:
    half cup water, half cup corn syrup, third cup + 1 tbsp of white vinegar, 2 tbsp of ground dried mustard, 4 tsp cornstarch, 1 tbsp granulated sugar, 1 tbsp veggie oil, half tsp turmeric, half tsp salt, 10-14 drops habanero hot sauce
    2) Heat at medium, bring to boil, stir often. Should be thickened in 2 -3 min after coming to a boil. Remove from heat, chill in covered container in fridge.

    VIOLA (sic)!!!! Your very own sauce without smuggling anything across the border!!

  61. cashmoneychick says:

    The hot mustard was the bomb!! I sooo miss it!!

  62. urouj says:

    I’m totally against eating Mcdonalds (fast food ) altogehter. On those rare occasions when i dont have any time and we;re on a long drive the only thing i let my kids have are their fries.


  63. DiamondLil says:

    My DH misses the McDLT and I totally loved the McPizza. They took forever to cook but they were so worth the wait.

    I also miss the Jr Big Mac they had with the happy meals! They were so delicious!

  64. Dina says:

    I do not eat at McDonald’s very often, but I admit if I do, in order of preference it will definitely be their:

    a) Sausage & Egg McMuffin (no hash brown); and
    b) Fillet-O-Fish.

    Those are my favourites.

  65. Pameth says:

    Raspberry Pies! So yummy but I haven’t seen them for 3 years.

  66. Kari says:

    I LOVE their fries – can’t get enough of them. And, when I worked there (about 12 years ago), we had wildberry pies. Those things were so incredibly good, and I don’t even normally like pie!!

  67. RobynCD says:

    When I was in high school, we would go to McD’s for Happy Meals…cheeseburger…and then to Tim’s for an Iced Cap.
    Now I take my little dudes every Wednesday, DS gets a grilled cheese Happy Meal and I love the crispy Snack Wrap with fries, or nuggets with extra BBQ sauce for dipping my fries.

    I miss the Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry…and I am SO not impressed that they replaced the orange pop with Coke 0. Not cool.

  68. Lesley says:

    Cheeseburger (no onions!) and of course the FRIES.

  69. Koolio says:

    I SOOO miss the McPizza…in its little paper box…was so delicious…and then they took it from us! WHY? WHY would you do this

  70. frugirl says:

    your comments are making me hungry.

    i’d say their cheeseburger is simple and good.

    for breakfast, i like their egg mcmuffin and sausage mcgriddles. i also agree that they should serve breakfast all day. just think of how much more money they could be making!

  71. Nancy says:

    A few of my favorites from McDonalds:

    BLT Bagel

    Chocolate Milkshakes

    Junior Chicken

    Plain cheeseburger (only cheese lol)

    Chicken nuggets


    That’s it. I’m a simple gal!

  72. Loucheryl says:

    I really loved the McDLT. I heard that it was discontinued because of the container it was put in. I Remember it was in a white styrofoam container with “the hot side hot and the cold side cold”. When McDonald’s was going all “environmentally friendly” they couldn’t package the McDLT anymore. Anyway, that’s what I heard. I miss that burger.

  73. vinny says:

    did their burgers get smaller or did we get bigger?

  74. Carla says:

    shaker fries. The sourcream and onion ones were the best. They came with a seperate bag, and you could dump in your fries and the seasoning and shake ’em up! YUM……. And pizza of course.

  75. LoveADeal says:

    I absolutely LOVED their Orange Drink…recently they’ve phased it out, and replaced it with Frutopia, but i can get Frutopia ANYWHERE. Last time I had MickeyD’s (3 months ago) I had to settle for a rootbeer…but they’ve changed that too! It’s now Barq’s! I sooooooooo miss the Orange Drink!
    They need to bring back the Artic Orange Shakes too!

  76. dennybee says:

    I miss the original apple pies. Fried. Not baked!….
    They were especially crispy and bubbly…. Love them. What I wouldn’t give to have them brought back.

  77. Linda says:

    I used to eat only the fries when I went as a teen with my friends; the burgers just didn’t sit well. I was soooo happy when they introduced the Chicken Selects…those fingers were soooo yummy. Finally, I could actually enjoy taking my kids to McDonald’s, as I could eat, too. Then, before I knew it, they took them off the menu!! Now I rarely eat there…Wendy’s still has chicken strips. 🙁

  78. Sue says:


  79. Jena says:

    Well, I have to say my fave’s are all no longer available… my absolutle FAV By far is the “Bacon Double Cheesburger McPizza”… mmmm i am NOT much of a pizza eater, but something baout that crust… i miss it!! Secondly, tied for second place is the “Acrtic Orange Shake” and the “Shamrock Shake”…. they used to only be limited time but I dont see why they dont make their yearly appearances anymore here in CANADA 🙁

  80. 12 million glasses to people all over the U.S. is pretty significant, lets hope it doesn’t cause any harm to anyone

  81. Big Mack & Colt 45 says:

    The next recall is going to be for their Big Mac Meal. 3 bucks each.

    I thought I’d be setup for life. Then I found out you have to return the ones you ate. Plus, I found out they’d were pay you back the 3 bucks your dragged to their back door for each meal, not three dollars.

    Besides this offer was good only in Canada where there are enough bucks to go around.

    Hey, better than the horse meat they used to use back in their beginning days when you could get 5 burgers for a dollar, each about the size of a Denny’s pancake these days.

    y’allll come on down.

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