McDonald’s adding Donut Sticks to breakfast menu

SHARE McDonald’s adding Donut Sticks to breakfast menu

McDonald’s new breakfast Donut Sticks. | Courtesy McDonald’s

McDonald’s is launching McCafé Donut Sticks nationally for a limited time on Feb. 20.

The new menu offering – crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside — is sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and served warm. Customers can order six or 12 at a time.

“We looked at several donut shapes, tested a variety of doughs and even worked to get the amount of cinnamon sugar just right for the recipe,” Linda VanGosen, McDonald’s vice president of menu innovation, said in a statement.

The McCafé Donut Sticks will be sold only during breakfast hours, which end at 10:30 a.m., the company said.

Prices are determined locally, but the average national price for Donut Sticks is $2.59 for a half a dozen with a small cup of coffee, $1.69 for a half a dozen and $3.29 for a dozen.

A 6-piece order has 280 calories, 13 grams of fat and 9 grams of sugar, according to the McDonald’s website.

McDonald’s had tested the Donut Sticks in certain Illinois restaurants in early 2018 and then again in October, VanGosen said.

While Donut Sticks are the first sweet the chain is selling as a breakfast exclusive, other baked goods are being tested at certain McDonald’s locations, like Muffin Toppers and Coffee Cake, according to the chain. McDonald’s has been a breakfast big wig since 1971.

“Donut Sticks are the perfect complement to our existing breakfast lineup,” VanGosen said.

In late January, Burger King brought back Funnel Cake Fries, originally sold in 2009, for a limited time. And in June, Dunkin’, which officially dropped the word Donuts from its name three months later, introduced Donut Fries.

Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY


The Latest
Janet Jackson at the United Center, Wilco at the Salt Shed, the return of Chicago SummerDance and Sundays on State are among the entertainment highlights in the week ahead.
Customers on the North and South sides lost connection Wednesday when a construction crew working for another company accidentally damaged the network, according to Xfinity.
The statue is set to be unveiled on the 40th anniversary of the “Sandberg Game.”
The community-owned store offering locally sourced food and products was 10 years in the making, owners said.
Witnesses at federal court hearings worried that including traffic stops in a consent decree originally issued in 2019 to reform the Chicago Police Department would actually slow attempts to curb the controversial practice.