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McDonald’s Japan Has a Savory Bacon Potato Pie

Hand pies are a culinary marvel, conveniency at its peak. Turnovers, empanadas, pasties, y’all get love, too. And the reason we fell in love with fast food is for the “fast.” McDonald’s, ever the innovators of a quick hot meal, have started selling a savory Bacon Potato Pie in Japan to keep elevating the fast food norms of on-the-go dining.

The Bacon Potato Pie is essentially one of Mickey D’s iconic pies, just brimming with savory deets like fluffy potatoes, scrumptious bacon, and onions, all folded into a creamy milk filling.

Lucky diners have a chance to try this new item out for a limited time only at participating McDonald’s locations in Japan.

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Large and Medium-Size French Fries Back at McDonald’s Japan

Back in mid-December of 2021, McDonald’s in Japan had announced the somber news of suspending medium and large-size French fry orders for the time being due to a shortage of potatoes. The news shocked many Japanese fans of the Golden Arches’ iconic French fries, leaving all to be left with only a small-size defaulting as the standard.

Now, those same forlorn fry fans can now flip their frowns as McDonald’s Japan has announced that medium and large-size French fries will be making a come back starting next week, February 7.

The return to French fry norm is credited to new shipping routes for the North American-grown potatoes used by McDonald’s Japan. Surely this news will be something many Japanese fans look forward to come next Monday.

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McDonald’s Japan Is Serving Up Square-Shaped ‘New York’ Burgers

McDonald’s locations in Japan are serving up some eye-catching square-shaped burgers that look to transport diners to The Big Apple, as reported by SoraNews24.

New “Itta Ki Ni Naru N.Y. Burgers“ (which translates to “I Feel Like I Went to N.Y. Burgers“) are two new options at McDonald’s Japan that are the Thick Beef Burger Pepper & Cheese and Grilled Chicken Burger Salt & Lemon. Each burger has distinct wrapping with American comic stylings to give customers some NYC flair.

  • Thick Beef Burger Pepper & Cheese: A juicy 100-percent beef patty, along with bacon, lettuce, onion and a smoky cheddar cheese, finished with a steak sauce made with a rich cheddar cheese sauce and ground black pepper.
  • Grilled Chicken Burger Salt & Lemon: Succulent chicken thigh meat in between lettuce, onion, cheddar cheese, bacon, and a salted garlicky lemon sauce.

The Itta Ki Ni Naru N.Y. Burgers will be available for a limited time from February 9 through mid-March.

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McDonald’s Japan Serving Up Peppercorn Garlic Spicy Chicken McNuggets

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McDonald’s locations in Japan will be treating the masses to new Peppercorn Garlic Spicy Chicken McNuggets. As reported by SoraNews24, the new Chicken McNuggets iteration will be served up for a limited time accompanied by two new dipping sauces: Garlic Soy Sauce Mayo Sauce and Smoked Cheese Sauce.

The Peppercorn Garlic Spicy Chicken McNuggets may be a mouthful to say, but so is its burst of flavor from a number of seasonings, as its breading is plussed up with coarse-ground black pepper, garlic, white pepper and chili peppers.

Look for the new Peppercorn Garlic Spicy Chicken McNuggets to be a chore to type and also be available to try at participating McDonald’s locations in Japan for a limited run.

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McDonald’s Japan Getting Rid of Medium and Large-Size Fries For Combo Meals

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the supply chain, leading to shortages of numerous products all over the world. McDonald’s Japan is definitely feeling the pinch, with a French fry shortage ultimately affecting their operations.

In fact, the French fry shortage due to the the pandemic and a flood at a Vancouver port has caused McDonald’s Japan to make the tough decision of taking away medium and large-size fries portions for combo meals starting tomorrow December 24 until the fry shortage is predicted to let up until the end of the year.

Customers of around 2,900 affected McDonald’s locations in Japan will start to see a minor discount on combo meals to reflect about half of the medium size included in combo meals.

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McDonald’s Japan Has a New Beef Stew Pie

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As reported by SoraNews24, McDonald’s Japan is adding a savory Beef Stew Pie to the menu. It’s the first non-sweet pie to appear on the menu since the Cream Stew Pie was offered back in January 2016.

The Beef Stew Pie has a filling that’s made up of slow-cooked beef with carrots and potatoes. Fond de Veau, a French veal stock, is also incorporated in the sauce to enhance its richness and depth. Savory hand pies aren’t a novel concept, though, as they are a popular choice throughout the world, offering on-the-go ease packed with limitless deliciousness.

McDonald’s new Beef Stew Pie is available in Japan now until the beginning of January and priced at 180 yen ($1.59 USD).

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McDonald’s Japan Serving Up a Spicy Rice Burger

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Rice burgers first made their way to McDonald’s Japan menus last year, allowing for a variety of iterations to follow. The newest variety is a spicy one dubbed Gohan Kara Dabuchi — which in a way translates to “Spicy Double Cheese Rice Burger.” Apparently it’s spicy enough for The Golden Arches to warn Japanese customers to be cautious of its spice level.

Habanero chilies are used to kick up the spice level a couple notches, which can be found as slices in the burger and in the habanero powder used in the slices of cheese.

The Gohan Kara Dabuchi is priced at 440 yen (US$3.85) and is available for a limited time and only after 5 p.m. as part of McDonald’s Japan’s “Yoru Mac” (“Night Mac”) menu.

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McDonald’s Japan Debuting OREO Cheesecake This Spring

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Further proof that fast food items overseas are far superior than the offerings here stateside, McDonald’s Japan will be serving up this spring an OREO Cheesecake via McCafe by Barista. And as the visuals suggest, this is a cheesecake that’s got a bullseye on OREO lovers’ hearts.

This decadent OREO Cheesecake features a lavish layer of the cookie crumbs in the crust and on top, which crowns a lemon-infused cream cheese filling. Sheesh.

The OREO Cheesecake will be available for a limited time from March 24, though no specific end date has been announced.