What’s that I hear?
Foodies, rejoice! The Chicken McCrispy has secretly – and rather silently, might I add – made a comeback at selected McDonald’s outlets. Previously available only from 1998 to 2002, the Chicken McCrispy was juicy and incredibly tender, complete with a satisfying crunch; winning the hearts of countless 90s kids islandwide.
Its disappearance in 2002 was lamented by many; after all, the Chicken McCrispy was McDonald’s first attempt in using both the flash-frying and steam-marinating methods to produce pieces of chicken. And who could forget ‘Fast Fry’ and ‘Steam Marinate’, two illustrated superhero icons that championed the chicken product?
And now, you can get your hands on another piece of Chicken McCrispy at ten McDonald’s outlets islandwide!
Where can I get some?
The Chicken McCrispy is available at these outlets: Parkway Parade, Northpoint City, Boat Quay, Trade Hub 21, Keat Hong, Regal Theatre, Geylang East, Hougang Mall, Bedok Mall, as well as Blk 267 Serangoon Ave 3. None of the outlets in the central areas is selling the item, with the participating outlets mostly found in the heartlands. The item is also not available on McDelivery – yet, we hope!
The Chicken McCrispy is available at $6 per piece; alternatively, pamper yourself with a bucket of six at $16.90, or an Extra Value Meal that includes a drink and fries, on top of two pieces of chicken, for $8.40.
What has the response been like?
All outlets naturally drew long queues once the news broke, especially since the process of cooking the Chicken McCrispy takes around 30 to 40 minutes to complete. This drew plenty of frustrated complaints from netizens, who took to McDonald’s Facebook page to express their anger.
However, that being said, how can we put a price on such a piece of nostalgia? I’m sure that the Chicken McCrispy is well worth the wait!
Interestingly, other than users’ comments, McDonald’s Facebook page doesn’t contain any mention of the Chicken McCrispy. Instead, their recent posts revolve around current promotions, the Scrambled Egg Burger and so on. The Chicken McCrispy sneak attack was first announced by a post on the ‘Singapore Atrium Sale’ Facebook page, before news of its return started spreading like wildfire. Why all that secrecy, McDonald’s? But now that the cat is out of the bag – boy, are we lovin’ it.
What else is dearly missed?
Long gone, but not forgotten. Here are some nostalgic favourites that we hope will, one day, return to McDonald’s’ menus:
Championed by ‘Kiasu’, a local comic book character, the Kiasu Burger was a hot favourite back in its day. First launched in 1993, The Kiasu Burger was a version of the McChicken in a long bun. More than a million Kiasu Burgers were sold within just two months of their launch, with the four collectible figurines rapidly becoming some of McDonald’s best-selling items.
Seaweed Shaker Fries
Last appearing in 2019 together with the Samurai Burger and Matcha Dip McFlurry, the Seaweed Shaker Fries should definitely be made a staple on all McDonalds’ menus. Why isn’t it already?!
Grilled Chicken Foldover
Granted that we have the Grilled Chicken McWrap, but what can beat the two patties encased in the Grilled Chicken Foldover? The Foldover also resembles a taco of sorts, and made a limited – and short-lived! – comeback in April this year. The item also scores double points for being a healthier choice!
The fish filet in the Filet O’ Fish Burger, but in nugget form. What’s not to like?
Fan-tastic Rice Burgers
Channel the inner Asian in you with these Fan-tastic Rice Burgers, which make a play on the word ‘Fan’, meaning rice in Mandarin.
McDonald’s sure likes to play with our hearts. They like to swiftly include, and remove, this much-loved breakfast option from time to time, bringing us on an emotional rollercoaster each time. After all, who can resist that burst of sweet and savoury with each bite?
Indeed, who knows when the Chicken McCrispy will disappear from all outlets once more? McDonalds has claimed that the item is available as a limited test-run; and will consider selling the item at more outlets based on customer response.
What are you waiting for? As they say in Singlish – chiong ah!