McDonald’s Launches Adult Happy Meals With Big Mac, Chicken Nuggets And Toy

McDonald's is officially launching an Adult Happy Meal in the US.
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McDonald’s is officially launching an Adult Happy Meal and honestly, it’s the best news I’ve heard all year. 

The fast-food chain has joined forces with fashion brand Cactus Plant Flea Market and come up with some special new packaging for its limited-edition box meals.

In the Adult Happy Meal, customers can order either a Big Mac or a 10-piece Chicken Nugget set and just like the kids’ version, it comes with a toy.

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The four collectables are ‘Grimace’, ‘Birdie’, ‘Cactus Buddy’, and ‘the Hamburglar’.

The Adult Happy Meal will be available to order from October 3 through the restaurant, drive-thru or through the McDonald’s app.

Customers who order the Cactus Plant Flea Market Box through the app will also ‘automatically be entered for a chance to score exclusive merch for free every week’.


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The adult version will be sold until supplies run out – so you better act fast!

In the official press release, it says: “Everyone remembers their first Happy Meal as a kid… and the can’t-sit-still feeling as you dug in to see what was inside. That little red box could turn a regular Tuesday into the best. day. ever. And now, we’re reimagining that experience in a whole new way – this time, for adults.”

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McDonald’s USA Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer, Tariq Hassan, added that the collaboration aims to ‘reignite a new generation’s love for our food’.

He said: “We’re taking one of the most nostalgic McDonald’s experiences and literally repackaging it in a new way that’s hyper-relevant for our adult fans.

“I can’t wait to give fans a unique piece of art and culture as we dive headfirst into the dynamic world of Cactus Plant Flea Market together next week.

“With menu favourites like the Big Mac and McNuggets at the centre of this collab, this is another way we’re reigniting a new generation’s love for our food and the brand.”

McDonald's Adult Happy Meal.
McDonald’s is officially launching an Adult Happy Meal in the US. Credit: McDonald’s

Since the news has been announced, many McDonald’s fans have taken to Twitter and said they can’t wait to try it.

One tweeted: “I’ll be there for sure.”

Another added: “Finally an excuse to order a McDonald’s.”

“Actually pretty sick!” a third enthused.

While a fourth said: “I’ll take 5 please, thanks.”

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For those with an eagle eye, it’s pretty clear that McDonald’s has been teasing the announcement with cryptic tweets for some time.

On September 23, the fast-food chain posted: “remember u are never too old for a happy meal.”

The tweet garnered more than 2,000 retweets and over 16,000 likes, with many taking to the comments and admitting they still enjoy a Happy Meal every now and then.

One responded: “Thank you for the validation. Imma go get one today.”

“Truer words were never spoken,” added another.

The limited-edition collaboration drops nationwide in the US at 11am on October 3, 2022.

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.