The iconic menu items at McDonald’s, the massive global fast-food chain, have won a special place in the hearts of customers all over the world. McDonald’s Canada, on the other hand, puts a special spin on the traditional menu to suit the varied culinary influences and local preferences of the country. We cordially invite you to explore the delectable and unique creations that fast-food restaurant. has to offer through a culinary adventure that we outline in this article. Even though classics like the Big Mac and Chicken McNuggets are still popular, the Canadian menu offers a variety of unique items that are influenced by regional cuisine. These menu items, which include the delicious McLobster and the savory poutine, highlight the culinary diversity of Canada. Our guide will introduce you to the special items that make fast-food establishment a unique dining experience, whether you’re a visitor curious to explore the local fast-food’s innovations or a Canadian ready to celebrate your country’s distinctive flavors.
Western BBQ Quarter Pounder
Even just the name of this burger alone, the Western BBQ Quarter Pounder, sounds enticing. We all know and love the standard McDonald’s Quarter Pounder you can find at every location, but adding Western BBQ to the front of the name gives it an even more palatable ring. You have a quarter pound of Canadian beef at the base of the burger. You then have two rounds of cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, bacon strips, pickles, toasted onions, and the standard sesame seed bun. If that doesn’t get your mouth watering while running for the Canadian border, I don’t know what will.
Egg BLT McMuffin
Sometimes I look at the menu offered in a different location, whether in the United States or another country, and wonder why we don’t have some of the items. The Egg BLT McMuffin is one of those items. It combines two all-time favorites, the BLT and the Egg McMuffins. Putting them together is something that just makes sense! With this Canadian delicacy, you get the famous McDonald’s breakfast English Muffin with a freshly cooked egg. These ingredients are then topped with cheese, and hickory smoked bacon. Finally, you add in the lettuce and tomato. This outstanding combination is a breakfast choice you can’t go wrong with, so be sure to check it out when you come across it!
I am a lover of all things bagel. And I have had my fair share of days where I reach into the cupboard upon awakening in the morning to grab one, only to realize that there aren’t anymore. We can all sympathize with the feeling of sadness that occurs when something of this caliber happens. We’ve all been there. If you are in Canada, you don’t have to sit with your sadness for too long. Sailing through the drive-thru, you can pick up your morning bagel with a cup of coffee in one quick swoop. You don’t even have to change out of your pajamas since you aren’t leaving your car! It’s a win-win!
Spicy Habanero McChicken
If there’s anything you need to know about the McDonald’s offerings in Canada, it’s that they aren’t afraid of spice. You will find many options on the menu that offer much more flavor and kick than what you’re used to in America. First on that list is the Spicy Habanero McChicken, an off-shoot of the original McChicken. When you order this Canadian-specific variety, you are privy to an instant sensory shock to your taste buds. The habanero sauce layered on a chicken patty and topped with a bed of lettuce will give you a whole new McDonald’s experience.
Spicier Szechuan McChicken
Perhaps you consume spicy foods daily, so the heat level mentioned above wasn’t enough for you. If that sounds right, McDonald’s has you covered. Enter the Spicier Szechuan McChicken, a step above the habanero. With the same make-up as the previously outlined Spicy Habanero McChicken, with the only difference being the swap from habanero to Szechuan mayo, you may think the experience won’t be so different. However, it packs an incredible punch that you won’t expect. For those searching for a spicy McDonald’s sandwich, the Spicier Szechuan McChicken may be precisely what you are looking for in a meal.
Spiciest Ghost Pepper McChicken
It’s possible you thought the spicy offerings would end with the Spicier Szechuan McChicken above. However, it just goes up from there. In what is famously known as one of the ultimate hot flavors, McDonald’s has incorporated Ghost Pepper into their famous McChicken sandwich. Yes, Ghost Pepper is on the menu of McDonald’s in Canada. For those who feel the spicier their food is, the better; this is likely a great route. In addition, if you’re looking for a food challenge, this is undoubtedly one to blow your socks off if you aren’t a frequent eater of spicy foods.
In the United States, a fan favorite is the McGriddle. This food item tops the breakfast lists and is often sought out by those searching for a morning meal. In Canada, the franchise takes the McGriddle a step further with the addition of chicken. The combination of two maple-flavored pancakes with a Canadian-raised chicken patty in between seems like a simple makeup. And as you’ll find out, sometimes simplicity is the key to a quality food item. In the case of the Chicken McGriddles, less is more.
Caesar McWrap with Grilled or Crispy Chicken
Until a few years ago, wraps were a strong focus of McDonald’s restaurants throughout America. They were a favorite menu item at McDonald’s for many. While they have been discontinued in the United States, they are still prevalent in other countries, Canada included. Among the various wraps offered up on the menu is the Caesar McWrap. You can order this with either grilled or crispy chicken, depending on your preference. Coming in a whole wheat tortilla, you will enjoy a combination of chicken, bacon pieces, lettuce, and Caesar dressing. The Caesar McWrap is the equivalent of a traditional Caesar salad within an easy-to-eat tortilla. Who doesn’t love that convenience?
Chicken & Bacon McWrap
The next member of the McWrap family is the Chicken and Bacon McWrap. Like its Caesar counterpart, you can order the Chicken and Bacon option with grilled or crispy chicken. The differences stop there, however. The Chicken and Bacon option includes a piece of chicken breast accompanied by a bed of iceberg lettuce, cut tomato slices, hickory-style bacon, and creamy mayo. They then wrap the ingredients up in a flour tortilla. You’ll find that it’s the perfect combination of healthy and indulgence.
Ranch Chicken Snack Wrap
For the Americans reading this guide, now is the time to take some cleansing and calming breaths before continuing with what we are about to tell you. The Crispy Ranch Snack Wrap we loved years ago is still alive and well in Canada. Others may laugh, but many Americans have gone to great lengths to return the famous wrap to United States soil, even going so far as signing petitions! With that being said, take every opportunity to stop in and enjoy the Ranch Chicken Snack Wrap that Canadian locations offer to guests. While their version comes with a slice of cheese instead of shredded, it’s every bit as good as what we once had in the USA.
For many who enter Canada and see a Smarties McFlurry on the menu, the idea of such a thing doesn’t sound appetizing. In many countries, Smarties are small and colorful fruit-flavored candies that come in a roll. However, in Canada, they are much different. When you bite into a Smarties McFlurry, you will get a similar experience to what you would with an M&M McFlurry. Smarties have a bright-colored exterior with chocolate inside. While the taste isn’t exactly that of an M&M, the concept is the same. The realization of such will help you envision a much different type of McFlurry than what you initially expected!
Similar to the above, Skor is a candy bar that is more popular in Canada than in other areas. Although it is available in some areas of the United States, it isn’t as widely as it is in Canada. This fact makes the Skor McFlurry an extra special treat you can indulge in when visiting our neighbors to the North. With chunks of chocolate and toffee mixed into vanilla soft-serve ice cream, you can almost guarantee that enjoyment will be had by anyone who tries out a Skor McFlurry. The combination of softness with the ice cream and crunchy with the candy is a perfect blend that you didn’t know you needed.
Tim Horton’s is an experience all its own when in Canada, serving up coffee and donuts to customers daily. But they have a bit of competition with Mcdonald’s these days as the popular chain has started to serve up what they have coined “Li’L Donuts.” Offered in a multitude of flavors, including Boston Cream, Double Glazed, Maple Caramel, and Strawberry Glazed, there’s enough variety to please everyone in your group. What better way to round out a coffee run than with a donut? McDonald’s in Canada has that need covered.
McDonald’s French Fries come with a certain level of expectation. They must be hot, perfectly salted, with a crispy outside and a mealy inside. Enjoying them any other way is just not possible and can quite possibly ruin the dining experience. However, step into a Canadian location, and you will see they have changed things up a tad in the fry department. Not only can you get the impeccably prepared fries we mentioned above, but you can also indulge in Waffle Fries. We all know that Waffle Fries are highly preferred in some restaurants, and we are here to say that McDonald’s has perfected the Waffle Fry in the same way as they have the standard one.
Canada is well-known for its Poutine. It’s almost synonymous with the country when it is brought up in conversation. Often it is the first food on a tourist’s mind when they enter the country, and every bite is enjoyed. The popularity of Poutine has soared in such a way that McDonald’s now offers it on their menu. With a mix of the famous McDonald’s fries, cheese curds, and rich gravy, you will be able to get your Poutine experience straight from the McDonald’s drive-thru!
Spicy Buffalo Chicken Poutine
For those aboard the spicy food train, traveling a bit further to Quebec may be worth your while. McDonald’s in that particular province offers a Spicy Buffalo Chicken Poutine that gives the spicy McWraps a run for its money. With this version of Poutine, you’ll get your typical McDonald’s fries, a sprinkling of cheese curds, and rich gravy. However, the fun doesn’t stop there. With the Spicy Buffalo Chicken version, you also get bits of chicken (grilled or crispy), a smattering of spicy buffalo sauce, and a garnishing of green onions. If this sounds like something that’s right up your alley, get your ticket booked for Quebec today. This menu item is limited to their market, and you won’t want to miss out!