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Aug 30, 2009 05:13 PM

McChicken @ McDonalds

Once in a while I get a craving for a McChicken. I grew up in Los Angeles and was used to the plain McChicken. Last year I moved to AZ and *thought* they changed the McChicken to a Hot & Spicy McChicken and I did not like it at all. However, on a recent trip to LA, I stopped by a McD's and saw that plain McChicken was on the menu. I was so happy, I *thought* they changed it back because nobody liked it but this was not the case. Since being back in AZ I have visitied 3 different McD's and they all only have the Hot & Spicy variation. I'm wondering, does this vary by each location or the whole entire state?

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  1. while Wiki isn't always the most trustworthy source, in this case i think their info is probably [relatively] accurate:

    "McDonald's franchisees in the United States choose to sell either the plain or Hot 'n Spicy McChicken. Franchises in a number of areas, such as Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, and New York State sell the Hot & Spicy McChicken.

    In certain McDonald's franchises, the sandwich was adapted to appeal to the local population's tastes. For example, in Hawaii, the Ala Moana Shopping Center McDonald's created the McTeriChicken sandwich. "Teri," otherwise known as teriyaki sauce, is heavily used in Hawaii and has been applied in various McDonald's sandwiches (such as the McTeri Burger). In some countries such as India, the McChicken is a chicken burger on a sesame seed bun and it does not have a spicy taste. McDonald's restaurants in Singapore serve a McChicken with a spicy taste. The sandwich was for a time known as the "Cajun McChicken" sandwich, but the name was changed to just "McChicken" around 2000, when a milder, softer chicken patty was introduced.

    McDonald's restaurants in Taiwan feature Spicy McChicken sandwiches, a hot and spicy variant of the original. This is available on both the traditional bun, as well as a formed rice bun.

    In Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the McChicken comes on a sesame seed bun with lettuce and "McChicken Sauce" and is slightly spiced. Originally the McChicken appeared in Australia as a "promotional" menu item but due to its popularity in this market it became a full time menu item.

    Outside the US, the McChicken comes on a sesame seed bun and is not spicy"

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      well i know the plain mchicken has some herbs in it that gives it a little zing although i doubt im eating the hot and spicy version. but for a buck its great. however i will always be a fan of the angus especially since ive got many BOGOS.
      angus and mcaffes mmmmmm yeah delicious.

    2. i'll make a deal with you im only 16 and i just moved to california, and they have no spicy mcchicken here, right? so i'll send you the regular mcchickens if you send me hot n spicys !

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      1. re: taylorbertchie

        Don't have to ask me twice! Deal! =)