Customer Rips What's In New McDonald's Value Meal: 'So it's basically a Happy Meal?'

Fast-food places have deals for budget watchers. Wendy’s has the $7 Biggie Bag. Burger King offers 2 for $5. Chili’s has a 3 For Me deal. Now, McDonald’s joins with a 4 for $5 meal deal.

A McDonald’s customer ordered the 4 for $5 meal. He showcased it in a video with over 655,000 views.

In the video, TikToker Bryson Thompsonn (@brysonthompsonn) holds a McDonald’s bag. “Trying McDonald’s 4 for $5,” he says. “I’ve tried this before, like, last year or the year prior, but McDonald’s brought it back.”

He then takes the items out of the bag.

“You get a double cheeseburger, sauce is free, you get a fry. It was supposed to be a small fry, but they upgraded it. You also get a four-piece nugget and a cool drink,” he says.

Thompsonn explains why it’s a good deal.

“A double cheeseburger is almost $4 by itself, and you get fries and nuggets and a drink,” he praises. “This is such a steal, even though I had to settle for battery acid. Y’all, I am not a soda drinker. I like sweet tea, but I had to settle for Sprite,” he states.

McDonald’s is known for highly carbonated soft drinks.

Next, Thompsonn tries the food. First, the fries, which he dips in ranch. “Fries good, and they’re fresh,” he says.

He samples the nugget dipped in ranch. “Could be a little crispier,” he says.

Then, he tries the double cheeseburger. He dips it in ranch and takes a bite. “Everything’s good,” he declares.

He scrunches his face in disgust when he sips his Sprite. “It tastes like a shot,” he concludes.

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Viewers had mixed reactions.

“So it’s basically a happy meal..?” one viewer asked.

“That’s a happy meal right there,” a second echoed.

“I’m literally on my way to mcdonald’s so i hope this is legit,” a third stated.

“That’s literally a win cause that’s all I eat lol,” a fourth commented.

Why was the 4 for $5 meal released?

The $5 meal offers your choice of entree–McChicken or McDouble–with nuggets, fries, and a drink. Bloomberg spoke with McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski.

“Consumers are more discriminating with every dollar as they face elevated prices. [I]t’s imperative that we keep affordability at the forefront for our customers,” Kempczinski told Bloomberg.

Some franchises will release this deal on June 25. However, this promotion will last only a month.

Is it like the Happy Meal?

The 4 for $5 meal contains similar items, except for the extra nuggets. Happy Meals are more expensive, ranging from $6.29 to $9.39. This is a better deal.