McDonald's Just Released Its Newest Value Items—See What Made the Cut

The $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu got a makeover, and its epic 2 for $5 Mix & Match Deal is back!
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The official McDonald's menu changed for the better recently. Why? Well, the fast-food giant went ahead and—for a limited time at various restaurants nationwide—relaunched its iconic 2 for $5 Mix & Match Deal, which now includes mouth-watering options like the 100 percent fresh beef Quarter Pounder with Cheese.

And that's not all Mickey D's surprised devoted customers with. The company also announced that it added more options to the $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu!

Curious to learn more? We've got the 4-1-1 on the latest McDonald's value buys.

OK, so what exactly can I get with the 2 for $5 Match Deal?

McDonald's is entering 2019 with the return of its 2 for $5 Mix & Match Deal menu! Customers will be able to select two menu items, picking from the Quarter Pounder with Cheese mentioned above, the Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish, and the classic 10 pc. Chicken McNuggets, and pay just $5. This deal kicked the $6 Classic Meal Deal to the curb, but no one seems to be upset about saving that extra dollar.

Which of my favorite menu items are on the new $1 Dollar Menu?

Now with an enhanced $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu, there are more $1 options at McDonald's than there are $2 and $3 varieties, with six different sandwiches and drinks to pick and choose from. For context, there are four $2 items and three $3 items. The former $1 menu lineup—which was last updated in early 2018—consisted of classics such as the McChicken sandwich, a cheeseburger, a sausage burrito, and any size fountain drink.

Now, you can get a cheeseburger, the McChicken sandwich, a sausage biscuit, the sausage McMuffin, any size fountain drink, or any size of sweet tea for just $1 each. A sandwich and a drink for just $2? Yes, please. There really are so many combo options you can create.

What can I expect to see for $2 and $3?

For $2 each, you can get a:

  • Bacon McDouble
  • 2 pc. Buttermilk Crispy Tenders
  • Sausage McGriddle
  • Small McCafé (served hot or cold)

For $3 each, you can get a:

  • Triple Cheeseburger
  • Classic Chicken Sandwich
  • Sausage McMuffin with Egg

What's the lone tragedy that occurred as a result of this menu change?

McDonald's took the beloved Happy Meal—you know, a child's choice of a main meal paired with a side, a drink, and a toy, of course—off of the $3 Dollar Menu (don't worry, it's still available though). Sigh. But all of the other enhancements seem to be worth it, yes?

Anything else I need to know?

The new 2 for $5 Mix & Match Deal is only happening for a limited time, so you'll want to check it out before things change up again!

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Cheyenne Buckingham
Cheyenne Buckingham is the news editor of Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food and drink coverage, and breaking down the science behind the latest health studies and information. Read more
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