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McDonald's Is Bringing Back This Customer Favorite After Years of Complaints

The iconic beverage disappeared from the chain's soda fountains in 2017.
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After bringing back its mega-popular, sold-out Spicy Chicken Nuggets, McDonald's is giving fans another reason to smile by reviving a menu item that's been MIA since 2017.

The Golden Arches just announced the return of Hi-C Orange Lavaburst, a legendary fountain drink favorite. The fast-food chain will drop the non-carbonated beverage at select locations ahead of a nationwide rollout in June, according to CNN. In the meantime, you can check the availability of Hi-C at a Mickey D's near you by clicking here. (Related: McDonald's Is Making These 8 Major Upgrades.)

When the beloved drink was removed from the McDonald's menus in 2017, it was replaced with Sprite Tropic Berry—another product made specifically for the burger chain by the Coca-Cola Company. Legions of fans haven't stopped voicing their disapproval on the internet ever since.

"The loyal fandom of this deliciously fun and fruity beverage that teases your taste buds dates back to 1955, when it first debuted on McDonald's menus," the company said in a news release.

Hi-C first made an appearance at McDonald's in the '50s, and it went on to become a staple for legions of '80s and '90s kids. It's not the only nostalgic beverage about to make a splashy comeback. The same press release also unveiled the return of Orange Fanta, making the chain's "legendary orange drink roster once again complete."

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Mura Dominko
Mura Dominko is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!. Read more