The 10 Bestselling McDonald’s Menu Items

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McGriddles breakfast sandwich

McGriddles, a McDonald's breakfast item, is a bacon and egg sandwich surrounded by miniature pancakes and is a favorite for those who love pancakes but are short on time.

Double cheeseburger

The Double Cheeseburger, introduced in 2002 as part of the Dollar Menu, saved McDonald’s from its first quarterly loss since 1965 and remains a popular item.

Chicken nuggets/Select Strips

McDonald's chicken items, including the popular Chicken McNuggets and Buttermilk Chicken Tenders, rank seventh on the list of top McDonald's menu items.

Premium salads

McDonald's Premium Salads, introduced in 2003 with a new lettuce blend, have become a popular healthier option and take the eighth spot on the list of the chain's most popular items.

Apple slices/baked apple pie

McDonald's baked apple pie and apple slices are a hit among customers, taking the sixth spot on this list thanks to their affordable price and natural ingredients.

Egg McMuffin

The Egg McMuffin is the fifth most popular menu item at McDonald's, revolutionizing fast food as the first-ever breakfast item offered by a fast food franchise.

Happy Meal

McDonald's started marketing to children with the introduction of Happy Meals in 1979, which contained toys and child-friendly packaging.

Snack Wraps

McDonald's Snack Wraps, available in Grilled, Crispy, or Buttermilk Crispy chicken options, are the third best-selling item due to their convenience as a quick snack on-the-go.

Big Mac

The Big Mac, with its special sauce and iconic sesame-seed bun, ranks as McDonald’s second most popular menu item, thanks in part to successful marketing campaigns and recent size variations.

French fries

It's no shock that McDonald's fries are the all-time bestseller and have been a menu staple since the franchise's beginning, with customers asking for "fries with that" or just fries for decades.

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