Get ‘Em While They’re Hot: Two New Sauces Join the McDonald’s® USA Lineup

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September 28, 2023

Starting Oct. 9 for a limited time, fans can enjoy these new flavors with all their McDonald’s favorites

(CHICAGO – Sept. 28, 2023) The perfect sauce makes every bite better, and we know real sauce stans go the extra mile. From perfecting their dipping techniques to stashing extra sauce cups in a drawer for a rainy day (IYKYK), sauce culture is real, and it runs deep.

Fans have used McDonald’s iconic sauces to put their own twist on menu classics like Chicken McNuggets® and World Famous Fries® for years. And starting Oct. 9*, we’re adding two delicious new flavors to the roster:

  • McDonald’s Sweet & Spicy Jam Sauce: A jammy red pepper sauce with a tongue- numbing Szechuan peppercorn kick and extra heat from cayenne pepper; finished with apple cider vinegar. Our Chefs recommend Sweet & Spicy Jam with: Sausage McMuffin® with Egg, Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, Hash Browns, Chicken McNuggets®, McCrispy™, World Famous Fries®. Fun Fact: this is the first-ever breakfast-inspired dipping sauce to hit US restaurants.
  • McDonald’s Mambo Sauce: A tomato-based, sweet, spicy and vinegary sauce; inspired by the regional Washington, D.C. area sauce staple. Dial-up the flavor on your next: Quarter Pounder® with Cheese, Hash Browns, Chicken McNuggets®, McCrispy™, World Famous Fries®.

"We get inspiration for the food our fans love by exploring the incredible tastes and flavors found in communities across the country," said Tariq Hassan, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer at McDonald’s USA. “Sweet & Spicy Jam and Mambo Sauce live at the intersection of flavor and culture - pulling from decades of rich food history and tradition in local restaurants and home kitchens, and bringing the delicious spice, sweetness and kick of heat we know today’s customers are craving. To celebrate their arrival, we’re passing the mic to some of our biggest sauce fans - food content creators - to get their authentic reactions from the very first, drizzle, dip and bite.”

McDonald’s is teaming up with foodie content creators @Mr.Eats305, @sharidyonne, @santanakeish, @misslegarda, @natelovlogs and @blackgirlsexploredc, who are taking center stage in our latest campaign to review the Sweet and Spicy Jam and Mambo Sauce and share their own delicious creations and pairings across their social channels.

And in honor of the rich cultural ties Mambo sauce has to the Washington D.C. and Chicago communities, we’re also sharing the real stories of the sauce makers, restaurateurs, small business owners and fans keeping the culture of Mambo strong. Preview some of the stories behind Mambo sauce on McDonald’s YouTube channel now through the Official Trailer; full original documentary to launch soon.

Pair these sauces with your favorite menu items starting at your nearest McDonald’s on Oct 9. The possibilities are endless!


*available at participating locations nationwide for a limited time, while supplies last.

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