McDonalds USA versus Canada

We did a short road trip to US last weekend as Ben had taken Friday and Monday off to send and pick up Arkensen from The International Dota 2 Championship tournament in Seattle. He was there to watch his dream team to compete. However, Arkensen managed to get a ride from his friend and since Ben had already applied for his vacation day, we just went for a short road trip with Nanzaro.


We stopped by McDonalds to have a bite as Nanzaro did not have breakfast. He got the 20 pieces McNuggets for $5. He opted for the new habanero ranch dip which is quite spicy and nice.


Ben had an ice coffee for $1.99. There is no summer deal for ice coffee in McDonalds in the US. They do have $1 deal for all sizes of soft drinks and hot coffee all year round, I think.

I also recalled seeing the Big Mac Meal in the US menu is just $5. Over here, unless there is a coupon deal, it’s more than $7.


There is a pick up system in the US McDonalds. Notice the number on the top of the receipt? Your number will be displayed on a monitor when your order is ready.

I also noticed that there is different pricing for the ice coffee in different locations as shown on the receipts above. The slight variance of price is also found here.

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  1. Nick

    Though they seem to be similar, the ingredients for US vs Canadian McNuggets are very different. Which may also explain why Canadian McNuggets are so much more expensive than the US’.

    Ingredients sourced from respective countries’ websites:


    Chicken breast, water, modified corn starch, salt, seasoning (yeast extract, salt, wheat starch, natural flavour, safflower oil, dextrose, citric acid, rosemary), natural extractives of rosemary.

    Breaded with: water, wheat flour, yellow corn flour, modified corn starch, spices, salt, baking powder, dextrose wheat starch, corn starch, modified hydrogenated soybean oil. cooked in 100% vegetable oil (canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil (TBHQ), citric acid, dimethylpolysiloxane).


    White Boneless Chicken, Water, Food Starch-Modified, Salt, Seasoning (Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Salt, Wheat Starch, Natural Flavoring [Botanical Source], Safflower Oil, Dextrose, Citric Acid), Sodium Phosphates, Natural Flavor (Botanical Source). Battered and Breaded with: Water, Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Yellow Corn Flour, Bleached Wheat Flour, Food Starch-Modified, Salt, Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Calcium Lactate), Spices, Wheat Starch, Dextrose, Corn Starch.

    Prepared in Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil with TBHQ and Citric Acid added to preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.

  2. Randy

    It is more expensive in Canada because they have to pay for the free healthcare.

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