McDonald's Adds a Taco Bell to Its Menu

When McDonald's veers away from variations on hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and varying kinds of chicken chunks, it tends to fail.

The fast-food giant has some items on its global menus that cater to local tastes but wouldn't make sense for a broad U.S. release.

That has led to the creation of the Chicago company's newest menu items. These new McTreats borrow from an American culinary tradition that's well-known globally.

And while these new items offer direct competition to Yum Brands' Taco Bell, some of them also offer a uniquely McDonald's take.

Americans love Tex-Mex food. Nachos and fajitas have become favorite menu items not just at dedicated restaurants for that particular fare but at nearly every sports bar.

It's hard to find a basic restaurant in the U.S. that does not offer a take on nachos, and now you can add McDonald's to that list -- but not in the U.S.

The amazing Tex-Mex flavor comes to our restaurants with the incredible Grand McExtreme Nachos: delicious sauce of cheddar cheese, tomato, onion, double meat, and nachos

McDonald's Nachos are your basic nachos with tortilla chips topped with nacho cheese sauce. It's joined by McShaker Fries and the new Grand McExtreme Nachos burger.

McShaker Fries feature McDonald's signature fries served with a packet of cheese seasoning and a bag so you can combine and shake them to distribute the seasoning," according to the website.

McDonald's has tried a variety of burritos on its menu both for breakfast and on its lunch/dinner menu. The company also briefly tried selling fajitas

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