- McDonald’s is debuting the new $6 Classic Meal Deal on Thursday.
- For $6, customers can buy one entrée, a small fry, a drink of any size, and an apple pie or seasonal pie.
- We put together each variation of the deal to see how much money customers can save, as well as how many calories each option packs in. Half of the options contain at least 1,000 calories.
McDonald’s has a new way to get an enormous amount of food for just $6.
On Thursday, the fast-food chain will debut the $6 Classic Meal Deal for a limited time.
For $6, customers can purchase one entrée, a small fry, a drink or sweet tea of any size, and an apple pie or seasonal pie. Customers can pick from one of four classic entrées: a Quarter Pounder with cheese, a Big Mac, 10-piece McNuggets, or a Filet-O-Fish sandwich.
The $6 Meal Deal “enables us to attract different customer segments, ultimately driving traffic into our restaurants while protecting margin,” Morgan Flatley, the chief marketing officer of McDonald’s US, told Business Insider when we first reported on the deal last week.
Since the deal doesn’t involve any new menu items, Business Insider decided to test out the $6 Meal Deal options before the official launch. Doing so allowed us to take stock of how much money customers will actually save — plus, how many calories will be consumed.
Here’s what you need to know about the deal: