The first Aussie state set to trial McDonald's new menu item

Ash Cant
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One Australian state will trial a new McDonald's chicken range, which may pave the way for other states to introduce the menu item.

McDonald's confirmed on Wednesday Southern Style Chicken would be trialled at participating South Australian restaurants. 

The new Southern Style Chicken features RSPCA approved drumsticks, thighs and wings with a "signature coating".

A photo of McDonald's Southern Style Chicken.
McDonald's will be trialling Southern Style Chicken in South Australia. Source: Supplied/McDonald's

The trial will run from May 5 until July 27 and feedback from customers will determine whether other states sell the Southern Style Chicken.

“As a customer-led business, we look forward to receiving feedback on the new items and continuing to cater to our customer’s needs and wants," McDonald’s Marketing Manager Tim Kenward said in a statement to Yahoo News Australia.

Why Southern Style Chicken is trialled in South Australia

Mr Kenward also explained why South Australians would be the first to get the chicken.

"Our South Australian customers continue to be extremely supportive of our new products and menu innovations, which is why they will be among the first to get their hands on the new chicken items," he said.

Earlier this year, McDonald's Australia confirmed to Yahoo News Australia there were ways customers could order secret menu items.

People with face masks are pictured outside McDonald's in New York.
People wear face masks outside McDonald's. Source: Getty Images, file

"Customers can customise their orders as they see fit," a McDonald's Australia spokesperson said at the time.

To learn more about how to make five of the most viral secret McDonald's items in Australia, you can read about it here.

There are 55 McDonald's restaurants participating in the Southern Style Chicken trial:

  • Felixstow

  • Frewville

  • Mt Barker

  • Camden Park

  • Cross Roads

  • Colonnades II

  • Noarlunga

  • Seaford

  • Reynella

  • Port Lincoln

  • Whyalla

  • Murray Bridge

  • Rundle Mall East

  • Trinity Gardens

  • Enfield

  • Kadina

  • Paralowie

  • Prospect

  • Northfield

  • Elizabeth

  • Elizabeth Food Court

  • Gawler

  • Smithfield

  • Adelaide Myer Centre

  • Hindley Street

  • Melrose Park

  • West Richmond

  • Green Fields

  • Pooraka

  • Port Augusta

  • Port Pirie

  • Collinswood

  • Gilles Plains

  • Salisbury

  • Salisbury Plain

  • Renmark

  • Arndale

  • Croyden

  • Fulham Gardens

  • Port Adelaide

  • West Beach

  • West Lakes

  • Woodville

  • Darlington

  • Happy Valley

  • Hallett Cove

  • West Terrace

  • Victor Harbour

  • Aldinga

  • Golden Grove

  • Munno Para

  • Para Hills

  • Tea Tree Foodcourt

  • Tea Tree Plaza II

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