McDonald's Finally Gets New Bakery Items After Almost A Decade

McDonald's is known for a lot of things — their always-amazing fries, signature Big Macs, iconic Egg McMuffins, and the often hard-to-find McFlurrys are all fan favorites off the chain's regular menu. One thing they're not so great with, however, is baked goods. Okay, so their apple pie is pretty darn good, but their cookies are nothing special. Occasionally something new and noteworthy pops up on the breakfast menu — the Cinnamon Melts were actually pretty decent, and last year's Donut Sticks were super-popular while they lasted (which, sadly, was not long at all).

Lately McDonald's has been doubling down on the PR efforts, perhaps wanting to appease customers angered by the suspension of their all-day breakfast (or those ridiculous delivery fees). Not only has the burger chain created celebrity-endorsed combination meals such as the Cactus Jack and the J Balvin, but they also added a new McNugget flavor to the menu. Finally showing their sweet side a little love, McDonald's just announced three new additions to its McCafé bakery lineup (which is very good news, as at only two items, the current offerings are pretty lame).

What we know about McDonald's new McCafé bakery items

The new menu additions, which CNN says are the first to be introduced to the McCafé bakery menu in almost a decade, will be available starting on October 28th – and no, despite the launch date, these treats aren't Halloween-themed in any way, nor are any of them pumpkin-flavored. Instead, two of these new offerings are pretty standard breakfast baked good fare: a blueberry muffin and a cinnamon roll. The third, however, is something that could be considered somewhat autumnally appropriate — an apple fritter. Unlike Mickey D's new pumpkin spice latte though, this fritter (as well as the muffin and cinnamon roll) will be available year-round. Another piece of good news, as the sweets are part of the McCafé menu and not strictly considered breakfast foods, they will also be available all day.

According to a statement released by Linda VanGosen, McDonald's vice president of brand and menu strategy, "We know our customers deserve a break now more than ever, and are excited to give them another reason to visit their favorite breakfast destination by offering delicious flavors they crave, any time of the day." (Guess it's not looking too good for anyone hoping for the return of that all-day breakfast.) As to how delicious these new menu items are, we can't say, as they have yet to be rolled out for reviews. Stay tuned though, since we'll be sure to let you know whether they're worth getting hyped up about as soon as the verdict is in.