McDonald's Is Bringing Back A Classic Sweet Breakfast Treat

Walking into fall everyone is likely expecting pumpkin spice this or apple-flavored that, but McDonald's just announced plans to bring a classic treat back to its McCafé menu. Although the fast food chain could have taken a fresh, new approach by adding menu items that follow popular trends, McDonald's decided to pull from its archives and revive a breakfast item that it served in the '80s.

Sitting on the menu alongside offerings such as its apple fritter and cinnamon roll, McDonald's has been careful about which items it adds to its bakery menu. In 2020, Eat This, Not That reported after nearly a decade of stagnation the company introduced new pastries to its all-day menu. Although the chain has experimented with other baked goods — such as a pull-apart glazed donut in 2021, per Delish – the McCafé line has maintained a small pastry menu offering, only introducing new menu items for a limited time. And the upcoming pastry is no exception to the rule, though we're sure if it proves popular enough it could be considered for the permanent line-up ... or at least get the McRib treatment and make the occasional reappearance.

Drum roll, please

Beginning September 14, McDonald's McCafé Bakery will be adding a cheese Danish to its all-day menu for a limited time. In a press release, the chain describes the old-school treat as perfect for both breakfast and as an afternoon snack. This new menu item will be available both in-store and for delivery nationwide through the McDonald's app at participating restaurants.

When you hear the phrase "cheese Danish" you might not expect an over-the-top treat, but the new McCafé menu item is made from a butter streusel filled with sweet cream cheese and topped with a vanilla drizzle (via McDonald's). Clocking in at 390 calories, the McDonald's cheese Danish is a new take on a familiar classic. While it has not been shared how long this treat will be offered by the chain, you may want to swing by your local McDonald's sooner rather than later if you think it sounds like a can't-miss.