Food & Recipes

McDonald’s Is Bringing Back Hi-C Orange

Fans have been petitioning McDonald's to bring back this popular drink for years!

If you spent any time petitioning or tweeting at McDonald’s in the hopes that they’ll bring back the Hi-C Orange Lavaburst to their menu, you will be happy to know your time was well spent.

Select McDonald’s locations will once again be adding the drink back to their menus beginning now, with a nationwide rollout this summer.

Until then, you can input your zip code into a Hi-C Orange tracker, which will be updated weekly, to find the closest McDonald’s already offering the fan-favorite orange drink.

McDonald's

After first arriving at McDonald’s restaurants in 1955, the drink developed a passionate fan base over the decades that followed. Even so, it was removed from the menu in 2017 and has since been the subject of tweets, emails and even petitions, asking for its return.

McDonald’s announced the drink’s return in a tweet, which has already garnered more than 146,000 likes and 27,000 retweets in less than 24 hours, proving that there are a lot of happy McDonald’s fans right now.

The drink, which is non-carbonated, joins the menu alongside the carbonated Fanta Orange. It will be available via carry-out, drive-thru, the McDonald’s app or McDelivery.

While the response to the news has been mostly happiness from fans, some are asking for even more items to return to the menu, including snack wraps and even Grimace and the Hamburgler.

The characters from McDonaldland (which also included, of course, Ronald McDonald) were used for marketing the restaurant during the 1970s through the 1990s.

Adobe

This is not the first time McDonald’s has done away with an item, only to bring it back at a later date. This year, the Spicy Chicken McNuggets and the Mighty Hot Sauce returned Feb. 1 and they will be available for a limited time.

Of course, we also can’t forget the McRib sandwich, which keeps popping back up on the menu and seasonal treats that come back year after year, like the Shamrock Shake and the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry.

McDonald's

Are you excited about the return of Hi-C Orange Lavaburst?