McDonald’s Canada launched a Chinese Szechuan burger (and we're giving away 80 bottles of the Szechuan sauce!)

Jun 19 2018, 2:14 am

Summer travel FOMO getting you down? Well, you don’t need to travel the world to taste delicious food when the world can come to you right in your own backyard.

But, if you’re not in the mood to truck it to Chinatown or little Italy, there’s another way you can taste global-inspired fare without leaving the city (or leaving you broke). Because McDonald’s Canada has launched its World Taste Tour with three new burgers inspired by recipes from around the world — all with a Canadian twist.

The Szechaun burger / Image: McDonald’s

One of these is the juicy Chinese Szechuan burger with a unique sauce that has been developed just for Canadian palettes. And to celebrate, McDonald’s Canada bottled a limited number of 1L bottles of Chinese Szechuan sauce (yep – there’s a lot of it!), and we’re giving away 80 to Daily Hive readers (two per winner; one for you and one for a friend). Enter the contest below to get your hands on one!

Before you even go there – this is not the same Szechuan sauce that was in the US – it’s a uniquely Canadian recipe.

Chinese Szechuan Sauce/Image: McDonald’s Canada

The Chinese Szechuan burger features 100% Canadian beef topped with Szechuan sauce, crispy wontons (yes!), tomato, leaf lettuce, grilled onions, and mayo, on a toasted black and white sesame seed bun.

It’s available from June 18 to July 1, and it’s not the only new International-inspired meaty contender on the menu over the next month.

The Italian pesto chicken/Image: McDonald’s

From July 2 to 15, the Italian pesto chicken sandwich will be on the menu – a seasoned chicken patty made with chicken raised on Canadian farms, topped with a pesto aioli sauce, shaved parmesan, fresh arugula, and a slice of tomato on a toasted focaccia bun topped with rosemary. Sound gourmet enough for you?

The Aussie BBQ and egg burger/Image: McDonald’s

Brunchers, brace yourself! On July 16, the Aussie BBQ and egg burger arrives and will stay until July 29. This delicious sandwich is made with 100% Canadian beef topped with a fresh cracked egg, crispy beet chips, processed cheese, leaf lettuce, and a creamy smoky BBQ sauce on a brioche-style bun.

Don’t sweat if you don’t end up winning a bottle of the Szechuan sauce. You can always visit your local McDonald’s restaurant to try the Chinese Szechuan burger which has the sauce right on it!

Pro-tip: one lucky Canadian and three friends will win a trip of their choice to either Italy, China or Australia by simply placing a Mobile Order on My McD’s app during the six week period of World Taste Tour, which means forget everything we said earlier. Staycations are great and everything, but definitely travel the world if you can, FOMO sucks!

So, yes, eating a burger could change your life. This is 2018. Just accept it, and enter below.


Enter for your chance to win two bottles of Chinese Szechuan Sauce from McDonald’s Canada and one $10 gift card for the restaurant.


To enter for your chance to win two bottles of Chinese Szechuan Sauce from McDonald’s Canada and one $10 gift card, do at least one of the following;

1.  Leave a comment below telling us how you would use the Chinese Szechuan Sauce. (1 entry)

2. Tweet the following on Twitter and comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

  • Win a limited edition 1L bottle of Chinese Szechuan Sauce from @McDonaldsCanada and go on a #worldtastetour via @DailyHiveTO RT to enter!

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on July 29, 2018. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

Visit McDonald’s Canada now to see the latest menu updates and find a location near you.

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