McDonald’s Adult Happy Meals have already sold out in select restaurants across the country, the fast-food chain confirmed to Axios.
Why is this important: Request for the viral Cactus Factory Flea Market Box which includes one of four collectible toys exceeds the supplies. At the same time, the toys sold on eBay for up to $250.
What is happening: McDonald’s launched boxed adult meals in restaurants nationwide on October 3.
- They come in two varieties: a Big Mac Box and 10-piece Chicken McNuggets with fries, a drink and a toy.
What they say : “The hype for the Cactus Plant Flea Market Box was so real that some of our restaurants sold out the limited-edition experience,” McDonald’s said in a statement to Axios.
- “As the first collaboration of its kind, we have worked closely with our suppliers, distributors, franchisees and partner, Cactus Plant Flea Market, to bring the nostalgia memories of so many McDonald’s fans to life, and we are thrilled by the excitement we see.”
Rollback: McDonald’s past collaborations with celebrities such as Travis Scott, BTS and Mariah Carey have helped boost restaurant sales and create buzz for the chain.
- The Travis Scott Meal, McDonald’s first celebrity meal since 1992, launched in September 2020 and resulted in a nationwide ingredient shortage.
Adult Happy Meal rate
Between the lines: Meals cost more than regular combos, with the toy and box making the difference.
- At a McDonald’s in Miami, Florida, the 10-piece nugget meal was $10.89 with a medium drink and fries, compared to $8.49 for the nugget combo. Large fries and a drink are optional.
- Prices vary across the country, and Axios found the 10-nugget meal for $12.99 at a New York store with the app.
How to Find McDonald’s Cactus Plant Market Box Meals
Be smart: Not all McDonald’s sold out the meals on Friday, but you may have to drive around to find them in stock. Full locations have meals listed as “currently unavailable” on the channel’s app.
- The app can help you find where the meal may be available and also order before you go.
Yes, but: Supplies can change quickly, so even placing an order is not a guarantee.
- Ordering on the app also gets you automatically entered into a raffle for a chance to win weekly giveaways of “Cactus Plant Flea Market x McDonald’s” items.
And after: McDonald’s said the limited-edition “Cactus Plant Flea Market x McDonald’s collection” is available on a special website until 11 a.m. ET on Monday, October 10.