After rolling out its 24-hour breakfast menu in October, McDonald’s announced Tuesday it will be adding mozzarella sticks to menus nationwide.
McDonald’s will add mozzarella sticks, 3 for $1, to all U.S. locations in 2016. The popular fried cheese sticks were first tested last year in restaurants in the tri-state area, according to Time. It was introduced to locations in Wisconsin over the summer.
“While we know the vast majority of our growth will come from national initiatives, regional empowerment has given our local markets the power to plus up the national plan, drive incremental sales and profit, and provide a pipeline of new ideas for the system,” Mike Andres, president of McDonald’s USA, said Tuesday during an investor meeting.
This isn’t the only new menu item the chain is introducing. In October, McDonald’s began testing out sweet potato fries in 18 restaurants in Texas. No details of when these fries will be available nationwide.
The new items are part of the turnaround plan McDonald’s began in July, an effort to increase its slumping sales.
“The immediate priority for our business is restoring growth under a new organizational structure and ownership mix designed to provide greater focus on the customer, improve our operating fundamentals and drive a recommitment to running great restaurants,” McDonald’s President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook said in a May press release.