One of my fondest memories of working at McDonald's was those lunch breaks where I could fill up endlessly on Hi-C Orange Lavaburst. Paired with my staple: Two Cheeseburgers, add Big Mac Sauce, add Bacon; the diet that makes my thirty-something self shiver brought so much happiness to teenage Pete.
In 2017, McDonald's took the beverage off restaurant menus, replacing it with Orange Fanta or something. My heart couldn't be bothered to care at that point.
However, after years of fans petitioning, the Golden Arches has announced they're finally bringing back the quintessential fast-food orange drink to their stores.
Hi-C Orange Lavaburst is scheduled to make its return to McDonald's this year, with the plan to be available nationwide by the summer.
Eager fans can also track McDonald's progress with the Hi-C Orange Tracker feature, keeping them updated weekly on which restaurant locations are already offering the beverage.