McDonald’s Thailand’s first restaurant was opened at Amarin Plaza in 1985, the 35th country in the world to receive the Golden Arches.

Local Quirks

The Quarter Pounder is not available in Thailand.

Breakfast menu hours are 5am to 11am.

Deluxe Cheeseburger – cheeseburger with tomato and lettuce added
McFried Chicken – crispy coated deep fried chicken
McSpicy Chicken – snack-sized burger – spicy crunchy chicken fillet, lettuce, mayonnaise, sesame seed bun
Chick n’ Cheese – snack burger, chicken fillet, tomato, lettuce, cheese sauce
Pepper Chicken Burger – snack burger, chicken fillet with black pepper, lettuce, mayonnaise
Samurai Pork Burger – BBQ glazed pork patties, lettuce, mayonnaise, sesame seed bun
Chic Stick – boneless chicken pieces fried with crunchy coating
Pork Burger – Hamburger with pork patty in place of beef
Kaprao Rice Plates – rice with a choice of chicken, pork or beef
Macaroni Soup – clear soup with macaroni pieces, corn, carrot and peas
McWings – crispy fried chicken wings
McD Porridge – bowl of porridge with pork or chicken pieces
Cheesy Egg Bun – white bread bun with folded omlette and cheese, can be supplemented with fish filet, pepper chicken and bacon.
Patongko – similar to churros
Pineapple Pie – the famous Thai replacement for the McDonald’s Apple Pie
Corn Pie – the other famous pie substitute available in Thailand
Cheesy Ham Pie – cheese and ham pieces, baked in the same pie pastry shell
McFlurry Crispy Matcha – matcha flavour mixed into the soft serve

Our Visits

McDonald’s in Thailand was a smooth, modern fast food experience. The wait times were usually only a few minutes. The restaurants were always moderately busy regardless of time of day.


First opened: 1985
Restaurants: 245
Restaurant density: 1:281,600 people
Primary cuisine: Burgers
Breakfast menu: Yes
Drinks: Coca Cola range, milkshakes, coffee
Serves alcohol: No
Fries: Square thin cut – 4mm x 4mm
Made to order: Yes
Mobile app order: Yes
Self-order kiosks: Yes
Delivery: Yes, in-house and third parties
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Pepper Cheesy Egg Bun

Pepper Cheesy Egg Bun McDonalds ThailandPepper Cheesy Egg Bun McDonalds ThailandIngredients: Pepper chicken patty, folded egg, cheese, split bun. Can also be made with fish filet instead of chicken, and bacon can be added.
Price: ‎
฿ 49 THB ($1.60 USD)

Presentation: 8/10
Freshness: 10/10
Texture: 8/10
Taste: 7/10
Value: 7/10

The cheese is immediately apparent as soon as you bite into it, the pepper is not. Freshly prepared, piping hot helped with that gooey melt. 8/10

Chic Stick

Chic Stick McDonalds ThailandIngredients: Chicken pieces, crispy coating, sweet chilli sauce
Price: ‎
฿ 87 THB ($2.85 USD) for 3

Presentation: 6/10
Freshness: 6/10
Texture: 4//10
Taste: 6/10
Value: 6/10

The chicken was sadly pretty dry and the batter quite tough. Hot sauce had a good kick to it though. But for the price, not worth it. 5/10

Deluxe Cheeseburger

Deluxe Cheeseburger McDs Thailand CSDeluxe Cheeseburger McDs ThailandIngredients: Beef patty, cheese, tomato slice, lettuce, onion, ketchup, mustard, white bread bun
Price: ‎
฿ 97 THB ($3.20 USD)

Presentation: 6/10
Freshness: 7/10
Texture: 9/10
Taste: 8/10
Value: 5/10

Clue is in the title – this is a cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato added. I’m not quite sure how that’s worth an extra $2-odd but it did taste pretty great. 7/10

McSpicy Chicken

McSpicy Chicken McDonalds Thailand CSMcSpicy Chicken McDonalds ThailandIngredients: Spicy crunch-coated chicken cut, lettuce, mayonnaise, sesame seed bun 
Price: ‎
฿ 79 THB ($2.60 USD)

Presentation: 8/10
Freshness: 5/10
Texture: 5/10
Taste: 5/10
Value: 6/10

While the pictures looked promising, this was sadly a let down. It’s smaller than a McChicken, more of a snack-size burger. Both the chicken itself and the coating were quite dry and chewy. There was more bread flavour than anything else, due to the bread and the breading. 5.5/10

Pineapple Pie

Pineapple Pie McDonalds Thailand CSPineapple Pie McDonalds PackshotIngredients: Pineapple chunks, pineapple sauce, pastry
Price: ‎
฿ 26 THB ($0.85 USD)

Presentation: 8/10
Freshness: 10/10
Texture: 8/10
Taste: 7/10
Value: 8/10

This Pineapple Pie is fairly well known around the world as a Thai McDonald’s specialty. And it really did deliver – piping hot, decent pineapple:sauce ratio, crisp pastry – pineapple fans, go get one now. 8/10