McDonald’s Cheesy Bacon Flatbread Review

Review of McDonald’s Cheesy Bacon Flatbread

What they say:

Beechwood smoked bacon and melted cheese in a freshly toasted flatbread. The perfect way to start the day.

Price: £1.49.

Calories: 298 kcal.

Back in March 2017, McDonald’s UK started testing the Cheesy Bacon Flatbread – we were the first to report on the trial and you can see that original post here.

At the time, there were a very limited number of restaurants with it on the breakfast menu, but in the time leading to January 2018, it has been extended to approximately 120 stores in locations including Bournemouth, Reading and Southampton.

Following the successful trial, from Wednesday 10th January, all UK McDonald’s restaurants will feature the Cheesy Bacon Flatbread on their breakfast menu.

McDonald's Cheesy Bacon Flatbread

There are casualties though – (apparently) gone are the three Snack Wraps; Egg & Cheese, Sausage & Egg and Bacon & Egg.

The McDonald’s breakfast menu has its fair share of favourites such as the Sausage & Egg McMuffin and Breakfast Wrap (many are disappointed by the discontinuation of the Big Breakfast) so we were eager to see how this latest offering compares.

You’ll have to be vigilant though!

Miss Milkshake reported back this morning that advertising for the Cheesy Bacon Flatbread has been tacked on each end of the menu boards.

There were no other marketing materials in store on tables or in the window so it is hard to spot unless you know what you are looking for!

McDonald's Cheesy Bacon Flatbread

The bread on its own seems slightly thicker than a normal wrap – bordering on pitta territory, but with the same recognisable McDonald’s taste that you’d get with the bread in the McMuffins. The Flatbread is easily the best element.

On board, you get two slices of standard McD’s cheese but not very much bacon. However, the crispiness of the bacon is certainly commendable.

McDonald's Cheesy Bacon Flatbread

My only wish would have been to have more of the bacon on the flatbread. If there was less cheese it would seem rather empty and dry.

As stated above, the Cheesy Bacon Flatbread is priced at a very reasonable £1.49, but I wasn’t given the option of having it as a meal.

It’s not that tasty and too cheesy for a breakfast item IMO and reminded me of a cheese toastie.

I would like to see a chicken option on the main menu in future as it is an OK little snack at exceptional value but not one I’d have again for breakfast any time soon.

McDonald's Cheesy Bacon Flatbread

Overall, I’d say it is good for the price and is worth trying at least once while it is on the menu (we’re not sure if it is permanent or for a limited time). It doesn’t look bad, but is fairly basic in appearance and on the whole tastes of nothing but cheese.

For me, it just feels like a cheap, plastic item which doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as the mighty McMuffin.

I would definitely like to see McDonald’s use the flatbread in future – perhaps with the ingredients/flavours used on something like the Chicken & Chutney Indian.

Burger Lad®


Cheesy Bacon Flatbread

Cheesy Bacon Flatbread


3.0 /10


4.5 /10


7.0 /10


  • Great value
  • Crispy bacon
  • Flatbread


  • Too much cheese
  • Not enough bacon
  • Plastic tasting

8 thoughts on “McDonald’s Cheesy Bacon Flatbread Review

  • 13th January 2018 at 7:03 pm

    I rode miles on my Penny Farthing to enjoy the New Flatbread from Mc Donalds, and to be really honest I thought it tasted great and was brilliant value for money. well done on the advert.

  • 16th January 2018 at 1:12 pm

    I tried it at the weekend and was very disappointed. The flatbread was more like a cream cracker. I suspect it had been sitting on a hotplate for hours. Much as I love cheese McD’s processed cheese ternds to overwhelm things, and not in a good way and as in BL’s lad there was very little bacion to ber overwhelmed. For the fuirst time a McD’s product went tinto the nearest bin after a couple of bites.
    I ate in a busy city centre Manchester sdtore so the food ought to have been fresh

  • 19th January 2018 at 10:14 am

    I tried cheese and bacon flatbread and didn’t really enjoy it . It was too cheesy and not enough bacon . Shall happily go back to McMuffin .

  • 6th February 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Tried this the other day and was really impressed i do agree it could do with more bacon tho and a meal option is needed if its going to be a mainstay

  • 10th February 2018 at 8:04 am

    I love the flatbread. Yes it needs a breakfast brew or it would be far too dry… but I don’t like the McDonalds ‘English Muffin’ & breakfast wraps weren’t substantual enough.
    So I hope the Cheesy bacon flatbread is hear to stay.
    Since Maccy’s dropped the big breakfast (where I used to swap out the hideous muffin) – I just don’t go there for brekky any more – so the flatbread is a game changer for me.

  • 22nd February 2018 at 7:20 am

    I tried this yesterday, surely a bacon flatbread should include bacon? I got two wafer thin bits of bacon, some processed cheese and what can only be discribed as cardboard around it. I love Mac Donald’s but they are taking the mick with this sorry offering. Shame on you!

  • 24th February 2018 at 10:52 am

    Here’s something I tried this morning: order one with a McMuffin meal and put the hash brown in it. Tastes way better than either item does separately.

  • 9th April 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Had a cheesy bacon flatbread the other morning and it was so dry I could not finish it. Hardly any bacon in it and the cheese was cheap and nasty. By far the worst thing I have ever eaten at a McDonalds.


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