With McDonald’s Happy Meals, Halloween buckets are back.
McDonald’s Halloween Happy Meals
McDonald’s Halloween Happy Meals, also known as Boo Buckets, are coming back to outlets all around the country on Tuesday after a six-year absence.
Why it matters: Reminiscence and Halloween’s massive comeback in 2022. After its well-received Oct. 3 rollout of adult Happy Meals, the fast-food juggernaut is making another attempt to evoke consumers’ childhood memories with the famous trick-or-treating pails.
The Cactus Plant Flea Market Box, which included adult boxed lunches and a collectible item, quickly sold out at certain restaurants around the nation.
The big picture: According to the National Retail Federation’s annual holiday survey, Halloween spending is predicted to hit a new record of $10.6 billion, up from last year’s $10.1 billion, as participation recovers to pre-pandemic levels.
Halloween specials have also been revealed by Burger King and Chipotle.
Details: McDonald’s kids’ pails are available through Halloween and while supplies last at participating restaurants countrywide.
For the next two weeks, Happy Meals will be served in pails rather than the usual boxes. The pails serve as both tableware and toys.
Rewind: The trick-or-treat buckets that double as Halloween pails made their debut in 1986, 36 years ago, with three options: McBoo, McPunk’n, and McGoblin.
The last time the pails were offered in the United States was in October 2016, according to McDonald’s.