The Voice UK finalist said that he attempted to break into the fast food venue after discovering it was closed.
"It was after the Brit Awards after-party a couple of years ago," he told the Daily Star.
"I was on my way home, wanted a burger, so went via the West End for a McDonald's but it was shut.
"I decided to break in and got arrested. I'm not proud of it and I do regret it."
James will release his second studio set A Place I Go in the UK on October 29.
The LP will be preceded by lead single 'Single Tear', which will be available to download from Sunday (October 14).
Watch the music video for Tyler James's 'Single Tear' below: