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McDonald's Kicks Off Summer With New McCafe Smoothie and Shake

May 20 2013 12:00AM

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OAK BROOK, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/13 -- McDonald's is introducing two new McCafé offerings -- Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie and Dulce de Leche Shake -- inviting customers to experience the everyday wonder of McCafé this summer. Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie is available now and Dulce de Leche Shake is available at all participating restaurants starting early this summer for a limited time only. Both McCafé menu introductions are part of McDonald's ongoing efforts to evolve its menu with relevant, great-tasting food and beverages choices.

McCafé Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
Freshly prepared for each customer, McCafé Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie is made with blueberries, raspberries, a splash of pomegranate juice and other juices and blended with low-fat yogurt and ice. Its unique flavor profile combines the tartness of pomegranate juice with the sweetness of blueberries and raspberries.

Starting at 220 calories for a small size, the new smoothie offers choices from some of the USDA's MyPlate recommended food groups, such as dairy and fruit. Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie is the newest addition to the McCafé Smoothie line which includes Strawberry Banana and Mango Pineapple.

McCafé Dulce de Leche Shake
Inspired by the traditional Latin American dessert, McCafé Dulce de Leche Shake is made with McDonald's vanilla reduced-fat ice cream, caramel and topped with whipped cream and a cherry. The new seasonal shake offers customers an exotic take on the classic caramel taste.

"Since introducing McCafé four years ago, we have continued to expand our offerings with new, great-tasting beverages and desserts for any occasion," said Marta Fearon, Marketing Director, McDonald's USA. "So, if customers are looking for something fruity and refreshing, then Blueberry Pomegranate is a great choice. But, if they prefer a little more indulgence, then Dulce de Leche can also fulfill that craving."

The McCafé summer line-up also features returning favorites Cherry Berry Chiller and Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, available for a limited time only. These seasonal offerings will join the menu of permanent blended ice beverages, which also includes McCafé Strawberry Banana and Mango Pineapple Smoothies, as well as McCafé Mocha, Caramel and Chocolate Chip Frappé. For nutrition and ingredient information and additional details about McCafé beverage and dessert offerings, as well as McDonald's full line of national menu choices, visit www.McDonalds.com.

About McDonald's
McDonald's USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 89 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at approximately 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter @McDonalds or @McCafe and Facebook www.facebook.com/mcdonalds for updates on our business, promotions and products.

The following trademarks used herein are owned by McDonald's Corporation and its affiliates: McDonald's, McCafé, Cherry Berry Chiller. © 2013 McDonald's



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Jenina Nunez
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630-623-2069

Kim Murphy
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Source: Marketwire