Southern California McDonald's® Introduces Taste Innovations Inspired by Seasonal Fruit

LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh berries and seasonal fruit flavors are on the menu at Southern California  McDonald's® as the company introduces its new McCafe® Cherry Berry Chiller and Blueberry Banana Nut Oatmeal. As part of McDonald's 'Flavors of Summer' limited time menu line-up, both new options offer the delicious tastes of summer's seasonal fruit.

McCafe Cherry Berry Chiller
Available now, McDonald's new McCafe Cherry Berry Chiller is made to order with 100 percent fruit juice with natural flavors that combine the sweetness of cherries and raspberries in a refreshing, sippable icy blend.  The latest McDonald's beverage innovation is available all day at Southern California McDonald's restaurants through September 3, while supplies last. At a suggested retail price of $1.69 (small, 12 oz.), the new McCafe Cherry Berry Chiller is a convenient and affordable way to refresh, relax and "chill" this summer—price and participation may vary. Cherry Berry Chiller is the latest new beverage to join the McCafe menu, which features a variety of delicious offerings including McCafe Real Fruit Smoothies, McCafe Frozen Strawberry Lemonade and McCafe espresso drinks such as Frappes, Lattes and Mochas, Brewed Iced Coffees and Premium Roast Coffee.

As part of the McCafe Cherry Berry Chiller roll out, Southern California McDonald's restaurants are hosting free 5 oz. sampling events of 100 percent fruit juice Cherry Berry Chiller beverages from May 18 through May 19 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

"The McCafe Cherry Berry Chiller, with its cool icy blend and ripe berry flavors, is the perfect way to celebrate the season," said Michael Mangione, Jr., McDonald's owner/operator and president of the McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California (MOASC). "Like summer, the McCafe Cherry Berry Chiller is only around for a limited time, so enjoy it while you can."

Blueberry Banana Nut Oatmeal
Also available to McDonald's guests, Blueberry Banana Nut Oatmeal features fresh, juicy blueberries and crunchy walnuts along with a tasty hint of real banana. Made to order, McDonald's new Blueberry Banana Nut Oatmeal provides two servings of whole grain and about a quarter cup of blueberries for 290 calories. The new oatmeal will be available all day at Southern California McDonald's restaurants through August 3, while supplies last, for a suggested retail price of $2.49—price and participation may vary.

"At McDonald's, fruit continues to come to life and this summer we are celebrating with two new menu choices," said Cindy Goody, PhD, MBA, RD, LDN, Senior Director of Nutrition for McDonald's USA, LLC. "The new Blueberry Banana Nut Oatmeal and Cherry Berry Chiller help make the delicious flavors of fruit more accessible and convenient. Both options support McDonald's ongoing commitment to offer customers a variety of affordable and great-tasting menu choices."

Nutrition information for McCafe Cherry Berry Chiller, Blueberry Banana Nut Oatmeal and McDonald's full line of menu choices is available at www.McDonalds.com/nutrition and on McDonald's new mobile app.  

MOASC is comprised of nearly 600 franchised and company-owned McDonald's restaurants in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura. Follow us on Twitter @McDonalds_SoCal.

Contact:

Elicet Vega


Porter Novelli


(323) 762-2432


elicet.vega@porternovelli.com

SOURCE Southern California McDonald’s



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