Southern California McDonald's® Restaurants Kick Off Summer With New McCafe® Smoothie And Shake

LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California McDonald's® restaurants are introducing two new McCafe offerings – Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie, available now, and Dulce de Leche Shake, available at all participating restaurants beginning June 10 for a limited time only.  Both McCafe menu introductions are part of McDonald's ongoing efforts to evolve its menu with relevant, great-tasting food and beverage choices.

Freshly prepared for each customer, McCafe Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie is made with blueberries, raspberries, a splash of pomegranate juice 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 McCafe Smoothie line which includes Strawberry Banana and Mango Pineapple. And, to give customers even more reason to delight their taste buds, starting today through May 23, customers can try a small size McCafe Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie for just $1.00 at participating restaurants, while supplies last. Price and participation may vary.

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

"The new McCafe Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie and Dulce de Leche Shake offer customers two unique flavor experiences heading into summer," said Michael Mangione, Jr., McDonald's owner/operator and president of the McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California (MOASC). "The launch of our new summer beverage offerings, along with the recent Premium McWrap® and Egg White Delight McMuffin®, are great examples of how we continue to bring innovative new tastes to our customers."

The McCafe 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 McCafe Mocha Frappe and Caramel Frappe.  For nutrition and ingredient information and additional details about McCafe beverage and dessert offerings, as well as McDonald's full line of national menu choices, visit www.McDonalds.com.

The McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California (MOASC) is comprised of more than 600 franchised and company-owned McDonald's restaurants in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Follow us on Twitter: @McDonalds_SoCal.

Contact: Elicet Vega
Porter Novelli
(323) 762-2500
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SOURCE Southern California McDonald’s



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