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McDonald's USA Introduces Taste Innovations Inspired By Seasonal Fruit

Monday, May 07, 2012

McDonald's USA Introduces Taste Innovations Inspired By Seasonal Fruit09:07 EDT Monday, May 07, 2012McCafe Cherry Berry Chiller, Blueberry Banana Nut Oatmeal are this year's 'Flavors of Summer'OAK BROOK, Ill., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting this May, fresh berries and seasonal fruit flavors are on the menu at 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. (Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120507/CG01926-a)(Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120507/CG01926-b)McCafe Cherry Berry Chiller Available nationwide beginning today, 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 McCafe Cherry Berry Chiller is available all day at participating McDonald's restaurants nationwide through September 3, while supplies last. At suggested retail prices of $1.69 (small, 12 oz.), $1.99 (medium, 16 oz.) and $2.29 (large, 22 oz.), new Cherry Berry Chiller is a convenient and affordable way to refresh, relax and "chill" this summer. 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 and McCafe espresso drinks such as Frappes, Lattes and Mochas, Brewed Iced Coffees and Premium Roast Coffee. McCafe Frozen Strawberry Lemonade has also returned for a limited time this summer. Blueberry Banana Nut OatmealAvailable to McDonald's guests later this month, 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 participating McDonald's restaurants through August 3, while supplies last, for a suggested retail price of $2.49. "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.""As a blueberry grower, I'm thrilled to see McDonald's introduce this wholesome new choice featuring fresh blueberries," said Art Galletta, Chairman of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. "With Blueberry Banana Nut Oatmeal, McDonald's is giving customers an innovative way to make fresh fruit convenient, accessible and affordable."  Nutrition information for Blueberry Banana Nut Oatmeal, McCafe Cherry Berry Chiller and McDonald's full line of menu choices is available at www.McDonalds.com/nutrition and on McDonald's new mobile app.   About McDonald'sMcDonald's USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States offering a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter (@McDonalds) and Facebook (Facebook.com/McDonalds) for updates on our business, promotions and menu items.The following trademarks used herein are owned by McDonald's Corporation and its affiliates: McCafe and McDonald's. © 2012 McDonald'sFOR MORE INFORMATION:Molly McKenna, McDonald's USAmolly.mckenna@us.mcd.com(630) 623-6593Kim Murphy, GolinHarriskmurphy@golinharris.com (312) 729-4069Electronic Press Kit: www.mcdepk.com/flavorsofsummer SOURCE McDonald's USA