McDonald's Touts Fresh Produce in New Signature Crafted Sandwich Line
CHICAGO, IL - Produce is once again on the menu as McDonald’s expands its offerings to include fresher fruits and vegetables. This time, the fast food giant has freshly-grown avocados, onions, lettuce, and tomatoes in store for those who bite into their new line of Signature Crafted™ Recipes sandwiches.
"We started with All Day Breakfast, updated our Chicken McNuggets, offered new Mac sandwich sizes for every occasion and now we're introducing Signature Crafted Recipes because they are inspired by our customers," said Chef Michael Haracz about the company’s latest offerings. The line includes three new produce-heavy sandwiches—Pico Guacamole, Sweet BBQ Bacon, and Maple Bacon Dijon, each of which McDonald’s touts as premium and unique recipes.
According to a press release, the three new recipes, all of which are customizable by protein and bun, include the following:
This combination of 100% Hass avocado guacamole, freshly prepared Pico de Gallo, crisp leaf lettuce, white cheddar cheese, and creamy buttermilk ranch sauce made with real buttermilk and sour cream blended with shallots, garlic, and spices will have your mouth watering. And for the extra produce-y spin on top, each sandwich is served with a fresh lime wedge.
Sweet BBQ Bacon:
Sweet BBQ meets savory, grilled onions, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, creamy white cheddar, and BBQ sauce, all topped with another helping of onions—this time golden and crispy.
Maple Bacon Dijon:
Sweet and savory join together here again, with grilled onions, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon with sweet maple seasoning, white cheddar, crisp leaf lettuce, and a creamy Dijon sauce.
While McDonald’s keeps specifics of their produce sourcing under wraps, the company points to a few different locales for this new sandwich line—mainly California, working with places like Salinas and Yuma for its lettuce and other items.
"We source all the lettuce for our sandwiches and salads from Salinas Valley in California during the summer, and Yuma, Arizona during the winter from farms. Many of which have generations of experience," Tiffany Briggs, McDonald's Communications Supervisor told me via email. "This is a national menu item available in our 14,000+ restaurants and wanted consumers to be aware of where our produce comes from. As a side note, McDonald’s restaurants receive produce 2-3 times each week."
Will you get your mouth around some of this fresh California-grown produce with a tasty twist? I gotta say, I am definitely curious.