McDonald’s has added a new summer treat to menus in select locations throughout the United States, and the reviews are mixed. McDonald’s is debuting the McLobster, McDonald’s version of the lobster roll, in the northeast just in time for summer.
WRIC reports that the McLobster features “Atlantic lobster meat,” celery, light dressing, and shredded lettuce all placed inside of a soft roll. Since the seafood item is sourced from “Atlantic lobster meat,” it may come at no surprise that the special summer menu item is being offered first in select locations across the northeastern segment of the United States.
The states currently offering the McLobster includes Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Though the region is known for their love of anything lobster, not everyone is so keen on McDonald’s breaking into the lobster market. In fact, some think it is downright crazy.
McLobster?? That’s McCrazy!
— kerin cook (@kerindoesntcook) July 1, 2015
Others just don’t seem to trust McDonald’s capability of maintaining fresh seafood.
McDonald’s to sell McLobster sandwich. I always wanted to see Ronald maintain his big clown smile while fighting Paralytic Shellfish Poison — Kokomoschmoe (@Kokomoschmoe) July 1, 2015
McLobster, is why I have trust issues..
— D-Rails (@gm_cage) July 1, 2015
Your a disgusting human if you even consider trying a mclobster. — cam landry (@camlandry) June 24, 2015
Despite the criticism, if you are looking for a lobster meal that won’t break the bank, the McLobster may just do the trick. The McLobster is priced at just $7.99, or $10.99 for a McLobster meal. For those looking for a lower calorie McDonald’s option, the McLobster comes through for you. The McLobster is one of the lowest calorie items on the menu, clocking in at just 290 calories.
Though the McLobster is not a typical item found in McDonald’s across the United States, the McLobster is an everyday menu item in Italy.
So what are people in the United States who have actually eaten the McLobster saying? Check out some of the reviews.
McLobster was a huge McDisappointment
— Charlene (@char_is_apt) June 25, 2015
— Alan Henry (@alanhenryTO) June 24, 2015
People upset with the quality of the McLobster from McDonalds should probably remember they got a McLobster from McDonalds.
— joe crawford (@REALjoecrawford) June 22, 2015
What do you think? Would you try the McLobster or should McDonald’s stick to hamburgers and french fries?
[Image Credit: McDonald’s]