Have you ever sat down with a Big Mac and wished you had a bowl of cheesy goodness to go with it? Well now, Ohio is granting your wish one McDonald’s at a time.
According to My Fox 8, McDonald’s is experimenting with a mac and cheese combo made of dreams, but only 18 restaurants in the Cleveland area of Ohio will be offering this cheesy treat.
— Scott Kleinberg (@scottkleinberg) December 21, 2015
“We’re always looking for new ways to offer relevant tastes to our customers, so we’re giving mac and cheese a try and gathering valuable feedback from our customers,” McDonald’s spokeswoman Lisa McComb told My Fox 8.
In addition to the $3 mac-n-cheese Happy Meal entrée, McDonald’s is also offering 200 calorie, four-ounce portions a la carte for just $1.75. McCombs says the mac-n-cheese is in fact made of real cheese opposed to powered cheese, but she declined to specify which kinds of cheese.
McDonald’s is known for testing out products in smaller, select markets, and sometimes the successes go national. This November, for example, McDonald’s introduced mozzarella sticks as a part of its Lovin’ Value Menu at select franchises in Wisconsin.
“Our customers told us they are looking for the ability to customize their meals a little more,” one franchisee told Fox 6. “People are snacking more often these days and looking for more options to create a right-sized meal for them. Mini meals allow them to do just that at an amazing value.”
While some locations in New York have already committed to serving mozzarella sticks, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports mozz sticks will be available nationwide starting Jan. 4, 2016.
And customers couldn’t be happier.
— Danny Schramm (@DannySchramm) December 23, 2015
As of right now McDonald’s will be serving mac-n-cheese until February, but McComb says it’s too early to tell if this mac-n-cheese experiment has the potential to go national.
But McDonald’s and mac-n-cheese fans still have hope.
I just found out mcdonalds might start serving mac and cheese. I think I am way happier than I should be hearing this
— IC ☁️☁️☁️ (@isabel9222) December 23, 2015
MCDONALDS IS ADDING MAC AND CHEESE TO ITS MENU!!! MY TWO FAVORITE THINGS HAVE COMBINED!!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!
— Maaaaaahdelyne (@MaddyMoloney016) December 22, 2015
“We’ll then use the feedback from our customers to see what happens after that,” McCombs told My Fox 8. “It’s premature to draw any conclusions from this test and it wouldn’t be appropriate to speculate on it being offered anywhere else.”
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