McDonald's has just announced the debut of the new Smoky BLT Quarter Pounder with Cheese and the latest Oreo Fudge McFlurry at participating locations nationwide starting November 21, 2022.
In a statement from McDonald's, the company announced: "An unexpected yet delicious match pairing up just in time for cuffing season."
What is cuffing season?
In 2017, 'cuffing season' was shortlisted by Collins dictionary as its word of the year. It is "the period of autumn and winter, when single people tend to seek out romantic partners or otherwise engage in romantic social activities" (source: Collins Dictionary).
While far from the first fast food chain to offer a 'Love Meal,' it is the first segment of fast food. If successful, we may start seeing more and more offers like this in the future.
"Smoky meets sweet; bacon meets chocolate. McDonald's USA's newest duo taking on menus coast to coast – the Smoky BLT Quarter Pounder with Cheese and OREO™ Fudge McFlurry."
The new Smoky BLT Quarter Pounder features a 100 percent beef quarter pound patty cooked when ordered. It comes topped with two slices of American cheese and thick-cut applewood-smoked bacon. It also comes with Roma tomatoes and shredded lettuce.
The OREO™ Fudge McFlurry McFlurry features a combination of McDonald's classic creamy vanilla soft serve and hot fudge topped with Oreo cookie pieces.
There are 13,342 McDonald's restaurants in the US as of October 24, 2022. California has the most restaurants, with 1,186 stores in California, which is about 9% of all the company's locations in the country. Other states with a large number of Mcdonald's restaurants include Florida, which has 854, and Texas, which has 1,122. Illinois has a total of 651, followed by Ohio, which has 610. New York has 595, and then Michigan with 533 McDonald's restaurants.
The new items from McDonald's are one of those "strange but good" pairings for this time of the year.
While adding the Oreo fudge McFlurry may attract those who have a sweet tooth, cuffing season is more commonly associated with comfort food and hearty protein - something that the Smoky BLT Quarter Pounder with Cheese delivers in spades.
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