McDonald’s isn’t normally considered a hugely classy establishment when it comes to tasty food. You don’t visit McDonald’s to have a cultured dining experience – you’re just trying to get something tasty inside yourself as quickly (and cheaply) as possible.
If, though, you’re a fan of the Golden Arches and you’ve often wished for a more sophisticated burger experience, then you’re in luck – the popular restaurant chain is bringing back its Lobster Roll, a seasonal menu item that returns periodically to delight fans of seafood who want to enjoy a crustacean while dining at their local McDonald’s.
There’s just one problem – due, no doubt, to the logistical issue of getting lobster to various parts of the country, McDonald’s is only bringing the Lobster Roll to selected East Coast chains, in an effort to hit the prime market for the meal.
Only diners in certain parts of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, will get the chance to try this meal – and the Lobster Roll won’t be universally available throughout even these locations.
What’s more, the roll will only be available for a short period in July to August of this year, meaning that, before long, it’ll disappear yet again, and customers will be left having to suffer through a Fillet O’ Fish if they want an experience that’s even vaguely similar.
It’s also probably worth noting that the last time the Lobster Roll was on McDonald’s menu, it cost an incredibly pricey $8.99 (lobster ain’t cheap), which is, of course, a lot more than most meals on the menu will set you back, so it’s probably for the best that customers assume they’ll be paying through the nose of this meal yet again.
If these caveats don’t put you off the Lobster Roll, then go nuts! The rest of us will be enjoying Big Macs, like the uncultured schmucks that we are.