It’s not every day that McDonald’s manages to find a new meat to sell in its burgers.
As such, when something like a crab meat burger hits the restaurant’s griddles, it’s worth paying attention to.
The Crab Meat Sandwich (which is strangely lacking in the standard “Mc” prefix, unless you rearrange the letters in its name) is actually something fairly different for McDonald’s, not least because it doesn’t have a standard patty, as is the case with the Fillet O’ Fish and the McChicken Sandwich.
Instead, a mess of snow crab meat is combined with seasoned butter, celery, and mayonnaise, on a bed of lettuce and tomatoes, within a sourdough roll.
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It’s a little upmarket compared to most offerings from the burger chain – no doubt part of McDonald’s attempts to rebrand as a slightly classier establishment.
At present, the Crab Meat Sandwich is only available in four restaurants across the South Bay area of California, it’s likely that, depending on popularity, this may be extended to additional locations.
That said, if this sandwich is only ever found in coastal locations, it probably won’t be too much of a surprise – there’s something deliberately oceanic about the placement of the meal thus far, which McDonald’s is likely to want to capitalize on this summer.
For those who live pretty far inland, there are two options here: either book a vacation to California this summer, or hope that one day, McDonald’s will try this delicious sandwich out in a more convenient location.