HOUSTON - Look out Starbuck's, here comes McDonald's. The giant fast-food chain is relaunching its McCafe coffee drink brand with three new flavors and will add ready to drink Frappes early next year. McDonald's is hoping to take customers away from the Starbuck's coffee empire.
"This is just the start of our McCafé commitment," said Chris Kempczinski, President, McDonald's USA. "We understand how important the coffee culture is for consumers and we are committed to meeting that demand at the taste, convenience and value only McDonald's can offer. This is a central part of our growth strategy and we can't wait to share what's next."
The new McCafe drinks include caramel macchiato, cappuccino, and Americano. McDonald's will be offering the small size of the drinks for just $2 at some restaurants, for a limited time.
Caramel Macchiato: Rich, dark-roast espresso served with whole or nonfat milk, mixed with sweet caramel syrup, and topped with ribbons of buttery caramel drizzle. Available hot or iced.
Cappuccino: A warm, comforting coffee drink made with whole or nonfat steamed milk, bold espresso made from sustainably sourced beans, fluffy foam, and the choice of French Vanilla, caramel or hazelnut flavor.
Americano: Freshly brewed with dark, rich espresso for a strong, bold flavor.
In early 2018, McDonald's will partner with Coca-Cola to introduce a line of ready-to-drink frappe beverages in three flavors: Caramel, Vanilla, and Mocha.