McDonald's Launches New Crab Sandwich

Personally, I’ve never been much for McDonald’s. I’m a bit of a food snob; my parents raised me with a healthy amount of disdain for processed and fast food. However, as I’ve grown older, I’ve started to realize that a little bit of junk every once in a while isn’t the worst thing in the world. I still don’t go to McDonald’s, but Five Guys has a special place in my heart, and I wouldn’t turn my nose up at expanding my fast food repertoire.

It seems, however, that McDonald’s is upping their ante, and attempting to appeal to some of the highbrow foodies amongst us. How are they doing so? Poorly: by testing a new Crab Meat Sandwich in a handful of their California South Bay locations.


According to their website, the sandwich consists simply of snow crab meat, celery, mayonnaise, seasoned clarified butter, and some lettuce and tomato on a roll. Pretty straightforward, and honestly, sounds kind of delicious. But, there’s something undoubtedly ominous about the thought of purchasing a crab sandwich from McDonald’s. It seems like you might just be asking for trouble!

Something about the endeavor to get a little fancier just doesn’t seem like it’s up this American classic’s alley. But, then again, McDonald’s is kind of a pioneer in the fast food world: Maybe they could succeed in making a market for slightly more adventurous eats at a low price point! Foodbeast reports that McDonald’s new creation is believed to be the first fast food crab meat sandwich available in the U.S.

The dish was developed in an attempt to capture the local seasons of The Bay area, and that’s exactly where the Crab Meat Sandwich will be available. At just four stores in good old California.

Personally, I’m not too torn up that the dish likely won’t be finding its way to the east coast. McDonald’s isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind for fresh seafood…or seafood at all for that matter. Who knows, though, maybe it’ll be a wild success! Maybe soon McDonald’s will be the go to restaurant for oysters on the half shell and spot prawns!

Seems pretty unlikely, though.