Saweetie is lastest celebrity to partner with McDonald’s for special menu meal
The fast-food chain announced Thursday that the “Saweetie Meal” will arrive at participating restaurants nationwide starting Aug. 9.
McDonald’s is teaming with hip-hop artist Saweetie for its next celebrity menu collaboration.
The fast-food chain announced Thursday that the “Saweetie Meal” will arrive at participating restaurants nationwide starting Aug. 9. It includes a Big Mac, four-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium fries, medium Sprite, Tangy BBQ Sauce and “Saweetie ‘N Sour” sauce. McDonald’s said it renamed its Sweet ‘N Sour sauce for the new meal.
The chain had successfully launched similar limited-edition celebrity meals with South Korean pop band BTS, Travis Scott and J Balvin.
“McDonald’s and I run deep — from growing up back in Hayward, California, all through my college days — so I had to bring my icy gang in on my all-time favorites,” Saweetie said in a statement. “Depending on the mood I’m in, there are so many ways to enjoy my order.”
The “Best Friend” rapper’s real name is Diamonté Harper and her first hit single was “Icy Grl.”
Last September, the popularity of the month-long Travis Scott collaboration – the first time a celebrity’s name has been on the menu in the U.S. since 1992 – led to shortages of key ingredients across the nation. In October, McDonald’s had the J Balvin Meal with the award-winning reggaeton artist.
McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski hinted that more celebrity meals were coming Wednesday during the company’s quarterly earnings call.
“The Famous Orders platform was based on a simple idea: what unites all our customers, including famous celebrities, is everyone has their go-to McDonald’s order,” Kempczinski said. “The Travis Scott, then J Balvin Famous Orders broke records in the US. This quarter, the BTS Famous Order took that ambition globally, connecting our marketing, core menu and digital strategies in 50 markets.”
McDonald’s said the meal will be served in “icy new packaging inspired by her own style.”
The meal will be available to order in restaurants, the drive-thru, with McDelivery and on the McDonald’s app using contactless mobile order and pay.
McDonald’s said the meal’s price will vary based on location.
Contributing: Anika Reed, USA TODAY
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