McDonald's Kale and Sriracha Mac Sauce Burger Puts Produce Front and Center

Fri. July 14th, 2017 - by Eva Roethler

OAK BROOK, IL - For just over a year, one of the most ubiquitous fast food chains has offered premium greensbaby kale—on its Signature Sriracha sandwich at select locations. Now, according to Eater, the delicious sandwich is going nationwide.

The sandwich is part of the Signature Crafted Recipes line, where customers pick their protein and McDonald’s adorns it with baby spinach and kale, tomato, crispy onions, Sriracha Mac Sauce, and white cheddar in a fresh-forward flavor explosion. According to Eater, this is the first instance of the fast-food purveyor using the trendy green on any of its sandwiches.

Signature Sriracha burger on artisan roll

In recent years, the chain has made efforts to incorporate upscale flavors and fresh produce into its offerings, including a pilot of a Pesto Mozzarella Melt last year.

Will fast food continue piling on the produce as consumer trends shift towards nutritious fruits and veggies? Follow along with AndNowUKnow as we continue to report.