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McDonald's Just Announced a New Grandma-Inspired McFlurry

It's as sweet as your favorite family member!

McDonald's fans are about to get another McFlurry flavor to help satisfy their sweet tooth. The chain just unveiled its latest frozen treat, and this flavor draws inspiration from an extra special family member.

Today, the fast-food giant announced its brand-new Grandma McFlurry, which will be available for a limited time starting Tuesday, May 21. This menu item features a combination of creamy vanilla soft serve, syrup, and crunchy candy pieces, which McDonald's says are "like grandma's favorite treat that she hid in her purse."

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While the new McFlurry doesn't officially launch for five more days, Grandma's McFlurry Mobile—also known as McDonald's take on an ice cream truck—will offer fans in New York City a free first taste on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18.

On May 17, the truck will stop at Herald Square at 104 West 35th Street between 1:30 p.m. at 7 p.m. Then, on May 18, the truck will stop at senior centers and assisted living homes in East Harlem from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and Flushing from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. McDonald's hasn't shared these exact locations but said to "keep your eyes peeled!"

The excitement doesn't stop at the new McFlurry release. To help fans connect with their grandma, McDonald's is remaking two oldie hits. The chain has partnered with singer-songwriter Remi Wolf, who will cover "How Sweet It Is (To be Loved By You)," which will be available on all music platforms on May 21. McDonald's also partnered with two-time Latin Grammy nominee Jay Wheeler, who covered "Piel Canela," which is streaming now.

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"Grandmas have always held a special place in our hearts, and today they're having a major moment influencing culture—inspiring trends in fashion, decor and now, even food with our newest McFlurry," Tariq Hassan, chief marketing and customer experience officer at McDonald's, said in a press release. "The Grandma McFlurry tastes like a trip down memory lane, and we're excited to give our fans that experience while honoring the grandma-figure in all our lives."

mcdonald's grandma mcflurry, fries, and nuggets on a floral tablecloth
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Additionally, McDonald's said it will donate to Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, a national network of non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting older adults experiencing isolation and loneliness.

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The Grandma McFlurry isn't the only new menu item McDonald's fans can order. Last month, the chain released two new Cajun chicken sandwiches.

The first is the Bacon Ranch McCrispy (630 calories), which features a southern-style fried chicken fillet, applewood smoked bacon, crinkle-cut pickles, and a creamy Cajun ranch sauce on a toasted potato roll. The second new sandwich is the Bacon Cajun Ranch Deluxe McCrispy (630 calories), which has the same ingredients, plus shredded lettuce and Roma tomatoes. Both new menu items will be available for a limited time.

Brianna Ruback
Brianna is a staff writer at Eat This, Not That! She attended Ithaca College, where she graduated with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Communication Studies. Read more about Brianna
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