Good news for all of the Millennials who have been eating themselves into financial ruin by ordering avocado toasts instead of buying a house! Our favorite wallet-busting ingredient is now on offer at the nation’s biggest fast food chain. McDonald’s has added guacamole to three new menu items, and they all sound pretty amazing.
McDonald’s “pico guacamole” is made with Hass avocados, Roma tomatoes, onions, and “the flavors of lime and cilantro” — which, according to the ingredients list, include real limes and real cilantro. The pico guac is an ingredient on three of the restaurant’s newest sandwiches: the Pico Guacamole with Artisan Grilled Chicken, the Pico Guacamole with Buttermilk Crispy Chicken for those who prefer their artisan chicken breaded and deep fried, and the Pico Guacamole with 100 percent Pure Beef 1/4lb. Patty.
The sandwiches are part of McDonald’s Signature Crafted Recipes collection, a line of sandwiches that looks like the fancy, older cousin to McDonald’s regular menu, the one who travels to Europe, wears silk scarves, and watches black and white films. Other upscale models in the line include the Maple Bacon Dijon with Artisan Grilled Chicken, and Sweet BBQ Bacon with Buttermilk Crispy Chicken. All sandwiches offer a choice between an artisan roll or a sesame seed bun, and come with a lime wedge. A lime wedge! This must be what the food at the Oscars is like.
It remains unclear whether customers will be able to order tubs of guacamole to eat straight and/or lather over their bodies.
The new collection is McDonald’s latest attempt to compete with “fast casual” restaurants like Panera or Chipotle, and attract a younger clientele that demands a higher quality product (there we go again, entitled youths demanding “real” food instead of munching on cardboard and saving for retirement). The fast food giant recently incorporated a build-your-own-burger system in which customers order through a kiosk. It has also been experimenting with its menu, incorporating fresher and more diverse ingredients, like its Sriracha Big Mac sauce.
Look, I’m not going to imply Millennials are cheap dates or anything, but adding avocado is a good step to luring us through the golden arches. Paint all your interiors Millennial Pink, throw some fidget spinners in your Happy Meals, and you could have a good thing going, Mickey D.