Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Bethesda McDonald's to add dessert kiosk
This is one of the markets McDonald's corporate officials previously announced would receive the futuristic makeover in early 2017. Other features promised include touchscreen ordering, Signature-Crafted premium burgers and sandwiches with new toppings, table service, new decor and comfortable seating, and digital drive-thru menu boards. It's unclear if those additions will be simultaneous with the Dessert Kiosk installation.
What is a Dessert Kiosk? The only general statement McDonald's has made is that, nationwide, the dessert bars will offer their classic desserts, new "Premium Desserts," and McCafe drinks. The ability to customize sundaes and McFlurries will be another perk. But at the franchisee level, the items offered seems to vary.
At a "McDonald's of the Future" in St. Louis, the Dessert Kiosk has customizable sundaes and McFlurries, waffle bowls and cones, brownie sundaes, cookies, muffins and muffin tops Add-ins include cookie and pie pieces, and diced apples. But in Asian markets, the options are much fancier, including choices like Chocolate Macaron, Matcha or Horlicks McFlurries.
Now if we could just get McRib back...