Introducing the Grandma McFlurry: McDonald’s Sweet Tribute to Grandmothers

McDonald’s is releasing a new limited-time McFlurry dessert in honor of grandmas everywhere

McDonald's Grandma McFlurry

McDonald’s is dishing up a sentimental treat that’s bound to tug at your heartstrings. Called the Grandma McFlurry, this limited-time dessert goes beyond just satisfying your sweet tooth; it’s a tribute to the special bond we share with our grandmothers. Read on to discover more about the delightful treat that are sure to evoke heartwarming memories.

What does McDonald’s Grandma McFlurry taste like?

McDonald’s Grandma McFlurry is sweet just like the grandmothers in our lives. The dessert features a delicious syrup and chopped, crunchy candy pieces (inspired by grandma’s favorite treat that she hid in her purse!) all blended in the fast-food chain’s signature creamy vanilla soft serve. It’s the perfect sweet treat to share with grandma or the grandma-figure in your life.

Granddaughter and Grandma trying McDonald's Grandma McFlurry
Granddaughter and grandma trying McDonald’s Grandma McFlurry

Who created McDonald’s Grandma McFlurry?

McDonald’s Grandma McFlurry was developed by a member of the restaurant chain’s culinary team who just so happens to be a grandmother herself.

“The new Grandma McFlurry was created a Culinary team member who is a grandmother herself,” Marcelo Fajnerman, VP Menu Strategy said, according to a report by ComicBook.com. “She was relentless in perfecting a deliciously craveable treat meant to evoke special memories with grandma or the grandma-figure in your life, drawing from her own experiences.”

In a press release, Tariq Hassan, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer at McDonald’s, said “Grandmas have always held a special place in our hearts, and today they’re having a major moment influencing our culture — inspiring trends in fashion, decor, and now, even food with our newest McFlurry. 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.”

You can check out McDonald’s ad for the Grandma McFlurry below:

A Sweet Treat For Me and Grandma | McDonalds

When will McDonald’s Grandma McFlurry be available?

The Grandma McFlurry will be available at all McDonald’s locations in the United States starting May 21, 2024. But before the dessert’s official launch, fans can be one of the first to try the new Grandma McFlurry for free if they stop by Grandma’s McFlurry Mobile at one of the following NYC locations:

Friday, May 17

1 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST: Herald Square – 104 W 35th St, New York, NY 10018 (On the corner of W 34th St. and Broadway)

Saturday, May 18

We’ll make stops at senior centers and assisted living homes in East Harlem from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. and Flushing from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST.

To celebrate the release of the Grandma McFlurry, McDonald’s is giving fans another opportunity to connect with their grandmas. The fast food chain is partnering with singer-songwriter Remi Wolf for a cover of the classic song How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You),  which will be available on all music platforms on May 21. McDonald’s has also tapped two-time Latin Grammy nominee and Puerto Rican star Jay Wheeler to create a cover of the iconic Latin song Piel Canela.

To make the occasion even more special, McDonald’s will also donate to Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, a national organization whose mission is to support older adults experiencing isolation and loneliness.

Two cups of Grandma McFlurry alongside a box of McDonald's chicken nuggets and its world famous fries
Two cups of Grandma McFlurry alongside a box of McDonald’s chicken nuggets and its world-famous fries

How much is McDonald’s Grandma McFlurry?

The official press release for the new menu item doesn’t mention a price for the Grandma McFlurry. But according to reports online, the limited-time dessert is likely priced somewhere between $4 and $6, as prices vary depending on location.

Source: McDonald’s, ComicBook.com
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