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McDonald's is hopping onto the latest drink trend


It may come as a bit of a surprise that McDonald’s hasn’t traditionally sold lemonade, but that changed, at least partly, earlier this month when the Golden Arches introduced the drink in select markets.

The beverage, which the quick service chain said is made with lemon juice, bits of lemon pulp, and cane sugar, is being introduced in participating markets, including Seattle, Chicago, New York City, and Dallas, for a limited time while supplies last.

Lemonade already appears in some form — classic, flavored, spiked, as the name of a flavor in cakes and other treats, etc. — on 62.3% of menus in the United States, according to menu and consumer research firm Datassential.

For more on this trend, let’s turn to senior food and beverage editor Bret Thorn.

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