McDonald's to offer special team sandwiches in Brazil in celebration of upcoming World Cup soccer tournament; sandwiches to represent flavors, ingredients of US, Brazil, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
May 28, 2014
– McDonald’s is supporting its soccer-loving customers in Brazil with special team sandwiches for the FIFA World CupTM.
The tournament begins in mid-June at venues across Brazil, and as the event gets started fans at the more than 800 McDonald’s locations in the country will be treated to sandwiches celebrating the culinary traditions of their favorite teams.
For example, soccer fans rooting for Spain, the defending FIFA World CupTM champion, can order the McSpain, a crispy chicken sandwich with olive oil mayonnaise, bacon spicy cheese, tomato and lettuce. Fans of Team USA can purchase the McUSA, an Angus beef burger topped with barbecue sauce, crispy onions, pickles, lettuce, bacon and cheddar cheese.
Each sandwich will be offered on a specific day of the week in Brazil. Seven have been created in honor of the teams from Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and USA.
“As the official restaurant of the FIFA World Cup 2014™, we wanted to do something special and bring the spirit of the World Cup to our menu. These special team sandwiches, which celebrate the culinary traditions of their countries, allow us to bring the international flavor of the FIFA World Cup™ tournament to our loyal and soccer-loving customers in Brazil,” said Woods Staton, CEO and President of Arcos Dorados, the largest McDonald’s franchisee in the world, including McDonald’s locations in Brazil.
Each team sandwich draws on ingredients that represent the traditions of each soccer nation:
Sunday – McBrazil: The local favorite. Only country to win the World Cup five times.
Angus beef, mayonnaise, special Brazilian vinaigrette, lettuce, and emmental cheese.
Monday – McSpain: Current world champion and No. 1 in the FIFA rankings.
McSpain is a crispy chicken with olive oil mayonnaise, bacon spicy cheese, tomato and lettuce.
Tuesday – McGermany: Three-time world champion.
Rib meat with German mustard sauce, red onion, pickles, and bacon spicy cheese.
Wednesday – McFrance: 1998 World Cup champion.
Crispy chicken, melted cream cheese, grated parmesan cheese, lettuce, tomato and emmental cheese.
Thursday – McItaly: 2006 world champion.
Polpettone meat, with tomato sauce, grated parmesan cheese and pepperoni.
Friday – McArgentina: Two-time world champion and consistent rival to Brazil.
Angus beef, with chimichurri mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, bacon and cheddar.
Saturday – McUSA: Second place in the 2009 Confederations Cup.
Angus beef, with barbecue sauce, crispy onions, pickles, lettuce, bacon and cheddar cheese.
About Arcos Dorados
Arcos Dorados is the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee in terms of systemwide sales and number of restaurants, operating the largest quick service restaurant (“QSR”) chain in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has the exclusive right to own, operate and grant franchises of McDonald’s restaurants in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries and territories, including Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Company operates or franchises 2,062 McDonald’s-branded restaurants with over 95,000 employees serving approximately 4.3 million customers a day, as of December 2013. Recognized as one of the best companies to work for in Latin America, Arcos Dorados is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (ARCO). To learn more about the Company, please visit the Investors section of our website: www.arcosdorados.com.
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