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Beat the heat with McDonald’s frozen treats

With summer in full swing, McDonald’s Kauai offers the perfect combination of delights and that will quench your thirst, fill your belly and put a smile on your face.

“We just want to make sure we can provide the customer service and make sure the product customers order is high quality,” said McDonald’s Kauai General Manager Brandon Yoshimoto. “In the food industry, I feel more of ‘How can we help you?’ not so much of ‘What can I sell you?’”

A local favorite back for a limited time is the McTeri sandwich, Yoshimoto said.

“McTeri is a very local favorite. It probably rivals that of the McRib in terms of the local palate,” he said. “Everyone loves teriyaki, so when McDonald’s combined teriyaki sauce with our beef patties, it was just a good combo.”

With medium fries and a medium drink, the McTeri combo meal is $7.99.

In the mood for something refreshing and tasty for a change? The Asian Salad, $6.99, comes with with soybeans, mandarin oranges and bell peppers.

“It’s also a new salad blend: It has kale, romaine and baby spinach,” Yoshimoto said. “We have that fresh greens. We also have that summer flavor that the mandarin orange compliments.”

To wash it all down, several frosty McCafe drinks are perfect to beat the heat this summer.

“With the McCafe, you notice that we have the real strawberries, the real lemonade, frozen strawberry lemonade, the over ice lemonades,” Yoshimoto said. “That one is really popular, especially with the heat right now: It’s hot and humid; it’s hurricane season. The weather with those types of beverages helps to quench the thirst.”

A medium frozen McCafe comes in two flavors: lemonade and strawberry. The McCafe over ice also comes in lemonade and strawberry.

If you’re looking for something sweeter, try the Oreo Frappe a blend of mocha, coffee and delicious Oreo cookie pieces.

Also launching sometime in August, Yohsimoto said, are 24 local words and phrases printed on limited edition medium and large fountain drink cups.

“It’s only happening in McDonald’s restaurants in Hawaii,” he said. “Aunty, howzit, Kauai are some of the local words our customers can expect.”

McDonald’s will distribute over 4 million Hawaii-style “Share a Coke” cups during the eight-week promotion.

“Our collection of 24 words and phrases is unique to the state, and it will be fun to see who can discover all of them,” said Melanie Okazaki, McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii regional marketing manager. “Whether you Share a Coke with your Auntie or Ku‘uipo, it’s one more way to celebrate the summer in Hawaii.”

The “Share a Coke,” program was first introduced iin Australia the summer of 2011-12. Since then, the company has helped people Share a Coke in more than 70 countries around the world.

McDonald’s also offers customers free Wi-Fi service in dining locations, with the exception of its Kukui Grove Shopping Center restaurant.

McDonald’s on island can be found in Lihue on Kuhio Highway, in Kukui Grove Shopping Center, in Walmart, Kapaa on Kuhio Highway and Eleele on Waialo Road.

Info: 808-245-6123


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