McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited

McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited

June 09, 2009 09:01 ET

McDonald's® Canada Tosses Up Four Fresh New Salads

Canadian designers host style blog bursting with fashion flavour

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) -

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McDonald's Canada is kicking off the season in style with the launch of four new fresh and satisfying entree salads.

Summer is the season for fresh ingredients and to introduce our line-up of entree salads to customers, McDonald's is aligning with Canadian fashion designers ready to offer valuable tips and simple tricks for easy summer dressing at www.fashionflavour.ca.

"We understand that like clothes, meals are not one-size-fits-all," said Brian O'Mara, Chief Marketing Officer, who also oversees Menu Management at McDonald's Canada. "We're offering customers a range of choices to fit their lifestyles. Each new entree salad includes fresh leafy greens, colourful crisp toppings, quality Renee's Gourmet(TM) dressings and combinations never before seen in our restaurants."

McDonald's new entree salads are dressed to impress with four exciting flavours and your choice of perfectly seasoned crispy or grilled chicken breast:

The Mediterranean Salad is a colourful mix of red peppers, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, crumbled feta cheese, whole pitted black olives and fresh leafy greens.

The Mighty Caesar Salad blends shaved parmesan cheese, tasty bacon, crunchy croutons and fresh leafy greens with a garlic and parmesan glaze for extra flavour.

The Spicy Thai Salad combines a blend of spring mix and fresh leafy greens with red peppers, cucumbers, carrots, whole wheat crisps and a splash of sweet and spicy Thai glaze.

The Garden Fresh Salad is tossed with red onion, cucumber, grape tomatoes, crispy carrots, red peppers and shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses on a bed of fresh leafy greens.

"Nothing says summer like fresh ingredients in the kitchen - and in your closet," says national beauty and style consultant Lisa Rogers. "Fresh ingredients and inspiring accessories are the perfect pairing for the season, allowing Canadians to branch out of their usual routines and try something new and exciting that is suited to their individual tastes."

The four new entree salads will be well-dressed with Renee's Gourmet(TM) salad dressings. Customers can choose from a line of seven dressings, including Asian Sesame Vinaigrette, Mighty Caesar Dressing, Caesar Light Dressing, Mediterranean Greek Vinaigrette, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Ravin' Raspberry Vinaigrette and Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.

The four new entree salads are available at participating McDonald's restaurants in Canada for $6.79 plus tax. Salad availability varies at retail locations. A Side Caesar salad and a Side Garden salad can also be added to a meal where available.

McDonald's to host Summer Style Luncheon in downtown Toronto on June 23rd

Take three fashion experts, add one chef, a hint of summer, mix together and voila!: you get the most deliciously stylish event of the summer. McDonald's Canada is hosting a Summer Style Luncheon at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square, where the following fashion experts will be offering their advice on dressing and accessorizing for the summer:

- KAVI KAVI, Canadian design trio

-- Founded by sisters Monika, Dipika and Ravika Gupta, the Fashion House of KAVI KAVI creates sexy and sophisticated ready-to-wear collections

- Lucian Matis, Canadian Designer

-- The former Project Runway Canada contestant presented his collections at L'OREAL Fashion Week the last three years

- Lisa Rogers, Style Consultant

-- Fashion and Style expert, CityLine

In addition, Chef Juriaan Snellen, a member of McDonald's Canada's Chef Council, will be serving some of the new salad options to those who stop by for a quick break.

Visit the Facebook event page for further details and for a sample of what's to come on June 23rd, visit www.fashionflavour.ca for daily blogs from the fashion experts about the best in summer style.

About McDonald's(R) Canada

McDonald's(R) is the leading foodservice company in the world. McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited and its Canadian franchisees own and operate more than 1,400 restaurants and employ more than 77,000 Canadians coast to coast. Approximately 70 per cent of McDonald's Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs. For more information about McDonald's Canada, visit the company's web site at www.mcdonalds.ca.

To view a photo of McDonald's new entree salads, please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20090608-salads_large.jpg

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