McDonald’s, a very popular restaurant across the world for its burgers, wraps, nuggets & fries, has introduced –you won’t believe it but we actually ate it– RICE in India. OK, they’ve not yet launched it across India, but they have very much launched it in all their 16 outlets across Chennai.
It seems Chennai is the testing ground for this product. If it succeeds, they may launch rice in their other stores across India. Let’s hope it does.
Before you go all wide-eyed, you’ll have to know that glocalization is nothing new to McD. They have previously launched products like Kebab burger in Hyderabad, Potato wedges in Bengaluru, etc. Even rice is available in certain countries of South East Asia.
But launching rice in the capital of rice kingdom should be an interesting experience for them, I guess. For now, they have launched two flavours –
- Veggies & Cheese Rice (Rice topped with veggies like peas, carrot, American corn, zucchini tossed in cheese cream layered with herbs)
- Beans & Gravy Rice (Rice mixed with peas, carrots, chickpeas, kidney beans, tomato gravy with basil, garlic & pepper)
Both these rice varieties are available in Veg & Non-Veg options, priced at Rs. 119 & Rs. 139 respectively.
We ate the veg one, of course. Personally, my favorite is Beans & Gravy Rice. Actually, this is a bit spicy and combined with lemon juice it tastes great 🙂 If you like cheese more, you might like the first variety as well. Just make sure to mix it well before you eat as the veggies/cheese are on a separate layer on the top.
I wish rice was available at McDonald’s a few years back when I was staying alone in Bangalore. I would’ve been a regular customer. No worries, I guess I’ll be frequenting McD from now on – for the Beans & Gravy rice 🙂