Mint, cool and refreshing, might seem like a flavor that would be appropriate for the summer. But as restaurants prepare for the December holidays, many are turning to mint as a perennial winter favorite.
The offerings include a Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake from Chick-fil-A, which the quick-service chain is selling for the third year in a row, and the return of Dunkin’ Donuts’ Peppermint Mocha Coffee and Latte. Yogurtland, a 160-unit frozen-yogurt chain based in Anaheim, Calif., brought back its Snowflake Mint flavor for November.
In addition, IHOP debuted White Chocolate Chip Mint Pancakes as part of its seasonal holiday offerings, and McDonald’s introduced for the first time limited-time seasonal drinks to its McCafé line: Peppermint Mocha and Peppermint Hot Chocolate.
Watch a commercial for the new McCafé beverages.
Beverages now represent more than 20 percent of sales at U.S. McDonald’s units, “so it’s becoming increasingly important to add new and unique beverage options to the McDonald’s menu,” said Marta Fearon, McCafé marketing director for McDonald’s USA, in a release.
“With the introduction of the decadent Peppermint Mocha and Peppermint Hot Chocolate, we are pleased to provide customers with a flavorful taste experience that is perfect for the holiday season,” she added.