Lobster Rolls Are Coming to McDonald’s Restaurants on the East Coast

Chain brings back a regional favorite and summer staple

The McDonald’s lobster roll is made fresh with 100 percent North Atlantic lobster meat.

For East Coasters lusting over the Gilroy Garlic fries available at McDonald's only in the San Francisco Bay Area, McDonald’s is offering a consolation prize: the chain is reintroducing a limited-time offering: lobster rolls. 

More than 600 McDonald’s restaurants in New England — and the New York State capital of Albany —  will be adding the new item to their menus beginning June 20. McDonald’s lobster rolls are freshly prepared using 100 percent North Atlantic lobster meat from lobsters that are wild-caught from established East Coast fisheries. The meat is tossed with mayonnaise, and layered on top of shredded lettuce on a toasted roll.

“It’s exciting to see a high demand for regional flavors at McDonald's,” said chef Michael Haracz, manager of culinary innovation at McDonald's USA. “Our lobster roll is made with quality ingredients, freshly prepared in our kitchens and exactly what our customers enjoy from McDonald’s. This sandwich is the perfect blend of ingredients to give you a great-tasting summer sandwich from McDonald’s.”

The lobster roll costs $8.99 and will be available through mid-August at participating McDonald’s locations in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County) and the Albany area.

Customers will also have the option to add the lobster mix to any of the chain’s new premium salads.


Check out our guide to making the ultimate lobster roll.