Snow crab sandwich debuts at McDonald's in California

SAN JOSE, CA -- When you think of McDonald's, you might think hamburgers or french fries. You probably don't think of snow crab, but that's what some of the fast-food restaurant locations have rolled out in California.

Some McDonald's introduced Gilroy Garlic Fries and they were an instant hit. The same owner is again tapping into the food scene in San Jose for inspiration.

The McDonald's Crab Sandwich starts with Atlantic snow crab, celery, and seasoned mayonnaise. Then lettuce and tomato is added all to a sourdough bun. It's the fast food version of a gourmet sandwich.

"It's going to be a bit difficult, a fast food restaurant can be," said Cosme Fagundo, who owns the franchise where the sandwich will be tried.

The recipe was developed by Bay Area chef Ryan Scott, host of the show Food Rush on the Livewell network.

At 410 calories and costing $8.99 the crab sandwich targets more of an upscale crowd which may help boost McDonalds' bottom line.

The national chain saw its sales drop by 1.3 percent in the last quarter of 2016.
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