Warm up to the Holidays: McDonald’s Unveils New McCafé® Seasonal Menu Lineup

October 03, 2019

McCafé is brewing its first new holiday flavor in over five years – the Cinnamon Cookie Latte – and celebrates the return of Donut Sticks, this time with Chocolate Sauce


New McCafé holiday-themed cups also introduced to make season even more festive

It’s October! You know what that means…the most wonderful time of the year is that much closer. Ready or not, fa la la! McCafé is ushering in the excitement of the season by giving customers an early present before anyone peeks: a look at our delicious lineup of sweet holiday treats.

This holiday season, good is brewing with McCafé. This year’s seasonal selection includes a new McCafé Cinnamon Cookie Latte and the return of our popular McCafé Donut Sticks, with a delicious twist – a new Chocolate Sauce made perfectly for dipping. Customers across the country can begin making mornings more festive with these sweet treats starting November 6. Both menu items will be available for a limited time throughout the holiday season.

“We were inspired by our customers’ excitement for the holidays when crafting our Cinnamon Cookie Latte, a new and limited-time flavor that evokes the warm, cheerful feelings of the season,” said McDonald’s Chef Mike Lingo. “Our latest beverage innovation combines the captivating aroma and flavor of cinnamon that evokes the holiday feeling in us all. We’re excited for our customers to get a taste.”

McCafé’s 2019 Special Seasonal Selection:

  • McCafé Cinnamon Cookie Latte: This seasonal beverage is made with the sweet taste of cinnamon, milk and freshly brewed 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified espresso. The McCafé Cinnamon Cookie Latte is topped off with a sprinkle of cinnamon for a creamy delight. The flavor is available all day long in hot or iced lattes throughout the holiday season. Customers can enjoy a small McCafé Cinnamon Cookie Latte for $2 on the $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu.
  • McCafé Donut Sticks with Chocolate Sauce: These treats are made fresh throughout the morning, prepared in McDonald’s restaurant kitchens until hot, crispy and golden brown for a light and airy texture – never microwaved. They’re sprinkled with cinnamon sugar for a crunchy outside and soft, doughy inside, and served warm to customers by the half-dozen or by the dozen during breakfast hours. The new Chocolate Sauce – crafted with customer desire in mind – is a rich and delicious icing, which serves as the perfect complement to Donut Sticks.

“We’re giving customers more of the goodness they crave and pairing the return of Donut Sticks with a new decadent Chocolate Sauce. We always let our customers be the guide, and a dipping sauce was highly requested when they asked for an accompaniment to go with the popular cinnamon treat,” continued Lingo. “Our rich and delicious Chocolate Sauce is the perfect pairing for our Donut Sticks to sweeten up the holiday season.”

That’s a latte to get excited about.

Customers will also be able to enjoy the McCafé Cinnamon Cookie Latte in our new bright, winter-themed McCafé holiday cups. The cheerful design features a fresh coat of glistening snow around the McCafé logo, a festive addition to our new golden McCafé cups. The seasonal cups are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and available beginning in November throughout the holiday season, or while supplies last.

McDonald’s has been a leader in breakfast since 1971 and, over the past decade, we’ve been brewing delicious-tasting coffee and building a better McCafé for our customers. After introducing a refreshed McCafé identity focused on helping customers start their day with a cup of optimism this year, our holiday offerings are the latest way we’re helping customers embrace cheerful, feel-good moments this season. With McCafé, Good is Brewing.

We can’t wait to show you what’s next.


About McCafé USA
McCafé coffees, including lattes, cappuccinos and mochas, were added to the U.S. national menu in 2009 and quickly expanded to include blended ice frappés and smoothies, as well as limited-time seasonal offerings. Since 2017, we’ve evolved the McCafé menu to offer delicious options than ever before, including café-quality espresso beverages and limited-time bakery items such as McCafé Donut Sticks and Muffin Toppers. We’ve also made McCafé more convenient and accessible, introducing McDelivery, Mobile Order & Pay and McCafé retail lines. In 2019, a renewed commitment to McCafé features refreshed branding to celebrate a decade of giving customers the cup of goodness they deserve. McCafé opened its first location in Melbourne, Australia in 1993.

About McDonald’s USA
McDonald’s USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to nearly 25 million customers every day. Ninety-five percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter @McDonalds and Facebook. www.facebook.com/mcdonalds.

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