McDonald’s India – North and East has introduced two new ‘Chili’ burgers and Orange Fizz to its menu. Priced from Rs 59 (plus applicable taxes), the new burgers and drink are part of an all-day menu and are available through delivery and takeaway counters from select restaurants in North and East of India.
Chili Veg and Chili Chicken burger
The Chili Veg burger consists of a vegetable patty made with an assortment of vegetables – carrot, peas, French beans, potato, and cabbage flavor. The Chili Non-Veg burger includes a grilled chicken patty cooked with garlic, green, and capsicum. The patties in both the burgers are spiced up with a hot chili sauce made with red chilies, tomato, onion, garlic, pepper, soy sauce, and vinegar, then drizzled with shredded onions and packed in a lightly toasted bun. Both the burgers are also available with a choice of adding an extra patty to ‘double-up the taste.’
Orange Fizz is a tangy beverage with flavors of Mandarin and a hint of Red Chili to beat the heat this summer.
“We are excited to bring the new Chili burgers and Orange Fizz to our customers in North and East of India. Our goal is to provide value with the highest quality experience to our customers by offering hot, fresh, great-tasting food,” says Robert Hunghanfoo, head, CPRL (Connaught Plaza Restaurants operates McDonald’s restaurants in North and East India).
According to the press release, as part of its commitment to quality and safety in the current times, McDonald’s has introduced nearly 50-plus process changes to ensure a safe dine-in, delivery and take away experience to its customers. “These actions are guided by McDonald’s core commitments of quality, service, and cleanliness to our customers, which become even more relevant in these challenging times,” added Robert. The Chili range will be available for a limited time in the McDonald’s menu and claims to provide new excitement to the customers at affordable prices.
Safety measures at McDonald’s
The company also states that it has been taking all the precautionary measures as per the Government’s guidelines to ensure food safety. Thermal screening of employees, delivery riders, visitors as well as customers. Everyone with high temperature or flu-like symptoms or not wearing masks are not allowed to enter the premises, given everyone’s safety. All restaurant staff regularly wash and sanitize their hands and wear masks and gloves to ensure food is not touched with bare hands.
Strict physical distancing measures have been implemented at the restaurants, including the kitchen, delivery and lobby areas, using floor markers to help the restaurant staff, delivery riders and customers maintain safe distance from each other. As customers enter the restaurant, they will be able to see visual cues on the floor and the seating area indicating physical distancing. Protective plexiglass shields at the front counter have been introduced as an additional safety barrier for customers and staff.
The company has also enhanced its sanitation protocol by introducing broad spectrum hospital-grade virucidal agent to disinfect floor, washrooms, and all frequently touched points or surfaces in the restaurants such as doorknobs or handles, POS, credit card machines, counter tops, dining tables or chairs, our Ronald benches, and hand dryers.
As part of commitment to serve the communities, the company has partnered with local NGOs to provide meals to the lesser privileged individuals who have been affected due to the lockdown.