GRN Reports

It is happening. Kale. At McDonald’s.

The rumors were true, the burger joint’s got a yen for something new and has settled on the hipstery leafy green known for packing Vitamin A and punching up juices.

The chain will be testing kale in two breakfast bowls that it will serve at Southern California locations. Apparently Ronald wants to dip his toes in before taking the vegetable to Kansas.

The bowls that will get the greens are the Turkey Sausage & Egg White bowl, which also has spinach and bruschetta. The other option is a Chorizo & Egg bowl, which includes a hash brown, cheddar jack cheese and pico de gallo, according to a McD’s spokeswoman.

No word yet on whether the kale will replace the spinach in that Turkey sausage bowl, or will there be two greens in that one?
To read more about how McDonald’s is trying to battle back from slumping sales by trying new foods and explaining what’s in current menu items like chicken McNuggets see the story Panera Bread and the New Transparency about Dyes, Additives and Fear-Provoking Preservatives in Food.
The story’s also about Panera Bread, Mod Market, Le Pain Quotidien and how these healthier casual dining places are shunning extra ingredients, from antibiotics in meat to preservatives in bread. This week Panera announced that it has developed a “No, No” list of ingredients that its purging from its recipes.