McDonald's opening new restaurant CosMc's

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Earlier this week, popular fast food chain McDonald's announced the limited opening of CosMc's, a new spin-off restaurant that will focus more on beverages.

The first CosMc's will open in Bolingbrook, Illinois later this month with a few additional locations planned for early 2024.

"CosMc’s seamlessly blends brand-new, otherworldly beverage creations with a small lineup of food, including a select few McDonald’s favorites – all designed to boost your mood into the stratosphere, if only for a few moments," the company wrote in a statement. 

"CosMc’s menu is rooted in beverage exploration, with bold and unexpected flavor combinations, vibrant colors and functional boosts. You’ll see a range of specialty lemonades and teas, indulgent blended beverages and cold coffee – think Sour Cherry Energy Slush, Tropical Spiceade and S’mores Cold Brew. Make it yours with customizations at every turn: popping boba, flavor syrups, energy or Vitamin C shots, and so much more."

Some of the food items on the menu will include a Spicy Queso Sandwich, Savory Hash Brown Bites and Pretzel Bites.

The name sake of the new restaurant comes from a little-known McDonald's character from the 1980s, CosMc, who is "part alien, part surfer, and part robot," according to CEO Chris Kempczinski.

"Just like the original McDonaldland character, CosMc’s blazes its own path with a uniquely seamless digital and Drive Thru experience," the company said. "Guests are invited to take a break from earthly stressors and use the dynamic menu boards and cashless payment devices to breeze through the ordering and payment process, allowing for guided exploration and customization along the way."

By the end of next year, the company plans to open roughly 10 pilot locations across the Dallas -Fort Worth and San Antonio metro areas.

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