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McDonald’s’ secret new spin-off chain CosMc’s prepares to open

December 5, 2023

From Big Macs to nuggets, McDonald’s has already given us so much—but now, they fast-casual food chain on the verge of opening a new spin-off restaurant, reports MetroUK.

Earlier this year, Maccies bosses announced CosMc’s—described as a ‘small-format concept with all the DNA of McDonald’s, but its own unique personality.’

The first location is well on the way to opening in Bolingbrook, Illinois, and—after a passer-by managed to take pictures of their menu screens being tested—MetroUK writer Kristina Beanland says she finally has some insight into what CosMc’s might serve.

While it’s unclear if the menus were simply dummy place holders, or the real deal, glimpses from the screens reveal an array of items, including iced teas, lemonades, slushies, sandwiches, and smaller bites.

Beanland is “particularly excited” by the sound of a Churro Frappe and Tumeric Spiced Latte; or perhaps, she says, the Blueberry Ginger Boost will be more to your liking.

Sandwiches include the Spicy Queso or a more traditional Sausage McMuffin.

As well as posting the menu pictures to X, formerly Twitter, user Iman Jalali also added: “It’s not open yet and there was a full team of actors in the drive-thru filming a commercial so the menu was up and I was able to snap a few pics from afar …. Four drive thru lanes to boot.”

It’s been speculated that the new CosMc’s will be extension of the already existing McCafe menu, and a rival to popular chains like Starbucks.

McDonald’s revealed they’d be launching the new ch in back in the summer, named after a mascot from the 1980s and 1990s: CosMc was an alien from outer space with a passion for McDonald’s French fries, who featured in adverts for the chain from 1986 to 1992.

And , while McDonald’s is being fairly tight-lipped about what CosMc’s has in store for us, it’s fair to say that fans of the Golden Arches are excited.

‘Suspense is killing me,’ wrote one user on X.

However, some aren’t impressed by the potential menu: ‘I feel like I need to brush my teeth just looking at that sugary drinks menu,’ wrote an unimpressed user.

There is still no set date for the big opening of CosMc’s.

Research contact: @MetroUK