Greater Bay Area McDonald’s Introduces First New Fish Entrée in More Than 50 Years

  Greater Bay Area McDonald’s Introduces First New Fish Entrée in More Than 50

 New Fish McBites feature wild-caught Alaska Pollock responsibly sourced from
          Marine Stewardship Council certified sustainable fisheries

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- February 12, 2013

As Greater Bay Area McDonald’s celebrates the 50^th anniversary of the classic
Filet-O-Fish sandwich, the company is making waves with a new limited-time
fish menu option—Fish McBites. Available through March in Greater Bay Area
restaurants, Fish McBites are crispy, tender pieces of wild-caught Alaska
Pollock. The Alaska Pollock used in both Fish McBites and the familiar
Filet-O-Fish sandwich, is responsibly sourced from Marine Stewardship Council
(MSC) certified sustainable fisheries, making McDonald’s the first fast food
chain in the U.S. to offer MSC certified sustainable fish on its menu all year

Conveniently packaged for today’s on-the-go consumer, Fish McBites are
available in four sizes: snack (3 ounces), regular (5 ounces), shareable (10
ounces) and as a Happy Meal entree. To celebrate its debut, which is just in
time for Lent, consumers can enjoy snack-size Fish McBites for $1 from
February 12-14 at participating restaurants.

“We’re excited to bring Fish McBites to our customers in the Greater Bay
Area,” said Steve Peat, president of the Greater Bay Area McDonald’s operators
association. “We know how much our customers care about the environment and
sustainable food options. This is a fun, new way for adults and children to
enjoy the delicious, high-quality fish we serve at our restaurants.”

Recent research shows that kids and parents want to see seafood on kids’
menus^1. The limited-time Fish McBites Happy Meal responds to this demand by
offering kids the first-ever fish entrée option for the iconic Happy Meal.
Fish McBites Happy Meals with 1 percent low-fat white milk, 100 percent apple
juice or fat-free chocolate milk, meet new nutrition criteria in the Council
of Better Business Bureaus’ Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising

For more information about Fish McBites, nutrition information, or Greater Bay
Area McDonald’s commitment to the community and sustainability, visit or

About Greater Bay Area McDonald’s

The Greater Bay Area McDonald’s Cooperative is comprised of individuals who
own and operate 255 McDonald’s restaurants in the 15-county Bay Area region.
Local McDonald’s owner/operators are committed to their communities,
supporting programs including Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the
Bay Area, the Ronald McDonald House in San Francisco and the Ronald McDonald
House at Stanford, two dental Care Mobiles serving the Peninsula and Contra
Costa County, and the RMHC Scholarship program. Follow McDonald’s of the
Greater Bay Area on Twitter @McD_BayArea for up-to-date information,
announcements, and prize giveaways.

The following trademarks used herein are owned by McDonald’s Corporation and
its affiliates: McDonald’s, Fish McBites, Happy Meal and Filet-O-Fish. © 2013

^12012 Kids and Parents Discovery Survey, conducted for Kidzsmart Concepts
with The Restaurant Mom and Cincinnati-based Directions Research


for Greater Bay Area McDonald’s
Liz Santos, 415-318-4310
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