Newswire: McDonald’s is trying to play weird fast food catch-up with a crab sandwich

In a fast food ecosystem that’s rapidly running out of alternative uses for fried chicken breasts—taco shells, pizza crusts, delicately breaded roofing tiles—McDonald’s usually sticks with what it knows. Still, even the Big Arches wants to occasionally take a swing for the fences, hunting for that sweet “Get a load of this” press attention. Hence, presumably, why the fast food chain is messing around with seafood yet again, this time with the McDonald’s Crab Sandwich.

In case the non-cutesy, clinical name didn’t clue you in, this is pretty simple as far as weird fast food goes (no fried pineapple slathered in cheese, a la the Hulu Burger, here). Instead, it’s just a pretty basic snow crab salad with mayo, sitting on some lettuce, a tomato, and a sourdough bun. Created by celebrity chef Ryan Scott, it’s pretty reminiscent of McDonald’s last …

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