McDonald’s Korea to introduce two World Cup menu items

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McDonald’s Korea to introduce two World Cup menu items

McDonald’s Korea said yesterday that it will introduce two new menu items this Friday ahead of the opening of the World Cup in Brazil.

The fast food chain said that it will be selling the Samba Beef Burger and the Latin BLT Muffin until July 20. The Samba Beef Burger will be sold for 5,400 won ($5.27) while a set including a drink and fries will cost 6,700 won. The BLT Muffin is on the morning menu which is available from 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. It costs 2,800 won.

The Samba Beef Burger is made of a black and white sesame seed bun with a patty made of 100 percent Australian and New Zealand beef topped with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, pickles and cheese. The BLT Muffin is composed of lettuce, tomatoes and crispy bacon.

McDonald’s, which is based in the U.S., has been the restaurant sponsor of every FIFA World Cup since 1994, when the U.S. hosted the sporting event.

This year’s event kicks off in Brazil on June 13. Korea plays Russia on June 18, Algeria on June 23, and Belgium on June 27. The event ends on July 14, Korean time.

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