Basically every site that covers fast food is writing about the newest item McDonald's is currently testing in Cleveland: Mac & cheese. But everyone is citing a Brand Eating report and speculating about the quality.
Well, here at Thrillist, we went the extra mile (2.4 miles from my parents' house, actually) to eat it for you. And for the sake of thoroughness, we even got a 5-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy to test the new option. Here's the scoop (or forkful, for that matter).
Available as a either a Happy Meal entree option, or a la carte for $1.75, the mac & cheese comes in a fairly anonymous, 6oz paper cup with a plastic lid. There's no McDonald's branding to speak of. Once you flip the lid, inside, you discover a bit of actual cheese melted on top; it's mostly yellow, but partially white, suggesting there may be more than one cheese involved. The lunchtime shift manager said his store had been serving mac & cheese "since mid-September." It has apparently flown under the radar until now.