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McDonald's Is Bringing Back $9 Lobster Rolls for Summer

With the official start of summer nearly here, there's a good chance the only thing keeping you from eating dozens of delicious lobster rolls is the tragically hefty price tag. But now, it looks like there's a much cheaper way to get your hands on the classic seafood meal, well, that is if you're willing to order it at McDonald's.

Yep, you read that right: McDonald's is serving lobster rolls. The fast food giant recently announced that more than 600 of its locations in the New England will begin offering the seafood sandwiches starting on Monday, June 20th. Sometimes referred to as the McLobster, the lobster roll returned to McDonald's menus for the first time in 10 years just last summer. Apparently, it was a huge hit.

Most importantly, McDonald's said the lobster rolls are made with "100 percent North Atlantic lobster meat" and claimed that its lobsters are sourced from legit East Coast fishermen. The lobster meat is tossed in mayo, piled into a bed of crisp and shredded lettuce, and served chilled on a toasted roll. But unlike most lobster rolls you'll eat this summer, McDonald's version comes with a fast-food price: $8.99

Specifically, the lobster roll will be available at participating McDonald's locations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island (excluding Fairfield County), Vermont, and the Albany, NY area, but only through mid-August, according to a press release. In other words, if you live outside of the region, you'll just have to keep coughing up for $18+ lobster rolls and try to savor the 3-4 precious bites you get out of 'em. But, then again, they're worth every penny.

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and could totally go for a lobster roll right about now. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.