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.