Much like they did last year with those Gilroy garlic fries, McDonald's is using the South Bay as a testing ground for a new crab sandwich. But there's no real local angle with the product there it's not made with Dungeness crab but, sadly, snow crab, likely frozen and apparently fished in the Atlantic.
Local celebrity chef/Finn Town partner Ryan Scott developed the recipe, though, and the $8.99 has rolled out in four San Jose McDonald's apparently run by the same owner who first rolled out the garlic fries. The sandwich, on a sourdough bun, is made with seasoned mayo, crab meat, celery, lettuce, and tomato. ABC 7 reports that the creation clocks in at 410 calories (a Big Mac, for comparison, boasts 540).
As Time is reporting, if the sandwich sells well, McDonald's plans to introduce it at 250 restaurants nationwide.
Let us know how it tastes if you happen to be down there. I'm curious but probably not curious enough to drive to San Jose.