Tired of the McAloo Tikki and McVeggie burger?
How about a McMasala Dosa burger with molaga podi sauce for breakfast?
In an attempt to boost business, the fast food joint is all set to launch a new range of dishes in its breakfast menu in the country.
The new range, which is a mix of Indian and continental cuisine, will include masala dosa burgers, spinach and corn and hash brown brioches, plain and masala scrambled eggs, waffles and hotcakes, The Economic Times reported.
Some of the items in the new range will only be available in the mornings.
McDonald's will launch the new range first in Mumbai during this weekend, following which it will be made available in its other outlets across the country.
"We continue to look at inspiration from Indian cuisine and bring it as a McDonald's format which will give you flavours from the west but the familiarity of Indian," said Amit Jatia, vice-chairman of Westlife Development, which runs McDonald's restaurants in the west and south, told ET.
Twitter, however seems to be sceptical of McDonald's decision to combine a burger with a dosa.
Masala Dosa burger means the product guys at McDonalds have officially run out of ideas— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) January 11, 2017
So now you have Masala Dosa Burger and you thought 2016 was bad.— Avinash Iyer (@IyerAvin) January 11, 2017
McDonald's might come out with a masala dosa burger, but as a Bombayite I'm just glad there's never going to be a vada pav burger.— Tanvi (@sinpulsive) January 11, 2017
Why no outrage about the McDonalds Masala Dosa burger yet? What next...Veg Biryani latte? Dei!— That Goan Boy (@schmmuck) January 11, 2017
I dunno what is insulted more by Masala Dosa Burger. The dosa or the burger.— Ra Ch Na (@raggedtag) January 11, 2017
With out-of-home breakfast being one of the fastest growing business platforms in India, McDonald's has also been looking at the possibility of starting an All-Day Breakfast campaign, which is available in the United States, in the country. This would mean that customers could order items from the breakfast menu throughout the day instead of only in the mornings.
The company has been serving breakfast items in India for a few years now and the present menu includes hash browns, Veg McMuffin, Hot Cakes, McEgg and Sausage McMuffin.
While world over McDonald's is known for its Big Mac beef burger, in India it does not serve beef and has had to localise its menu significantly to adapt to the Indian market.
It was in 1996 that the multinational company opened its first branch in India, in New Delhi's Basant Lok. It also was the first McDonald's restaurant in the world which did not serve beef and pork-based products.