Malcolm Bedell over at From Away has penned a story for Serious Eats entitled “Fast-Food Lobster Rolls: Can They Be Any Good?”
In the 1990s, McDonald’s captured attention with their “McLobster,” a fast-food version of a Maine lobster roll that was only available in select markets in New England and Canada. My recollection of the sandwich was that it wasn’t half bad, and a bargain at just $7.99. But it’s been MIA in recent years in coastal Maine (anyone seen it?).
So which other chains are serving up mass-market lobster rolls? And are they anywhere close to the version served at our favorite roadside Maine seafood shacks?
In addition to the main article and it’s recommendations, see this slide show for detailed commentary for each of the 8 rolls Malcolm considered.
For more on Malcolm and wife Jillian focus on Maine food watch this video on Visit Maine.