The Golden Arches are going for the gold with McDonald's new fruit smoothies, which the company will serve in its Olympic restaurants in Canada at the Winter Games.
The fast-food giant unveiled its Strawberry Banana and Wild Berry Real Fruit Smoothies on Thursday at the Olympic media center in Vancouver, Nations Restaurant News reported.
McDonald's executives showed off the new line of beverages with gold medalists Cassie Campbell, a Canadian hockey player; Shawn Johnson, an American gymnast; Picabo Street, a skier for the U.S.; and German ice skater Katarina Witt.
The two flavors of smoothies will be offered in McDonald's three Olympic restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, during the Winter Games' run for the next two weeks.
The company plans to have the icy beverages on the menu in McDonald's locations in the U.S. by summertime as part of its McCafe menu -- which includes a variety of coffee drinks.
The smoothies' debut came as part of the company's launch of activities around the world for the 2010 Olympics. McDonald's has been an official sponsor of the Games since 1976.
The three McDonald's Olympic locations – at the Main Media Center in Vancouver and the Olympic Villages in Vancouver and Whistler -- will be open 24 hours a day and feed an estimated 3,000 members of the press and 10,000 athletes, coaches and officials, according to NRN.
Opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics will be held Friday night in Vancouver and air on NBC.