McDonald's Launches Grimace's Birthday Meal

McDonald's new sandwiches and treats thrill everyone. A new Quarter Pounder that could debut in June has been rumored for a week.

A Grimace-themed dinner and shake were reportedly rumored. Rumors were confirmed today.

McDonald's will produce the Grimace Birthday Meal on June 12 to celebrate the iconic fuzzy purple character's birthday.

A new berry-flavored purple shake, Big Mac or 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, and fries are included. Location affects pricing.

"Our fans have amazing childhood memories of their birthdays at McDonald's...and Grimace's Birthday

is all about paying homage to the amazing, fun moments we all share," said Tariq Hassan, McDonald's chief marketing

Grimace was debuted in the mid-1970s and had several personas until his present loving one stayed. Some believe the fluffy bestie is a huge 

taste bud, although he has never been fully unveiled. "The best part about Grimace is that he means different things to different people,"

McDonald's is releasing an online Grimace video game alongside the new meal and drink. The chain's retail store will sell Grimace T-shirts and socks.