McDonald's(R) Restaurants in New England & Albany, New York to Introduce Newman's Own(R) Organics Coffee from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

BOSTON--()--Oct. 27, 2005--McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) restaurants are partnering with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. to source, roast and package Newman's Own Organics Blend coffee exclusively for more than 650 McDonald's restaurants in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Albany, NY. This new coffee will be available beginning November 1st.

"McDonald's is committed to providing our valued customers with the highest quality and best tasting products, as we have for the past 50 years," says John Lambrechts, general manager and vice president, McDonald's Boston Region. "We are partnering with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters to introduce Newman's Own Organics Blend, a unique and exceptional coffee to meet the changing tastes and needs of our customers."

Created exclusively for McDonald's, Newman's Own Organics Blend, made from Fair Trade Certified(TM) and organic specialty coffees, will be available as both regular and decaffeinated. The new Blend is a combination of light and medium roasts with a smooth body and clean finish.

"We are very excited about the tremendous opportunity that McDonald's has given us to introduce our organic coffee to their customers," says Nell Newman, co-founder and president of Newman's Own Organics.

Robert Stiller, president and CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters says, "This coffee is a member of the Newman's Own Organics family of coffees that has been our best-selling line of new products in supermarkets."

McDonald's restaurants throughout New England and the Albany, New York area open at 5 a.m. or earlier, and Newman's Own Organics Blend coffee will be available all day.

About Newman's Own Organics

Great Tasting products that happen to be organic is the slogan of Newman's Own Organics. Founded by Nell Newman and Peter Meehan, they develop their products from certified organic ingredients. "We focus on the kinds of products we loved as kids, but take them one step further by using the highest quality of available organic ingredients," says Nell. Paul Newman donates all of his royalties after taxes from Newman's Own Organics to charitable and educational organizations. For more information visit: www.newmansownorganics.com.

About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) is a leader in the specialty coffee industry and offers over 100 coffee selections including estate, certified organic, Fair Trade Certified(TM), signature blends, and flavored coffees that it sells under the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters(R) and Newman's Own(R) Organics brands. Each year the Company contributes at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to support socially responsible initiatives. For more information visit: www.GreenMountainCoffee.com.

About McDonald's

McDonald's USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to millions of customers every day. More than 80 percent of McDonald's 13,700 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local franchisees. For more information on McDonald's visit www.mcdonalds.com.

Contacts

For McDonald's
CT/Western MA
Rebecca Kuchar Beyus
Cronin and Company, Inc.
860.659.0514
or
Maine
Stacy Theberge
Swardlick Marketing Group
207.775.4100
or
BOSTON/Eastern MA/RI/NH
Audrey Becker or Janey Bishoff
Bishoff Communications
617.573.0076
or
Albany, NY
Mary Scanlan
Scanlan Communications Group
518.424.5125
or
Vermont
Bill Miller
The Napoli North Group
802.878.7768 ext. 124

Contacts

For McDonald's
CT/Western MA
Rebecca Kuchar Beyus
Cronin and Company, Inc.
860.659.0514
or
Maine
Stacy Theberge
Swardlick Marketing Group
207.775.4100
or
BOSTON/Eastern MA/RI/NH
Audrey Becker or Janey Bishoff
Bishoff Communications
617.573.0076
or
Albany, NY
Mary Scanlan
Scanlan Communications Group
518.424.5125
or
Vermont
Bill Miller
The Napoli North Group
802.878.7768 ext. 124