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McDonald’s to start serving pumpkin spice latte at end of August

Posted: 1:57 PM, Aug 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-15 11:13:08-04

NEW YORK — It's never too early to start enjoying a pumpkin spice latte...or is it?

McDonald's announced it will start serving its McCafe Pumpkin Spice latte nationwide starting Aug. 31, despite the fact that it's technically still summer, Eater reported.

The drink will be released almost a month before fall begins on Sept. 22.

Perhaps the food chain is trying to beat out its PSL competition — Starbucks — who released its version on Sept. 8. Starbucks even allowed some customers exclusive access to the drink four days before the release date by guessing a secret password.

Pumpkin spice latte was first introduced to McDonald's menu in September 2013.

However, these days you can enjoy the infamous latte year-round because of new K-cups and prepackaged drinks.