McDonald's is beating Starbucks to the punch with its Pumpkin Spice Latte this year (MCD)

Kate Taylor
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Pumpkin Spice Latte is nearly upon us, with McDonald's starting to serve the iconic fall beverage later in August. 

On Tuesday, a McDonald's insider with the Twitter handle McD Truth posted a photo of McCafe pumpkin spice syrup. 

"It's August and look what the delivery brought in...add $MCD to the early #PumpkinSpice adopters," the account posted. 

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It's August and look what the delivery brought in...add $MCD to the early #PumpkinSpice adopters.

McDonald's told Business Insider that the chain will begin serving its Pumpkin Spice Latte later in August. Typically, Starbucks, the creator of the original Pumpkin Spice Latte, begins serving the beverage in the first week or two of September. 

The fast-food chain isn't the only early adopter.

Last week, Starbucks announced it would begin selling bottled Pumpkin Spice Lattes in grocery stores later this month. And, Dunkin' Donuts announced on Monday it would also roll out pumpkin coffees and baked goods by August 28. 

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