NEW YORK - McDonald's is introducing noodle dishes this week at its restaurants in Austria.
The "McNoodles" comes with vegetables and salad, chicken pieces and either sweet and sour or curry sauce. They'll be available for a limited time starting Thursday.
The company says it spent more than a year developing the product, noting that Asian noodles are popular in Austria.
"This has been for McDonald's a complete new challenge," a company statement says.
McDonald's Corp., the world's biggest hamburger chain, with more than 33,000 restaurants around the world, is known for its Big Mac and French fries but also offers localized menu options in various regions.
In India, for example, it offers McAloo Tikki, a burger made with a spicy breaded potato patty, red onions, tomatoes and a "special vegetable sauce."
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.