Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Review: McDonald's - Deluxe Quarter Pounder

McDonald's "new" Quarter Pounder Deluxe is the replacement for the departed Angus Deluxe and features the same American cheese (but only one slice instead of two), tomato, leaf lettuce, red onions, crinkle-cut pickles and mayo. Different are the bun which is the same bun as their premium chicken sandwiches and the patty, which is the same quarter pound of beef you'll find on the Quarter Pounder.

These cost $3.99 each in my area.

For the most part, the Deluxe Quarter Pounder is built as what I tend to think of as a standard burger you'd make at home. There are no surprises, but that also makes it kinda boring.

If you're a fan of the discontinued Big & Tasty, this is the closest thing to it on McDonald's current menu. You miss out on the ketchup, but you can always add that and get rid of the pickles.

The tomato, lettuce, onion, and pickles were all of pretty good quality and constructed in good proportions to one another. I prefer iceberg lettuce over romaine though. It's not as healthy, but iceberg typically has a crunchier, more refreshing texture. Or, maybe just have two leafs of romaine lettuce; the one leaf they give you doesn't hold up very well.

While the quarter pound beef patty provides a solid amount of beefiness, it's not juicy and yet, could stand some more browning for a decent crust.

I think the sesame seed bun would have been the better play here. It's softer and not as dense, while the premium "bakery-style" bun is denser, but not as soft.

Overall, McDonald's Deluxe Quarter Pounder all comes together in a very familiar and fairly competent fashion. If it's too run-of-the-mill to really find yourself craving, it delivers a decent service for when you're not feeling too adventurous.

Nutritional Info - McDonald's Deluxe Quarter Pounder - 8.6 oz (244g)
Calories - 540 (from Fat - 250)
Fat - 27g (Saturated Fat - 11g)
Sodium - 960mg
Carbs - 45g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 29g
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