Apr 6, 2011

Review: McDonald's - Quarter Pounder with Cheese

McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese was once their meatiest burger and features a quarter pound beef patty, two slices of American cheese, ketchup, mustard, pickles slices, and slivered onions. The Quarter Pounder is slightly more expensive than a Big Mac ($2.79) at $2.89.

The Quarter Pounder with Cheese is essentially for people who want a bigger iteration of McDonald's Cheeseburger i.e. it's an overgrown McDonald's Cheeseburger.
The sesame bun is the same type as the one used for the Big Mac sans the third bun.
Besides the larger patty and slivered fresh onions instead of dehydrated diced onions, the ingredients used are the same as the Cheeseburger. Since I often can't even taste the dehydrated diced onions, the slivered onions were a welcome change and a nice bit of crunch.
Prior to this occasion, I hadn't eaten a Quarter Pounder in well over 10 years. The meat does balance better with the cheese than a Cheeseburger but I'm fine with a plain old Hamburger. Plus for the price it's not that much of an upgrade over a McDouble which will pretty much give you the same taste minus the crunchier, more flavorful onions.

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Nutritional Info - McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese - 7 oz (198g)
Calories - 510 (from Fat - 230)
Fat - 26g (Saturated Fat - 12g)
Sodium - 1190mg
Carbs - 40g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 29g


  1. Two chunks of cheese.

    I am still impressed with the pic quality seen on Brand Eating.

    I hereby declare Brand Eating to be the premiere food-related blog on the Web!!!!!

  2. I don't think it is worth it. Last time I had it, it was because I had a BOGO coupon. Otherwise, I never order it. I rather go with the Double Cheeseburger.

  3. Haha, Thanks!

  4. This actually looks better than I would have expected. I think you make a good point about McDoubles though. I'd probably stick with those for the value of them.

  5. The quarter pounder tastes different to me than it used to. Is it possible that the meat now has less fat and more sodium? Thanks.

  6. It sounds possible. If you look at the nutrition info, McD's actually appears far leaner on average than their big competitors (like BK, Wendy's, Jack in the Crack, Carl's Jr. etc.) Just my thoughts though, I like most of the big chains for one item or two. McD's is very mediocre for burgers, but their nuggets are good, and their breakfast sandwiches can rock once in a while.


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