Nov 19, 2012

News: McDonald's Testing Three New Quarter Pounders

McDonald's is testing three new versions of the Quarter Pounder with Cheese as a possible replacement to the Angus Third Pounders. The three flavors are Habanero Ranch, Deluxe, and Bacon and Cheese.

One of my readers, Chipster22, reported that they are being offered in Ohio and that Angus Third Pounders are off the menu at his McDonald's, at least for the time being. His is the same market where McDonald's was trying out 1/4 lb Angus burgers earlier this year.

Additionally, a press release this morning stated that the burgers are also being tested in Sacramento, Stockton, and Modesto area in northern California.

The Quarter Pounder Habanero Ranch differs the most from McDonald's current offerings and features a quarter pound beef patty with white cheddar cheese, hickory-smoked bacon, leaf lettuce, tomato, and habanero ranch sauce.

The Quarter Pounder Deluxe is similar to an Angus Deluxe and features a quarter pound beef patty with American cheese, leaf lettuce, tomato, red onion, crinkle-cut pickles, mayo, and mustard.

Finally, the Quarter Pounder Bacon and Cheese is like the Deluxe version except with the addition of bacon, the subtraction of lettuce and tomato, and with ketchup instead of mayo.

Photo by Chipster22.


  1. It's probably because of the beef shortage if nothing else. With beef prices going up I imagine these will be the same price as the current angus 1/3lbers.

  2. McDonald's is considering getting rid of the Angus all together. (At least in our co-op) So this might be a nice substitute.

  3. This test appears to be much more widespread than the 1/4# Angus burgers they tried this summer. I only saw the smaller Angus burgers at a few McDonald's in the area, but now the new Quarter Pounders are at most, if not all, of the stores in Toledo as well.


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