Nov 5, 2015

McDonald's Trying Thicker Burger Patties in the U.K.

McDonald's U.K. is doing a test of thicker beef patties in a new line of premium burgers that they're calling the "Signature Collection."

In addition to being thicker (perhaps the brand's thickest yet by the look of it), the burgers are made-to-order and come in three varieties: The Classic, The BBQ, and The Spicy.

The Classic includes a beef patty, two slices of beechwood-smoked bacon, a slice of natural cheddar cheese, wholegrain mustard mayo, ketchup, Batavia lettuce, and red onion on a brioche-style bun

The BBQ features a beef patty, BBQ sauce, coleslaw, red onion, Batavia lettuce, beechwood-smoked bacon, and a slice of natural cheddar cheese on a brioche-style bun.

The Spicy consists of a beef patty, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, Batavia lettuce, mayo, and spicy relish on a brioche-style bun.

To distinguish the line, each burger in the Signature Collection comes in new black packaging and comes served with an order of fries complete with matching cartons.

The Signature Collection is only currently available in 28 restaurants with plans to expand to about 400 restaurants throughout the U.K. during the summer of 2016.

While it's possible we may see these here in the U.S. someday, it seems rather unlikely (at least in the near term) given the chain's recent efforts to pare down the menu. Then again, they recently put out third-pound sirloin burgers earlier this year after doing away with Angus burgers a few years back. Unlike the sirloin burgers, the Signature Collection is meant to stick around permanently.

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