Dec 26, 2019

Review: McDonald's - Bacon BBQ Burger

McDonald's Bacon BBQ Burger features a quarter-pound cooked-to-order fresh beef patty, applewood-smoked bacon, bourbon BBQ sauce, two slices of American cheese, and crispy-fried onion strings on a toasted Artisan roll.

I paid $6.29 for one.

They kept it pretty simple with the Bacon BBQ Burger but added some newness with the bourbon BBQ sauce, which had a distinct bourbon flavor as well a substantial amount of sweetness and lesser touches of tanginess, salt, and smoke.

The onion strings seem to be the same as they used in previous limited-time sandwiches, including the Signature Crafted Mushroom & Swiss. They delivered a nice crunch and seasoned flavor but there might be a little too much breading as it sometimes overwhelmed the underlying onion in both taste and texture.

The cheese was somewhat melted and the bacon was smoky and crisp.

The bun was dense and soft. It's a little richer than the standard bun but with less give to it.

Everything fit pretty well together with a tried-and-true combination. However, my local McDonald's has been hit-or-miss with the cooked-to-order quarter-pound beef patty. It's either been piping hot or lukewarm. This time around, the burger patty was moist and sported some notable charring but was also barely warm. For over $6, I expect a hot burger--especially as I was dining in.

Basically, McDonald's Bacon BBQ Burger takes a classic concept and balances it well in both taste and texture. But I'd only recommend it if your local McDonald's can consistent push out a hot burger patty as it's not worth the price premium otherwise. The heat issue is not one that I've experienced this consistently with any other protein on the McDonald's menu or any other burger joint for that matter.

Nutritional Info - McDonald's Bacon BBQ Burger
Calories - 710 (from Fat - 330)
Fat - 36g (Saturated Fat - 15g)
Sodium - 1530mg
Carbs - 54g (Sugar - 15g)
Protein - 41g

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