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Nov 26, 2021

McDonald's "Gracoro" Burger Returns to Japan with New Bolognese Sauce

The "Gracoro" burger, featuring a gratin croquette, makes its annual limited-time return for the winter at McDonald's over in Japan starting December 1, 2021.

The Gracoro Burger is so named as a combination of the "gra" from gratin with the "koro" of "korokke" i.e. the Japanese way of saying "croquette." The Gracoro is a burger patty-sized croquette filled with shrimp and macaroni in a creamy white sauce with a crispy-fried panko shell.

The original Gracoro burger comes served with the Gracoro, cabbage, mayo, and croquette sauce (similar to Worcestershire sauce) on buttered and steamed buns.

This year, they're also offering the new Angus Beef Bolognese Gracoro, which comes topped with a Bolognese sauce made with ground Angus beef, tomatoes, and red wine.

The Gracoro burger is a winter tradition at McDonald's Japan and was first introduced in 1993.

Photo via McDonald's Japan.