Well, for the second day the office microwave is broken, so I was forced to grab something from take out. When I started this site I wanted to also include some fast food choices and we’ve done that a little, with Taco Bell and what not. But what about the undisputed KING of Fast Food? No, as much as Burger King thinks it is the rightful heir to the throne…It’s not. I’m talking about McDonald’s. I’m not a McDonald’s fan, though even I will admit to enjoying chicken nuggets now and then. Their beef is pretty awful, though. But I’ve been seeing commercials for their new ANGUS beef hamburgers, so I thought I’d give one a try.
I went standard, with the Angus Deluxe. I have to say that sandwich looks pretty delicious. I especially like how it breaks McD’s long history of chopped onions. Unfortunately, the sliced onions are red. If only they were sliced white onions. Still, this looks like a hearty burger. Does it stand any chance of looking even remotely like that?
Believe it or not, this is one McD’s hamburger that looks as advertised! I was shocked when I got back to the office and removed it from it’s box. This is a rather thick burger with big veggie slices, some nice leaf lettuce, and two slices of cheese! And look at that, the onion on mine is WHITE, not RED. I feel like a HUGE winner. I have no quarrels, whatsoever, with how this burger is presented. But how does it taste?
For the most part, it’s a pretty solid hamburger, I must admit. The one problem it suffers from is that while it is definitely a higher grade of beef and a much meatier patty than your typical sandwich from McD’s (Indeed, this is a third-pounder), it also still has that VERY distinct McDonald’s beef taste. It’s far more subdued than you would find on a Big Mac or Quarter Pounder, but it’s still present. And I, personally, am not a fan of that taste. It didn’t ruin this burger for me, however. I enjoyed it for the most part and am VERY full afterward. If you want a burger, and have to hit the drive through, I really believe you won’t be going wrong with this option. McDonald’s is trying to create a better class of hamburger in their chain, and I’m all for it. They just need to kill off whatever that seasoning or chemical is that gives their beef the McDonald’s flavor.