Saturday, June 22, 2013

McDonald's Bacon and Cheese Quarter Pounder

McDonald's has retired the Angus 1/3 pounder hamburgers, and have turbocharged their iconic Quarter Pounders.  The Quarter Pounder was originally introduced in 1972 (I was six years old, aye carumba!)

There are three new varieties besides the original:  Bacon Habanero Ranch, Bacon and Cheese, and Deluxe Quarter Pounder.

I went searching for dinner tonight and decided to visit the dinosaur themed McDonald's near my apartment at Grant and Tanque Verde.  After sitting in the drive thru for an extraordinarily long period of time (nearly ten minutes, with only one car in front of me at 9 p.m. at night), I got the Bacon and Cheese Quarter Pounder meal with medium fries and a medium Diet Coke.

I got it home and took some photos (below).  They put butter pickles, red onion, ketchup, mustard, and bacon on it.  It was also served on a bakery style roll.  As far as how it tasted, it was pretty good.  (I took the pickles and onion off.)  The fries were awesome as always (McDonald's has always had amazing fries).

The biggest thing of all:  The food wasn't terribly far off from how it looks on TV.  Score one for the staff at the dinosaur McDonald's (even though they were obviously way understaffed in their kitchen tonight).

McDonald's Bacon and Cheese Quarter Pounder hamburger
The bun was so fluffy I wanted to turn it into a chair.

The McDonald's Bacon and Cheese Quarter Pounder with the top bun taken off.
The piece of paper in the box made it seem fancy.

The McDonald's Bacon and Cheese Quarter Pounder combo meal
I got medium, because I need to keep my girlish figure.