McDonald’s has pulled the plug on their Angus Third Pounders to make way for three new varieties of the Quarter Pounder. The Quarter Pounder is an iconic McDonald’s burger that the company hasn’t touched in decades. While not exactly clear cut as to why the company pulled the Angus Third Pounders off of their menu, it seems that part of the reason is due to the rising cost of beef prices.
Here’s a look at the new varieties of Quarter Pounders that will be available as permanent replacements for the Angus Third Pounders. Two of them fill the void left behind while the third features a new build.
Deluxe Quarter Pounder – Features the Angus Third Pounder’s old configuration of leaf lettuce, tomato, red onions, crinkle-cut pickles, American cheese, mayonnaise and mustard. Served on a bakery-style bun. 540 calories
Bacon and Cheese Quarter Pounder – Topped with a new thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, tomato, red onion, crinkle-cut pickles, American cheese, ketchup and mustard. Served on a bakery-style bun. 600 calories
Bacon Habenero Ranch Quarter Pounder – The newest of the bunch. Features new thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, leaf lettuce, tomato, red onion, crinkle-cut pickles, white cheddar cheese, and a new habanero ranch sauce. Served on a bakery-style bun. 610 calories
McDonald’s is currently in the process of rolling out the new Quarter Pounders nationwide and they are expected to be sold at all McDonald’s restaurants sometime in June. The new Quarter Pounders are currently available at my local northwest Mcdonald’s.
Check out our review of the Bacon Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder.