Grind Time: McDonald’s intros new burgers

Jun. 18, 2013 | 2 Comments


Everyone has their secrets. I’m willing to admit one: I still eat at McDonald’s.

Yes, on an island where I can eat a fantastic hamburger at restaurants like Murphy’s Bar and Grill, Pint & Jigger, The Whole Ox and Kua ‘Aina, I still find myself in line at the McDonald’s drive-thru every once in a while.

McDonald's recently introduced three new versions of the Quarter Pounder. (Courtesy photo)

McDonald’s recently introduced three new versions of the Quarter Pounder. (Courtesy photo)

To be honest, I’m more addicted to the French fries here than anything else (with ice cream to dip them in if I’m feeling really adventurous), but I’ll grab a burger off the value menu or splurge and go for an extra value meal.

For three days starting today, however, McDonald’s restaurants in Hawaii are offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal to help introduce their updated line of Quarter Pounder burgers and asking customers to share their experience with the social media hashtag #myQPflavor.

The new selections include:

» Bacon Habanero Ranch: Quarter Pounder with white cheddar (pasteurized process), thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a spicy habanero ranch sauce.

» Deluxe: Quarter Pounder with American cheese, tomato, lettuce, crinkle-cut pickle slices, red onion, mayonnaise, and mustard.

» Bacon & Cheese: Quarter Pounder with thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, crinkle-cut pickle slices, red onion, ketchup, and mustard.

The new burgers range from 540 to 610 calories each; also new is McDonald’s thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, which is now available on all existing menu items as well.
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  • critiq

    I want my mushroom burger BACK!!!!!

  • freshstart222

    The new burgers are nothing more than the same old quarter pounders with lettuce and tomato. I want the Angus burgers back.