McDonald makes a new huge burger!

#1 Posted by Willy105 (4691 posts) -

Saw it on the news and on the menu. It's Angus.

Anybody tried it yet?

#2 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -
#3 Posted by Manatassi (791 posts) -

Seems that Mcdonalds are trying to recreate the success of the Burger King Angus burger in the UK over in the US?


I have no idea how successful the Angus Burger was but I would assume it must have been, either that or Mcdonalds are getting desperate for ideas. 
#4 Posted by MB (12943 posts) -
@Manatassi: I think McDonald's holds a comfortable market share lead, and they have practically forever. If anything, it's every other fast food joint that is desperately trying to come up with new stuff so they can compete with the big MCD.
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#5 Edited by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -
@Manatassi said:
" Seems that Mcdonalds are trying to recreate the success of the Burger King Angus burger in the UK over in the US?

I have no idea how successful the Angus Burger was but I would assume it must have been, either that or Mcdonalds are getting desperate for ideas. 
"


To be fair to them, it might simply be a matter of them recognizing Angus meat as being the most flavoursome cost effective meat for a burger. It may well have been too expensive to import the meat into the US back in the day also. And I can well imagine there was little interest in the breed from Americans, who probably too a "US meat is Best" approach. Especially after mad cow disease...  However, since then chefs around the world and food connoisseurs have been raving about the meat, and it's now gained in popularity all over the world. I imagine McDonalds have many farms breeding certified Angus on home shores now, which is why they are able to do this.

BK's premium product tastes far superior than McDonald's currently, that must piss them off, which is why they are doing this.

I can see Angus beef becoming very popular in the US, there's no better advert for the breed than this.I can also see BK in the US following suit and making efforts to bring the Angus to the US also. They will have to if McDonald's start selling a Angus burger.






#6 Posted by vaca (40 posts) -

Third-pound is huge now?   Please.  If I want a huge burger I'll stop at Big Mike's for a Double Big Mike with a two pound patty plus a pound of hot links on top.

#7 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

I tried it 2 days ago, my aunt suggested it.  A decent burger, but it still retains some of that nasty oil aftertaste every burger from McDonalds retains (why I don't eat fast food).  Still, I could see myself having another.

#8 Edited by Pakorn (183 posts) -
@Linkyshinks: I thought Burger King has previously sold an Angus burger in the US? If I recall correctly it was called the Angus BBQ Smokehouse or some such. I remember it being pretty tasty, I think it had onion rings on it or something. Anybody else remember this? It was maybe between a year ago and three, but it was a limited time burger. I do live in Philadelphia so it is possible I was just in a test market.  It must not have done well enough to continue to sell here, I guess, but if McDonalds' is sucessful I wonder if BK will bring it back...
#9 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4779 posts) -

I had one of those 2 days ago the mushroom and swiss...it gave me such bad diarrhea...my god its not worth it.
I've had angus burgers at other places and they never made me get sick.

#10 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Diamond said:
" I tried it 2 days ago, my aunt suggested it.  A decent burger, but it still retains some of that nasty oil aftertaste every burger from McDonalds retains (why I don't eat fast food).  Still, I could see myself having another. "
I've never had an aftertaste from any burger from McDonalds.
#11 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@CL60 said:
I've never had an aftertaste from any burger from McDonalds.
I've sensed the aftertaste from McDonalds for years.  No other restaurant gives me that, and I've gotten the same after taste from McD's at many different regions (not just my local McD's that has a problem).  I skip on other fast food joints for other problems, btw.
#12 Posted by Hailinel (25203 posts) -
@vaca said:
" Third-pound is huge now?   Please.  If I want a huge burger I'll stop at Big Mike's for a Double Big Mike with a two pound patty plus a pound of hot links on top. "
There's large, and then there's cardiac arrest on a bun.
#13 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Diamond said:
" @CL60 said:
I've never had an aftertaste from any burger from McDonalds.
I've sensed the aftertaste from McDonalds for years.  No other restaurant gives me that, and I've gotten the same after taste from McD's at many different regions (not just my local McD's that has a problem).  I skip on other fast food joints for other problems, btw. "
Well I've had many burgers from McDonalds, big macs, cheeseburgers, etc...pretty much everything they got. Never got any bad aftertaste.
#14 Posted by zityz (2360 posts) -

Must be new in the states. It's been here in canada for awhile now. Also candain beef i find is better tasting. Ive gone to mcdonalds in the states a couple times...never again. Im actually afraid to eat at any fast food place over there to be honest.

#15 Posted by BlazBleu (108 posts) -

I haven't seen it yet. Probably gonna have to wait for a commercial then.

#16 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1172 posts) -

Its pretty big, it doesn't look that filling but I haven't been able to finish a Big Angus Combo yet.

#17 Posted by spidapig64 (18 posts) -

hammbeurger

#18 Posted by CharleyTony (924 posts) -

almost tastes like a real hamburger (compared to other stuff at McDonalds) 
 
to me the one to beat is the Harvey's Angus burger
#19 Posted by Kraznor (1588 posts) -
@CharleyTony said:
" almost tastes like a real hamburger (compared to other stuff at McDonalds)  to me the one to beat is the Harvey's Angus burger "
Harvey's is so great, yet they never seem to catch on. Several of the locations in the city have closed down, forcing me to drive pretty far if I ever want some Harvey's. Don't get it, there is such a qualitative difference there it just kind of bums me out they cannot succeed. Its not as fast, but its fresh and really, really good.
#20 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1866 posts) -

McDonald's Augus burger is straight up horrible, it's super greasy on the outside and somehow dry on the inside. 
 
As a Canadian, I'll agree with the earlier recommendation of Harvey's for anyone up here who wants an Angus branded burger from a chain.

#21 Posted by Sinatra (213 posts) -

I have tried it but I am not a fan of it. 

#22 Posted by Tactical_Kill (1695 posts) -

Whats with all of these old hamburger threads being bumped all of a sudden?

This one is 7 months old.

#23 Posted by agentboolen (1832 posts) -

McD's Angus has no taste at all.  I pick BK over McD's everytime.

#24 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1866 posts) -
@Tactical_Kill said:
"

Whats with all of these old hamburger threads being bumped all of a sudden?

This one is 7 months old.

"
There's still interest in this awesome food?
#25 Posted by j_drace (353 posts) -
@Linkyshinks: That actually looks really good.  Way better than what we have here in the states.  I visited England once, London to be specific since I have an uncle who lives there and the food is way better by far.  Also I remember being at Heathrow Airport a few years ago and I bought some Lay's chips, but instead they were called Walker's and they had flavors I've never seen.  Once of them was Steak and Potatoes, which was ok, but the other was like Lemon Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and it was so fucking good.
#26 Posted by Sanj (2507 posts) -

Agghhh, I want a burger now.
#27 Posted by lockwoodx (2479 posts) -

The angus burger tasted like a weak version of a bar burger. Too salty and dry, the mcdonalds angus burger fell way short. I'll stick to the mcdouble.

#28 Edited by Kohe321 (3531 posts) -
@Diamond said:

" @CL60 said:

I've never had an aftertaste from any burger from McDonalds.

I've sensed the aftertaste from McDonalds for years.  No other restaurant gives me that, and I've gotten the same after taste from McD's at many different regions (not just my local McD's that has a problem).  I skip on other fast food joints for other problems, btw. "
I know what taste you're talking about. It's the taste of clogged arteries, and it's the reason why I don't like fast food. :P

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