Testing: English Pub Burger from McDonald’s
Spotted in Genoa, Illinois… the English Pub Burger at McDonald’s. 1/3lb Angus Beef Burger, hickory-smoked bacon, white cheddar, American cheese, steak sauce, Dijon mustard, grilled onions. Thanks to GrubGrade reader James for the info. Observe:
It doesn’t suffer from the abundant saltiness of the current Angus Third Pounder line-up. Rather, the blend of the steak sauce and Dijon mustard give it a tangy punch, the grilled onions are actually buttery and savory, and the artisan roll is fresh, bakery-quality, and toasted perfectly. Add the two cheeses and the bacon to the mix, and, though we have a “busy” burger with a lot of ingredients, each definitely discernible (this is no one-note flavor profile), the interplay between everything is really concordant. This burger just works and tastes unlike anything I’ve ever had from McDonald’s. In case you couldn’t tell, I’m impressed.