Food News: McDonald’s Chipotle Angus Third Pounder Coming February 1st

The Chipotle Angus Third Pounder is coming February 1st to McDonald’s.  In case you missed it, here is my full review of the original line of Angus Third Pounders. I don’t know the details, but I checked the mail today and got one of those little McDonald’s coupon books and saw this:

What do you think?  Interested?

From what I can see in the picture, there’s bacon, two slices of American cheese?… and looks like BBQ sauce, probably the Chipotle BBQ sauce found in the Snack Wraps.  Expect a full review soon after launch.

*Update: The Chipotle Angus Third Pounder is 100% Angus Beef topped with smoky, sweet Chipotle BBQ sauce, rings of red onions, crinkle cut pickles, slices of bacon and American cheese served on a toasted sesame bun

19 comments on “Food News: McDonald’s Chipotle Angus Third Pounder Coming February 1st

  1. Justin says:

    It’s just going to have that Chipotle BBQ sauce? F-ing gross. I’ll pass.

  2. 4X4, Animal Style says:

    Not the first time I’ve seen this. I was coming back from my holiday trip this year, around 1/8, and I was passing through Connecticut on the way home, where this was being featured as a promo (looking back now, maybe test?) item. Too bad I had already eaten supper, I was only going by for a sundae as a desert. Drat. It’s too bad, really, because this board mentioned everything in the burger. And, I could have had a review up before release.

    One thing that isn’t mentioned in this first glance is the pickles and red onions (the same ones in the Angus Deluxe) in the burger. Take that for what you will.

    As for me? Interested? You bet. If it becomes a fixture, it likely becomes my usual item at McDonald’s (Large combo of this with Mac Sauce Fries, Sprite, 2 apple pies). This is mainly since it invokes basically everything that I enjoy about McD’s these days, minus special sauce.

    There’s pickles, red onions,the Chipotle BBQ sauce (my personal fave there for a non-big Mac), bacon, abundance of cheese, and the Angus Patty (and bun). Sweet bliss. I want one now. My dream creation, thank you!

  3. 4X4, Animal Style says:

    Hat tip to —Strangely, the image on that site is a McRib sandwich, but the item described is the Chipotle BBQ Angus Burger/Snack Wrap.

    They have the burger’s full descriptor on this site, but also mentions this burger will be a Snack Wrap, but both will only be available 28 days. 🙁

    From the site: “We’ve added a fourth flavor choice to our Angus Third Pounder sandwich and Angus Snack Wrap line-up. 100% Angus Beef topped with our smoky, sweet Chipotle BBQ sauce, rings of red onions, crinkle cut pickles, slices of bacon and American cheese served on a toasted sesame bun or flour tortilla.”

  4. Wow, McDonalds is getting bad at introducing new ingredients. Just like a bacon angus burger with a BBQ sauce they already serve. Novel. Not to say I won’t try it. 🙂

  5. Bob says:

    This would be sooo much better with cheddar instead of American!

  6. I would buy this. Maybe I should say, I am going to buy this. Not sure I like the cheese choice though. Maybe Monterey Jack?

  7. mattitude says:

    in the words of “Macho Man” Randy Savage – “Ooooooooooh yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!”

  8. J.B. says:

    I am not impressed.
    I will try it, though I think it will be best as a snack wrap.
    I will always love my Angus mushroom and swiss snack wraps though.

  9. Billy says:

    Has anyone else noticed this is identical to the Bacon & Cheese one, just with BBQ instead of ketchup/mustard?

    Chili’s makes one HELL of a bbq bacon cheeseburger, so I doubt this will floor me, but christ, you people are acting like they stuck a McRib on a Filet-o-Fish. It’s going to be, for fast food, a solid burger. You’re all pretty uppity about food you can get 30 seconds after you order it.

  10. Douglas says:

    I discovered these on the menu today on my way through a small Iowa town. It’s pretty good, but the omission of cheddar cheese is just plain odd.

  11. mitchery says:

    This may seem like a dumb question, but why do they call it the third pounder? Is it 3 lbs? Just curious. Because it’s usually pretty hard to find a burger that weighs in at that weight.

  12. maxchain says:

    These Third Pounders of theirs are fun to try once apiece for the thrill of it, before going back to paying reasonable prices for fast food burgers (which these days pretty much means grazing off of Dollar/Value Menus). What the hell, I’ll give it a shot.

  13. Manavee says:

    I had one today at my local McDonald’s. I thought it was pretty good. I actually didn’t care for the Chipotle BBQ sauce when used for the chicken selects…it’s actually very sweet, and I like their plain BBQ sauce better. However, I’ve always found the McDonald’s Angus burgers to be a bit too salty (particularly the Angus Bacon and Cheese), and the sweetness of this sauce acted as a nice counterbalance to the saltiness of the burger.

    Interestingly, at the McDonald’s that I was at, they stopped carrying the Big N Tasty (the McDonald’s Whopper clone) at the same time they offered this burger. I wonder if the Big N Tasty is being phased out nationwide.

  14. Sherm says:

    Tried one of these today (they’ve been available for at least a week here, Philly burbs area)…not bad. Like most of you can probably guess, it’s not much different than the bacon and cheese Angus burger. They thankfully weren’t too heavy-handed with the chipotle BBQ sauce, but they were quite generous with the bacon, onions and pickles. The smokiness of the bacon and chipotle along with the bite of the onion and the sweetness of the sauce all added up to a pretty tasty burger. If I were to get another one (I probably won’t) I would leave the pickles off. I’m not crazy about McDonald’s pickles to begin with, and these were thick, mushy and frankly just didn’t taste very good.

  15. Adam Bomb says:

    I tried one today, and I thought it was pretty good. I like all of their angus burgers.

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