Spotted: McDonald’s Cheddar Bacon Onion Quarter Pounder
In the wake of the now retired Angus Third Pounders from McDonald’s, we’ve been treated to a new line of Quarter Pounders including the Bacon Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder and the BLT Quarter Pounder. The Cheddar Bacon Onion Angus Burger that was introduced last year was likely going to make an appearance in the smaller Quarter Pounder size at some point. I spotted the Cheddar Bacon Onion (CBO) today in Maryland as the Cheddar Bacon Onion Quarter Pounder. With the Angus version, McDonald’s was still using its old lackluster hickory-smoked bacon. Now that the superior Applewood-smoked bacon has replaced the old stuff, I’ll count that as a nice upgrade to this sandwich. Also you’ll notice two slices of white cheddar instead of the one lost piece found with the Angus.
Priced at $4.39, the Cheddar Bacon Onion Quarter Pounder (680 calories) features a quarter pound of 100% beef topped by two slices of white cheddar cheese, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, caramelized grilled onions, and a creamy mustard sauce on a bakery-style bun. Who still prefers the good ol’ classic? You can also get the Cheddar Bacon Onion in grilled (530 calories) or crispy (690 calories) chicken sandwich style.