Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: McDonald’s Aussie BBQ Angus Burger.
The Aussie BBQ Angus Burger is the latest premium offering from Ronald’s fancy M Selections range. It packs in an Angus beef patty, a rasher of bacon, cheese, caramelised onions, tomato, whole leaf lettuce, BBQ sauce, mayo and beetroot between a chilli chive bun.
Here’s the nutritional damage:
|Average Quantity Per Serve||Average Quantity Per 100 grams|
|Fat, total (g)||42.0||14.2|
With the Golden Arches moving steadily towards bespoke products with its Create Your Taste range, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a limited-edition burger. So is the Aussie BBQ Angus Burger a welcome return to tradition or the last gasp of a dying menu model? Let’s take a look.
Here’s the Aussie BBQ Angus Burger as it appears in McDonald’s advertisements. Pretty tasty looking, eh?
And here’s what we actually got served from a Blaxland restaurant:
It’s the last gasp of a dying menu model. This is a terrible, terrible assembly. While the ingredients are pretty spot on, they appear to have been churned together and shot out of a canon in the general direction of the buns.
Interestingly, McDonald’s has really lifted its game when it comes to Create Your Taste burgers — more often than not, the customer creations are built layer by layer with an almost fastidious amount of care. Meanwhile, the assembly-line burgers seem to be getting worse than ever. Tch.
Truth Rating: 3/10
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