The Deluxe Quarter Pounder is made up of American cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, red onions, crinkle-cut pickles, mayonnaise, and mustard on top of a quarter pound beef patty. If all that sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same toppings on the Angus Deluxe Third Pounder.
The Bacon & Cheese Quarter Pounder is also topped with the same ingredients found on its heavier Angus Third Pounder cousin — hickory-smoked bacon, American cheese, red onions, and crinkle-cut pickles.
The most intriguing and unique of the three test varieties is the Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder, which features a white cheddar cheese slice, hickory-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a mild habanero ranch sauce.
Mild habanero sauce?
Mild and habanero should not go together. Ugh. I was excited about this burger burning my mouth, but now that I know it’s not going to be as spicy hot as McDonald’s Hot Habanero sauce, I’m less thrilled about it.
The new Quarter Pounders are being tested in several Northern California markets, and according to Brand Eating, they’re also being offered in a few Ohio markets.
If you’ve tried any of the new Quarter Pounder varieties, let us know what you think of them in the comments.