FAST FOOD NEWS: McDonald’s Signature Crafted Recipes

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McDonald’s is rolling out a line of burgers and chicken sandwiches called Signature Crafted Recipes.

There are three recipes available — Pico Guacamole, Maple Bacon Dijon, and Sweet BBQ Bacon. You can have each recipe with your choice of a 100 percent beef 1/4 lb. patty, buttermilk crispy chicken, or artisan grilled chicken and with either a sesame seed bun or artisan roll.

Pico Guacamole features guacamole made with Hass avocados; pico de gallo made with Roma tomatoes, onions, and the flavors of lime and cilantro; creamy buttermilk ranch sauce, white cheddar, and lettuce.

Maple Bacon Dijon comes with thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon sprinkled with sweet maple seasoning, Dijon sauce, grilled onions, white cheddar, and lettuce.

Finally, Sweet BBQ Bacon has sweet onion BBQ sauce, Applewood-smoked bacon, grilled and crispy onions, and white cheddar.

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A Sweet BBQ Bacon with a beef patty and artisan roll has 740 calories, 37 grams of fat, 17 grams of saturated fat, 1.5 grams of trans fat, 110 milligrams of cholesterol, 1400 milligrams of sodium, 61 grams of carbohydrates, 18 grams of sugar, 4 grams of fiber, and 40 grams of protein

If you’ve tried any of the recipes, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Images via Impulsive Buy readers Aaron C and Arthur H.)

10 thoughts to “FAST FOOD NEWS: McDonald’s Signature Crafted Recipes”

  1. I had the Maple Bacon Dijon one, last week. Other than the sauce, I couldn’t tell the difference between this burger and a Quarter Pounder with bacon. I did like it though and the price wasn’t bad considering it was a new item.

  2. I tried the pico guac yesterday. The flavors were ok, nothing to write home about. The beef patty was RIDICULOUSLY salty though, and this is coming from someone who likes salt. The cheese was great, I will say that.

  3. I had the BBQ-Bacon burger on the artisan bun this weekend. It was spectacular, really a step up from McDonalds. I will be trying the others!

  4. I had the pico guac with the grilled chicken on the artisan roll. It was amazing. The qauc was slightly spicy, the chicken was juicy. The sandwich was a decent size. I will go back and get another one.

  5. McD’s has repeatedly tried to sell upscale burgers and chicken sandwiches without much success. The fast casual restaurants do it so much better, and Five Guys has proved you don’t need gimmicky stuff to sell quality burgers. Though they do have a nice selection of toppings and their fries which are cooked in peanut oil are tops in my book. Well, them along with Arby’s curly fries.

    I saw this article just now and they are giving away 100,000 “frorks” to promote the new sandwiches. They are utensils in which you insert three fries so you can eat them. Resembles a fork. Though it would be easier to just insert the fries in your mouth and bypass the frorks. They will probably end up on Ebay.

    Also, as an aside, McDonald’s is supposed to start selling fresh beef next year. Though I don’t specifically remember if this applies to all sandwiches/all locations. No more frozen preformed hockey pucks.

  6. Tried a Maple Bacon Dijon burger today because I had a coupon that included free fries and a drink. Still the burger with the free fries and soda was over $6.

    There are several problems here that McDonalds needs to solve:

    1) It is a “Signature Burger” – that means it is a “special” meal, but in reality it is only just a 1/4 pounder and was even served in a quarter pounder box. What makes a bacon quarter pounder with some mustard sauce worth a premium price?
    2) It is a frozen patty, and will be compared to fresh Smash burgers, Five Guys and other $10.00 burger meals – it just doesn’t measure up size wise and taste wise.
    3) Why am I always tasting the bun, toppings and sauce. Why? because the burger is highly processed, over cooked and full of salt.

    Look, if startup burger chains can teach their employees how to cook a fresh burger – then why can’t McDonalds. Why can’t I have a 1/3rd pound fresh burger cooked medium?

    1. Ewww b/c the red/pink color means it’s not cooked, which means it’s prone to more bacteria, etc. and that’s the last think McDonald’s, BK, Wendy’s, etc. wants to deal with a la Jack in the Box back in the day. (Not to mention, uncooked meat is just gross, you savage, LOL).

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