A new burger has arrived in town. With its recently introduced Smoky BLT Quarter Pounder with Cheese, McDonald's hopes to draw customers away from the various chicken sandwich wars.
The "new" burger is a quarter-pound 100% beef patty on a toasted sesame seed bun, two pieces of American cheese, applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, and a smoky sauce on top.
You're getting close to genuine restaurant rates when you pay $7.99 for the burger or $10.99 for the meal plus tax and tip. nor quick-service restaurant meals. And the clients are not happy.
On a Reddit thread about the novelty, one user wrote, "For $2 extra, I can get a 6 oz burger, a side, and a beverage at my local nice-ish restaurant/bar."
Okay, so it's a bit pricey, but is it really worth it? The Quarter Pounder Deluxe ($5.29 for the burger; $8.69 for the meal) and the new smokey burger are said to be extremely similar.
The inclusion of bacon, the use of a different sauce, and the omission of onion are the only variations. Do those changes justify the $3 more investment? Although bacon is now pricy, is McDonald's overcharging?
According to The Takeout, "the smokiness is front and center, adding sort of a backyard BBQ sense to the overall experience."
"The Smoky BLT Quarter Pounder is really tasty too, even though it's not innovative, since the basic under-the-hood specs are good."
However, clients who are strapped for funds and disinterested in the same old for more money will search for "not groundbreaking plus pricey."
Another consumer on Reddit stated, "It's actually pretty excellent, but the price hikes have made me never want to go into a McDonalds again." Ooof.