Thursday, March 8, 2007

On That Farm He Had Some Angus

McDonald's has finally decided to make a premium burger, the Angus Third Pounder. It costs $3.99 and ranges from 720 to 860 calories (depending on the type). It is being test-marketed in 600 stores in southern California in the counties of San Bernardino, Ventura, Riverside, and Orange. Even though BK Lounge debuted its dry, barbeque-sauced Angus Steak Burger for the same price in 2004, Mickey D's hopes to make up for lost time with a juicy pemium burger (on a denser bun) with the regular "fixins" and others with less traditional extas. Hungry?

Cf. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-0703070312mar07%2C0%2C323944.story?track=mostemailedlink.

4 comments:

piperfromtn said...

Big Angus in Scotland has many connotations, mainly being a name for a guy named Angus that pushes 300lbs.
Maybe it'll make it more tolerable for parents whose children love Mickey D's and insist on dining there.

jakeho said...

When you say a guy that pushes 300, I assume that you mean a young steer ready for slaughter. Mickey D's is ready to do the rest. Bon appetit!

grgb4 said...

I wish Burger Chef would make a comeback.  The Chef's Special:  a small, pleasant burger patty with an unobtrusive combination of shredded lettuce, mustard, and special sauce, served with a small size French Fries and a drink.

Burger Chef and Jeff!  Aquamarine and orange!  1973 Chevrolet Impalas in the parking lot!  Those were the days.

jakeho said...

G, sounds like a nice meal. Of course, if you add mayo, tomatoes, onions, and pickles, then I can feel the nostalgia. Of course, the ability to add cherry to the fountain Coke (now Classic Coke) would be an added plus.