Friday, August 6, 2010

Grand Angus Burger @ McDonalds Australia

If there is an eating pattern i observed over the years, it is the willingness for tourists to walk inside a McDonalds whichever country they are in and order something that is usually not available in their home country. Sounds strange? Well as most McDonalds cater for their own individual country's market, you usually find something that can turn out to be quite a gem.

In Thailand, McDonalds is famous for their use of pork obviously. In recent times, you will also encounter some countries including Thailand that have launched their McCafe where they aim to serve the higher end coffees like the cappucino and the latte. In the United States, their recent highlight is the low fat and calorie options like the salads and the wraps.

In Australia?

The premium burger. It seems to me that this current trend of re-branding has come to a whole new level, burgers are no longer the fast food that labeled as evil that cuts your lifespan by half and made up of questionable parts of the cow or chicken. Since the bred of Angus technically comes from Australia, people like McDonalds and Hungry Jacks have come up with the premium Angus Burger.

Lookwise, it certainly looks premium. The bread, the salad (which includes rocket leaves) and the beef patty. The use of Angus really shows as you get a meatier bite vs. the fattier minced beef we usually get in burgers.

Awesome stuff i say, so if you are one of those that ventures into any McDonalds while on holiday, take a bite at the Grand Angus when you come to Australia.

Small meals start from AUD 8.45.

Available across McDonalds (i suppose)

Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars. I can't believe it but i actually found something i liked in McDonalds.


J said...

Fuyo. Rocket leaves and Angus beef? Sounds like something you would find at an "atas" restaurant!

Looks good! :)

Sean said...

Hey, for once, the real burger looks nearly the same as the one advertised on the package!!! I think I've seen it advertised in American magazines too. But it looks a lot better (and sounds tastier) than the current mcd's Gcb chicken burger promoted in Malaysia :D

suhaisweet said...

Nice one!, Visit my latest, goin' to touch ur heart, hopefully ;D

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Wow, the burger looks just like the picture! What a refreshing change. :-)

jfook said...

Omg, effing hungry now..

Michelle Chin said...

And they call it ANGUS THE THIRD.

minchow said...

Oh don't get me started on the GCB!! The actual burger cannot be further from what it looks like in the promo pics! Turned off McDs for good, it did! The Angus looks like it could hold its own.. cept I don't know about that orange looking cheese though...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

minchow: haha yes i heard about the GCB not looking like the GCB.

michelle: really? what happened to the first and second?

jfook: didnt help to look rite?

ll: i actually think that the post will take that direction but yea haha it does look alike hor.

suhaisweet: thks.will do.

sean: well i think theres a GCB here too, let me check the nxt time i go.

j: atas for 8 bucks only!

Niki Cheong said...

Dude, that burget looks like it will give you a heart attack. Twice.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

niki: well worth it compared to the mcd in msia where it WILL give you a heart attack anyways haha.

Shawn said...

McDonalds is known in its burger. They only want to prove that they can create the biggest and the best tasting burger no one could ever make. caravan parks