McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster

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Michael Hoffman
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McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Sat, 02/5/11 5:08 PM
As some folks here know I frequently grab coffee at McDOnald's.  Pretty darned good. Well today I decided to try something new called a Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus burger. They say it is a one-third pound burger patty, and it may well be. But it was terrible.
 
I thought I might be having a problem when I saw who was working the pickup window. It's a weekend and that seems to be when they have their least competent people working. When she handed me the large coffee and the bag with one hand I knew I'd better check. I looked into the bag and found something called a filet O fish box, and an order of their potato things. So I parked and went inside to get what I'd ordered.
When I got home I started eating the burger. First, not the slightest indication of chipotle. Not a bit of heat. It was nearly drowning in very sweet "barbeque sauce." The bacon was dead, and the burger, well -- the last time I saw anything that dry they called it Death valley.
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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Sat, 02/5/11 5:31 PM
It  is  wha t you deserved....................You  should have gone to  Crabill's!

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Sat, 02/5/11 5:31 PM
love your reviews Michael.always very discriptive.

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Sat, 02/5/11 6:43 PM
I had a coupon for one of their new (at the time) 1/3-pounder burgers when they came out.  I didn't like it.  I can deal with their bitty burgers, but the large one had too much of the frozen, compressed, clam-shell-cooker taste.

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Sat, 02/5/11 6:53 PM
This was the first of those one-third pounders for me. The "chipotle" got me to try it.

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Sat, 02/5/11 6:56 PM
"McDonald's (insert any of their sandwich items here) Disaster" is an excellent exeplar of redundance!

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Sat, 02/5/11 7:19 PM
Hope you're enjoying their free coffee through the 14th.  Saw the commercial for the chipotle burger yesterday, and had my doubts.  Glad to have the tip.

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Sat, 02/5/11 10:02 PM
Yeah, it was McDonalds - expecting anything other than disaster was expecting too much

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Sun, 02/6/11 12:19 PM
Michael Hoffman


As some folks here know I frequently grab coffee at McDOnald's.  Pretty darned good. Well today I decided to try something new called a Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus burger. They say it is a one-third pound burger patty, and it may well be. But it was terrible.

I thought I might be having a problem when I saw who was working the pickup window. It's a weekend and that seems to be when they have their least competent people working. When she handed me the large coffee and the bag with one hand I knew I'd better check. I looked into the bag and found something called a filet O fish box, and an order of their potato things. So I parked and went inside to get what I'd ordered.
When I got home I started eating the burger. First, not the slightest indication of chipotle. Not a bit of heat. It was nearly drowning in very sweet "barbeque sauce." The bacon was dead, and the burger, well -- the last time I saw anything that dry they called it Death valley.

So, did you like it or not?


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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Sun, 02/6/11 2:56 PM
Oh, yeah. It was great. So good, in fact that I went back today to get another cup.

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Tue, 02/8/11 2:17 PM
Always buy a McDouble as a backup plan.

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Tue, 02/8/11 2:47 PM
Ah, a McDouble. With no pickles, please.

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Tue, 02/8/11 3:24 PM
I have never eaten one of McDonalds "premium" burgers, and from all reports, I shouldnt bother.

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Tue, 02/8/11 3:50 PM
I don't mean to cause a ripple here, but you once saiid you wouldn't order a burger that was well done and you had no choice...in a Five Guys forum. And then went on to slam Five Guys for that.
 
Yet, here, you actually tried a McDonald's burger?
And said, "Ah, A McDouble. With no pickles please." Isn't that well done? I do believe both patties are well done.
 
So, have you tried Five Guys and not liked it, or are you still against Five Guys because as a concept they cook their burgers through - even though you eat burgers that are cooked through?
 
Either way, I can't believe you tried that. Besides, in Columbus, you should be going to Wendy's, to support your "local" business.
 

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Tue, 02/8/11 4:10 PM
LOL!

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Tue, 02/8/11 4:56 PM
annpeeples


I have never eaten one of McDonalds "premium" burgers, and from all reports, I shouldnt bother.

If the burgers have all the veggies on them, I'll try 'em but I don't want mounds of patties, cheese and sauce with just pickles.  Got to have the lettuce, tomato, pickles and sometimes onions.

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Tue, 02/8/11 5:02 PM
This is how I feel.  When  hungry,  I am happy to pay  a dollar for a doubleburger at McDonalds.  It meets my expectations, which are none but cheap and cheerful.  However,  at  seven dollars,  I would never  again  pay the  price of a 5 guys burger.........................it is over done and over priced.   I can get a burger cooked rare with  all the  fries that one can eat for  8 dollars at my  local  pub.  The  burger comes with lettuce and tomato and up to three additional toppings!

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Tue, 02/8/11 5:08 PM
Scorereader, the McDoubles I get don't seem to be well done. They've been moist and flavorful. I'd guess them at medium. Now that chipotle, bbq thing was beyond well done.

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Wed, 02/9/11 1:37 AM
no, MH, they are well done. All McDees  burger are cooked through. No pink in a McDouble. I know, I get them too, on occasion. I think the moistness is grease and oily cheese. Still, it's a buck.
 
If we're mincing words with "no pink" v. "well done," I would argue the burgers I had at Five Guys were no pink, not well done. But that's my experience.
 
 
@greymo - please keep in mind, I have NEVER been to a franchise location of Five Guys. I have only been the locally, and corporate (I guess) owned locations in ALexandria - neither of which are a franchise, but two of the only remaining "original" locations.
 
I won't sully my experience by going to the franchise.
 
In the same way, the only Nathan's I'll go to, is at Coney Island.

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Wed, 02/9/11 10:36 AM
I saw an ad for the burger on television last night.
The next ad was for Lipitor!

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Re:McDonald's Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Disaster - Wed, 02/9/11 11:39 AM
McDonalds coult trot out dirty belly button burgers, and sell millions of them, amzing the power of advertizing!