McDonald’s® Gives Quarter Pounder® Burgers a Flavorful New Twist

Three new Quarter Pounder Burgers feature a variety of unique toppings and premium ingredients


SAN DIEGO – June 10, 2013 – Beginning in June, McDonald’s invites burger lovers in San Diego County to experience three new flavors of the iconic Quarter Pounder Burger. Made with 100 percent beef, the burgers feature a variety of new toppings like habanero ranch sauce, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon and colorful veggies, all on a bakery style bun. The introduction of the new Quarter Pounder Burgers is part of McDonald’s broader efforts to evolve its menu with more great-tasting, relevant food and beverage choices.

"We know our customers are craving more unique ingredients and flavors with their burger choices," said Phil Palumbo, president of the San Diego County McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association. "The new Quarter Pounder Burgers offer them just that – the same great-tasting burger that they can now enjoy with bolder flavors and new ingredients."

About McDonald’s New Quarter Pounder Burgers
Customers can choose from three new varieties:

  • Bacon Habanero Ranch: Quarter Pounder Burger with white cheddar (*pasteurized process), new thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and a spicy habanero ranch sauce.
  • Deluxe: Quarter Pounder Burger with American cheese, tomato, lettuce, crinkle-cut pickle slices, red onion, mayonnaise and mustard.
  • Bacon & Cheese: Quarter Pounder Burger with new thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, crinkle cut pickle slices, red onion, ketchup and mustard.

Customers can choose from three Quarter Pounder Burger varieties, including the "Bacon Habanero Ranch," "Deluxe" or "Bacon & Cheese" for a recommended price of $3.99 (price and participation may vary). The burgers will debut new thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, which will now be available on all existing menu items featuring bacon, and the Bacon Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder Burger is the first permanent menu item to include habanero peppers. Varieties range from 540 to 610 calories.

McDonald’s customers will still be able to order the classic Quarter Pounder burger, made with a quarter pound* of 100 percent pure beef simply seasoned with a pinch of salt and pepper, two slices of melty cheese, slivered onions and tangy pickles all on a sesame seed bun.

For more information about the new Quarter Pounder Burgers and McDonald’s full line of menu choices including nutrition information visit,

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