McDonalds are trialing new quarter pounder burgers

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McDonalds are testing three new varieties of the iconic sandwich: Habanero Ranch, Deluxe and Bacon and Cheese.

The website Brand Eating reports that McDonald’s is floating the burgers as possible replacements for its Angus Third Pounders, which in 2009 became the company’s first new burgers since 2001.

The new Quarter Pounders made their first appearance Tuesday in local McDonald’s eateries in the Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto area of Northern California. They’ll go on to appear in a slew of other California counties, detailed in a company press release.

The new burgers include:
•The Quarter Pounder Habanero Ranch is topped with cheddar cheese, hickory-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and a habanero ranch sauce.

•The Quarter Pounder Deluxe features American cheese, leaf lettuce, tomato, onion, crinkle-cut pickles, mayonnaise and mustard.

•The Quarter Pounder Bacon and Cheese comes with American cheese, hickory-smoked bacon, onion, crinkle-cut pickles, ketchup and mustard.

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