For better or worse, McDonald's has been keeping "Big" secrets from us Americans
This article from the WSJ details the new "Big America 2" burgers debuting in Japan.
A summary of the new offerings in Japan:
Japan's top restaurant chain by number of stores, McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. rolled out its Big America 2 campaign last week, featuring four burgers named after U.S. locales. The Idaho burger, which will make its debut by the end of this month, features a quarter-pound beef patty, melted cheese, a deep-fried hash brown, strips of bacon, onions and pepper-and-mustard sauce. The calorie count: 713.
The Texas 2 Burger—with chili, three buns, cheese and bacon—comes in at 645 calories. The 557-calorie Miami burger has tortilla chips—not as a side dish, but nestled on top of the beef patty. By contrast, McDonald's Japan's Quarter Pounder and Big Mac mainstays come in at 556 calories each.
Full article here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001...
uhhh.... so where is this 'big secret' the OP is talking about? the whole thread should be pulled or re-titled.
to the best of my knowledge mc donald's makes no secret about what it is putting on or in it's burgers. they do not pretend to sell organic beef raised in the most humane conditions. they make no bones about the calorie count in their food.
and their burgers, around the world, are 100% beef, as defined by USDA standards. Have any of you ever tried a burger from a japanese chain? like them or not, they are anything but 100% beef.
Their Angus burgers here already clock in at around 750 cals, as compared with, eg, 5 Guys little burger ca 540 c, or a KFC Double down grilled at 460, or DD fried at 540, or how about a Cheesecake Factory Grilled Turkey Burger at 1331 calories?
Reminds me of a prior thread about the semi-secret mcd's menu...Mc10:45, mcgangbang, mcwhitey, etc