QUEENSLAND, Australia — Kangaroos, koalas, boomerangs — and now lettuce burgers.
Some McDonald’s restaurants in Australia are selling what the fast-food giant calls a “lettuce wrap” – in which the meat patty is sandwiched between the green stuff, not traditional hamburger buns.
The wrap also contains cheese, jalapenos, a pickle, guacamole, onions, sliced beetroot, grilled pineapple and tortilla chips.
It’s part of McDonald’s “build your burger” contest, which it offers in Australia but not in the U.S. Foodies can custom design their own burgers and try them out at participating restaurants. They can also design burgers online to try and win prizes, ranging from free meals at McDonald’s to vacations in Sydney and Thailand.
Foodies select various ingredients and assemble them using the McDonald’s “create your taste” online option. The bun choices include the lettuce wrap, and there’s a total of 31 ingredients to choose from.
McDonald’s displays the most creative designs on its web site, along with the name of the designer. Favorites include a Big Mac with tortilla chips in it, a Dagwood-style burger stacked with bacon and eggs, and a sandwich of cheese, tomato chilli jam, guacamole and sliced beetroot but no actual meat.
This is an ongoing trend in fast food, where restaurant chains try to lure customers with freakish foods. KFC from Yum Brands! had the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich that used fried chicken patties as buns, instead of bread. Pizza Hut, also from Yum!, offers a fcombo of pizza and hot dogs.
There was no immediate word from McDonald’s as to whether the lettuce burger will be coming to America.
Some of these seem like they are getting “out of hand:”
At some Macca's now you can create your own burger. I view it the duty of burger loving citizens such as myself to test this system to the max. I give you The McNormous, which has the maximum number of everything. 2 patties. 5 cheeses 5 rashes of bacon 5 rashes of crispy bacon 5 eggs 5 pineapple rings Lettuce Tomato Pickles Caramelised onion Big Mac sauce Ketchup BBQ sauce On a brioche bun. = $32.55 Didn't get mushrooms cos I'm not a pig. I learnt two things. 1: This burger beat me, and I therefore did not beat the system. 2: It actually tastes incredible. I recommend it as a handy lunch option if you're looking to mix things up and also haven't eaten in 3 days.
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The burger meat looks a lot different than it does here in America. They actually look like 100% real beef! Jealous much McDonald’s. You need to bring this level of quality to America. It probably will not happen.
Good olde home cook’n it is then!