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Here’s part of an intelligence report from Scott Hume of burgerbusiness.com, who says this test “pub” burger can be found at the McDonald’s in Geneva, IL too:
“Continuing the globalization of its menu, McDonald’s is testing a sandwich it is marketing as an English Pub Burger. On the menu in Algonquin, IL., the burger was first reported by the blog Within the Empier.
“Essentially, the English Pub Burger is a tarted up Angus Third Pounder burger, to borrow a saucy English expression. The top-heavy build includes the 1/3-lb. Angus beef patty plus hickory-smoked bacon, white Cheddar and American cheeses, grilled onions, steak sauce and smoky Dijon mustard sauce on an “artisan roll” that differs from the current Angus bun.
“The English Pub Burger is priced the same as Angus Third Pounders: $4.49 for the a la carte sandwich,$6.49 for the meal with fries and beverage.
“Marketing material promises “It’s so tasty, you’ll be gobsmacked” and provides a translation of the British idiom as “astonished or astounded.” “