A new hamburger advertised? Well you know I will try it. So I did.
Scooted to local McDonalds and ordered their new advertised Third Pounder which, so far, is available in Californa only. And...
...not bad. In fact, the best McDonald's burger I have eaten. I got the mushroom version, not the bacon type. I had planned to share it, but it was tasty, and I ate it all myself. Meat patty was plump and larger than the quarter pounder. I could actually taste the mushrooms and the pickle.
How did it compare with the Carl's Jr chili cheeseburger I tasted last week? It was as good or better, and far less messy. Both cost between four and five dollars and both give "fast food" a better reputation than their lowest cost cousins.
As a food critic I haven't decided to give my selections stars or bells or Oscars. I will give the Third Pounder four out of five possible golden pickles.