The burgers went on sale across Japan on June 24th and will be available only for a limited time.
|Premium Quarter Pounder BLT and Habanero Poster|
McDonald's have also used the famous Japanese soccer player, Keisuke Honda to help promote the new premium quarter pounders, with the slogan "Bite". I guess he can't wait to sink his teeth into one of these new premium burgers.
|Keisuke Honda promoting the Premium Quarter Pounder campaign|
|Bite into the new Premium Quarter Pounder Keisuke|
The Quarter Pounder BLT Burger includes a 100% beef patty, smokey crispy bacon, cheese, fresh lettuce and tomato, a lemon flavoured sauce as well as a mustard sauce. It is available for 520 yen (USD$5.20) in Gifu. This makes it the most expensive burger McDonald’s has ever offered here in Japan at over 500 yen.
|The Quarter Pounder BLT Burger|
The Quarter Pounder Habanero Tomato includes a 100% beef patty, fresh lettuce, onion and tomato, cheese and a spicy sauce made from the habanero chilli pepper. It is available for 480 yen (USD$4.80) in Gifu. This is definitely the fiery partner of the BLT with lots of heat and spice.
|The Quarter Pounder Habanero Tomato Burger|
These burgers being promoted as premier burgers lead Japan Australia to McDonald’s to give them a try. We do love our premium/gourmet burgers after all.
What did we think?
The Quarter Pounder Habanero Tomato – the spice hits you straight away and is a nice sensation that keeps you coming back for more.
|The Quarter Pounder Habanero Tomato Burger even has a fancy box|
|The Quarter Pounder Habanero Tomato opened up|
|A close up of the Quarter Pounder Habanero Tomato|
The Quarter Pounder BLT – very filling compared to both the regular Quarter Pounder and the Habanero with a lot more ingredients. It comes with lots of sauce and the patty is nice and juicy. Definitely our favourite of the two burgers.
|The Quarter Pounder BLT Burger with its fancy box|
|The Quarter Pounder BLT opened up - you can really see the size of it|
|A close up the of Quarter Pounder BLT Burger|
McDonald’s Japan website
Check out the other McDonald’s burgers in Japan we have tried in 2013:
• Golden Burger Week – BBQ Beef and BBQ Chicken
• TeriTama Burger
• Texas Burger
• Pork Tatsuta