In the Japan, the McDonald’s have done a special burger series at the beginning of each year based on a few locations in America. The burgers are immensely popular and are all crafted to embody the character and flavors of a given location. I didn’t do it last year, but I figured I would see what they brought to the table this time around. It gave me access to ask Japanese people if they had had the new burger yet, or what their favorite was. In the end, it was a good burger season but I am still on the prowl for the perfect burger. I will have to wait and see what next year’s Big America tour graces me with.
The first entry into this great American road trip of flavor was the Grand Canyon Burger. In addition to the special bun, it had mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, egg, crispy onions and some steak sauce. It was really tasty and a great way to kick off the campaign. I would probably give this burger an 8/10 on the taste scale.
My next one was the Las Vegas Burger. This had a cream cheese spread under the patty while above sat a sort of peppery onion paste. The flavor was pretty good, but I wasn’t so impressed with its construction. Most of these burgers are unique, but this one seemed pretty ordinary so I only gave it a 7/10.
The third was definitely my favorite. The Broadway Burger had a pepper pastrami bacon in addition to the meat patty. There were several good flavors dancing about on my palate after each bite. I would even consider purchasing this on a regular basis rather than my normal 100 yen menu selections. To this I award a whopping 9/10.
Finally was the Beverly Hills Burger. This burger got full marks on account of its unique composition. It had a Caesar salad on bottom, and then an egg with cheese and avocado spread up top. It took a number of unique elements and fashioned them into a wonderful foodpiece. The taste was pretty good, but unfortunately I’m not so enthusiastic about avocado. Some may have given this a perfect 10, but I am only going to allow for an 8/10.