McDonald's debuts pretzel burger
The Pretzelnator came out of a crowd-sourced contest for ideas in Germany.
For Germans, the answer was simple: a burger with ham and a pretzel bun. The company invited fans in Germany to submit recipes for a new burger and then vote on the best one. The gimmick was a hit: People sent in 330,000 recipes and voted 5 million times.
McDonald's will sell the top five recipes across its 1,415 German restaurants, starting with the pretzel-bun favorite, called the Pretzelnator. Once you get past the unusual bun, you'll find American and Italian cheeses, a burger patty, ham, lettuce, onions and mayonnaise, the New York Daily News reports.
The other four recipes will be available for only one week each. They include a sandwich featuring Italian-style breaded chicken and a burger with three patties, bacon and barbecue sauce. Hey, the last one sounds awfully American, doesn't it?
McDonald's is taking a bit of a culinary leap with one of the burgers. It's a double patty with chorizo sausage, curried chili sauce, jalapeños and Asian Salad mix, the News reports. Oof, just reading about that gave me heartburn.
McDonald's is one of several companies turning to crowd sourcing for product ideas. Potato-chip maker Terra has asked fans for flavor ideas, and Nestlé added a peanut-butter Kit Kat to its lineup on the advice of UK customers, the News reports.
So what do you think about these new burgers? Would you try the Pretzelnator?
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Actually pretzel rolls are pretty readily available in the US especially in the Cincinnati area (large German influence) They are good and the burger sounds rich, heavy (true to the German tradition) and good. I would try it.
You seem to be devoid of brain cells, And should not be posting junk
No one likes a food nanny.
If you have never tried pretzel buns before, you can what I consider to be the best from a bakery in Milwaukee, WI. I buy them every time I am visiting family to take home. No joke, these are the best pretzel buns that I have found anywhere. They are called PRETZILLA. Check them out.
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