Recently I was given the opportunity to review one of McDonald’s new Quarter Pounder Burgers. I chose the spicy Bacon Habanero Ranch, not sure what to expect. I don’t generally go all-in over something that might clear my sinuses after one bite, but I was looking for something with a little more kick than the norm. And since it was free, I figured why not?

I also had this great coupon to include a free medium fries and beverage with any new Quarter Pounder purchase.

Photo of McDonald's Coupon for free fries and drink with purchase of new Quarter Pounder

McDonald’s Coupon

Not a bad offer, eh? So after a day at work followed by two hours of errand-running, Dot and I drove through our favorite local McDonald’s and made use of the coupon along with a $5 gift card provided by McDonald’s through Klout.

The aroma from the warm bag was more than enticing for the short route home. We burst through the door, grabbed paper plates and chowed down!

McDonald's combo meal: Bacon Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder Burger, Medium Fries, and Ice Tea

McDonald’s Bacon Habanero Ranch

It smelled so delicious, I almost forgot to get some decent photos. Luckily for you, I remembered.

McDonald's Bacon Habanero Ranch with sauce

Hababero Ranch Sauce

But after I took the first bite, I decided if you want any more photos, you’ll have to take your own.

McDonald's Bacon Habanero Ranch with sauce, with one bite taken.

Just one bite.

It’s hard to impress me with fast food burgers. What’s all the rave around town just doesn’t seem to grab my taste buds. But this one did. After the first bite, the Habanero sauce kicked in, but mildly so. Each juicy bite was full of burger, bacon, tomato, lettuce and sauce. The quality sesame seed bun was firm and flavorful.

McDonald’s is trying to boost their menu to make it more competitive with other burger joints that offer “premium” or “quality” burgers. I’d have to say, with the Bacon Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder, they’re definitely off to a good start.

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

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I was given a free product or sample because I’m a Klout Influencer. I am under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.

All opinions in this review are my own and not influenced by any product, company or promotion offered to me.

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