McDonald’s Gives Fresh Beef a ‘Smokehouse’ Makeover

The chain adds a new, customizable option to its “Signature Crafted” series.

By Ethan L. Johns
June 26, 2018

Image: McDonald's

Now that McDonald’s has rolled out its fresh beef option on a large scale, it finally gets to play.

On Monday, the burger chain announced the newest addition to its “Signature Crafted Recipe” line of slightly more upscale options: the “Bacon Smokehouse Burger.”

The loaded-up, quarter-pound “Smokehouse” burger gets topped with thick, smoked bacon, fried onion strings and cheddar cheese. It’s also slathered with two different sauces—a bacon-and-onion sauce and a sweet mustard sauce.

The “Signature Crafted” line, in true elevated fashion, costs a bit (a dollar or two) more than Mickey D’s other burger options. Among the options are the “Garlic White Cheddar” sandwich topped with crunchy garlic chips, the “Sweet BBQ Bacon” sandwich with both crispy and grilled onions, and the “Pico Guacamole” sandwich topped, evidently, with pico de gallo and guacamole.

In the same vein as the other sandwiches, the Smokehouse is moderately customizable; customers have the option of swapping out the burger for grilled or fried chicken. Unlike the other options, the Smokehouse can also be ordered as a double cheeseburger, if you’re feeling like you could eat an elephant.

Of course, even with this groundbreaking innovation of adding onion rings and bacon to a cheeseburger, it cannot compete with the burger Americans are really clamoring for: the McVegan.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns