Which McDonald’s Burger Is the Best? I Ranked 13 of Them
The McDonald’s burger was the original menu item that put the fast-food giant on the map. The restaurant chain offers a variety of burgers to suit any appetite, and of course, you can customize them based on your taste preferences. From the famous Big Mac to the classic cheeseburger to the hearty Quarter Pounder, I taste-tested McDonald’s burgers to find out which one is the best. Read on to find out how your favorite burger stacks up!
McDonald’s has many burger varieties on the menu, but sometimes, the classic is all you need. The simple yet delicious Hamburger is made with a 100% beef patty, chopped onions, pickles, ketchup, and mustard, and everything is served in a traditional bun. There’s nothing too special about this burger, but it’s offered on the McDonald’s Value Menu, which makes it a great choice for a quick snack. If you find it too simple for your taste, you can customize it by adding bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes.
12. Triple Cheeseburger
The Triple Cheeseburger stacks three beef patties and two slices of melted American cheese. It’s topped with onions, pickles, ketchup, and mustard and is served on their classic hamburger bun. This is a great way to get a protein boost equal to the larger quarter-pound patty at a cheaper cost at most McDonald’s locations.
11. Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese
If you have a big appetite, the Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese has you covered. It features two quarter-pound beef patties, two slices of American cheese, onions, pickles, mustard, and ketchup, and is served in a sesame seed bun. There’s a lot of beef in this burger for carnivores!
The McDouble gives you two of McDonald’s classic beef patties seasoned with just a pinch of salt and pepper. It’s then topped with a slice of American cheese, chopped white onions, pickles, mustard, and ketchup and served in their traditional burger bun. This burger tastes delicious, but I wish there was a second slice of cheese to balance the additional patty.
The Cheeseburger is my classic go-to snack on the McDonald’s menu. It’s also part of their Value Menu in many locations, which is a big plus. It comes with a single beef patty topped with one slice of American cheese, chopped white onions, pickles, ketchup, and mustard and served on their traditional burger bun. You can also order it as a meal with TWO cheeseburgers, french fries, and a drink.
8. Double Bacon Quarter Pounder With Cheese
The Double Bacon Quarter Pounder with Cheese is the ultimate McDonald’s burger for carnivores. With two quarter-pound beef patties, thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, and American cheese, this burger is not for small appetites. It comes with all the regular burger fixings, including white onions, pickles, ketchup, and mustard, and is served on a sesame seed bun.
7. Double Cheeseburger
The Double Cheeseburger beefs up the original version with a second beef patty. It also comes with a second slice of American cheese that sets it apart from the McDouble. Everything is then topped with chopped white onions, pickles, ketchup, and mustard and served in their classic burger bun.
6. Bacon McDouble
The Bacon McDouble includes meat, meat, and more meat! It stacks two beef patties with thick-cut bacon and melted American cheese. This is then topped with white onions, pickles, ketchup, and mustard and served on their classic burger bun. With its savory flavors, it’s my favorite burger at McDonald’s after a long day of work.
5. Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese Deluxe
This one is like two burgers in one and pretty much has all the fixings you could want. It comes with two quarter-pound beef patties and two slices of melted American cheese. These are topped with onions, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, ketchup, and mustard, and everything is served on a sesame seed bun.
4. Quarter Pounder With Cheese
This is a classic menu item and one of the fan-favorite burgers at McDonald’s. It may appear like a regular cheeseburger to the novice eye, but the quarter-pound beef patty takes it to the next level. This hearty patty is nestled between two slices of American cheese and topped with white onions and pickles, and everything is served on a sesame seed bun.
3. Bacon Quarter Pounder With Cheese
Bacon makes any burger taste better, right? So McDonald’s added bacon to the original Quarter Pounder With Cheese, and “voila!” we have this burger in our hands. It’s savory, filling, and a great option when you’re craving some serious comfort food.
2. Big Mac
Ah, the one and only Big Mac! There’s a lot to say about this McDonald’s burger, but the true magic is in the sauce. It comes with two beef patties topped with pickles, shredded lettuce, chopped white onions, and a slice of melted American cheese. These are finished with the special Big Mac sauce, and everything is layered between three sesame seed buns. This burger is not only a classic on the McDonald’s menu but also one of the best fast food burgers of all time.
1. Quarter Pounder With Cheese Deluxe
Okay, so why did I choose this one as the best McDonald’s burger over Big Mac? For me, it’s all about the right balance between meat and veggies, and this burger delivers on that. It starts with the classic quarter-pound beef patty, two slices of American cheese, pickles, onions, mayo, ketchup, and mustard. It then adds fresh lettuce and juicy red tomatoes and serves it all on a fluffy sesame seed bun. With its diverse flavors and savory goodness, this is my go-to burger at McDonald’s any time of day.