9 (Tue) November 2010
Quarter Pounder Cheese
-Apgujeong, Gangnam, Seoul, Korea-
I gotta say it: “They got the metric system; they wouldn’t know what the fuck a ‘quarter pounder’ is.” (When I first visited Paris, I went to McDonald’s just so I could order a “Le Big Mac.”)
The Quarter Pounder is a product by McDonald’s. It’s a burger with a 4 oz (115 g) beef patty, with pickles, onion, ketchup, mustard on a sesame seed bun. Also available with cheese and/or bacon. Introduced in 1973 as the restaurant chain’s first big burger. (In France, it’s called “Royal Cheese.”)
Recently, McDonald’s finally introduced the Quarter Pounder (with) Cheese to the Korean market. Presumably for easier pronunciation, the marketers removed “with” from the name. They’re also offering the Double Quarter Pounder Cheese.
To my pleasant surprise, it was much beefier than I’d remembered, like an actual burger (while McDonald’s is my favorite all-around fast food joint, the food doesn’t taste like real food, which is why I like it).
On my way to/from picking up DJ at daycare, I sometimes drop by the McDonald’s in Apgujeong.