Finally got a chance to try the new Angus Burger at McDonald's (at the South Pasadena location on Fair Oaks).
There are 3 varieties: 1. Angus with lettuce and tomato, 2. Angus with cheese, 3. Angus with Swiss and mushrooms.
I tried the standard Angus with lettuce and tomato. Friend got the one with swiss and shrooms. The beef patty is quite thick, but has the consistency and taste of meatloaf - makes the entire burger taste like a meatloaf sandwich.
The buns were also a little doughy and chewy - threw off the proper proportion of meat to bread ratio so critical to an iconic McDonald's burger.
The whole thing reminded me of an Eddie Murray joke from "Raw" where he describes his mother making him a "homemade" burger from Wonder bread and ground beef better suited for meatballs ... these Angus burgers sound good in theory, but they really aren't what you expect or want from McDonald's.
And at nearly $4 a pop (sans fries and drink), I'd rather get 3 or 4 double cheeseburgers and call it a day.