McDonald’s Is Finally Catching Up With The Bacon Trend

McDonald’s Could Possibly Catch Up To Wendy’s And Burger King

Out of the Big Three fast-food burger chains McDonald’s may soon no longer be the only one without a bacon burger on the menu.

Earlier in January the fast-food chain introduced the Big Mac with bacon in Canada for just a limited time. Now analysts are wondering if that means McDonald’s will be offering a bacon burger in the U.S. soon.


“With 2017 being the 50th anniversary year of the Big Mac, and with this menu item apparently requiring no additional [ingredients] for the restaurants, if it sells well perhaps McDonald’s U.S. might consider it for the domestic market?” Nomura’s Mark Kalinowski wrote in a research note on Tuesday, obtained by MSN. “After all, Wendy’s has done well with its Baconator for years, and Burger King has seemed to fare well with the Bacon King it introduced last year (having recently introduced a BBQ Bacon King line extension).”

Back in November Hollis Johnson with Business Insider’s tested a makeshift McDonald’s bacon burger. He made this by adding bacon to a regular burger and he then compared it to the bacon burgers at Burger King and Wendy’s. He found an issue with the McDonld’s bacon burger with the bacon and said the company would likely need to have it fixed if it wants the Bacon Big Mac to catch on in the U.S. and Canada.

“It’s… fine. It’s thin and sparsely applied — three lugubrious strips,” Johnson wrote. “There’s a vague sweetness to each bite that the white onions and sugary bun add to.”

Photo: Food Beast

Right now the only items that contain bacon at McDonald’s are a handful of breakfast sandwiches. Back in 2014 McDonald’s played around with a bacon burger idea in Michigan. There the chain tested the bacon clubhouse sandwich, which featured “a new soft artisan roll, caramelized grilled onions, applewood-smoked bacon, white cheddar, leaf lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and a special sauce,” reported Food Beast. Obviously this sandwich didn’t stick, so fingers crossed the bacon Big Mac will.


Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.