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McDonald's Quarter Pounder

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Quarter Pounder with Cheese Box (marketed in English and French; sold at McDonald's Canada)
Serving size 1 sandwich (171g)
Calories 420 (21% USRDA)
Calories from fat 160
Total fat 18 g (27%)
Saturated fat 7 g (37%)
Trans fat 1 g
Cholesterol 70 mg (23%)
Sodium 730 mg (30%)
Dietary fiber 3 g (11%)
Sugars 8 g
Protein 24 g (43%)
Vitamin A 30 IU (2%)
Vitamin C 2 mg (2%)
Calcium 250 mg (25%)
Iron 2 mg (25%)
Source McDonalds
Notes May vary outside US market. USRDA based on 2000 calorie (8,270 kilojoule) diet.

The Quarter Pounder is a sandwich sold by international fast food chain McDonald's. Along with the Big Mac, it is one of McDonald's two signature products. Dietary Reference Intake is a set of guidelines set up in 1997 to give more detailed guidance than the RDA system which preceded it. ... A kilojoule (abbreviation: kJ) is a unit of energy equal to 1000 joules. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... Chain stores are a range of retail outlets which share a brand and central management, usually with standardised business methods and practices. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... For other uses, see Big Mac (disambiguation). ...


Product description

The sandwich is a hamburger, consisting of a quarter-pound (4 ounces or 113 grams), pickles, raw onion, ketchup and mustard. The more common variant the Quarter Pounder with cheese adds two slices of American cheese. This article is about Ounce (unit of mass). ... BIC pen cap, about 1 gram. ... A deli pickle. ... For other uses, see Onion (disambiguation). ... This article is about the condiment. ... Look up Mustard in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... American cheese American cheese is a common processed cheese marketed by Kraft Foods, Borden, and other companies in the United States, and to some extent elsewhere. ...

In most markets unfamiliar with imperial measurements, the Quarter Pounder is known as the Hamburger Royale or McRoyal, or variants thereof, including "Royale with Cheese", as famously explained in the film Pulp Fiction (although one should note that in France the official name of the Quarter Pounder with Cheese is Royal Cheese). In countries that have gone metric, such as Canada and Australia, the sandwich retains the Quarter Pounder name. Quarteirão com Queijo is used in metric Brazil, Cuarto de Libra con Queso in Argentina and QP is used in Finland and Sweden. And in some Middle-Eastern countries such as United Arab Emirates, McDonald's provides both a Quarter Pounder and a McRoyale burger on its menu, the McRoyale having slightly different ingredients. English unit is the American name for a unit in one of a number of systems of units of measurement, some obsolete, and some still in use. ... Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film by director Quentin Tarantino, who cowrote the film with Roger Avary. ... Metrication or metrification refers to the introduction of the SI metric system as the international standard for physical measurements—a long-term series of independent and systematic conversions from the various separate local systems of weights and measures. ...


  • The Double Quarter Pounder (Two ¼ lb (227 g total) hamburger patties), known as the Boss in New Zealand
  • Bacon Quarter Pounder - ketchup, mustard, cheddar cheese, cracked black pepper and cheese sauce and 3 pieces of (rashers) of streaky bacon
    Available in the UK

LTO variants:

  • The Cheddar Melt - cheddar cheese, caramelized onions fried in teriyaki sauce and served on a whole wheat bun or rye bread bun.
  • The McJordan Special - BBQ sauce, bacon and 2 onion rings on it. The McJordan was introduced during the Michael Jordan marketing campaigns for McDonald's in the early 90's.
  • Quarter Pounder Deluxe with Cheese ketchup, mustard, grilled onion, 3 strips of bacon, black-pepper sauce, the meat-patty and a higher-quality cheese.
  • Mexican Quarter Pounder - Salsa, sour cream and chive sauce (the same as the chicken premier), lettuce, tomato and cheese. Sold in the UK

Discontinued variants: Country of origin England Region, town Somerset, Cheddar Source of milk Cows, rarely Goats Pasteurised Frequently Texture hard/semi-hard Aging time 3-30 months depending on variety Certification West Country farmhouse Cheddar Only: PDO Cheddar cheese is a hard, pale yellow to orange, sharp-tasting cheese originally (and still... Teriyaki (照り焼き, テリヤキ) is a Japanese cooking technique where fish or meat that has been cut or sliced is broiled or grilled in a sweet soy sauce marinade. ... For the 1970s rock and roll band, see Bread (band). ... Rye bread is bread made with rye flour. ... Barbecue sauce is a type of sauce which is frequently poured onto meat while being grilled or barbecued and/or used as a dipping condiment afterwards. ... Onion rings with ketchup. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Sour cream is a dairy product rich in fats obtained by fermenting a regular cream by certain kinds of lactic acid bacteria. ... Binomial name Allium schoenoprasum Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are a member of the onion family (Alliaceae) grown for their leaves, which are used as an herb. ...

  • QLT (Quarter pounder, Lettuce, and Tomato) was McDonald's first of several attempts at producing a larger sandwich with lettuce and tomato on it (with a larger price tag to match). It was not successful and was pulled after a few months.
  • Quarter Pounder Plus was a second attempt (after the QLT) to add lettuce and tomato to a Quarter Pounder. Despite significant promotion, complete with a jingle of its own for television ads, it too was not successful and was withdrawn after a few months.
  • Beef Platter - A ¼ lb (113 g) Beef patty served with lettuce and tomato on the HotCakes tray, a low-carb option.

Australian variants: Low-carbohydrate diets or low carb diets, are food diet programs for weight loss and dietary health that advocate restricted carbohydrate consumption, based on research that ties carbohydrate consumption with increased blood insulin levels, and increased insulin with obesity. ...

  • "Pounder" consists of four quarter pound meat patties and four cheeses
  • "Double Pounder" consists of eight quarter pound meat patties and eight cheeses
  • Other variants of the pounder and double pounder can include extra ingredients such as bacon, that can be available at an additional price.


It was introduced in Fremont, California, USA in 1971-1972 and became part of the national American menu in 1973. It is sold with or without two slices of processed cheese, but the Quarter Pounder with Cheese (QPC) is by far the more popular item. For the unincorporated community in Yolo County, California, see Fremont, Yolo County, California. ... American process cheese Processed cheese, process cheese, or prepared cheese is a food product made from regular cheese and sometimes other unfermented dairy ingredients, plus emulsifiers, extra salt, food colorings and/or whey. ...

In early 2007 the meat in the United Kingdom changed to "Euro Meat", a new style patty which has a smaller diameter but larger height. The new patty is more like a "home-made" burger than the older ones.

Other quarter-pound hamburgers

Although they are most commonly associated with McDonald's, many other hamburger outlets sell or have sold quarter-pound hamburgers. "Quarter Pounder" is a trademark in the United States, but outlets in some other countries have been able to use similar names for their own products, such as the British Wimpy chain's "Quarterpounder." [1] “(TM)” redirects here. ... Wimpy Logo Wimpy is the brand name of a chain of hamburger restaurants based in the United Kingdom. ...

See also

McDonalds original restaurant in San Bernardino, California served only hamburgers, milkshakes, and french fries. ... The Big N Tasty is one of the sandwiches sold be the international fast food chain McDonalds. ...


  • A McDonald's timeline

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