Cool news for anybody who might find themselves near an Australian McDonald’s location in the near future: The McDonald’s Wagyu Beef Burger is now available in Mickey D’s locations down under, with a price point that comes to about eight dollars American: Pretty cheap as Wagyu beef goes.
If you’ve not heard of Wagyu beef, here’s a quick primer on the Japanese delicacy: It’s beef made from the meat of four different Japanese cow breeds, blended together to make what is purportedly a smooth, buttery product. But the McDonald’s Wagyu Beef Burger hasn’t exactly been getting positive reviews, per Grub Street:
“One guy bashed it in a Big Mac–style jingle (‘unmelted cheese, tomato, bacon, a crapton of wilted lettuce, and a smear of nondescript sauce on a dry oversized bun’), and others have kept their attacks simple by calling the sandwich ‘rubbish,’ ‘dry,’ ‘cardboard,’ ‘cooked to death,’ and ‘inferior in every way to even a McFeast.'”
The McDonald’s Wagyu Beef Burger is available while it lasts at McDonald’s Australia restaurants, and is topped with lettuce, tomato, bacon, onions, a special sauce and cheddar cheese all on a special gourmet bun. Give it a try, but you probably shouldn’t judge all Wagyu beef by McDonald’s Australia’s attempt at the form.