McDonald’s to test Angus Third Pounders in NYC, Ohio

OAK BROOK Ill. McDonald's Corp. is expanding a test of its Angus Third Pounders to 600 restaurants in the New York City area and 120 units in central Ohio. The rollout comes after the premium burgers received positive customer response in more than 600 franchised and company-owned units in Southern California, the company said.

The burgers will be sold in three varieties: the Angus Deluxe, with American cheese, sliced red onions, tomatoes, lettuce, mustard and mayonnaise; the Angus Mushroom and Swiss; and the Angus Bacon and Cheese. The suggested retail price is $3.99.

Angus burgers have become a premium offering at several quick-service sandwich chains as part of a dual strategy to offer both upscale and value-priced foods to broaden the customer base.

McDonald’s, based here, operates or franchises more than 30,000 restaurants worldwide.