McDonald's fans complain new spicy quarter pounder is TOO hot

Not lovin’ it! McDonald’s fans complain new spicy quarter pounder is TOO hot – but fans insist ‘weaklings’ should stick to the normal burger

  • McDonald’s launched a new spicy quarter pounder burger last week
  • People on social media have since complained that they find it too spicy
  • Others argued sauce doesn’t pack enough heat and were looking for more spice

New menu items at McDonald’s are always cause for excitement, but the latest incarcation of the Quarter Pounder has divided opinion, with some customers suggesting it is too spicy. 

The Spicy Quarter Pounder was released by the fast food chain last week as it continues to expand its offerings after reducing the menu when it reopened as lockdown restrictions eased in July. 

The spicy burger featured alongside other new items such as a Quarter Pounder Deluxe, the McChicken BLT, nacho cheese wedges, a nacho cheese wedges sharebox and a salted caramel latte. 

McDonald’s released the spicy quarter pounder (pictured) last week as the looked to expand their menu following the coronavirus lockdown

The new burgers are only a temporary addition to the McDonald’s menu and will only be sold until November 17th. 

Despite only having been available for a week, many people have found the spicy quarter pounder too be too hot for their taste buds. 

Taking to social media, one person said: ‘I tried the spicy! Wow too hot for me.’

While another suggested that the spicy sauce ;spoils’ the burger because it is ‘too much’. 

Some people took to social media having tried the new spicy burger claiming that they found the new offering too hot

However, not everyone on social media agreed that the new quarter pounder was too spicy.

One person tweeted: ‘The spicy Quarter Pounder was really delicious but I’m craving something with more heat now.’

Another said that the new burger was ‘fine. It is actually spicy, so those of us who life spice can feel it.’ Though they did admit that some people would do well to ‘avoid’ the burger if they can’t handle spice.

One person even joked about the people who found the burger too spicy, saying: ‘If only there was a less spicy alternative to the spicy quarter pounder…’ 

Others said that the burger wasn’t spicy at all and one person even suggested they were now looking for something with a bit more heat

Responding to the complaints, a McDonald’s spokesperson said: ‘Our new Quarter Pounder with Cheese range has been an incredibly popular new launch and we’re delighted to offer our customers the choice of dialling up or turning down the heat.

‘From the Spicy Quarter Pounder with Cheese for fans of fiery food, to the new Quarter Pounder Deluxe with cool mayo, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.’ 

In line with Government guidance, social distancing and safety measures at restaurants remain in place.

This includes hand sanitiser at every entrance for delivery couriers, dine-in and takeaway customers, table-service and contact tracing for customers who dine-in, and carefully managing the number of customers and crew inside each restaurant.

Responding to the criticism, a McDonald’s spokesperson said that the new Quarter Pounder with Cheese range had proven ‘very popular’ and they restaurants offered customers the option of ‘turning the heat down’

The full list of new menu items

  • Spicy Quarter Pounder with Cheese – £4.79
  • Quarter Pounder Deluxe – £4.89
  • McChicken BLT – £5.19
  • Nacho Cheese Wedges – £1.79
  • Nacho Cheese Wedges (Sharebox) – £4.79
  • Salted Caramel Latte – £1.69

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