Sunday, April 10, 2011

McDonald's Burger with Pineapple

Why does this look so darn good to me? I've never even thought of pineapple on a burger. Becca took one look at this ad and started to drool. I wonder where this ad is from, because this didn't happen here.

9 comments:

Bubs said...

According to this wiki entry, pineapple slices were offered in Hawaiian McDonalds:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald%27s_products_%28international%29

That article made me wish I could get all the foreign menu choices here; then I might actually go to a McDonalds again.

Phillip A. Ellis said...

Pineapple slices are common in non-chain burgers in Australia, as is beetroot. Beetroot was offered in one Australian McDonalds item, as well.

Elleseven said...

Canada had a summer special back then with that burger, kiwi sundae, orange shakes and pineapple hot pies.

oberon said...

Yeah, that ad is most definitely Australian :)

Peter Lynn said...
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Peter Lynn said...

You can blame the Filet-O-Fish for the absence of a pineapple sandwich on US menus. From Wikipedia:

"The sandwich was created by a McDonald's franchise owner in Cincinnati, Ohio, named Lou Groen in 1962. Groen owned a McDonald's in a predominantly Roman Catholic neighborhood where his Catholic customers engaged in the practice of not eating meat on Fridays (a practice more common in the '60s but that the Catholic Church continues to consider obligatory on Fridays during Lent). [...] The sandwich was new McDonald's company owner Ray Kroc's first non-hamburger menu item. Kroc made a deal with Groen: they would sell two non-meat sandwiches on a Friday, Kroc's own Hula Burger (grilled pineapple) and the Filet-O-Fish, and whichever sold the most would be added to the permanent menu. The Filet-O-Fish "won hands down" and was added to menus throughout 1963 until reaching nationwide status in 1965."

Paradox Al said...

There is this place called Bad Ass Coffee that serves burgers with pineapples. It's a Hawaii themed cafe.

Jon K said...

If you really dig the idea of pineapple on a burger, you should check out a Red Robin restaurant... they have a burger that's marinated in teriyaki with a slice of grilled pineapple and swiss... my favorite one there!

Roger Owen Green said...

never saw this in Albany, NY, and we were considered an ideal test market, because we were demographically comparable to the rest of tthe country.