Create Your Taste & Feel Fancy at McDonalds

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So recently I went out and ordered an amazingly-delicious, customized burger, and had it served to me at my table, along with the rest of my meal.  I customized my burger with pepper jack cheese, grilled mushtrooms, caramelized grilled onions, chili lime tortilla strips, fresh sliced ripe tomato, crisp green leaf lettuce, and a creamy garlic sauce.  The entire dining experience was overall fantastic.  And guess what?  It was at McDonald’s.  Yep.  McDonald’s.

Actually, it was at the Chamblee-Tucker location, which is where MANY years ago, my friend and I went to every week after diving practice.  We would come in with wet hair and our sweat pants and sweat shirts so frequently, the lady behind the counter would see me and simply say “number three with Mr. Pibb!”


Needless to say, this newly-renovated location was a far cry from the McDonald’s I frequented in my high school days.  You’ve probably seen a newly-renovated McDonald’s in your area, too, right?  I walked in to a sleek new design, and found the kiosks from which I could order my custom-made burger.

Create Your Taste McDonalds

The whole experience was pretty easy, and it was all laid out for me on the kiosk screen.  I was able to customize which burger I got (1/4 pounder, or a 1/3 pounder for an additional charge).  I had the option of adding bacon for an additional charge, and for some reason unbeknownst to me, I declined.  I’m going to blame it on the shiny new machine distracting me, mkay?

Actually, I chose the “specialty builds” route, with a burger already made up, because perhaps I was also feeling a bit lazy. The SoCAL Style burger comes with white cheddar (but I chose pepperjack), guac (which I omitted because I’m weird like that), chili lime tortilla strips, tomato, lettuce, garlic sauce – served on a toasted artisan roll.  I opted to add caramelized grilled onions and grilled mushrooms to the mix, since those are my go-to add-ons.

McDonald's Create Your Taste Kiosk

HolyMaryMotherOfBurgers, was that an ahh-mazing burger!  In all honesty, I wasn’t feeling so hot that day.  I’d come down a few days beforehand with strep throat (oh yay me!), and although the antibiotics had kicked in, but still wasn’t 100% and still felt like I had razor blades in my throat every time I swallowed.

McDonald's Create Your Taste burgers

I digress.  Did I mention the adorable baskets in which the fries were served?  Yeah, they were pretty darn cute.  And it’s McDonalds fries, so you know they were ridiculously delicious!

These burgers, and this entire concept, was well worth it!  There are currently six locations in the metro area offering the Create Your Taste experience:

    1. 965 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 
    2. 2501 Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 
    3. 1125 Merchants Dr, Dallas, GA
    4. 2049 N Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw, GA
    5. 1105 Northside Dr, Atlanta, GA
    6.  3396 Chamblee-Tucker Rd, Chamblee, GA
    7. 5350 McGinnis Ferry Rd, Alpharetta, GA
    8. 3183 Frontage Rd, Gainesville, GA
    9. 4111 Austell Rd, Austell, GA

Would you like to try out one of these new burgers? I’m giving away a $25 Arch gift card, so one lucky winner can try out a new Create Your Taste burger at McDonald’s. To enter, first comment below, telling me how you would create your own burger. Then, fill out the form below. Good luck, y’all!

McDonald's Create Your Taste giveaway

$25 McDonald’s Arch Gift Card

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  1. These burgers are SO FAR from a regular McD burger I was shocked. And with the ciabatta bun and the extra crispy fries served in the mini fry basket? I’ll be back for that…. for reals.

  2. Maria C says:

    haven’t tried this burger yet…can’t wait to enjoy with the whole family…would create my burger with grilled chicken, hash browns

  3. Betsy Barnes says:

    I would create the following, Baker’s bun, Cheddar cheese, Burger, Grilled onions, tomatoes, lettuce and Chipotle mayo. 🙂

  4. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I have not had this burger yet but I can;t wait too! It looks delish!

  5. Lauren says:

    I would put bacon, cheese, and grilled onions on my hamburger.

  6. Stephanie says:

    i like mayo with bacon

  7. I’d have what you picked, but take off the veggies and add the guac. Yum!! 🙂

  8. Mayo

  9. Betsy Barnes says:

    I would also create this with Chicken, Baker’s bun, Cheddar cheese, Grilled onions, tomatoes, lettuce and Chipotle mayo. 🙂

  10. noelle d says:

    we would have so much fun making our own 🙂
    I would go … lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, cheese, maybe some bacon, bakers bun… I need to stop. I’m getting hungry now 🙂

  11. Stephanie says:

    i must have mayo and chesse

  12. Lori Williams says:

    I like the burger you made except I would keep the bacon and gauc!

  13. Shauna Price says:

    Mayo and pickles

  14. Cheryl Price says:

    Caramelized onion and cheese.

  15. Lori Williams says:

    I would also love to have a burger with sharp cheddar, grilled onions, and ketchup and mustard!! (ok….maybe some bacon too!!)

  16. Melissa says:

    Mayo with bacon!!!!

  17. Lori Williams says:

    I want one with lots of pickles, lettuce, mayo and BACON, BACON, BACON!! and some swiss cheese!!

  18. Lori Williams says:

    Ok, I think this time I am going to go with the basic BLT Burger!! YUMMY!!

  19. Natalie Wills says:

    My perfect burger is bacon and cheese with extra mayo!! Drooooooll

  20. Lori Williams says:

    Ok, I really am wanting one of these burgers today!! I want lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, grilled peppers, cheddar cheese, bacon, ketchup, mustard, mayor, extra pickles, and some jalapenos!! Yummy!!

  21. Lori Williams says:

    Today I would like a good ole’ plain cheeseburger with american cheese, ketchup, mustard and pickles!! WOW!! All these burgers are really making me hungry!!

  22. Natalie Wills says:

    We might have to try this for dinner one day. I never want to cook on summertime!

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