McDonald's wagyu beef burger is being introduced in locations across Australia. The fast food chain is releasing a limited number of these 100% wagyu beef burgers and the new menu item will only be available for a limited amount of time.
Wagyu beef originates from Japan and is a mixture of four different breeds of Japanese cow—it is considered a luxurious type of meat. For McDonald's, meat for the wagyu beef burger comes from Australian-bred wagyu cows in order to support local farmers.
The wagyu beef burger contains a gourmet bun and can be topped with lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, onions, cheddar cheese and a special type of sauce.
Those who have tasted this wagyu beef burger say that is has a smooth texture and buttery flavor. Although wagyu beef is often times priced fairly high due to its luxurious appeal, those who wish to try the wagyu beef burger can pay $11 Australian, which is equivalent to about $8.
Even though this wagyu beef burger is only available in Australia, many fast food lovers are hoping it will come to North American locations too.