Olympic champion swimmer Kosuke Kitajima was on hand Wednesday to announce McDonald's Japan’s new burger, the Quarter Pounder. “It’s really good,” Kitajima said with a satisfied look on his face.
The Quarter Pounder will go on sale Friday at around 1,200 McDonald's Restaurants in the Kanto area and Kumamoto Prefecture. McDonald's Japan plans to increase its availability nationwide at a later date.
The Quarter Pounder contains roughly 110 grams of beef pattie before cooking, about 2 1/2 times that of its cheeseburgers. The Quarter Pounder with cheese will sell for 350–360 yen, and the Double Quarter Pounder with cheese will sell for 480-490 yen.
The Quarter Pounder was introduced in the U.S. in 1971 and has been sold nationally since 1973, and along with the Big Mac, is one of the company's signature products.© Wire reports