McDonalds Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich

McDonalds Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich

Since McDonald’s has a pretty robust menu, it might not surprise you to hear that starting the late seventies McDonald’s began selling a Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich in select locations. The McDonalds Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich consisted of a long hamburger on an oblong bun, covered in onions and sauce. Sadly, it never went past the phase of “test product”, despite a commercial campaign for it. Now I can’t be certain, but I am pretty sure that chopped beefsteak is just a hamburger. At least that is what it looks like in the commercial.

If so, it is a brilliant move on McDonald’s part to add a more evocative name and reshape their most common menu item and resell it as something else. It makes me also wonder why they have never acted on my suggestion for a Chicken McNugget salad. Who would want a bowl of salad dressing with tempura fried chicken pieces floating in it? That is stick to your ribs food!

While it might be just a footnote in fast food history, it did pave the way for a more important sandwich that launched two years later, the infamous McRib.

Watch this classic McDonalds Chopped Beefsteak Sandwich Commercial

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. That critter looked tasty to me. Reminds me of the Stewart brand Longhorn heat-and-eat sandwich of the pre-microwave oven days. Infrared heating or something similar warmed up the plastic encased delight bought at convenience stores, truck stops, etc. Mighty good eating!!!

  2. It was quite tasty. That’s what brought me here. A McRib commercial was just on and got us to talking about this sandwich. I would buy one today. Beefsteak, not the McRib….

  3. The steak sandwich was the Best as saucrs was in flat packets as someplace I stI’ll have a couple. Purchased in Michigan Saint Clair area near lake.

  4. The steak sandwich did make it past the test phase. Back then, it was the best steak sandwich I ever tasted. Don’t know why it went away and never came back. I dislike the McRib.

  5. It was awesome! They did sell it at the McDonalds in Hoboken, NJ. I still miss it.

  6. The one on Washington Street?

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