OAK BROOK, IL--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - Listen up America! McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) popular Angus Third Pounders* just got bolder with the new Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Burger. Don't be shy, scared, timid or even think of waiting, because the newest and boldest member of the Angus Third Pounder burger line is only available for a limited time through March 31.

Served with quality ingredients -- 100 percent Angus beef, bacon, Chipotle BBQ sauce, red onion rings, crinkle cut dill pickles and melted cheese -- the new Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus is full of bold flavors, and combines the tangy sweetness of BBQ with the smoky taste of Chipotle peppers. The Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus is also available in a Snack Wrap®.

"The new Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus Third Pounder deliciously combines the bold flavors of tangy BBQ, smoky Chipotle peppers, premium toppings and the Angus beef our customers have come to love -- now offered with the great value, quality and convenience they have come to expect from McDonald's," said Marta Fearon, director, US Marketing, McDonald's USA. "And by offering consumers a Snack Wrap or Third Pound burger option, customers can choose how they experience this new bold Angus flavor."

For additional information on the new Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus, visit www.mcdonalds.com/seizethebold. And once you've tried it, tell us your thoughts about this new addition to our menu at McDonald's Twitter handle and McDonald's Facebook page.

* Weight before cooking at least 5.33 oz (151.1 gms)

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