Wagyu is known for being one of the best cuts of beef in the world, and is often sold for hundreds of dollars. In an unlikely move, McDonald’s Australia now has its own Wagyu Beef Burger, becoming the first fast food chain to offer the cut on its menu.
The burger is made with “100 percent Australian-bred Wagyu beef,” and comes with bacon, caramelized onions, lettuce, classic cheese and McDonald’s tangy sauce.
This obviously isn’t the fancy, straight-out-of-Japan, $200 beef, but Australia is known to produce a pretty mean Wagyu, with exquisite marbling, and is still better than the standard pastoral cattle.
According to Stock and Land in Australia, the new burger is the most expensive on the menu, selling for $12.50 (about $9.64 USD).
McDonald’s Australia, AKA Maccas, expects to purchase over 600,000 pounds of Wagyu beef from Queensland farmers, in order to supply all its stores.
There is no indication how long the premium burger will be on the menu, but if any Aussies out there want to try McDonald’s fanciest burger ever, now’s the time to do it.