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McDonald's Builds A Bigger Burger

McDonalds Generic - In this Jan. 26, 2009 file photo, a McDonald's restaurant in El Cerrito, Calif. is seen. McDonald's plans a national rollout of its $4, one-third pound Angus burgers, test marketed for several years in New York, L.A. and Ohio.
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McDonald's will begin selling a new line of bigger burgers priced at about $4 each on Thursday to bring in customers looking for a beefy alternative to pricier burgers at sit-down restaurants.

The new Angus burgers are made with one-third pound of Angus beef and come in three varieties - a deluxe burger with pickles and tomatoes, a mushroom swiss burger and a bacon and cheese burger.

The burgers will be sold in all U.S. locations for the next few months.

McDonald's has been testing the burger for several years in Ohio, New York, Los Angeles and New Mexico but it held back from introducing it to all U.S. consumers to focus on its core menu and lower-priced offerings.