Meet the McSmoky Triple Cheese Burger – My McDonald’s Create Your Taste

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to take my pal Cletus over to a McDonald’s near-ish me in Downers Grove. We used to live in Downers Grove, so this was near and dear to me. They closed the McDonald’s that I knew and loved, and opened a new one a mile down the road. And this new McD’s was special.

KioskThe first of its kind in Illinois, the Create Your Taste menu offers a build-your-own burger feature. When Cletus and I walked into the McD’s we were greeted by one of the many helpful team members, who showed us how to operate the order menu screen.

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With so many menu options to choose from, I could make whatever burger I wanted.

And I wanted all the cheese.

The menu boasts three different cheese options including a pepper jack, white cheddar and the traditional American.

Now, I’m not a big fan of American cheese in a lot of circumstances, but there are some food stuffs that are classic and nostalgic and exactly whatΒ  I want…and a cheese burger with American cheese is one of them.


Of course, I clicked the buttons for all three cheeses on my burger.

How many burger patties? I only need one. I’ve already got cheese, cheese, and cheese.

What type of bun? I want the artisan roll – it’s the most like the original bun.

Add Bacon

Add bacon for a small charge? Yep. Definitely.

What sauce did I want? Oh, I’m thinkin’ the sweet barbeque (which is actually sweet and smoky).

What extras? Let’s go with pickles, lettuce and red onion for the win.

Fries? Oh heck yes.

When it was Cletus’ turn to order, he opted for a specialty build, instead of his own creation.

Build Your BurgerThe Hot All Over had pepper jack cheese and jalapenos, and was an obvious win for Cletus, though he was disappointed that he couldn’t find pineapple on the menu.

Specialty BurgersWhen a team member delivered our food a little less than 10 minutes later, he was SUPER helpful, offering to bring me extra BBQ sauce and ketchup. The fries were OMG served in the CUTEST little fry baskets, making this a serious happy lunch hour for this girl.

Fry basketI may have already eaten half the fries by the time I remembered to take the picture. Don’t hate.

McSmokyAnd of course, the piece de resistance. The McSmoky Triple Cheese Burger. The cheeses melted together in a magical cheesy burger land. The smoky BBQ added a rich flavor and the rest of the ingredients were exactly what I wanted on my burger. Thanks McDonald’s! This was delish.

Create your taste

The giveaway has ended, but I’m still curious…

What burger toppings would you put on your dream burger (and while pineapple is not currently on the menu at McD’s, you’re free to suggest it as a dream burger topping for your sammy Cletus’ orders)?

This post was created in partnership with McDonald’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. It sounds incredibly weird, but the best burger I’ve had recently was a bacon cheeseburger with a smear of peanut butter. So I would go with that, and then also top it off with fried pickle chips. (Yes, PB and fried pickles is delicious…you just have to stick with the more savory PB and NOT the sweet PB).

  2. All 3 cheese, guacamole, ketchup, mustard, spicey mayo, lettuce, tomato, and on the bun. Not artisan.

  3. Wow, this is fancy. I’m going to be in town this weekend, and I’m kind of tempted to go check this thing out. I don’t know that it’d really be useful for me since I like to keep my burgers pretty simple, but still… worth trying once for the cool factor alone.

  4. I think it deleted my comment. πŸ™
    Last time I skipped the American. This time all 3 cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, jalapeΓ±os, crispy strips, ketchup, mustard, spices mayo. All on the shiny bun. And yes fries on the side

  5. Fancy! I like the idea of all the different types of cheeses and BACON. Om nom nom!

  6. Ok….what about the non-burger eating people of America??? Not fair.

  7. hmmm there is SO much I would want to do. Right now I’m thinking allllll the cheeses, bacon, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, guacamole and a chipotle sauce/mayo all on the artisan roll. I don’t know if all of that is on McDonalds menu, but right now, that sounds REALLY good.

  8. I would have to order exactly what you picked only I want to know if there is a way to double the bacon. Double bacon is always a winner in my tummy. Always! πŸ˜€

  9. katie klein says

    That is so cool! I would get white cheddar and american cheese along with bacon lettuce and mayo. Yummy!!

  10. I would add the normal toppings (ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, lettuce, tomato) that McDonalds adds to its burgers, then add cole slaw, jalepeno pepper jack cheese, Gouda cheese, and sharp Cheddar Cheese,

  11. Goat cheese, caramelized onions, and balsamic vinegar sauce. And maybe some romaine? Yum!

  12. Well my dream burger would have lettuce, tomato, sweet pickles, dill pickles, Swiss cheese, and mushrooms. Along with Ketchup and a touch of Mayo.

  13. Megan Scharlau says

    For burgers, I’d love Bacon, egg, peanut butter, and veggies

  14. Michelle S says

    Jalapenos, bacon, and kale? LOL

  15. Chipotle mayo(?) I don’t know if that’s a thing

  16. Avocado, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, more cheese πŸ™‚

  17. My ideal burger has BBQ sauce and onion straws!

  18. Carrie Conrad says

    Double bacon, Double Pickles

  19. Samantha Daleo says

    Mushrooms, bacon, mayo, ketchup and onion rings.

  20. Cheese, sauteed onions, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, honey mustard

  21. a chicken burger topped with provolone cheese, crisp romaine lettuce, and smeared with delicious avocado bacon ranch spread on both sides of the bun πŸ™‚

  22. Mushrooms, caramelized onions and cheese!

  23. This is such a great invention! I would definitely add double bacon, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, and pepper jack cheese to mine! And those fries? Ill add a handful to the burger and chomp away!

  24. Cheryl Larimer says

    Crispy Bacon (thick sliced), Havarti cheese and fresh Avocado.

  25. Meghan Finley says

    Mine would have bacon, blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, and an onion ring. Sauce would just be ketchup and mayo

  26. My dream burger would come with a fried egg, thick bacon, and a tad of mustard and ketchup.

  27. Yummm. My dream burger would probably be Mediterranean in nature and include feta, hummus, and olives.

  28. Christina G says

    I am such a simple person. I want mayo, mustard, ketchup, onions, pickles, bacon and lots of cheese. Ok, maybe not so simple. I suddenly have a craving for a burger now!

  29. Hmmm… I’m thinking all the cheeses like you did, tomato, pickle, and mayonnaise. My favorite!!! YUMMY. Now I want McDonald’s… Thanks. =)

  30. bacon,bacon and more bacon….

  31. Wendy Pesce says

    Tomato lettuce. ketchup onion rings bbq sauce

  32. Jessica Massaway says

    Yum I would totally do a bacon cheese burger (extra bacon!) And provolone cheese. The add pickles and ranch. For the bun I totally love it on an everything bagel slightly toasted ( I know McDonald’s doesn’t use this yet, but they should!)

  33. Danielle Priser says

    My favorite burger has avocado instead of mayo, sauteed onions (they’re better if they’re sauteed in bacon grease), bacon, the sharpest cheddar I can find, more bacon, tomato, spinach. And it goes best with a nice, tall Sweet Tea and some sweet potato fries!

  34. cheese, three please, onion, tomato, lettuce, tangy bbq…

  35. My best burger: a burger with onion rings, extra lettuce and a Sriracha aioli YUM!

  36. My dream burger would have bacon, fried onions, lettuce, tomato, and sharp cheddar cheese on a sourdough bun.


  38. Brandy Davis says

    I would have my burger grilled and I would have swiss, pepper jack cheeses, mushrooms, and lots of bacon.

  39. My dream burger would have caramelized onions, and maybe cooked mushrooms, not much else!
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  40. I have not been to McD’s in so long I don’t even know what’s on the menu. I still love their fries though!

  41. Cheddar Jack cheese, Green onions,, FRIED EGG, Cilantro and Sriracha πŸ™‚ YUM!

  42. one of my must haves is tartar sauce! I love it on my burger!

  43. Onion rings and cheese!

  44. Nancy Loring says

    My dream burger would have fresh garlic, roasted red peppers maybe some red pesto and melted mozzarella cheese of course the burger would have to be on toasted garlic bread

  45. All types of cheese *drools* and melted into a lot of bacon *DroolsGallons* πŸ˜›

  46. Kimberly O says

    My dream burger would be a on a toasted Kaiser, garlic mayo, garlic American cheese, mushroom sautΓ©ed in garlic butter, topped bacon with some more bacon. No one would come near me for days with all the garlic but it is a sacrifice I am willing to make.

  47. Bacon, Cheese, Tomato, Lettuce, Melted cheese, topped with MORE Bacon (Cause Everything is Better with Bacon) πŸ™‚

  48. Okay My dream burger……
    Whole wheat pretzel bun, Sriracha mayo with finely chopped cilantro, lettuce, tomato, pepper jack cheese, bacon (of course), and if i could have the burger medium please! Oh and a side of jalapenos!

  49. Janet Miller says

    Boriing, but still my favorite – toasted bun, american & white cheddar, 2 patties, bacon x2, ketchup, extra pickles and of course, fries.

  50. Lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, sliced avocado, and crispy bacon! Yummy!

  51. I would like mayo, grilled onions, couple slices of avocado, cheddar cheese

  52. My wife makes me jalapeno relish which I love so I would start with a spoon of that, bacon slices and some BBQ sauce

  53. Dream burger? Lettuce, tomato, Guacamole, salsa,monterey jack cheese, cilantro cream sauce on a brioche bun!

  54. Samantha Daleo says

    Mayo, mushrooms, grilled onions and lots of cheese.

  55. I would top my burger with jalapenos and pepper jack cheese.

  56. Jessie Shiflett says

    My dream burger is sesame seed buns toasted, hamburger meat (well done), lettuce, bacon, onions, and bbq sauce (:

  57. I’m super plain. Lettuce, mustard, guac, & bacon!

  58. My dream burger would be a thick juicy burger with American cheese, bacon, pickles, mayo, mustard, Vidalia onions, lettuce with onion crisp straws piled on top of a toasted artesian bun.

  59. cheese ketchip and pickles!!

  60. Deb Jackson says

    I would be topping it with jalepeno cheese, bacon and spicy bluecheese dressing.

  61. Juicy burger, avacado, fried SPICY jalapenos ….yum!

  62. lissa crane says

    I would love to top my burger with avocado, bacon, & swiss cheese! It sounds so good, I think I’ll stop by McDonalds on my way home from picking up my kids!

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