Food of the Seventies, McDonalds Steak Sandwich

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It was an oval shaped hamburger patty on a oval shaped bun with real grilled onions and a packet of A-1 type steak sauce
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Tia (Nassau, Bahamas) - April 04, 2008 - Report this comment
That was the BEST sandwich McDonald's ever had. TRUST ME.....if you bring it back, it will be a HIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tony - October 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Absolutely the best thing McDonalds has ever done (meatwise). I have no idea why it ever left the menu.
Jim - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to make a 32 mile round trip for these twice a week. It was a sad thing to see them taken off the menu.
TODD - December 25, 2008 - Report this comment
ray - January 06, 2009 - Report this comment
tia is right!
Neil - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
ABSOLUTELY! I was stunned when they took it off the menu. I worked there in high school and my friends and I LOVED it! BRING IT BACK!
Stan - May 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I found out it was gone when I ordered one and was told it had been discontinued two years prior. I chuckled, saying "I don't come here often." It was a proud moment!
Kur - August 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I worked for McD's from '78 - 82. The steak sandwich was removed due to it's very small profit margin. The sandwich had to be seared to the point where my hand went numb for months from having to sear the steak so hard for so long.
cookie so fabulouse - January 19, 2010 - Report this comment
this sandwich was the best.!!!! i just cant beilive its gone todays mcdonalds is just bad for you its killing you slowly i dnt even like mcdonalds but that sandwich made me fall in love with there food. it doesent even taste the same any more
John - May 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I worked at McD's in the Summer of '79. These "steaks" were meant to have a grilled appearance so they had lines etched into the raw meat. After cooking on a flat grill the steak would be dark with light colored lines as opposed to a light steak with dark lines. My manager yelled at me because I would press down too hard on the meat with the sear tool which would remove the lines altogether. I do remember the steak sandwich tasting pretty good though. Even though the steaks were processed meat, the texture was different than the burgers... a bit closer to a real steak.
Peter - May 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Perhaps the breakfast steak and egg sandwich is what this evolved into.
Mike - October 13, 2010 - Report this comment
This sandwich was great.It tasted like real meat.I think it's demise was due to it's price,which was kind of high compared to the other sanwiches of that time.
Michelle - November 02, 2010 - Report this comment
omg that was my favorite! i miss it so much! i really wish they would bring it back!
tom - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
have not ate at mcdonalds since they took that away go BK
David - November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I worked at Mc'D in HS (80-82). The Steak sandwich was the best thing on the menu!!!! This is the one that needs to come back, and stay!!!!!
Dion - November 13, 2010 - Report this comment
This was the best sandwich they had or have ever made! The sause was amazing. I do not think it was A-1 but rather their own. They bring back the crappy McRib but not something that actually tasted good!
Bayshark - January 25, 2011 - Report this comment
In my area (Santa Monica,CA) the chopped steak sandwich actually came with a promotional steak knife wrapped in cellophane, no joke, a real honest to god metal steak knife, serrations and all. Kinda dangerous, in retrospect, but hella cool (and the best sandwich, loved the soft bun, too!!)....
Slim - April 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I actually wrote a letter to McD HQ some years back asking of the sandwich would ever come back-- I recived a pretty stndard form letter thanking me for my interest in McD and a couple coupons.
John - April 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Anybody know how to start one of those "One Million Strong to Bring Back the McSteak Sandwich" pages on FaceBook? I'd sign on in a heartbeat!
David Speight - October 14, 2011 - Report this comment
It was the BEST FAST FOOD SANDWICH ever! The steak sauce alone was worth the price. When they discontinued the sandwich I begged my local McDonalds for the left over sauce and got half a case (I promised not to tell so don't pass on that part of thios comment - LOL). BRING IT BACK - PLEASE!!!
Jim - October 17, 2011 - Report this comment
McDonalds said they would consider bringing it back if they had enough CUSTOMERS wanting it.
Erik M. - October 20, 2011 - Report this comment
It was the Best. I worked at the McD in NYC during the 80s, and we got a food allowance per/hr worked. One of the issues I heard from the Mgrs was that because of price more employees (thru food allowance) bought it than customers. I would love it if McDonald's brought it back!
Christine - October 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Remember this sandwich and the Chedder Melt when working there in 88-92, loved the steak sandwich while that chedder melt grossed me out! yet they bring that back from time to time.
Dave - November 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I worked at a McDonald's in Connecticut in 1981 and used to get the steak sandwich with my food allowance. I agree that it was the best sandwich they ever made.
Paul McCoy - November 09, 2011 - Report this comment
The steak sandwiches rocked! I outta know I made them and ate them.Worked the quarter pounder grill were the steak sandwiches were made back in the 80's
sandy - November 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Bring back the steak sandwich, please, it was the best steak sandwich I have ever eaten. bring it back, get rid of that disgusting Mc Rib
Uncle Woody - August 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I have one of those steak knives still in the originalsoon package I will submit a pic
Trina - January 29, 2013 - Report this comment
It was the best sandwich ever made! My favorite by far..Please bring it back!
Mary - November 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I agree, it was the best sandwich on their menu! Please bring the steak sandwich back! I've tried some of their newer burgers/sandwiches, they don't compare to the the delicious steak sandwich... Yum... :-)
Shiek Yerbooti - November 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I concur with everyone who loved the McSteak.....It is by far way better than that McRib,pork parts ground to a slurry,compressed and frozen,,,, MMmmmmm After a little redbud nothing beat 3 or 4 McSteaks :)
sharon - November 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Get rid of Mc rib bring back the Mc steak
Martin - January 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I googled "McD's Chopped Beefsteak" sandwich, wondering wat became of it, and it brought me here to this thread. It's been over 30 years and I still remember and crave it from those early- '80's days. My favorite fast food sandwich ever.
Tim - March 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Loved it
Greg - October 21, 2014 - Report this comment
When I was growing up in the 80's my mom worked at McD's to help out. I remember begging my dad to take us there and eat almost every night just so I could get a McSteak sandwich. They were the best!!!
Jeff - April 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Used to get these nearly every night OMW to my karate classes in Springfield Mass. Miss this, bring it back I will be back to Mcd's.
Carl - April 07, 2015 - Report this comment
Absolutely sandwich from any fast food that I can remember. We need to start a petition.
Jamie - April 14, 2015 - Report this comment
The steak sandwich was the first non hamburger meal I had at McDonald's. It was great. I think the "steak sauce" they gave you was the prelude to the BBQ sauce they give you with Chicken McNuggets. It was great. The sandwich was great. They should give it another go 'round.
Teresa - May 12, 2015 - Report this comment
Still miss this sandwich. I was in sales in the 80's and I knew every McDonalds in my territory where I could get the chopped beefsteak sandwich. I've sent letters asking them to bring it back. It was the best McDonalds sandwich bar none. The sauce and the bun were the secret!
Terria - May 20, 2015 - Report this comment
Please bring my favorite sandwich back. It was the best!
Phoebe - May 25, 2015 - Report this comment
Got this sandwich everyday when I worked in Jenkintown Pa. It was addicting! They should bring it back occasionally. I just had that new Sirloin burger and was seriously disappointed, wasn't worth the price. Bring back the McSteak!
Steve - May 30, 2015 - Report this comment
I agree with the price being the reason for it's demise. I rarely bought one, but this was what I ate on break while working there. A bit of big mac sauce instead of the bbq made it even more awesome.
Jonas - November 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Yeah, I remember it being soooo good. They definitely need to bring it back.
dylan - November 09, 2015 - Report this comment
loved it! along with the egg mcmuffin, which was better back then
Rob Lambert - January 14, 2016 - Report this comment
Comparing the McSteak to the Angus burgers offered today. During the two years McSteak was sold, Price jumped from a dollar to $1.29 (hamburgers were 50 cents, cheeseburgers were 60 cents, Big Mac was $1.79, all triple the 1968 prices). The Angus burger was $5 (no wonder these steak burgers had short availability).
Scott Caley - April 06, 2016 - Report this comment
I worked at McD's in Glenville, NY in 1980, the year the Beefsteak sandwich was introduced... I agree with the majority in this posting, definitely the best sandwich they ever produced! Dion, you're correct… the sauce was McDonalds own. It was sweeter than A1 Sauce (and stickier). Also the onions were fresh, not grilled as one poster described. McDonalds… please give the Beefsteak Sandwich another run!
George Machay - April 26, 2016 - Report this comment
It was the best sandwich McDonalds's ever made. Please bring it back and get rid of McRib. I had two McRibs when they first came out and that was it--never again. The Midwest (Chicago area) would rather have the steak sandwich, and I'll pay the price, whatever it is.
Dave S - September 25, 2016 - Report this comment
Ahh Yes... The McDonald's Steak sandwich from 1980-1982 that came with a large packet of Kikkoman Steak Sauce and was only sold from 4:00 P.M. until closing time at least in the suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin stores. I was only eleven years old when this came out in 1980 and remember feeling extra grown up ordering this superb sandwich with my mom and that these trips were special as it had to be after 4:00 P.M. just like going out for a steak dinner! The sauce was the great part and I always got an extra packet by coming up with some excuse when they argued about it--so I could dip my french fries in the stuff. Great Times! Then POOF! sometime in 1982 it was gone forever.
Donna L. - December 26, 2016 - Report this comment
Please, please, please bring back the McDonald's Steak sandwich to the Toledo, OH area. I will be the first one to sign up to participate in a market test for our region.
Mike S. - January 04, 2017 - Report this comment
This was the best sandwich. Juicy steak, onion on a nice roll with a steak sauce that worked. They brought it back in the Ventura area around 1989 - 1990 but was short lived. I also wrote an email and was only thanked for my interest.
Souvien - April 02, 2017 - Report this comment
Worked at McD's while these were on the menu...good as they up two of those bad boys, with extra grilled onions made the best damn Steak Big Mac! Soooo good!
Paul - May 05, 2017 - Report this comment
The steak sandwich from McDonald's was the best thing they ever did. I would be at McDonald's three times a week if they brought it back.
Dennis H. - August 30, 2017 - Report this comment
Without a doubt...THE BEST FAST FOOD SANDWICH EVER SOLD.....Please bring them back
Brent - January 12, 2018 - Report this comment
I was not there, but it sounds AMAZING! If they brought this back, I would buy it. It was not even that expensive. Compare that to the pastrami sandwich at Subway.

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