Food of the Seventies, McFeast

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From McDonalds, it was a burger that came in a white styrofoam container like they all used to. Its container was in two sections side by side with a bun with the salad on one side and a bun with the meat and cheese on the other. It was advertised to keep the cool side cool and the hot side hot.
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Wesley - October 16, 2007 - Report this comment
The McFeast was not a hamburger seperated with lettuce on one side and the burger on the other and was put together. That was the McDLT. I remember the McFeast but I cant remember what was on it. I know there was lettuce and onions but thats all I can remember. One of my all time favorite burgers from McDonalds.
Vicki - May 30, 2009 - Report this comment
McFeast: A hamburger with a slice of ham and cheese, in certain markets in the late 1970s.
Barney - June 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I was hired at a McDonald's in 1976 in the San Diego area. We had a hamburger called the McFeast. It was a quarter pounder served on a kaiser roll. Dressed with mayonnaise, lattice, tomato, pickles etc. It was not available in LA.
Johnny #5 - June 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I had one of these McFeast in 1978 in San Diego (never found anywhere else), the best burger Mac sold and should have kept. Went back a few years later and no one new what I was talking about.
HealthyEater - July 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember hearing about this around 1978 while on a family vacation driving through Wisconsin. I heard about it at one McD's and then when we went to another, I planned to order it. Alas, it was only available in certain test markets and I never saw it again, although I saw that it appeared on some McD's order pads (when they used to do the orders by hand).
james sibley - August 30, 2010 - Report this comment
the mcfeast was available in shreveport la. during the late 70's and was my favorite item on the menu....The one we had did not have ham on it..but did have a kaiser roll...I'd eat 3 of them right now
Mamabloomington - December 01, 2010 - Report this comment
In Minnesota I remember it fondly, there was a sauce to it too (that was not 1000 Island). I remember having "lunch club" with a girlfriend in '78 and we would try new things...The McFeast was probably my favorite McD burger ever!
Larry V. - June 04, 2011 - Report this comment
The McFeast I remember had only mustard and mayonnaise (no ketchup). It had the lettuce, sliced onions, pickles and tomato. It was almost identical to a Whopper if you added a packet of ketchup to it. I wish they still sold it, too.
Sally_Oh - June 27, 2011 - Report this comment
"Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun." I was in the commercial a loooooooong time ago. I sang, "He's why they made the bakery roll." 15 minutes of fame, lol.
Larry H - July 27, 2011 - Report this comment
My 15 minutes of fame is tied to the original McFeast, too. Triton Investments was at one time the largest McDonald's franchisee in the country, and had stores throughout North and South Carolina. Charlotte, NC was the first test market for the McFeast, and the McD's I worked in was chosen for training for the Triton Investment stores. I cooked the first McFeast to cross the front counter to a paying customer in the country (or so the McD suits told me). The original McFeast was sold on a special bakery roll, as Sally_Oh mentioned, with a higher sugar content and a little bigger than the large sandwich (quarter pounder) bun. The bun was sorta like the current Angus Burger bun. It had the same meat patty as the Quarter Pounder, with cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, mayo, ketchup and pickles. This was really big at the time, because it was the first national McDonald's sandwich to feature tomato. It came in a styrofoam package, as mentioned before, but was inserted into a white square waxed paper envelope, sealed on two sides, to catch all the juices that were going to drip out, because it was a pretty messy sandwich to eat. The special bun didn't last very long, replaced by the same bun used by the Quarter Pounder, and they also got rid of the envelope. This was back in the mid seventies, but I don't remember just when. I worked for McD's while in high school and part of college, starting in about 1975. I also think it was one of McD's best sandwiches, especially with the bakery roll.
Doolsey - November 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Larry H is right. Also, when they got rid of the bakery roll, they eliminated the ketchup and replaced it with mustard.
Carol B - August 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I had a boyfriend in '77 that managed the McDonald's and he always brought me home a McFeast. It was a 1/4 lb, with lettuce, tomato, ketchup, onion and special sauce. It was great. Couldn't find it in the 80s except in florida once. Then it was gone all together.
Kalle - October 25, 2012 - Report this comment
McFeast is sold in Denmark: 100% beef meat patty, cheddar, tomatoes, fresh onions, pickles, mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise.
David - December 25, 2012 - Report this comment
McFeast was on a Kaiser Roll with a larger portion of mustard, pickles, fresh slivered onions, tomato, salt and pepper, mayo and lettuce with a quarter pound of meat. It was the best sandwich McDonalds ever made. The Kaiser was bigger diameter than a regular bun so the meat pattie was thinner and a larger diameter than a regular quarter pound pattie. Don't confuse this grest sandwich with a McDLT or QLT.
Arlene Geis - June 18, 2014 - Report this comment
My father was the creator of the McFeast. I was in my teens and my father worked at the McDonald's corporate office in Product Development. He later went on to own a franchisee in San Diego. When he left the corporate world the sandwich went into the test market which included San Diego, since that is where is was. He was disappointed that he was never given credit for this product. He also was a spear head to the breakfast concept, again something he did not receive credit for. He is now long gone and it would be nice if he received credit for the McFeast.
Mike York - July 10, 2014 - Report this comment
one of the best burgers mc donald's ever made being a San Diego native I wish they would bring it back.
Lance S - November 14, 2014 - Report this comment
I had a McFeast on a vacation traveling through Billings, Montana in the mid-70s. I loved the Kaiser roll and agree it was the best McDonald's burger I ever had. Never saw it back in Wisconsin where I lived at the time.
Brian Johnson - January 23, 2015 - Report this comment
When I was younger I didn't eat cheese,so I would order the McFeast because it didn't have cheese on it.It was good
Patrick - December 05, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember having a McFeast when our family made a pit stop in Bakersfield on our way to vacation in Southern California around 1977-78. I was a kid at the time and I clearly remember that I dubbed it the "McMess" because of all the condiments and juices that fell out of it; not a pleasant experience. It was a larger burger than the Big Mac. Now that I look back on it, it seems like McDonald's was testing out their version of the Whopper to compete with Burger King. It seems the McFeast has found a home at McD's in Australia (See the website "lifehacker" and the article: "The McDonald's McFeast Burger: Back From The Dead")
JM - January 27, 2016 - Report this comment
I lived in Minneapolis during the 1976-77 school year and the McFeast was available then. It was pretty good. Came on a kaiser roll with lettuce, pickles, mayo & maybe pickles. I don't recall for sure if they were also available in my native Wisconsin at that time. Another item from that same time that was only around briefly was the Arctic Orange drink (shake?)...but that's a different topic!
Larry H - April 06, 2016 - Report this comment
Back in 2011 I ran across this site and posted about my 15 minutes of fame with the McFeast. I recently ran across a picture of the original trayliner used for the McFeast introduction, clearly showing the different bun I mentioned. It says links aren't allowed but you can find it if you google McDonald's original mcfeast trayliner.
OBG - June 17, 2016 - Report this comment
I used to relish the McFeast in the Atlanta area back i the 70s. By far the best-dressed hamburger ever offered. Still don't understand why it disappeared.
jr - October 06, 2016 - Report this comment
also had one in Bakersfield CA, 74 or 75
Vicki hazeldine - November 15, 2016 - Report this comment
I would love for them to bring it back....Like they do for the McRib
Bill - January 17, 2017 - Report this comment
I vote to bring back the McFeast as well. As far as the McRib goes, you will only find McD's offering them when pork prices are low. That's why they are only on the menu sporadically.

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