Hundreds line up for an hour at Osaka McDonald's for Quarter Pounder debut
The Quarter Pounder made its debut on menus in Osaka on Tuesday, with more than 500 people lining up outside McDonald’s Midosuji-Suomachi store in Chuo Ward before it opened at 10 a.m.
While the Quarter Pounder had already made its way onto menus in the Kanto area in November, Tuesday marked the first day the famous burger was available in the Kansai area. The Quarter Pounder is only on sale at the Suomachi store at this point, and only available in a set with fries and a drink for 500 yen until Friday. Until then, the Suomachi store will not be selling regular menu items, but will resume regular operations on Friday when the Quarter Pounder will also become available for individual sale at 360 yen.
The queue outside the store before opening stretched for a couple of hundred meters, with some people waiting for more than an hour. One university student said: “It’s got a thick pattie, it’s a great burger. It was worth the wait.”
Pro golfer Momoko Ueda also made a guest appearance at the event, and was surprised by the queues outside. “That’s Osaka for you. They love their food.”