Quarter Pounder Burgers

Quarter pounder burgers get their name because they are made up from meat (usually beef) that weighs around a quarter of a pound before it is cooked. These burgers are sold across fast food restaurants, cafes and restaurants as a bigger alternative to a standard burger in a bun.

A standard quarter pounder will come in a burger bun and will usually have lettuce, mayonnaise, tomato ketchup and other ingredients such as tomatoes, onion and sometimes gherkins added to them. In some cases quarter pounders will also be served with cheese where they are known - unsurprisingly! - as quarter pounders with cheese!

It is thought that the quarter pounder first originated in California in the 1970s although this burger is now widely available across the globe and is one of the most popular burger meals nowadays. The first quarter pounders may well have been introduced to the UK by the Wimpy chain of restaurants. Wimpy were the first chain of burger restaurants/bars to open up in the UK in the 1950s.