Recreating the McDonald’s Superhero Burger

Recreating the McDonald's Super Hero Burger

Back when I was a kid and the movie Batman Forever came out McDonald’s added a burger to their menu that featured three ground beef patties, two types of cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and mayonnaise on an extra long bun. They called it the Superhero Burger and I loved it!

It was only available for a limited time and for the month or so that they sold it I’m pretty sure I ordered one every single time I ate at McDonald’s, which was a lot. It was relaunched regionally in select markets years later as the Triple-Double Burger, but from what I can remember it was never available again in Milwaukee, which is where I’m from.

Since that time five more Batman — and about 100 other random superhero movies — have been released, and with the announcement of every single one of them I secretly pray that the Superhero Burger will return, yet every single time McDonald’s lets me down so I decided to stop waiting on them and just make my own!

Although I tried to keep my burger as close the the original as possible a couple things had to change. For one, those puny 2 ounce McDonald’s ground beef patties just weren’t going to cut it so I opted for half pound patties instead. Oh, and instead of three of them I used six! Instead of two slices of cheese I went with six as well. You know… because I didn’t want any of those burger patties feeling left out that they didn’t have a slice of cheese on them like the others did…. Aside from that I stayed true to the McDonald’s version and topped mine with lettuce, tomato and onions.

So, although my recreation of the Superhero Burger was great — especially with the larger ground beef patties and extra cheese — I’d still love to see it back on the menu at McDonald’s so I could just walk in and order it two, three or even five days a week on my lunch break. If every other year is any indication I’m sure there will be about ten different superhero movies released this summer so come on McDonald’s, bring back the Superhero Burger!

5 Comments on Recreating the McDonald’s Superhero Burger

  1. Ed Ibble
    June 3, 2016 at 6:39 am (8 years ago)

    Here’s hoping they bring back YOUR Superhero Burger instead.

  2. Kristal Price
    June 8, 2016 at 7:16 am (8 years ago)

    I got to make this for my husband. He will love it. Except for mayo, lettuce, and tomatoes. And I will have to caramelize the onions for him but other than that he will tear it up. And it looks so YUMMY.

  3. Elton A
    October 27, 2017 at 3:39 pm (7 years ago)

    I’m so glad someone else remembers the Batman Forever burger as fondly as I do! Though I’m glad you tried to recreate it, I thought I remember the Triple Dub having a special mayo, or maybe it was a salt/pepper mix we used to shake on the patties before they cooked on the flattop (I worked at my local McDs the summer of 1995). I would make one of these every day to eat. I still remember that distinctive taste. I miss the Arch Deluxe just as much, if not more. I pray for a time machine…

  4. Daniel
    May 21, 2020 at 7:59 am (4 years ago)

    When I spent my exchange year in Grand Rapids, MI, in 1994/95 I used to go to the downtown McD frequently to have that Batman Superhero Burger. No other burger at that time had three (!) patties! I also loved the onion and mayo topping as my German love for mayonnaise also on top of fries always was regarded strange.
    So from the bottom of my heart I can agree: bring back the Batman Burger!!!

  5. Marilyn
    October 19, 2021 at 2:26 am (3 years ago)

    I would love for McDonald’s to bring back the superhero burger I just loved it.seems these restaurants never keep anything you really like on their menu.


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