Travis Scott Meal lives up to the hype

McDonald’s collaborates with Cactus Jack Records


Tenzin Gyaldatsang

Within its first week of release, the Travis Scott Meal has received a lot of attention and hype. Challenges like the “you know why I’m here” on TikTok have exploded. Customers are going to drive-thrus and are playing Travis Scott’s song “Sicko Mode.” Because of this, I had to see what the hype was surrounding this new and featured Mcdonald’s burger.

Cactus Jack Records and McDonald’s collabed to create the Travis Scott Burger. The Travis Scott Burger features a quarter-pound beef patty along with onions, pickles, two slices of cheese, lettuce, bacon, ketchup and mustard. Alongside that, you’ll get an order of Sprite and medium fries with barbecue sauce to top the meal off.

I enjoyed the addition of the lettuce and the bacon to the burger; it made the burger more fulfilling and added to the volume of the burger. I have tried the quarter pounder at McDonald’s before, and even though it has practically the same ingredients as the Travis Scott Burger, minus the bacon and lettuce, the Travis Scott burger tastes better.

The choice of using a sesame bun rather than using a classic McDonald’s bun really brought out the texture and flavor that the burger has. The patty was a bit bland, but it served as a good base to add the ingredients on.

The fries with the barbecue sauce were just amazing. The crispy, airy texture of the fries were a perfect match to the soft, solid taste of the burger. The Sprite was on point and it provided a sweet kick that the barbecue sauce wasn’t able to accomplish.

My only complaint is the amount of onions and lettuce in the burger. The ratio of lettuce and onion to bun was a little too much. Pieces of lettuce and onion would fall out of the burger, making it quite messy. 

Overall, the Travis Scott Meal was very delicious and filling, while leaving very little room for improvement.

Travis Scott Meal : ★★★★☆