|The peppercorn bacon, sauce, and bun made this thing shine.|
This was part of some new 'adult menu' (no, not the *brownchickenbrowncow* kind of "adult") designed by an executive chef which McDonald's introduced along with a massive ad campaign. Three sandwiches were released, a chicken, large fish, and the flagship: Arch Deluxe. All of which were advertised as catering to an older audience. I don't know if that was actually the case, because I loved the heck out of that sandwich. When the line was discontinued, the chicken and fish sandwiches morphed into offerings McD's still currently sells, however the Arch Deluxe's fate was not to be so transitional. They simply killed it.The recipe of course is is really quite simple, and the hard part is the Special Sauce. Thankfully McDonald's told a reporter back in 1996, exactly what that was: Dijon mustard, Stone Ground mustard, and mayonnaise.
- 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon Stone Ground mustard.
- 1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
- Smoked pepper bacon
- Sesame seed buns
- American Cheese
- Chopped onions
- Sliced Tomatoes
- Chopped Iceberg lettuce
- Hamburger patties
- Mix mustard and mayonnaise (The Special Sauce).
- Cook beef (salt and pepper the patty), and fry the bacon.
- Assemble sandwich in a rational manner (note special sauce on top bun, ketchup on bottom).
- Eat irrationally.