How To Make McDonald's Discontinued McJordan Burger

Over the years, McDonald's has seen more than its fair share of special edition menu items come and go (via Cosmopolitan). There were the Fish McBites, the McSalad Shakers, the Onion Nuggets, and even at one time, the McPizza (which apparently failed miserably on account of being a logistical nightmare, according to Wide Open Eats). But one of the most unique — and one of the most loved among Chicago basketball fans — was the McJordan burger.

Only available in the Windy City, the McJordan came out during the early 1990s, when basketball superstar Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to NBA championship-winning fame. It was served on a sesame bun and featured pickles, raw onion slices, bacon, and barbecue sauce. Yum. Unfortunately, it's since disappeared from McDonald's menus. However, if you want to experience the one-of-a-kind burger for yourself, you can still get your fix and find out what you've been missing out on all these years. All you have to do is know what to ask for the next time you're at the drive-thru.

It requires a custom order

If you think you can pull up to your local McDonald's and simply request the McJordan burger, think again. You'll likely be greeted with blank stares by the cashier. After all, the burger was only available in Chicago and only for a limited time some 20-plus years ago. However, you can get the exact same burger by customizing one of the basic burgers on today's McDonald's menu.

Not only did YouTuber Brad Hall publish a video on exactly how to recreate the McJordan burger, but Michigan radio station K102.5 has also broken down the order step-by-step. Ask for a classic burger on a sesame seed bun and then ask for it to be topped with pickles, raw onion, bacon, and barbecue sauce. While the result will be close to the McJordan, it won't be exact: Apparently, the OG McJordan featured circular bacon which has since been replaced on the McDonald's menu with strips. However, it's as close to the original as you can get!