Let me set the stage for you…The year was 1992 and The Dream Team was taking the world by storm in Barcelona, the Chicago Bulls were coming off their second consecutive championship and Michael Jordan was the biggest sports figure in the universe! Jordan’s celebrity led to endorsements with everyone from NIKE to Gatorade to McDonalds! Not one to pass on a cash grab, McDonalds created the McJordan Special burger in his Airness’s honor!
This exquisite burger consisted of a quarter pounder beef patty, cheese, onions, pickles, bacon and a special BBQ sauce! Jugs of this limited-edition BBQ sauce show up on eBay from time to time, but you’ll have to spend a few grand to grab one.
Why am I writing about this particular burger? Because in the summer of ’92 my family vacationed in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We drove from New Jersey to NC and along the way we stopped at numerous McDonalds restaurants not only to get a taste of the limited edition McJordan Special, but to collect the Dream Team collectors cups you would get with every meal order!
We ended up collecting the whole set and I still drink from them every now and then and when I do it reminds me of the tangy, bacony goodness that was born in the early 90s to capitalize off the greatest basketball player of all-time, Mr. Michael Jeffrey Jordan!
This post was originally written as a submission to the Retro Round Table at the Retro Ramblings website. You can view the original post by clicking HERE.