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THREE new burgers specially crafted by top chefs have gone on the menu at Fratton McDonald’s.

The Signature Collection has the thickest patty served in any McDonald’s restaurant, 1/3lb, three times that of a standard cheeseburger.

Franchisee Grant Copper with the new burgers at the Fratton McDonald's

Franchisee Grant Copper with the new burgers at the Fratton McDonald's

Fratton is one of just 25 restaurants in the south to offer the burgers, crafted by the prestigious Chef’s Council, which is made up of a team of chefs with a wide range of experience from Michelin-starred restaurants to cooking for international royalty.

Grant Copper, franchisee and owner of the Fratton restaurant, said: ‘I’m delighted to bring the Signature Collection to Portsmouth.

‘All three burgers are a permanent addition to the menu so it really is very special.

‘It’s had a great response from customers in other areas of the country so we’re anticipating it will be just as popular here.’

Mr Copper, from Copnor, started his career at McDonald’s 30 years ago working at the store in Commercial Road, Portsmouth.

He now runs 18 restaurants across Portsmouth, West Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

His latest store, on the former BAE site off Hambledon Road in Waterlooville, is due to open today at 11am, creating 120 new jobs.

We give our view....

THE CLASSIC

100 per cent British and Irish beef, beechwood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, wholegrain mustard mayo, ketchup, lettuce and red onion, in a brioche-style bun

This is delicious. A classic burger at its best. The large patty, the mix of red onion, some mustard mayo, it’s an absolute delicious classic. My stand-out favourite.

10/10

THE BBQ

100 per cent British and Irish beef, smoky BBQ sauce, coleslaw, lettuce, beechwood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and red onion, in a brioche-style bun.

I have to be in the mood for barbecue, but luckily today was a barbecue day. The added extra of coleslaw really makes this burger. A must for any barbecue fans.

9/10

THE SPICY

100 per cent British and Irish beef, jalapeno slices, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, spicy relish and mayo, in a brioche-style bun.

There’s something about a jalapeno that puts me right off my food. But after picking it out (although you can order it without) I sunk into the spicy burger sensation. The pepper jack cheese is a brilliant addition. Spice lovers, this is your burger....

8/10

All burgers cost £4.89, or £6.19 in a meal.