McDonald’s, the second-largest fast food chain in the U.S., on Tuesday announced that thousands of its domestic restaurants would offer fresh beef burgers by the middle of the year.
The fast-food giant said it switched out frozen patties in exchange for fresh beef in its Quarter Pounder burgers at about 3,500 of its locations including cities like New York and Los Angeles.
The company looked to cover 14,000 locations across the U.S. by the beginning of May. Cites in Hawaii and Alaska would not be a part of the changes, according to CNBC.
“The switch to fresh beef quarter-pound burgers is the most significant change to our system and restaurant operations since All Day Breakfast [in 2015],” McDonald’s USA President Chris Kempczinski said in a news release. “McDonald’s is a burger company and there is no better place to start than with our burgers.”
“Over the past two years, we have been listening to our customers and evolving our business to build a better McDonald’s. We are proud to bring our customers a hotter and juicier quarter-pound burger at the speed and convenience they expect from us,” he added.
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SOURCE: International Business Times, Andrew N. White