McDonald's is making a big change, and it has to do with its hamburgers

McDonald's is changing their iconic hamburgers by changing their frozen beef patties to fresh ones, partly due to their competition.

Emily Treadgold

McDonald's made a big announcement that their Quarter Pounders will be made with fresh beef instead of frozen. The change will be made in 3,500 of their U.S. restaurants, and they plan on expanding to more restaurants in May. They've been making a lot of effort to improve their menu items after facing a lot of competition. 

Our suppliers have invested about $60 million updating their supply chain to be able to make this conversion from frozen to fresh.

Chris Kempczinski
McDonalds U.S President

They recently removed the artificial preservatives from their signature McNuggets and added all-day breakfast. One of the important factors in the rollout is the time it takes to get through the drive-thru. Kempczinski said, "If it slows down the drive-through, thats the critical part of our business. And so we just had to spend a lot of time really making sure that as we were cooking only when someone ordered, wed figured out a way to do it that wasnt going to slow down service time."