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McDonald’s Commits To Serving Fresh Beef Quarter Pounders Nationwide

McDonald’s is changing the way it makes its Quarter Pounder burgers in a big way.

The fast food titan’s USA branch announced today that by mid-2018, the majority of American McDonald’s locations will be selling Quarter Pounders made with fresh beef, cooked to order.

While the company claims that its beef already doesn’t contain fillers, additives, or preservatives, it was using frozen beef beforehand. The new fresh beef puts the meat in its quarter pound offerings into the same category as Wendy’s and In N Out, both of which already use fresh beef across their entire menu.

The beef also follows successful testing of the fresh, made-to-order burgers in 400 locations across the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas and around Tulsa, Oklahoma. One McDonald’s franchisee is quoted as the test generating “overwhelming positive feedback,” which likely led to the conclusion to deem the fresh beef worthy enough to go nationwide.

All of this is the latest in McDonald’s continuing efforts to be perceived as a cleaner, healthier fast food chain. They’ve already removed antibiotics from their chicken, high fructose corn syrup from their buns, and artificial preservatives from their McNuggets in just the past year alone.

McDonald’s USA President Chris Kempczinski calls this next step to go fresh in their quarter-pound beef patties part of a “continuing food journey” for the chain.

“Over the last two years, we have accelerated the pace of change around how we source and serve our food. Delivering fresh beef that’s prepared when our customers order their food is just another example of how we are raising the bar.  We’re just getting started, and can’t wait to show you what’s next.”

We’re definitely looking forward to what else McDonald’s will have in store for us, and can’t wait to see what the fresh beef tastes like.

All images in this article courtesy of McDonald’s. 
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Mark and Donnie’s “Wahlburgers,” A Celebrity Burger Chain in the Making

Hollywood actors and beefcakes, Mark and Donnie Wahlberg along with brother/chef Paul Wahlberg plan to open a burger joint, and the name for their restaurant…could not…without a doubt…be anything else but… Wahlburgers.

Before obtaining the rights to the eponymously quirky name, the brothers had to purchase the “Walburger” brand from Tom Wahl, who is the owner of a New York-based restaurant that sells a trademark Wahlburger. Tom Wahl introduced the brothers to his famous Wahlburger a while back, and since then, they could not let the name go.

A “coming soon” sign adorns the space of the restaurant, which is located at the Hingham Shipyard in Boston. The site of Wahlburgers is also conveniently across the street from their successful Italian restaurant Alma Nove. A plan to open a pizzaria is also in the works for the brothers in the spring.

[via filmdrunk]

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Backyard Blowout Hamburger

One entire backyard cook out in between two toasted buns! Starting from the top, warm potato salad, butterflied hot dog, macaroni and cheese, beef burger, and baked beans! How do you fit this in your mouth? (Thx CB)