McDonald's Is Changing How It Preps Its Buns

Fasten your seatbelt: the toasting times, they are a-changing
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2015 11:09 AM CDT
McDonald’s Making Its Buns Toastier
A McDonald's Big Mac, which is going to get warmer.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

McDonald's has floated some pretty radical changes in its apparently relentless zeal to reboot, or as CEO Steve Easterbrook puts it, the chain's "recommitting to hotter, tastier food." The latest is literally "hotter," but not so radical: As Time reports, the chain will begin toasting its buns for an additional five seconds, thus warming them by about 15 degrees. It's also changing up "the way we sear and then grill our beef so the patties come off juicier," per Buzzfeed, though specifics of that tweak are apparently too sensitive to disclose. Easterbrook says these little changes will make "a big difference for our customers." (Though perhaps not as life-altering as an "unreasonably dangerous" Chicken McNugget.)

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