McDonald's Is Making Some Big McChanges

Burgers are getting upgrades, and the Hamburglar is back
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2023 1:30 AM CDT
McDonald's Is Making Some Big Changes
This photo shows a logo of a McDonald's restaurant in Havertown, Pa., on April 26, 2022.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

McDonald's hamburgers will soon taste a bit different. The fast food giant is making a number of changes including new buns, "meltier" cheese, more sauce on the Big Mac, and onions added to the patties while they're still on the griddle. The Big Mac, the McDouble, and the classic cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, and hamburger will be affected, CNN reports. A People staffer who previewed the new versions says the seemingly small changes make a big difference: "The burger itself has a great grilled taste like it came off of your own barbecue," she says, and the Big Mac is now more "like a real, messy pub burger instead of your run-of-the-mill drive-through."

The US rollout of the new burgers, which have already debuted in some international markets, is starting on the West Coast this week and will be complete by next year. To celebrate, McDonald's is bringing back the Hamburglar in its advertising, USA Today reports. "We found that small changes, like tweaking our process to get hotter, meltier cheese and adjusting our grill settings for a better sear, added up to a big difference in making our burgers more flavorful than ever," the McDonald's USA senior director of culinary innovation says in a statement. (More McDonald's stories.)

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