Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: A Big Mac Makeover

Dec 2, 2023, 7:00 AM | Updated: Dec 4, 2023, 11:25 am

big mac Once upon a time, all those people lining up at the In and Out Burger Drive Thru would have...

FILE - A McDonald's restaurant is seen, Feb. 14, 2018, in Ridgeland, Miss. McDonald's plans to eliminate self-service soda machines at all of its U.S. restaurants by 2032, the Chicago-based fast food chain has confirmed. In an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, McDonald's USA said the goal of the change is to create consistency for customers and crew members across the chain's offerings — from in-person dining to online delivery and drive-thru options. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

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Once upon a time, all those people lining up at the In-N-Out Burger drive-thru would have been queuing up at McDonald’s. And the cars lined up at Shake Shack, Smashburger, and all the other chains would have been giving their money to Ronald McDonald. But times change and the hamburglar’s favorite dinner is greeted with a grimace by a lot of Americans.

A floppy little burger trapped in something you’d barely call a bun? That’s not a recipe for ongoing success when there are countless fast-food options. And some of them have a lot of mojo like Chik-fil-A and Raising Cane’s.  

So McDonald’s has decided to give their burgers a makeover. 

Next spring, the Wall Street Journal reports. They’ll make the following changes:

  • Big Macs get more sauce.
  • Better Buttery buns will have a thicker bottom half to retain heat… and they’ll be less like cardboard.  
  • The Sesame Seeds will be randomly scattered …which the NY Post calls… homier.
  • The Burger grilling method will change so the slabs of beef are juicer.
  • The cheese will be more melted.  
  • Onions are more moist.  
  • Lettuce and pickles, more fresh.

Once they’ve made the change, you’ll see an ad campaign called Best Burger Ever.

And … they’ll probably raise prices.

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