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2017/03/30 15:04:52 (permalink)

McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2017/03/30/quarter-pounders-fresh-beef-mid-2018/99816234/
 
Coming to the Quarter Pounder sometime next year.  Still probably won't convince me to stop in.
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/03/30 15:32:28 (permalink)
You still have to wonder, even if it's fresh, is it "good" beef?
 
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/03/30 16:36:49 (permalink)
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2017/03/30/quarter-pounders-fresh-beef-mid-2018/99816234/
 
Coming to the Quarter Pounder sometime next year.  Still probably won't convince me to stop in.


According to an unscientific poll, on The Howie Carr Show, today, lots of folks agree with you. I'm not in agreement with a lot of RFers, in that I think McD is OK, and I have used it as a base line average................."If a McD quarter pounder is a 5, the XYZ RF place that I am comparing it to might be a 6, as an example.
 
Due to my really uncomfortable diet, I have not been to McD in months, but I did cheat today. Based on the above example, my cheese burger at The Fix burger place (Worcester, Mass) was a 7 or 8.  
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/03/30 17:24:47 (permalink)
But there's fresh never frozen and fresh ground. Marketing terms or a real difference?
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/03/31 09:39:47 (permalink)

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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/03/31 10:29:39 (permalink)
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But there's fresh never frozen and fresh ground. Marketing terms or a real difference?

WalMart sells "fresh" ground beef in sealed, plastic tubes. It has a really long "sell by" date, and the price per pound is often less than frozen. I've never bought any, so I can't comment on quality. I think that "store ground" burger is an entirely different product, and I think that is the  point of your post. It is not uncommon for a better burger joint to grind their own beef. I'll leave it to the pros to say: Do they do it for marketing?, Do they do it for quality?, or do they do it to save money??
 
 
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/03/31 12:16:57 (permalink)
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LOL!
 
Actually, I don't mind the frozen burgers they currently use in their 1/4 pounder line. They are what they are and they're usually tasty enough and juicy enough. Can't say the same for Wendy's. I stopped going there quite a while ago, as their burgers were usually dry and not all that tasty. Fresh beef is good, but not when it's abused on the grill.
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/03/31 12:23:46 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Twinwillow 2017/04/27 12:41:23
There was an article about this in today's paper.  It also states, "Employees will cook up the never-frozen beef on a grill when burgers are ordered."  That should be interesting.  Most times they can't even get MH's "lg. coffee with 3 sugars and 2 creams" order right!   
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/03/31 13:00:17 (permalink)
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/03/31 18:47:10 (permalink)
Stopped for a (never frozen) "animal style" cheeseburger at In-N-Out Burger today.
Great, satisfying, cheese burger and, only $2.60! How can you beat that?
 
Btw, try a few of those very small "spicy heat bomb" peppers at the condiment stand. Terrific!
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/03/31 20:19:46 (permalink)
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Stopped for a (never frozen) "animal style" cheeseburger at In-N-Out Burger today.
Great, satisfying, cheese burger and, only $2.60! How can you beat that?
 
Btw, try a few of those very small "spicy heat bomb" peppers at the condiment stand. Terrific!


Well said!!!
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/04/01 14:56:55 (permalink)
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There was an article about this in today's paper.  It also states, "Employees will cook up the never-frozen beef on a grill when burgers are ordered."  That should be interesting.  Most times they can't even get MH's "lg. coffee with 3 sugars and 2 creams" order right!   


......and there will be no problems of customers getting sick on under cooked burgers.......(or maybe not). BK has spent a lot of $$$$$ for an idiot proof cooking system,,,,,,,,but not (I think), because they wanted to spend the money. When I was 17 or 18, and my boss told me to speed things up, I'd have cooked burgers for a minute less without a second thought. So it's only 150???, it can finish heating up to 160 in the warming tray..............
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/04/26 14:49:59 (permalink)
According to the paper, McD just had a good quarter, buy focusing on  frequent customers. The "fresh" beef isn't even out yet. Chipotle just had a good quarter too, with better same store sales.
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/04/26 16:43:01 (permalink)
Just out of curiosity I tried one of McD's "fresh meat" Quarter-Pounders.  I really couldn't tell the difference, i.e., no oversized napkin was necessary.
 
AND IT WAS $3.99 !!
 
As both In-N-Out and Five Guys sell the same size patty for a buck less I see no reason to return.
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/04/27 06:27:45 (permalink)
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Just out of curiosity I tried one of McD's "fresh meat" Quarter-Pounders.  I really couldn't tell the difference, i.e., no oversized napkin was necessary.
 
AND IT WAS $3.99 !!
 
As both In-N-Out and Five Guys sell the same size patty for a buck less I see no reason to return.




Not sure if this is a 'comparison price' based on overall weight, but the 'Little Hambuger' at Five Guys in the Baltimore area sells for $4.99
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/04/27 10:13:35 (permalink)
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MetroplexJim
Just out of curiosity I tried one of McD's "fresh meat" Quarter-Pounders.  I really couldn't tell the difference, i.e., no oversized napkin was necessary.
 
AND IT WAS $3.99 !!
 
As both In-N-Out and Five Guys sell the same size patty for a buck less I see no reason to return.




Not sure if this is a 'comparison price' based on overall weight, but the 'Little Hambuger' at Five Guys in the Baltimore area sells for $4.99




Here the 'Little Hamburger' is $4.49 according to Five Guys Online Ordering.  It shows the 'Little Hamburger' at $5.19 in the Dallas TX area.
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/04/27 11:48:46 (permalink)
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MetroplexJim
Just out of curiosity I tried one of McD's "fresh meat" Quarter-Pounders.  I really couldn't tell the difference, i.e., no oversized napkin was necessary.
 
AND IT WAS $3.99 !!
 
As both In-N-Out and Five Guys sell the same size patty for a buck less I see no reason to return.




Not sure if this is a 'comparison price' based on overall weight, but the 'Little Hambuger' at Five Guys in the Baltimore area sells for $4.99




Here the 'Little Hamburger' is $4.49 according to Five Guys Online Ordering.  It shows the 'Little Hamburger' at $5.19 in the Dallas TX area.




Wow. 
You are correct.
 
It's been a while since I have been to a local Five Guys.  I'll have to check my bank account before my next visit!
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/04/27 12:47:08 (permalink)
I'll stick to my "animal style" cheeseburger at In-N-Out Burger for $2.60. 
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Re: McDonald's to try something new... Fresh Beef! 2017/04/27 13:16:22 (permalink)
I did not think McDonalds had a griddle to cook hamburgers any more?...Russ
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