If you’ve found yourself in a McDonald’s drive-thru in recent weeks, perhaps you noticed that your Quarter Pounder tastes a little bit better than it used to. Whether or not that’s actually true, a new Dallas-only pilot program from McDonald’s could mean higher-quality offerings from the world’s largest fast food chain.
Restaurant News reports that the pilot program, which involves preparing Quarter Pounders with fresh beef instead of frozen, just might “foretell one of the biggest shifts in product specifications in the chain’s history.” The last major change made to the McDonald’s burger came in 2012, when the company discontinued the use of “pink slime,” or extruded meat filler.
This isn’t the only change that McDonald’s has in the works for Dallas. Also new are varying sizes of Big Macs, including a version made with larger patties, and the Mac Jr., which seems pretty self explanatory.
At present, the fresh beef test is taking place in Dallas at 14 unnamed locations across the metroplex. If you think you’ve tried one of these new and arguably improved burgers, hit up the tipline with your thoughts.