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    McDonald’s Puts Unfrozen Meat on the Menu

    There’s some beef over the changes. McDonald’s has announced that by mid-2018, the majority of their 14,000 U.S. restaurants will be serving quarter-pounder burgers with freshly made, cooked-to-order beef patties. While swapping out frozen patties may seem like a no-brainer, some McDonald’s franchisees worry that the new steps could slow service, upset quality control and create new vectors for cross-contamination. Nonetheless, the company hopes the change will mirror the “overwhelmingly positive results” it trumpeted following a trial run in Texas and Oklahoma restaurants.

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