McDonald's promises upcoming recipe tweaks will insure 'best burgers ever'

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Whether you consider the familiar to be comforting or stale, there’s little doubt that when you think of hamburgers from McDonald’s, you can conjure a certain consistent taste in your mind.

However, the fast-food franchise says in a new press release that changes are coming, and they plan to be serving their “best burgers ever” to the masses very soon.

In particular, tweaks are coming to some of the most well-known staples on the McDonald’s menu, including the basic hamburger and cheeseburger, Double Cheeseburger, McDouble, and the iconic Big Mac.

According to the press release, McDonald's says the upgrades will include:

- Softer, pillowy buns that are freshly toasted to a golden brown
- Perfectly melted cheese that will make you want to savor every last bit off the wrapper
- Juicier, caramelized flavor from adding white onions to the patties while they're still on the grill 
- Even more of everyone's favorite Big Mac sauce, bringing more tangy sweetness in every Big Mac bite

“I’ll always remember my first burger from McDonald’s. And now my culinary team and I have the best job in the world: thinking about ways to bring even more of that iconic McDonald’s taste to fans,” Chef Chad Schafer, Senior Director of Culinary Innovation at McDonald's USA, said in the release.

“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,” he continued.

So far, the rollout has begun in a few select cities: “Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver, Boise, Tucson, and surrounding cities,” according to the release.

The new recipes will go nationwide next year.

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