McDonald’s premieres new fresh beef Quarter Pounder in metro Atlanta

If your Quarter Pounder tastes different starting today (or takes longer) there’s a reason for that.

Metro Atlanta is one of the eight places in the country where McDonald’s has rolled out its overhauled burger.

The chain said that burger will be made with beef that isn’t frozen and the patties won’t be cooked before you order them, according to a news release.

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The release added that the burgers have “absolutely no fillers, additives or preservatives.” The restaurant announced its want to move toward fresher meat in March 2017.

Refrigeration equipment had to be added to stores to make this viable.

“Over the past two years, we have been listening to our customers and evolving our business to build a better McDonald’s. We are proud to bring our customers a hotter and juicier quarter-pound burger at the speed and convenience they expect from us,” McDonald’s USA President Chris Kempczinski said in the release.

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The national rollout includes 3,500 locations in not just 29 counties throughout North Georgia, but the following areas: Charlotte, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Raleigh and Salt Lake City.

These changes also apply to the eatery’s Signature Crafted Recipe selections.

The switch is expected to come to the rest of the contiguous United States by early May, the news release said.

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