McDonald's Corp. (MCD) announced Wednesday that the seven "classic burgers" on the menu at its namesake fast food chain are now served nearly entirely without unhealthy additives.
McDonald's will be removing preservatives from their buns and sauces, however, their pickles still have some preservatives (you can request your burger without pickles if it's a concern for you).
McDonald's is following an industry trend toward healthier food.
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As per trusted sources, the changes will be applied to cheeseburgers, double cheeseburgers, hamburgers, McDoubles, Big Macs, Quarter Pounders with Cheese, and Double Quarter Pounders with Cheese in 14,000 eateries of McDonald's across the United States.
"We've been laser-focused on using our size and scale to implement meaningful changes across our entire menu, changes that we know are important to our customers, our franchisees, our people and our planet", the McDonald's press release said. The burgers and buns themselves will also switch to new, all-natural recipes. Marking the next major milestone in the fast food restaurants journey to building a better restaurant.
McDonald's isn't the only restaurant chain putting their menu on a diet.
The Chicago-based company admitted that around one-third of its sandwiches still contained artificial components.
As the largest fast-food conglomerate in the world, McDonald's has received a lot of publicity for the quality of their food.
Experts say the average customer these days is more health conscious, and has higher expectations for their food.
Earlier this year, the company replaced frozen beef with fresh beef in its Quarter Pounders.
Even the company's Apple Pies were given a recent makeover.