McDonald’s takes fresh approach to hamburger

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McDonald’s is changing the Quarter Pounder.

No, it isn’t about to become the Third Pounder or anything like that. Instead, McDonald’s says that by mid-2018, Quarter Pounder hamburgers will be made of fresh, not frozen, beef and will be cooked as soon as they’re ordered.

The concept was tested in Texas and Oklahoma and will roll out to a majority of restaurants, McDonald’s says. A report by CNBC says those locations won’t include Alaska, Hawaii and some airports.

The concept will be in effect for all types of Quarter Pounder burgers, including the Quarter Pounder with Cheese and Signature Crafted Recipe burgers. McDonald’s didn’t say whether prices would increase as a result of the change.