Food & Wine reports that "McDonald's is rolling out what it calls its 'best burgers ever' in select cities. The update will affect a few core McDonald's items, including the Big Mac, McDouble, Cheeseburger, Double Cheeseburger, and Hamburger, essentially its entire classic burger lineup … 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."
The story notes that "if some of those changes sound familiar, they seem to be piecemeal-ing some desirable attributes from beloved regional competitors, including White Castle and In-N-Out, the latter of which has made moves to expand its territory further east."
- KC's View:
If Mickey D's wants to be more like In-N-Out, I'm willing to give them a try when their new-and-improved burgers make it to my area. I cannot remember when I ate my last Big Mac, but I'm willing to jump off the wagon in the interest of research and open-mindedness.