If you already think McDonald’s burgers are delicious, don’t worry — things are hopefully only going to improve from here. For starters, the chain is updating how it cooks its burger patties in an effort to address criticism that McDonald’s burgers are too dry. Moving forward, the all-beef patties will be cooked in smaller batches than before. Ideally, this will ensure that they’re cooked more evenly throughout. Additionally, the new Big Mac will feature two of these patties and more of the chain’s famous special sauce.
The pickles and lettuce will be fresher than customers might be used to, as will the cheese, which will also benefit from melted better to create a better texture with every bite. Improving its buns was another major goal for the restaurant, as a less-than-appetizing, flattened-out, dense bun has been commonplace for McDonald’s burgers in the past. Now those squished buns have been swapped with a fluffy, brioche alternative. The new buns will also have a more natural coating of sesame seeds and a buttery taste. The burger chain is further hoping to stack up to the competition by implementing more thorough preparation techniques and routines.