>> What you may have thought was already on the McDonald's menu is coming soon to a quarter pounder near you, fresh beef. The fast food giant announcing Thursday, the upgrade from frozen patties. So far, Big Macs and other burgers aren't part of the fresh beef roll out. Wendy's has regularly trolled McDonald's on social media about the freshness of it's meat.
On Thursday, mocking the announcement, tweeting, McDonald's so you still use frozen beef in most of your burgers, in all of your restaurants, asking for a friend. The McDonald's menu change part of a concerted effort to respond to and debunk rumors it uses mystery meat like pink slime, made up of ammonia treated beef scraps in its burgers.
>> It's all beef and there's no pink slime?>> Nope, none at all.>> The restaurant says that meat product had been discontinued back in 2011. In 2015, McDonald's announced it would phase out using some antibiotics in its chicken McNuggets. That same year, severing ties with long time supplier Tyson Foods, after undercover video allegedly showed employees abusing chickens.
It's all part of an effort to stem customer flight. McDonald's says it's lost a half a billion US customer transactions over the last four years.