McDonald’s is bringing some big changes to their classic burgers. The fast food giant announced that Big Macs, McDoubles, and plain hamburgers will all be getting a makeover.
The new burgers will have buns that have been reimagined and onions will be added directly onto the burger while it is still hot on the grill. The Big Macs will also get an extra helping of Big Mac sauce.
According to PEOPLE staff who tested the new burgers at McDonald’s headquarters, the difference between the original double cheeseburger and the new version are huge. The shiny bun is more inviting, and the burger itself has a great grilled taste.
“The difference between the OG double cheeseburger and the new and improved version are actually huge,” says Kate Hogan, Director of Digital Specials and Features. “The shiny bun is so inviting and the burger itself has a great grilled taste like it came off of your own barbecue.”
McDonald’s has already rolled out the burgers in international markets like Canada, Australia, and Belgium, and they have started their rollout in U.S. cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, and Denver. The new burgers will be available to all U.S. guests by 2024.
THIS MORNING ON @GMA: We’re taking a look at #McDonalds classic burgers getting a “McMakeover!” @Janai breaks down what this means for the iconic fast food meal and if we can expect to see prices go up. pic.twitter.com/D7ipfIorGe
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 18, 2023
To celebrate the new burgers, McDonald’s brought back the Hamburglar for a new commercial. The mischievous burger thief hasn’t been seen since 2015.
In addition to its meat, McDonald’s has also been thinking up ways to reimagine their menu. In March, they announced the release of a new strawberry shortcake McFlurry for a limited time. The McFlurry features creamy vanilla soft serve, strawberry-flavored clusters, and crispy, buttery shortbread cookies.
“McDonald’s new Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry features our signature creamy vanilla soft serve, strawberry-flavored clusters, and crispy, buttery shortbread cookies,” said a statement shared with PEOPLE.