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McDonald’s testing fresh beef at 14 Dallas restaurants

McDonald’s says it’s testing fresh beef at 14 restaurants in Dallas, but that it’s too early to say whether fresh beef could replace its frozen patties nationally. The Oak Brook, Illinois company says the test is limited to its quarter pounder patties.

McDonald’s tests McNuggets without artificial additives

Like the indestructible Twinkie, Chicken McNuggets are practically a culinary punchline, a symbol of hyper-processed fast food with a list of ingredients that reads like a chemistry exam. But now McDonald’s wants to take at least some of the mystery substances out.

Millennials test fast food industry

Most consumers will tell you they prefer fresh, tasty, healthy food over processed, greasy, assembly-line fare. Millennials, though, may be the first generation to back that up with their wallets. Fast-food operators say they are getting increasing pressure from the demographic – generally defined as 18- to 34-year-olds – to boost the quality of menu items or risk losing millennials. At stake is more than $1 trillion in spending by the group to the fast-casual category, which includes chains such as Chipotle Mexican Grill or Moe’s Southwest Grill.

Boomers can’t deny brush with junk food

We baby boomers were the first fast-food/junk-food generation. Lucky Charms – sugar lumps in the guise of a breakfast cereal – was created in 1962.