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McD Changed Up Their Beef Burgers: Here’s What’s Different [Review]

McD Changed Up Their Beef Burgers: Here’s What’s Different [Review]

McDonald’s Malaysia has upgraded their menu to make it look and taste better.

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According to McDonald’s Malaysia, they have made small changes to their classic beef burgers that have resulted in a big difference. They have also changed the way they prepare and cook the burger, with the end result being hotter, juicier, and tastier.

So What’s Changed?

Well, what’s in a cheeseburger? It’s a classic for how unassuming it is. But even a classic can be upgraded, as McDonald’s has reworked almost every part of the burger.

A basic, classic Double Cheeseburger.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

Among the changes are:

  • softer, glazed buns that hold more heat, are fuller, and shinier
  • adding onions directly to the patties on the grill
  • New Zealand imported cheese slices are softened to 17.5°C for optimal meltiness
  • smaller containers to keep vegetables fresher and crispier
  • 100% pure halal beef patties are seasoned, grilled, and seared to perfection in smaller batches
  • the Big Mac will have MORE Big Mac sauce

We’re always listening to our customers, and the changes we made to our classic beef burgers are intended to deliver on customer cravings for making their favourite burgers that much hotter, juicier, and tastier.

Melati Abdul Hai, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald’s Malaysia

The Verdict

We were given both the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ Double Cheeseburger to try and taste the difference for ourselves.

Left: the ‘old’ cheese burger and right: the ‘new’ improved cheeseburger.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

The ‘new’ burger is visibly fuller with a shinier bun. On the inside, the old recipe called for onions on the bun with the sauce, but the new recipe calls for the onions to be grilled together with the patties.

Left: the ‘old’ recipe where the onion is mixed with the sauce; right: the ‘new’ recipe where the onions are lightly grilled together with the patty.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

The idea behind grilling the onions together with the patty is to caramelise the onions for a sweeter, more flavourful taste.

We tried a bite of the old cheeseburger and the new cheeseburger to compare.

The new recipe really does result in a better cheeseburger. It is noticably juicier and more flavourful. The bun in particular is soft and smooth without being dry. The whole burger is also hotter to the touch, a tactile sensation that really ramps up the enjoyment of the burger.

Although these little changes seem rather insignificant on its own, these ‘new’ beef burgers still retain their usual flavour profiles but the enjoyment of it has been elevated.

Even their classic Big Mac has gone through the ‘glow-up’ treatment.

Left: the ‘old’ Big Mac and right: the ‘new’ Big Mac treatment.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

As you can see here, the Big Mac buns have also gotten the softer, glazed treatment for a fuller look and feel.

If you’re keen to try out the new and improved beef burger treatment for yourself, it is now available at all McDonald’s outlets nationwide. But even better yet, the chain is running a special promotion, offering the Double Cheeseburger at just RM10.95!

This special promo price is only available for one day only, in their attempt to set the Malaysian record for ‘The Most Beef Burgers Sold In 24 Hours’.

READ MORE: Just RM10.95 For A McD Double Cheeseburger Meal? Here’s How

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