Meet Christine, one of our Quality Scouts who went behind the scenes of our world-famous
Big Mac® burger earlier this summer to see exactly how we make it.
Here’s her report into what she found...
"Having said I would never eat one, sceptical is one way to describe my thoughts of a McDonald’s burger. I just didn’t trust they were all beef with nothing added. So I suppose on the surface inviting me to become a Quality Scout was at best very brave or at worst very foolish on them.
For two days we were given complete access to major suppliers, across Southern England and Lincolnshire. So I wouldn’t have any pre-formed judgements, I purposely didn’t look at the set itinerary before starting. So did we get scripted dialogue, and corporate flag flying, from the people we met, NO. What we got were utterly fascinating visits, led by highly focused professionals, totally passionate about their products. We were encouraged to make comments and ask questions and believe me, we really put those guys through the wringer.
My personal favourite was Stephen Hobbs’ farm, although a very close second was the salad shredding (I will never look at an Iceberg as simply a lettuce ever again).
The most surprising for me was the abattoir, quiet calm dignity for the animals continued throughout. Last stop was the meat processing plant, and I will confirm, all McDonald’s beef burgers are simply 100% beef, taken from the forequarter and flank, no trim, no additives. I know, I saw them being made. Finally this sceptic was more than happy to eat her words, or in this case a McDonald’s beef burger."
Retired teacher and grandmother, Christine
Did you know that we only use whole cuts of 100% beef in our burgers, all supplied to us by over 16,000 British and Irish beef farmers? Find out for yourself exactly what goes into our burgers or watch this short video to see behind the scenes of our beef supply chain.