At McDonald's UK, our 100% beef burgers are made from whole cuts of beef from British and Irish farms.
That's because our number one priority is to serve you great tasting food made with high quality ingredients.
Farms with high standards
The high quality beef in our burgers comes from over 16,000 British and Irish farmers, which have strict animal welfare standards in place.
All of the farms that supply our beef are accredited by nationally recognised farm assurance schemes such as Red Tractor.
Our beef burger suppliers
We have long-term partnerships with two beef suppliers based in Britain and Ireland.
Dawn Meats employ butchers who chop the beef into whole cuts in accordance with our quality standards. They then deliver these whole cuts, either fresh or frozen, to OSI in Scunthorpe.
OSI mince the whole cuts of beef and shape them into patties. Our blend of fresh and frozen mince holds the patties together which means nothing needs to be added. Once the beef patties are shaped, they’re frozen straightaway, carefully packed and then delivered to our restaurants.
And that’s how our 100% beef burger patties are made! See all of this in action here.
Burgers carefully cooked by our crew
In the restaurant kitchen, our crew cook our 100% beef burgers to the high standards we require and our customers expect.
They don’t add fat or oil to cook the beef patties. Instead, they use hot grills which cook them from both sides at once – a bit like the grilling machines you might have in your kitchen at home.
The beef patties are then seasoned with just a pinch of salt and pepper after cooking and added to a bun along with the other ingredients from your chosen burger.