McDonald's might swap all its frozen beef patties for fresh ones

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McDonald's Might Swap All Its Frozen Beef Patties for Fresh Ones

Where's the fresh beef? Apparently, it'll soon be under the golden arches.

McDonald's is swapping out frozen burger patties for fresh beef in 14 of its Dallas-area locations.

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The company has been touting 100 percent real beef patties for some time now, but its website says freezing them maintains "the freshest flavor."

McDonald's has been fighting slumping sales in the U.S., and testing fresh beef could be another effort to lure in customers.

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McDonald's might swap all its frozen beef patties for fresh ones

Restaurant: McDonald’s

Hack: Order two four-piece nuggets instead of one six-piece. It’s cheaper, you get more nuggets and you get more sauces. Score.

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Restaurant: McDonald’s

Hack: Order a McDouble without the ketchup and mustard but with lettuce and Big Mac sauce. You'll pay for the Big Mac taste for the price of a McDouble.

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Restaurant: Chipotle

Hack: Order half of one protein and half of another kind (like chicken and steak). You’ll almost always get more than half of each and end up with up to 1.5x the protein in your burrito or bowl for the price of a normal portion.

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Restaurant: Krispy Kreme

Hack: Fill out the survey on the bottom of your receipt for a free doughnut with the purchase of one. Hypothetically if you kept doing this, you could win unlimited free doughnuts. Not advised.

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Restaurant: Arby’s

Hack: Order two junior roast beef sandwiches instead of one regular classic. You'll end up with more meat for a lower price.

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Restaurant: Jamba Juice

Hack: Substitute any ingredient in any smoothie for the same price. If you’re craving a smoothie with non-fat yogurt instead of mango, or extra strawberries instead of blueberries, customize it to your liking without any extra charge. It will save you more than being charged for creating your own smoothie from scratch.

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Restaurant: Jack in the Box

Hack: Order two Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers and combine them into one for a much cheaper version of a Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger. 

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Restaurant: McDonald’s

Hack: Order a sausage McMuffin off of the dollar menu but ask for the sausage to be substituted with egg—an egg McMuffin for a dollar.

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Restaurant: Any pizza place

Hack: When you call to order delivery, ask if there were any orders that weren’t delivered—the pizza place will often give you those orders for a discounted price (perfect if cold pizza is your thing.)

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Restaurant: Subway

Hack: Order a Double Steak and Cheese Sub instead of the Philly Cheese Steak Sub—you’ll get the same sandwich at a normal foot-long price.

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Last October, the company started serving all-day breakfast at U.S. locations. And at the end of last month, McDonald's started testing chicken nuggets without artificial preservatives.

And some of McDonald's biggest competitors, like Shake Shack, use fresh beef burgers as a main marketing point.

While it's still early to see if fresh beef will be rolled out everywhere, a company spokesman told USA Today, like any test at the company, this is simply meant "to see what works and what doesn't."

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