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We only use whole cuts of 100% beef from the forequarter and flank to make our famous burgers with nothing else added apart from a pinch of salt and pepper after cooking.All of our beef is sourced from over 20,000 British and Irish farmers that must meet the standards set by a nationally recognised farm assurance scheme, such as Red Tractor.Butchers prepare these whole cuts of beef, which are then minced and shaped. Our blend of fresh and frozen mince holds the patties together. We don’t need to add any binders, McDonald’s UK burgers are just 100% beef.In our restaurants we don’t use fat or oil to cook our beef burgers. Hot plates cook the beef patties from both sides at once. We then add a pinch of salt and pepper, dress with your chosen filling and serve.
Whole potatoes are the only potatoes we use for our Fries. From the Russet Burbank to the Shepody, these are long potatoes that can be cut to make extra-long Fries.These whole potatoes are washed, peeled, cut, prepared and frozen. Our restaurant teams cook them in a blend of sunflower and rapeseed oil, adding salt before serving
All of the eggs we cook across our UK breakfast menu are free-range British and Irish eggs that conform to the Lion Quality Code of Practice or equivalent. Compassion in World Farming has awarded us two Good Egg awards. The most recent in 2015 for our commitment to only using free-range eggs, including ingredients.The answer to why our eggs are so round is simple. We steam our eggs gently in a ring, which gives them their distinctive round shape. The cooking process is quick and easy. Once cooked, they then fit perfectly into our toasted McMuffin buns.
Due to supply issues, for a short time we are temporarily unable to guarantee that all of our streaky bacon is made from British RSPCA Assured pork. Our back bacon and sausage patties are unaffected. We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible and we remain committed to high welfare standards and pork sourced from British, RSPCA Assured scheme farms.
We may be famous for burgers but we offer a number of tasty options for vegetarians too. Our French Fries, the Vegetable Patty used in our Spicy Vegetable Deluxe and Vegetable Deluxe have all been approved by the Vegetarian Society and are suitable for vegetarians.All of our fried products from our fries to our vegetable patties are cooked in a blend of sunflower and rapeseed oil, and in separate vats from our chicken, beef and fish products.You can find the full list of products that have been approved by the Vegetarian Society as suitable for vegetarians here
Every single coffee bean we use in our McCafé® range comes from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms.The Rainforest Alliance works with coffee farmers to improve their livelihoods and the well-being of their local communities.As well as being good for farmers, our coffee also tastes great too. Every cup of coffee we serve – and we serve around 375,000 cups of coffee a day in the UK – uses only 100% freshly ground Arabica coffee beans.
We want to make sure you have everything you need to make an informed choice about what to eat and drink when you visit our restaurants.That’s why you can find all of our calorie information for our food and drink on the menu boards in our restaurants, on our website and via our mobile phone app.You can also find nutrition and allergen information for all our standard products on the reverse of our trayliners, and a summary of the nutrition information on some of our packaging. An allergen booklet is also available in every McDonald’s restaurant.