Are McDonald's burgers fresh or frozen?

March 04, 2021

Our 100% beef is ground, formed into patties, and then flash frozen. Flash freezing is when beef is quickly frozen to seal in fresh flavor. From the day it was formed, it usually takes about two to three weeks until the burger is served. 

Quarter Pounder® with Cheese features a ¼ lb.* of 100% fresh beef that’s hot, deliciously juicy and cooked when you order.

*Available at most restaurants in contiguous US. Not available in Alaska, Hawaii, and US Territories.