The subtle changes being made to your McDonald's favourites

McDonald’s is planning on changing how it cooks its favourite menu items in Australia.

In a statement to Yahoo News Australia, the restaurant said it was planning on making burgers “hotter, juicier and tastier” with a number of changes after spending “countless hours optimising the cooking process”.

McDonald’s said it would be cooking their beef patties with “just the right sear on the grill for juicier patties”.

Sharon Paz, vice-president of operations for McDonald’s Australia, told the Nine Network’s A Current Affair patties would be kept on the grill for exactly 40 seconds now.

McDonald's has announced changes to Big Macs, Quarter Pounders and Cheeseburgers in Australia. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

Other changes included onions being added at the grill “for more flavour”, softer and freshly toasted buns, and more special sauce on the Big Mac, the statement provided to Yahoo News Australia said.

According to A Current Affair, an extra dollop of sauce would be added to the Big Mac and the restaurant had looked at the distribution of sesame seeds on the buns.

“At Macca’s, we’re incredibly proud of the quality of the food we serve our customers, but we are always looking for ways to give our customers the best tasting menu we can,” Ms Paz said in the statement.

“We’ve reviewed all of the steps and elements that go into serving our classic burgers to ensure they are the very best they can be – and here in Australia, we’ll be the first country in the world to serve these hotter, juicier and tastier burgers at every one of our restaurants.

McDonald's will change how it cooks cheese and grills its beef. Pictured is a Cheeseburger which is among the menu items affected by the changes. Source: AAP (file pic)

“We’ve undertaken extensive research, testing and trials as we’ve developed our new restaurant processes and are confident our customers will agree our burgers taste better than ever before.”

Peter Haselhurst, managing direct of Milky Lane, believes McDonald’s is being forced to make changes by its customers.

“Customers are looking for the best produce and the best product, and you can get that on every corner these days,” he told A Current Affair.

Mr Haselhurst added McDonald’s was making changes “to keep up with the competition”.

The new changes will be rolled out on Wednesday.

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