McDonalds is taking one of its boldest menu steps in years. The company has announced that it will eliminate all artificial ingredients from its burgers. Ingredients such as calcium propionate and sodium benzoate will disappear from the Quarter Pounder and Big Mac as McDonalds tries to project a more healthy image. The move follows efforts earlier this year to use fresh beef and natural beta carotene in its burgers. Since the changes, many menu items have seen sales increases.
FINSUM: The healthy food movement has reached a significant mass and we think these changes were ultimately a must for the company.