If you like to bring you and your kiddos to your local McDonald's locations after a long day of school, things may look a little different the next time you head into your area McDonald's. First, it was changing hamburgers, now they are trying to make yet another significant change...

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In 2023, McDonald's announced plans to introduce a new cooking technique that would yield more "perfectly melted cheese" and "softer" and "pillowy" toasted buns than previous iterations. It is thought that the revised burgers had more "caramelized flavor" because the onions were placed on the burger meat while it was still on the grill rather than being distributed over the cooked patties.

This time it won't just be the hamburgers, it looks like they are trying to change the way you experience McDonald's going forward. Feels like we've been heading in this direction with fast food chains since the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, there might be more changes on the horizon for McDonald's in Texas...

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It has been reported that McDonald's intends to remove the self-serve soda fountains from dining rooms around the country. The transition process has already begun in Illinois and a few other western states, but it appears that it will be a lengthy one that may take up to ten years.

Here is a Statement sent out from McDonald's via The Insider

"McDonald's will be transitioning away from self-serve beverage stations in dining rooms across the U.S. by 2032," McDonald's said in a statement. " This change is intended to create a consistent experience for both customers and crew across all ordering points, whether that's McDelivery, the app, kiosk, drive-thru or in-restaurant.

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Self-serve soda fountains let customers of fast food restaurants restock their beverages several times. Self-serve beverage stations have already begun to be removed.

What could it look like?

Customers will need to request refills at the counter rather than having endless refills available to them. It is said that taking down the soda machines will improve food safety, deter theft, and reduce the number of dine-in patrons.

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