McDonald’s is slowly changing up its burger game. CNBC reports that the fast food chain has increased the pre-cooking weight of its patties which means that he next time you order a Quarter Pounder you might be actually getting a 27% pounder.

Bloomberg also reports that McDonald’s restaurants are also toasting buns for longer and changing how it sears their burgers in order to make them juicier. No word on whether or not McDonald’s will increase the price of their burgers to reflect the new pattie sizes or not, but it appears likely as the price of beef has increased


Facts about Quarter pounders:

 The Quarter Pounder was created by Al Bernardin, a franchise owner and former McDonald’s Vice President of product development, in Fremont, California in 1971. Bernardin said that he “felt there was a void in our menu vis-à-vis the adult who wanted a higher ratio of meat to bun."

 As most markets do not use US customary measurements, the Quarter Pounder is known as the Hamburger Royale, McRoyal or other variations of the same. 

 "Quarter Pounder" is a trademark within the United States.

Cover: McDonald's