“What?!” you say.

It’s true.

McDonald’s is going organic!

The fast-food giant is jumping on a healthier bandwagon these days … replacing sodas on its Happy Meal menu boards with juice and milk; adding apple slices, Go-GURT and Cuties Clementines to its menu; printing fun nutrition facts on its Happy Meal boxes; testing healthy salads with ingredients like kale and quinoa; and unveiling plans to phase out antibiotics in its chicken products and source only cage-free eggs.

And this month, McDonald’s debuted its first hamburger made entirely with organic beef at over 1,500 locations in Germany. The “McB” burger makes a test run through October and November, sporting Lollo Bionda lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, red onion rings, Edam cheese and sauce in addition to the organic patty. Later in the month, the same locations will test a  “Long McB” burger—organic beef, arugula, Maasdam cheese, red onion rings, tomatoes, and spicy sauce on a sunflower seed bun.

Long McB, McDonalds



  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Wow, I had not heard this good news! FINALLY, there has been a lot of pressure from the public to make fast food healthier. I hope that McDonalds will be able to source out local produce and meat as well so that more famers will have an income stream they can count on. Thank-you Deutschland for taking that leadership role and giving McD fans an opportunity to see that healthy can out perform Junk food!!

  2. I’s about time! And if the big fast food giant can do it then everyone can do it. This is good news- only wish I was in Germany as that McB sounds delish.

  3. Krista says:

    Way to go! I am glad to see that they are going organic! I wonder how long tell it will take off in the United States. I do feel though that McDonalds has pressure to be healthier because of the wrath they receive for “making” people obese. Maybe this is a way to make their company look better as well as appeal to both fast food junkies and healthy people who just want a quick meal on the go.

  4. At least they are trying. In our small town it’s one of our very few “restaurant” choices.

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