On the flip side, McDonald's locations that offer the new never-frozen beef option tell Delish that sales are on the rise since its introduction. Managers are doing their part by telling anyone who opts for the new meat option that it'll take longer than usual, so customers can brace themselves for that additional 60 seconds of waiting.
McDonald's is already facing a time crunch compared to its competitors. According to Consumerist, customers using the drive-thru at the Golden Arches wait, on average, about 3.47 minutes. This is before the fresh beef option, too. Compare that to Wendy's, where customers wait at the drive-thru for only about 2.81 minutes. Wendy's has always boasted never-frozen beef — maybe that square patty has something to do with it?
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