With McDonald’s sales slipping, and food quality being a big consumer issue, the golden arches have released another “see what is really in our food” video featuring the somewhat famous Grant Imahara.
Today’s video is all about eggs. Does McDonald’s use them? Is there a big controversy involved in their eggs? I always figured they used real eggs (what isn’t a real egg?), but I guess there has been some big talk on social media about the authenticity of the eggs they use in McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches.
The egg supplier McDonald’s uses gets them shortly after they laid where the eggs are sent through a series of conveyor belts, cleaned and analyzed. Defect eggs are removed from the system. The eggs are then divided into two different groups: Whole eggs that have the perfect size, and eggs that are either too big or too small.
Eggs that aren’t the right size are then broken with a cracking machine and liquified, chilled, and sent off to a distribution center. These are used for McDonald’s scrambed eggs, breakfast burritos, and other uses that don’t require whole eggs.
The perfect sized eggs are kept in the shell. They are packed in cartons and shipped to the distribution center and on to the store where they can be used for egg McMuffins.
In order to get that perfect shape on your egg McMuffin, the eggs are cracked into molds on the grill. The molds are basically metal cyanders shaped to be the exact size of the McMuffin.
You can watch the whole video here: