Breakfast Buzz: McDonald’s Fears Fresh Beef Push


Some McDonald’s franchisees fear the fresh beef push is a major food safety risk. That story tops this morning’s Breakfast Buzz.

In a recent survey by Nomura, some McDonald’s franchisees noted that swapping from frozen beef patties to fresh beef would not only impact the speed at which burgers can be served, but would also open up the fast-food chain to potential foodborne illness outbreaks if not handled perfectly. Fresh beef is being tested in 14 Dallas locations.

You can get books, clothes and household goods on Amazon Prime with a touch of a button. And now, you can even get a discount on a student loan! Amazon Prime is teaming up with Wells Fargo to offer a 0.5 interest rate discount. While the offer is for members of its student Prime program, there is no application fee from the bank. Also, repayment doesn’t have to start until six months after you leave school. Wells Fargo says the undergrad loans available through Amazon come with either fixed or variable interest rates. Graduate students are also eligible for the discount.

First Lady Michelle Obama was a guest on the Late Late Show for James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke.” Corden ride-shares and jams out with various musicians and celebs, but this is the first first lady. The first lady takes time to talk about her Let Girls Learn initiative, but also rocks out with Corden to Beyonce, Stevie Wonder and even Missy Elliot, who tags along in the back seat.

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