McDonald's looks harder at fresh beef concept

|About: McDonald's Corporation (MCD)|By:, SA News Editor

McDonald's (MCD -1.2%) is expanding its testing of using fresh beef at its restaurants.

Never-frozen patties are now available at 75 restaurants in Oklahoma to follow on the initial pilot program in Dallas.

There's no indication that the company has the ability to expand the concept nationally, but some analysts are already fretting.

"I have major concerns over food safety and our lack of ability to serve a large number of customers quickly," Nomura analyst Mark Kalinwosku warned earlier this year about going from frozen to fresh.