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Watch the McDonald's 'Menu Innovation Team' at Work

Bloomberg TV takes a behind-the-scenes look at the McDonald's test kitchen, where a 40-person "menu innovation team" works to develop what could be the next Big Mac. Food scientist Deb McDaniel — whose claim to fame was developing and launching McDonald's breakfast sandwich, the McGriddle — talks about making McDonald's recently launched smoothies (described as an "on-trend" item), some failed menu items (McDonald's pizzas), and learning to work with fresh produce: The most surprising part of working with fresh apples, for example? "How temperature-sensitive produce is." Go, watch:

Video: McDonald's Test Kitchen: Where Fast Food Is Born

· McDonald's Test Kitchen: Where Fast Food Is Born [YouTube via First We Feast]
· All McDonald's Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All Fast Food Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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