Angus cattle are said to have the perfect amount of marbling, the most tender, the cream of the crop. BUT, the only beef that is allowed to be called CERTIFIED angus beef is that which the USDA says is certified.
There are different levels of cuts.
Prime, highest in fat
Select, the leanest
So while they are playing a gimmick and making everything think they are getting this high priced, tender, best of the best beef, it’s just that, a gimmick. They are prolly giving everyone a commercial grade cut, ground. Which makes it no better than meat from my old Hereford. To put it in perspective, only 3% of angus beef is USDA Certified Prime.
This is what I think Mickey D’s is doing…not other places. I know I’ve had a Certified aged Angus beef steak and it was by and large very good. And very pricey!
*Edited to remove the wrong information. Read the following posts.