McDonald’s to down-size menu and cut 8 items

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McDonald’s ever-evolving menu could soon come with fewer options, the company said Wednesday.

But don’t worry, McDonald’s stressed, classics like the Big Mac and the Quarter-Pounder with Cheese aren’t going anywhere.

McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said the restaurant would be cutting eight items from the menu in January, on a call with investors. It will also be reducing the number of Extra Value Meals (which often come with a burger, drink and fries) from 16 to 11.

The cuts will clear the way for future food innovations, which could mean adding new ingredients or customizing individual orders, said Mike Andres, president of McDonald’s USA, who was also on the call.

Instead of offering four different kinds of quarter-pounders, McDonald’s said it will offer one. Also, it will cut down the number of premium chicken sandwiches and wraps from three to one.

The smaller menu is currently being tested in six cities.

Drive-through wait times have already come down in those test markets, Andres said.

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  • Ron Melancon

    And the employees want 15 dollars an hour and food stamps and guess what the food sucks. The cooking system makes the food always cold and they don’t toast the buns and the food tasted much better when I cooked on the old clam shell system.

    • mcdonald's employee

      what does your opinion on the food have to do with the workers getting a living wage? the quality of the food has nothing to do with the employee, we just prepare it. and you’re wrong, each bun is toasted.

  • Vir

    I for one am glad they will cut out some of the items and hopefully give room for some more new and possibly healthier items like the salads they brought in and Yogert for the kids ect .. they brought in healthier items but kept everything else and they really don’t need it all. Out with the old and in with the new.