McDonald’s menu is shrinking

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — 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.

5 comments

  • Martha Wolf

    I REALLY LIKED the snack wraps, but the large wraps are too large and not nearly as tasty. I wish the snack wraps would make a come back!

  • rachel

    I really liked the bbq chicken snack wraps now that they r off the menu i dont even go to McDonald’s anymore whats the point that was the only thing i would get

  • OneMan'sOpinion

    Now shrink the fat and sodium content. You can’t be everything to everyone unless your name is Wal-mart.

    • kimberlee

      What are you talking about. Wall mart has reduced the amount of their stock . In several items I have noticed my favorite brands have disappeared. LeaVing me to choose their store brand or one national brand.

  • Troy Shirk

    I hope Mcdonalds isn’t getting rid of the dollar menu? I really liked the bbq ranch burger and the McChicken…… They need to bring back the Angus Burgers too…… They were the best and so tasty!! And the Sham Rock Shake!!

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