McDonalds Eliminates 9 Menu Items

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    After years of bulking up its menu with everything from oatmeal to lattes to wraps, McDonald’s Corp. MCD, -0.03% has cut a number of items from its U.S. offerings.

    Getting the ax: the Deluxe Quarter Pounder burger, six chicken sandwiches, and the honey mustard and chipotle barbecue snack wraps, according to Bloomberg. It was a “rolling removal” so restaurants discontinued the sandwiches as they ran out of them, company spokeswoman Lisa McComb told Bloomberg.

    It’s all part of an effort to simplify the company’s kitchen operations, as it faces increased competition from smaller, more focused chains like Five Guys Holdings LLC and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. CMG, -1.49% (Read at WSJ.com: McDonald’s Menu Problem: It’s Supersized)

    The menu changes also come as new CEO Steve Easterbrook seeks to implement a turnaround plan including raising wages, curbing antibiotic use in its chicken, and all-day breakfast at certain outlets.

    Last week, McDonald’s reported a steeper-than-expected drop in profit in its first quarter amid foreign-currency impacts and restructuring charges. Sales excluding newly opened or closed stores fell 2.6% in the U.S.
     
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    dammit, the deluxe qtr pounder was my favorite :pigout:
     
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    McD's main problem is that they cannot really compete on either price or quality. Granted, I am in Silicon Valley, but $7.00 for a filet of fish, fries and drinks is just f-ing ridiculous when for a buck or so more you can get Chipotle. By the same token, you can run over to Taco Bell and get some shit food and a drink for about $4.00 They need to decide if they are upscale or value. They're trying to do both, and it ain't working.
     
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    For seven or eight bucks I'll haul my carcass to carl's jr.

     
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    l literally can not remember the last time I ate McDonald's. Without exaggeration, it's been at least 20 years.
     
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    They should concentrate on doing their core business better.

    1. Sell small hamburges and cheeseburgers, Quarter Pounder, Big Mac, and Filet o' Fish.

    2. Return beef tallow to the fries. The vegetable oil they use doesn't taste as good and causes inflammation, the true cause of heart disease. http://www.statinnation.net/
    WTF is the logic behind selling beef burgers and then eliminating beef fat from the fries?

    3. Simplify the above to improve the quality of the food.

    4. Eliminate franchises that are poorly run, dirty, and have bad consistency.

    5. Go to real food. Real beef, minimize the processed stuff. Get rid of the chemical-izing of the food that makes Food snobs diss it.
     
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    JD's filet o fish sandwich is still there, tubby will be happy

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    Good points, all, except the beef tallow. That shit leaves the worst taste in my mouth.
     
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    Any idear where that so called burger meat come from. The only thing they have good is the sweet tea.
     
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    all day breakfast :cheer:
     
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    2. I think vegetarians complained they were consuming "hidden" meat.

    5. Don't you think snobs will diss it no matter what? McDonalds has been using breast fillets in their sandwiches for a long time and yet you still hear the accusations of pink slime.

    I only go to McDonalds occasionally for a morning apple pie.
     
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    Been about 45 years for me LOL
     
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    Prices go higher and the burgers get smaller, the last Big Mac I had was like a hockey puck size, you can get 4 jr's for the same price.
     
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    Wow. Da Badass does NOT have the frame to carry that boiler.
     
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    JUMP! JUMP stupid clown and end it all! Your time is over!:ixnay:
     
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    the filet-o-fish now contains only 1/2 a cheese slice :grad:
     
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    McDonald's appeal is low cost. If they try to market their mystery meats as high end dining they're going to get a rude awakening.
     
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    But no real fish nor real cheese in it at all. Its all pink slime.
     
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    This is a really interesting read.
    McDonald's: Behind The Arches
    McDonald's: it is the world's premier entrepreneurial success story, a company whose growth worldwide continues to be astonishing. In tough financial times, McDonald's proved that ingenuity, trial and error, and gut instinct were the keys to building a service business the entire world has come to admire. In the years since McDonald's: Behind The Arches was first published, McDonald's has been a trendsetter in advertising, focusing on different ethnic groups as well as the physically disabled. McDonald's created McJobs, a program that employs both mentally challenged adults and senior citizens. And because its franchisees have their fingers on the pulse of the marketplace, McDonald's has evolved successfully with the health food revolution, launching dozens of new products and moving toward environmentally-safe packaging and recyclable goods. Inspiring, informative, and filled with behind the scenes stories, this remarkable saga offers an irresistible look inside a great American business success.