McDonald’s ditches fries, small drinks from dollar menu
In what salty snack enthusiasts would deem a half-baked move, McDonald’s is dropping small french fries and small drinks from its popular Dollar Menu. The items will be replaced with fresh baked cookies and ice cream cones, according to Reuters.
The change is part of the chain’s push to increase its edge over competition. McDonald’s will also introduce an Extra Value Menu later in the month, featuring 20-piece chicken McNuggets, double cheeseburgers, chicken snack wraps, Angus snack wraps, medium iced coffees and snack-sized McFlurries and regional items. All Extra Value Menu items will be priced above $1 and most will be less than $2.
“The choices have been available for quite some time, we’re just making it easier for customers to find them and enjoy them,” said Neil Golden, chief marketing officer for McDonald’s USA.
Will you miss your small fries and sodas?