McDonald's is getting rid of its Chicken Selects and Fruit & Walnut Salad and considering cutting Angus burgers as it tries to freshen up its menu with more limited-time items, ABC News reported Saturday.
Burger King and Wendy's recently mimicked McDonald's by adding coffee drinks, smoothies and salads. Then, they used their smaller size to their advantage by introducing a barrage of limited-time and seasonal menus.
Last year, McDonald's sales dropped to a ten year low, making the menu changes for Burger King and Wendy's profitable for them, but detrimental to McDonald's.
As part of a way to revamp the menu and make room for more "limited time" items, McDonald's will be dropping the Chicken Selects item, as well as the Fruit and Walnut Salad.
They are getting rid of these two items because they didn't sell well enough nationally to stay on the menu when new items are added, which will be later this year.
The Angus third pounder is also on the chopping block, as a franchise owner in Kentucky mentioned on Facebook it will be axed with the selects and salad, although in an email McDonald's said it was evaluating it's options for that menu item, and the post has since been removed.
Last week, McDonald's released a statement saying that tests for horse meat in their product came back negative. Perhaps McDonald's will be aiming for healthier, better alternatives to greasy, fried foods?