McDonald’s announced that the fast food giant is removing a few items from the McDonald’s menu, including Chicken Selects and the Fruit & Walnut Salad, The Huffington Post reported on March 1. McDonald’s is also considering removing Angus Burgers from the menu. McDonald’s plans to step up the “limited-time” menu options
McDonald’s recently introduced Fish McBites, and plans to add McWrap chicken sandwiches with lettuce, tomato and cucumber and a choice of three sauces later this year. The McWrap sandwiches are similar to McDonald’s Snack Wraps, but larger.
In an emailed statement, McDonald’s announced that the company is “evaluating options as it relates to the Angus Third Pounders” introduced in 2009. The world’s largest hamburger chain introduced the Selects chicken fingers in 2004 and the Fruit & Walnut Salad in 2005.
The Huffington post reported that a McDonald’s franchisee’s Facebook page noted the discontinuation of the items from the McDonald’s menu, posting, “Sorry if one of these were your favorite, they just did not sell well enough nationally. “ The post has since been removed.
McDonald’s has been struggling as competitors Burger King and Wendy’s step up their marketing campaigns and menu options. All three fast-food chains are fighting to attract customers at a time when people are being more careful about where they spend their money.