McDonald's dumps Chicken Selects from menu

The company is also booting the apple walnut salad. Is there anything good left to eat?

By Kim Peterson Feb 28, 2013 2:10PM
File photo of McDonalds Chicken Selects in March 2011 ( Martin Lee/Rex Features)McDonald's (MCD) is cutting Chicken Selects and apple walnut salad from its menu. Does that leave anything for health-conscious diners looking for a quick meal?

Judging from the outcry on Twitter, the answer seems to be no.

"McDonald's discontinued Chicken Selects. . . My life is officially over," wrote one dismayed customer on the social-media site. "I guess I'll never be eating McDonald's ever again just (because) they are no longer making Chicken Selects," another customer wrote.

The company touts its Chicken Selects as "premium finger food for picky people." They were made from chicken breast filets and ran about 380 calories for a three-piece serving.

But apparently, picky people were just a little too picky. One McDonald's franchisee said that the Chicken Selects didn't sell well enough nationally, The Chicago Tribune reports. A spokeswoman confirmed to the newspaper that Chicken Selects and apple walnut salad will be cut, and that the company is reviewing options for its Angus Third Pounder.

The Tribune speculates that the move is clearing the way for new products, perhaps a McWrap sandwich with grilled or fried chicken. McDonald's has also been testing chicken wings at some restaurants.

Which returns us to a question asked all the time by calorie-counting parents rushing their kids' Happy Meal orders through the McDonald's drive-thru: Is there anything on this menu for me to eat?

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Feb 28, 2013 3:04PM
Breakfast only for me....and then not very often.  I will not eat their other foods.
Feb 28, 2013 3:03PM
Don't eat fast food from ANYWHERE if you want to stay alive. All you'll find is salty, greasy, foods that will clog your arteries and make you need a new wardrobe and a gym membership.
Feb 28, 2013 3:02PM
Get rid of fake chicken lol that is so sad. lol
Feb 28, 2013 2:57PM

Whatever ... frozen food section ... Tyson bag-o-chicken tenders ... done.

Feb 28, 2013 2:56PM

it has been proven time and time again that MOST folk who eat at fast food places DO NOT BUY these "healthy" alternatives. the onyl reason places really have em is to appease the assanyne minority of ****s who if they have such a damn problem with fast food should just not eat there. they should keep their ****ing mouths and opinions to themselves anbd let people who like fast food eat it.

Feb 28, 2013 2:52PM
"Im a health-conscious diner looking for a quick meal, Ill go to McDonalds".......said noone ever!
Feb 28, 2013 2:51PM
I would be bummed about this, but Im 3 years McD free... I broke down and had a McTasty in Dubai last time I was there.
Feb 28, 2013 2:50PM
I didnt realize that adults actually ate there..gezz.
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