McDonald's dumps Chicken Selects from menu
The company is also booting the apple walnut salad. Is there anything good left to eat?
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?
I can get something similar to the chicken selects at other fast foods; that is about the only food item that I have purchased from them in the past year.
McDonald's "Grilled Chicken Wrap", marketed by them as a snack, is probably their healthiest meal choice for a calorie counter. But don't buy the Fried Chicken version!
We almost never eat at McDonald's because of the high fat and calorie content of their foods, but there are locations such as small Airport Terminals and Toll Road Plazas where McDonald's is the only choice for a meal.
not sure where fried chicken "fingers" are considered a healthy alternative but if they weren't selling then I can understand McDs dropping them. The Angus third pounders are pretty good but overpriced when compared to the rest of the burgers. Before doing away with them, they should try lowering the price to see if sales increase.
And one thing about the Angus burgers. People going to fast food restaurants aren't differentiating between Angus beef and "regular" beef so charging more for the burgers than they charge for the quarter pounder or big mac is seen simply as a more expensive burger.
If its not selling why have it on the menu.
Last I looked McD is in the business to sell what folks are willing to buy. And not to be their health nanny.
Shocking that healthy items don't sell at McDonald's.
Next you'll tell me Weight Watchers don't hold meetings at the Golden Corral
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