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McDonald’s responds to claims its burgers are shrinking

19/08/2022

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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McDonald’s have officially responded to customers who suggested their burgers had shrunk.

The fast food chain had recently come under fire for the size of its burgers, with one mum in Australia claiming her Fillet-O-Fish seemed ‘kid sized’ in a rant on Facebook.

“Have Mc Donald Filet-O-Fish always been this small? I don’t remember it being mini, kid-size like this?!,” she wrote.

And it appeared she wasn’t the only one to say it, with several others flocking to the comments to agree.

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The McDonald’s customer thought the Filet-O-Fish had got smaller (Credit: McDonald’s)

“Just like the quarter pounder, got its name as it was a quarter pound of beef, it’s barely that now,” said one person.

Whilst another moaned: “Inflated price…deflated goods.”

Whilst there were several Maccies fans who were adamant their burgers had decreased in size, there were others who weren’t so sure. 

“It’s the same size bun as the cheeseburger, it’s always been small,” protested another. 

McDonald’s responded to the shrinking claims (Credit: Alamy)

Responding to the furore, Maccies were quick to respond and set things straight, too.

“There have been no changes to the size of our burgers,” they said in a statement.

“We are committed to offering our customers great quality, great value burgers featuring 100 percent RSPCA approved chicken and 100 percent Aussie beef.”

So, there you have it. Australian Maccies fans can breath a sigh of relief.

Whilst the incident happened in Aus, the UK has seen similar complaints before. Although, like Down Under, the Maccies burger hasn’t shrunk over here.

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The cheeseburger may not have shrunk, but it has got more expensive (Credit: McDonald’s)

In some ways it has, though, because whilst the burger remains the same size, customers now get less food for the same buck.

That’s because the cheeseburger (and some other menu items) have changed in price – with the burger joint increasing the cost for the first time in 14 years. Sob.

Yup, the cheeseburger now costs £1.19, instead of 99p. Maccies said that the move was a ‘touch choice’, and reassured fans it is still committed to ‘offering great tasting food at affordable prices.’

You can read more about that here. 

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