McD’s To Super-Size No More

Mar 03, 2004
George Anderson

By George Anderson

Soon, customers at McDonald’s won’t have the option to super-size their orders.

That’s because the chain announced it will stop selling the extra-large portions
in its U.S. restaurants by the end of the year, except for special promotions.

A company spokesperson, Walt Riker, said the decision was made because of dollars
and cents. “The fact of the matter is not very many Supersize fries are sold,”
he said.

McDonald’s decision comes during a time when it has been under pressure from
consumer health advocates and trial lawyers for the nutritional content of its
menu selections.

The fast-food restaurant franchise also has gotten more than its share of bad
publicity recently as the result of an award-winning documentary called Super
Size Me.
The film followed Morgan Spurlock for a month while his health
deteriorated on a diet of only McDonald’s items.

Moderator’s Comment: What are your thoughts on McDonald’s
doing away with its Supersize menu option?

What’s next, 7-Eleven without Big Gulp?

We have a feeling that many may agree with Jamie Cox,
19, who told the Associated Press he usually doesn’t finish his fries and throws
them away. “It’s a waste,” he acknowledged. “Once they get cold, they’re nasty.
But we would die without the (Supersize) drink.” George
Anderson – Moderator

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