McDonald’s Australia hits back at claims burgers have shrunk
McDonald’s Australia has hit back after customers claimed the fast food giant’s burgers had shrunk.
It comes after a Facebook user compared the size of a Filet-O-Fish to a McChicken and one of the outlet’s beef burgers.
“Has McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish always been this small?” I don’t remember it being mini, kid sized like this,” the Facebook user asked.
But Macca’s said its burgers haven’t shrunk.
“There has been no change in the size of our burgers,” a McDonald’s spokesperson told news.com.au.
“We are committed to providing our customers with high quality, great value burgers made from 100% RSPCA approved chicken and 100% Australian beef.”
Several people were quick to react to the image that sparked McDonald’s comment, with one joking about all Macca foods being “very small in size”.
One said: “We had Big Macs last week. Not only did the buns shrink, but the meat patties were so thin we could literally see through them. It was as if they had cut them in half.
Another added: ‘Just as the Quarter Pounder got its name from it being a quarter pound of beef, it’s barely that now.’
This isn’t the first time people have questioned the size of McDonald’s burgers.
Social media users across all platforms have wondered if McDonald’s burgers have gone down over the past year.
“You should rename your Big Mac to Mac Cursor,” one man wrote online. “It’s shrunk so much there’s nothing big about it.”
Another took to Twitter to complain about the alleged decrease in burgers.
“I am now in Kambra. The descent was easy and enjoyable, with a stop at Macca to catch a Not-so-Big-Mac,” the man tweeted.
“I can’t believe how much smaller the beef patties are. Micro-bloody-scopic.
Another added: ‘Big Macs were huge in those days and the toys were fabulous.’
One person said, “Yeah, the Big Macs were huge. They are much smaller now.
A TikTok comedian – @tomvanlooij – even created a skit involving a father taking his child to McDonald’s, complaining about the size of the food.
“Oh you’re kidding,” he said, unwrapping a roll instead of a burger.
“Oh my god, that’s tiny. You’re kidding. Wow, I can’t believe that.
“In my day, you had to hold it with both hands.”