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McDonald's Australia shuts down speculation that the size of their burgers have shrunk

Charisa Bossinakis

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McDonald's Australia shuts down speculation that the size of their burgers have shrunk

McDonald's has responds to claims their iconic burgers have shrunk.

Yahoo! News reports that a user posted to the Facebook group Markdown Addicts NSW asking: “Have McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish always been this small? I don’t remember it being mini, kid-sized like this.”

A spokesperson for the fast food chain told the outlet: “There have been no changes to the size of our burgers.

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

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However, this isn’t the first time McDonald’s has been accused of shrinkflation.

Earlier this year, comedian Tom Van Looy posted a TikTok video poking fun at the fast-food restaurants' seemingly less than generous portions.

In the video, Tom plays a typical Aussie dad seething at his not-so-Big Mac.

“Oh you’re joking. Oh my god, that’s tiny,” he says while bursting into fits of laughter.

He adds: “Back in my day, you actually needed to hold it with two hands. Is that a large?”

Many users chimed in, agreeing that portion sizes are far too small.

One person wrote: “They say ‘is that a large’ even tho the meal size doesn’t change the burger size.”

Another said: “Hahahaha my dad used to say the same thing, 30 years ago!!!!”

A third person commented: “OVER IN ONE BITE”

Back in 2020, customers also claimed Macca's had reduced the size of one of its most beloved items: the cheeseburger.

One Reddit user even likened the size of the burger to a cookie.

However, a McDonald’s spokesperson maintained that they had merely changed the shape of its bun and not skimped out on ingredients.

"The overall weight of our burgers remains unchanged... The new bun is the same weight, with slightly different proportions," they told the Daily Mail.

"We haven't changed the size of our beef patty since the first McDonald's restaurant opened in Australia in 1971.

"We still use 100% Aussie beef patties that our customers know and love."

Hmmm...people might not be completely convinced on this one.

Featured Image Credit: StockStudio / Alamy Stock Photo. Slateclean/Reddit.

Topics: Food And Drink, McDonalds, Australia

Charisa Bossinakis
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