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McDonald's responds to claims its burgers are shrinking

McDonald's responds to claims its burgers are shrinking

Some customers have been upset by the size of the meat on offer

We've all heard about chocolate bars getting smaller over the years, but what about burgers?

I know, it had never really crossed my mind either, but there's some people out there who think there is a big conspiracy going on at McDonald's.

Rumours began doing the rounds when someone compared the size of a Filet-O-Fish, the McChicken sandwich and the fast-food joint's beef burgers. 

In a post to Facebook, of course, one customer posted a photo of the three meals side by side, and claimed that something iffy was going on.

McDonald's denies any conspiracy that their burgers have shrunk.

"Have McDonald Filet-O-Fish always been this small? I don't remember it being mini, kid-size like this?!" they asked.

Cue the outrage.

"Just like the quarter pounder, got its name as it was a quarter pound of beef, it's barely that now," said one.

Another chipped in: "We had Big Macs last week. Not only have the buns shrunk but the meat patties were so thin we could see literally through them. Was as if they had sliced them in half."

"Inflated price...deflated goods," put a third.

But while there were plenty who had noticed a change in the size of their meat, not everyone was so quick to jump to conclusions.

With one customer pointing out: "It's the same size bun as the cheeseburger, it's always been small."

Well, McDonald's has now come out following the backlash to assure customers that nothing has changed.

A spokesperson for the chain said: "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 percent RSPCA approved chicken and 100 percent Aussie beef."

So there you have it, you can all chill out now, lads.

Some customers were adamant that their meals were smaller.
Alisha Arif/Alamy

But while Maccies claims it hasn't changed the size of its products, the same cannot be said for Mars as it was revealed last month that the confectionery giant was reducing the size of its Twix bars.

Yep, if you pick up one of these sweet treats in the near future, it will actually be smaller than you previously remember.

In fact, it’ll be a whole three grams lighter, down from 23 to 20 grams.

In other words, that’s about 15 percent of the whole bar!

And if that wasn't bad enough, they’re also going to be more expensive too.

Tesco will be selling 16 packs of the ‘fun size’ – which has always been a confusing moniker – for £3, which is an increase from £2 for the same number of bars of the previous size, according to The Grocer.

Over at Sainsbury’s, they’re selling the new multipack for £2.80, which was what they had been before the weight reduction

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Topics: McDonalds, Food And Drink, World News, Viral, Facebook