McDonald’s has cut the Angus Burger from its menu.
According to CTV News, McDonald’s started selling the Angus Third Pounders back in 2009. The news comes shortly after the restaurant announced that it was removing Chicken Selects and the Fruit & Walnut Salad from the menu.
MSNBC notes that McDonald’s is trying to make its menu more affordable as beef prices rise and the restaurant industry remains stagnant. The restaurant is hoping to boost sales with its dollar menu while cutting some of its more expensive items like the Angus Burger.
Richard Adams, a consultant to McDonald’s franchisees, said that the restaurant’s dollar menu has actually hurt the sales of more expensive items like the Angus burger.
Adams said: “When you can get four or five burgers off the Dollar Menu, nobody’s going to buy the Angus burger. The Dollar Menu has become a real problem for these chains.”
McDonald’s said that it was cutting the Angus Burger from its menu in order to “make room for new and exciting choices for our customers.”
Spokeswoman Danya Proud added that the Angus burger may find its way back on the menu someday.
Proud said: “While these burgers will no longer be available in our restaurants, they may still play a future role on our menu.”
McDonald’s decision to cut the Angus burger isn’t the only big change on the restaurant’s menu. McDonald’s recently unveiled an egg-white McMuffin, chicken wraps to compete against Subway, and the chain may soon start offering breakfast 24/7.