No More Supersize

By: Paige Lambrecht
By: Paige Lambrecht

Many fast-food chains are feeling the pressure to provide healthier items, and while McDonald's says that's not why they're getting rid of their Supersize, they do admit it doesn't fit into their new menu plan called "eat smart, be active".

We talked with some Wausau residents who frequent McDonald's. They weren't happy about McDonalds’ decision to downsize their menu choices.

“We normally order our food Supersize. I didn't know they were going to do that!” said Jennifer Sparks of Wausau.

Martina Balders agrees.

“I think they should keep it if someone wants Supersize then that's what they should be able to get.”

But dieticians say this move is a step in the right direction.

Samantha Heller is with the New York University Medical Center.

"When you decrease portion, of say French fries, you're decreasing the transfatty acids you're eating, you're decreasing the sodium and you're decreasing the calories.”

In fact, decreasing from a Supersize drink and fries to a regular size drink and fries will save you 360 calories.

McDonald's says the reason for eliminating Supersize is simple, not as many people are ordering it. They suggest that's due to an increasing number of health-conscious customers, but some customers we talked to aren't buying it.

McDonald's expects to phase out the Supersize items by the end of the year.