No bagels or decaffeinated coffee
- Chick-fil-A is eliminating bagels and hot decaffeinated coffee from menus this spring.
- The chain will also consolidate the sizing options on other parts of the menu.
- Many fast food chains have cut menus over the past year to reduce wait times and address supply issues.
Chick-fil-A is cutting back its menu this spring, the chain confirmed to Insider.
Two items – bagels and decaffeinated hot coffee – will be completely removed from the chain’s menus in the coming months, along with other sizeable changes to consolidate its offerings and make room for new items.
The four- and six-piece children’s nugget meals will be replaced with a five-piece meal, while the milkshake, coffee, and ice cream cone sizes will also be reduced. The company is said to have tested some of these changes in 2020 in parts of Arizona and North Carolina.
“Later this spring, we will be removing two items from the national menu, the bagel and hot decaffeinated coffee, and consolidating several of our size offerings,” a spokesperson for Chick-fil-A said in an email. “Streamlining our menu will allow us to continue to provide our customers with the quality food and service they expect, as well as make room for new future menu items. “
Other fast food chains have reduced menus since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep up with changes in the supply chain, customer desires and to shorten wait times at the wheel. McDonald’s took a break from all-day breakfast, salads, grilled chicken sandwiches and chicken fillets in March to “simplify operations in our kitchens and for our team,” Insider reported last spring.
Taco Bell has cut more than a dozen items in 2020, including fan favorites like the Seven Layer Burrito and Mexican Pizza. Despite fan outcry last year, the leaner menu turned out to be a smart move as the chain moved to more steering wheel controls, and sales rose 5% in the quarter following the change. menu.
Chick-fil-A is consistently selected as the preferred drive-thru among customers based on QSR’s annual survey, despite the longest waits. A slightly thinner menu might alleviate some of that waiting time.
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