McDonald's Family Meals Tested, Come in Box With Burger, Fries, Nuggets

Monday, 09 Sep 2013 07:35 PM

By Morgan Chilson

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Families may soon have a new quick meal option at McDonald’s with the Blitz Box, which contains a couple of Quarter Pounders, french fries, and a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets.

The family-sized meal deal, with a $14.99 price tag, is being tested in Kansas City, where it’s featuring the Chiefs football team on the Happy Meal-like packaging, and is part of a local promotion. While boxed meal deals have been popular with restaurants that make their money selling chicken – think KFC – they’ve been slow to catch on in fast-food restaurants like McDonald’s because cold burgers aren’t appetizing, Burger Business reported.

Urgent: Should U.S. Strike Syria? Vote Here

A slow-moving market, though, is pushing McDonald’s to give the boxed meal a shot, industry publication said.

The fast-food chain is facing more competition, high beef prices, and “shaky consumer confidence,” Bloomberg News said, and the result is low earnings for the past two quarters.

With that in mind, the Golden Arches team is looking at remaking its Dollar Menu items, expanding it to a Dollar Menu and More offering, which would include higher-priced foods, Bloomberg said. The new menu is being tested in five markets.

Although one analyst told Bloomberg that “it just sounds like they’ll be raising prices,” the news service said franchisees have become increasingly unhappy with the Dollar Menu, which went online in 2002, because of a poor bottom line on those items.

McDonald’s is offering new menu items, too, including an egg white sandwich and different types of Quarter Pounders. In addition, jumping on a bandwagon of chicken wing popularity, the restaurants will offer wings sometime this month.

Meals in a box are already in McDonald’s restaurants outside of the U.S., Burger Business said. Dinner Box meals have been available in Australia since 2010, and are in Malaysia and the Czech Republic. They contain combos of burgers, Big Macs, McNuggets, and Quarters Pounds. With fries, of course.

“There’s a trend in eating now to bundling,” said McDonald's CEO Don Thompson, according to Burger Business.

Latest: Do You Support Giving Illegals Citizenship? Vote Here Now

Related stories:

McDonald’s Breakfast After Midnight Coming to 24-Hour Locations

3 New Quarter Pounders on McDonald's Menu Look Like Ditched Angus Burgers

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Wiley Bridgeman, Ricky Jackson Freed Decades After Wrongful Convictions

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 20:23 PM

Wiley Bridgeman, 60, and Ricky Jackson, 57, were freed Friday after being imprisoned for nearly four decades for a 1975  . . .

Akai Gurley Accidentally Shot and Killed by NYPD Rookie Officer

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 20:04 PM

Unarmed 28-year-old Akai Gurley was accidentally shot dead by a rookie police officer in Brooklyn who was walking with h . . .

Jimmy Kimmel: Mean Tweets About Celebs Read Aloud by Said Celebs (Video)

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 18:57 PM

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday brought back the popular, laugh-out-loud Mean Tweets, where celebrities read the cruel t . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved