McDonald's responds to claims its popular burgers have shrunk

McDonald's customers are claiming the chain's burgers have decreased in size and now the fast food giant has responded.

One NSW resident prompted a discussion about Macca's burger sizes by questioning whether the Filet-O-Fish had recently shrunk to a miniature size.

McDonald's Filet-O-Fish burger beside McChicken
A NSW McDonald's customer alleged that the popular Filet-O-Fish has shrunk and is now a "mini" burger. Source: Facebook

"Have McDonald's Filet-O-Fish always [been] this small? I don't remember it being mini, or kid-sized like this?!" asked the customer on Facebook.

She shared a photo of a Filet-O-Fish sitting between a McChicken burger and what appears to be a Deluxe Quarter Pounder, which are both much larger than the fried fish item.

'All the McDonald's burgers have shrunk again'

The woman received a stream of replies from fellow customers, who agreed that McDonald's burgers had gotten smaller in recent years.

"All Macca's food is now super-small size," wrote one customer.

"All the McDonald's burgers have shrunk again – even the Bacon & Eggs McMuffin," commented a second.

A third added: "Inflated price... deflated goods."

McDonald's restaurant exterior
Many Macca's customers agreed that its burgers had recently shrunk. Source: Getty

Debate over 'shrinkflation' claims

Other customers pointed to the size of the restaurant's iconic Big Mac and Quarter Pounder as evidence of shrinking burger sizes.

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

"Just like the Quarter Pounder got its name as it was a quarter pound of beef, it's barely that now," chimed another.

Some customers, however, said the Filet-O-Fish is the same as ever.

"It's the same size bun as the Cheeseburger. It's always been small," commented one person.

A second wrote: "Been like that for as long as I can remember. Only [with a] steamed bun."

McDonald's denies changes to burger sizes

A spokesperson for McDonald's told Yahoo News Australia there have been no changes to the size of its burgers.

The spokesperson emphasised McDonald's commitment to quality and great value for its customers.

"We are committed to offering our customers great quality, great value burgers featuring 100 per cent RSPCA Approved Chicken and 100 per cent Aussie beef," said the spokesperson.

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