McDonalds Canada has cut back a lot of customization options
No more Poor Man's Big Mac or Junior Mac for me.
That's right, I found out today that I can no longer order a McDouble from a kiosk or the app and then hit the customization menu to add Big Mac sauce and lettuce on it. No such option anymore. In fact, all I can add is bacon and more of the existing standard McDouble ingredients.
Can't add anything to the Double Cheeseburger that's not already on it, not even bacon which is stupid because there is no bacon double cheeseburger on the menu. What if i want to go to McDondalds and order a bacon double cheeseburger? Can't be done.
How about a Jr Chicken with bacon? Not an option. Add Big Mac sauce to that? Nope. Add tomato? Not possible. Add onions? Not available. Open the pod bay doors? I'm sorry Dave, the app can't do that. Want bacon on my Big Mac? Nope, can't do that. Want to change the fake "re-hydrated" onions to real "slivered" onions, the kind that is on the Quarter Pounder? Nope. NO MORE BACON BIG MAC FOR ME because why?! Was the money I was giving them for that bacon slice not valuable enough?
I can still add stuff to the Quarter Pounder but there's a long list of stuff I used to be able to add that I can't add anymore. Definitely NOT mac sauce, just bacon, "mayo style sauce" (ewww), leaf lettuce, tomato and.... that's it. The bacon costs extra of course, + $.90 per strip. The tomato is $.40 per slice. The lettuce and mayo are free because apparently McDondalds hasn't gotten around to adding a cost to that stuff yet. However, if I customize my Quarter Pounder With Cheese ($5.79 ordered as standard) this way, adding bacon (+$0.90) + lettuce (free) + tomato (+.40) then it's actually MORE expensive that just ordering a Quarter Pounder With Cheese BLT; A Quarter Pounder With Cheese with added bacon, lettuce and tomato comes to the outrageous price of $7.09. A regular-old Quarter Pounder With Cheese BLT is on the menu listed at $5.79. So customizing my sandwich by adding bacon and/or tomato would be stupid (not to mention expensive.) Apparently McDonalds is hoping that stupid people that can't add will customize their Quarter Pounders this way and not realize they're being screwed.
In short, all the good customization options on the McDonald apps and kisoks are gone. I have yet to try a secret-menu order in person but I'll bet you a cheeseburger and a small fries that they've blocked off that avenue of frugality too. I wonder if you can still get Big Mac sauce in packets? ::hmmmmmm::
Meanwhile at Burger King I can add (more) tomatoes to just about anything for free, same with the lettuce and onions and pickles. They'll put bacon on anything too; even the poutine, yet another thing McDondalds won't let you do. Want a chicken paddy on my Whopper? That's an affirmative. Can I get a Big King with bacon? Oh yeah.
For a company that still does orders the 20th century way (in person) Burger King is beating the pants off McDonald's in the customization department, which is a shame because the McD's kiosks used to be really good for that. What happened, did McDonalds hire Ebeneezer Scrooge as their new CEO?