Date
22 November 2017
The bread dwarfs the ingredients in the new McDonald's breakfast sandwich (left) which is advertized as a heart y meal (right). Photos: Internet, chinatimes.com
The bread dwarfs the ingredients in the new McDonald's breakfast sandwich (left) which is advertized as a heart y meal (right). Photos: Internet, chinatimes.com

Taiwanese bite back at ‘stingy’ McDonald’s

McDonald’s introduced a breakfast sandwich in its Taiwan menu and quickly came under fire for being stingy with the ingredients.

Customers complained that the ingredients — ham, egg and lettuce — make up less than one-fifth the size of the bread, Apple Daily reported Friday.

Some netizens called it a fraud and said they’re not paying for the sandwich but for the cutting skills of anyone who sliced the ingredients into such tiny pieces.

McDonald’s charges NT$39 (US$1.24) to NT$49 for the sandwich which comes with a hot drink.

But with the ingredients so small, customers said they’d rather just buy a cup of coffee that comes with two slices of bread.

A company spokesman apologized to customers, saying the whole thing might have been a misunderstanding among the kitchen staff.

He said the new offering is a product of a year-long process involving McDonald’s representatives from Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China.

Some Hong Kong netizens, however, said they could not rule out a similar controversy ending up on their plate.

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