According to the company, the revised name better reflects the actual amount of beef in the sandwich. “”We realized calling it a Double Quarter Pounder was technically correct, but may have confused some of our ‘slower’ guests,” said a McDonald’s spokesperson. “We wanted to be more transparent with our guests and give them a more accurate representation of what they’re getting.”
Many customers are confused by the sudden change, with some expressing outrage at the perceived downgrade. “I can’t believe they would do this to us,” said one disgruntled customer. “I was always under the impression that I was getting double the amount of beef in that sandwich. Now I feel like I’ve been ripped off.”
Others, however, are supportive of the move. “I think it’s admirable that McDonald’s is being honest about the amount of beef in their sandwiches,” said one customer. “It’s refreshing to see a company take responsibility for their actions and be transparent with their customers.”
Despite the mixed reactions, McDonald’s insists that the Half Pounder will still be the same sandwich that customers have come to know and love. “We’re just changing the name, not the recipe,” said the spokesperson. “So don’t worry, you’ll still get that same juicy, satisfying bite you’ve come to expect from us.”
It seems that McDonald’s is trying to do what’s best for its customers, even if it means shaking things up a bit. And who knows, maybe the Half Pounder will become the new fan favorite.