The over 13,000 McDonalds chains in the US will no longer have super-sized menu items by the end of this year. This move will help simplify the menu the fast food chain has while supporting customer efforts to maintain a more balance lifestyle.
1 manager in the source article says customers will get less for their money. Large french fires will still be sold despite the phaseout of super-sized items. Public pressure and lawsuits are causing fast food chains to seek out healthier options.
Consultant and former McDonalds executive Richard Adams says "obesity is a consideration...health is just a component of this. The menu's gotten too broad and the kitchens are unmanageable with all the new products." Less products=quicker service. Source