"Sorry if one of these were your favorite, they just did not sell well enough nationally," the website quoted the franchisee, McEnaney Enterprises, as saying. That post has since been removed.
In the meantime, some McDonald's operators may welcome the company's plans to stop serving some items.
"The menu at McDonald's has gotten so broad and so jumbled that nothing sells in large numbers," said Richard Adams, a former McDonald's franchisee who now consults for franchisees. "This business was built on simplicity, and that's kind of gone out of the window in the last decade."