Last Chance For McDonald’s Baked Goods Before They’re Gone Forever

By Britta DeVore | Updated

For customers who were already depressed over the ice cream machine always being out of service and not getting that sweet treat they wanted, McDonald’s goers will be extra upset to know that a handful of the fast food chain’s baked delicacies are on the way out. According to CNN Business, the home of Ronald McDonald is pulling the apple fritter, blueberry muffin, and cinnamon roll from their long lineup of options at the beginning of this month.

This means that some of your favorites may already be history. Having only been available for three years, it’s clear that the treats weren’t hitting the customers quite as much as was initially expected.

McDonald’s Teams Up With Krispy Kreme

But, don’t worry. For those of us who were ready to pick up the torches and pitchforks, the company will still carry classics like the freshly baked apple pies and chocolate chip cookies. And, as McDonald’s pushes out the old, several restaurants in Kentucky will roll in with the new as they team up with Krispy Kreme to give customers the chance to have a donut on the side of their Big Mac Meal.

With both Krispy Kreme and McDonald’s looking to push more of their products, the recognizable brands are hoping to get more sales through their partnership.

The pastry items were first spotted on McDonalds’ menu back in late 2020 when the company was trying – like many others at the time – to make up for the money they lost during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

McDonald’s is removing the apple fritter, blueberry muffin, and cinnamon roll from menus this month.

While their lunch and dinner sales remained mostly on the up and up, they spotted a decline in numbers during breakfast with people either laid off from their jobs or working remotely from home. There was also the addition of competitor chains like Wendy’s which also dipped into the breakfast pool which further dispersed their patrons.

While McDonald’s menu items vary around the world with Germany boasting a vegan burger, Japan being the home of the Cheese Tsukimi Burger, and Italy selling the mouth-watering Italian Stack, there’s always a chance that the baked goods could show up in another country.

And, although they are admitting defeat with their pastries, this isn’t the first time that the Golden Arches has wiped a menu item when it wasn’t selling as expected. In the past, we’ve seen the ‘90s flub of The Arch Deluxe and the pineapple, cheese, and ketchup sandwich known as The Hula Burger both being pulled from the menu after crowds were less than pleased with their taste.

There’s always a chance that the baked goods could show up in another country.

As those who’ve been to McDonald’s in any capacity over the last few years will know, the company has been moving up its price points with prices getting dangerously close to what customers could expect to pay at a sit-down restaurant.

Still, with so many people turning to the speedy service of the drive-thru and dine-in options, it’s almost a sure-fire thing for the company to charge whatever they want as long as their products keep patrons coming back. For now, you’ll want to race to your local Mickey D’s to sink your teeth into those sweet pastries before they leave forever.