A Personal Rant: McDonald’s Has Made a Couple Changes that Don’t Sit Well with Me

No More Skim Milk for McDonalds McCafe Drinks

I really wanted to title this post ‘McDonald’s is on my Sh*tlist‘ for this personal rant here, but decided against it. There is nothing earth-shattering to report, like suspicious ingredients or food horror stories, but instead, a few things that are irking me.

You Can’t Order Skim Milk for McCafe Drinks Anymore

I recently started drinking Caramel Mochas from McDonald’s again – there’s a relatively new one in town, so we’re dealing with a brand new McCafe machine. If you read my previous post titled “This Disturbing News about McCafe Drinks at McDonalds Makes Me Cringe,” I learned a few things about the machines that turned me off for quite a while.

Bring Back Senior Discounts at McDonalds

The McCafe beverages, like the White Chocolate Mocha and Caramel Mochas really hit the spot when I’m craving hot coffee drinks. When ordered with non-fat milk, I don’t have to feel completely guilty about it. But now…McDonald’s has eliminated that option. So now, they only make their coffee drinks with whole milk now. I know I can’t be the only one that opted for the non-fat milk, but it’s gone, and I’m disappointed to say the least. Yes, something minor to many…but I like saving calories where I can, so I can enjoy other things later.

Another thing McDonald’s is not offering anymore, which surprised me….

No More Senior Discounts for Coffee.

That’s a bummer. This isn’t an offer that I partake in, but my mother got a shock when she inquired. It’s a shame because I’ve noticed that McDonald’s in the morning is a popular hangout for the elderly. I’ve strolled through and sometimes sat down in McDonald’s to do work, and have seen large groups meet up with their newspapers, order coffee, talk politics, share family stories, and just have a good ol’ time. And, I’m pretty sure that having a senior discount on their coffee is helpful for many who do or don’t live on a fixed income.

So, there you have it, a few changes I recently discovered about McDonald’s that I don’t like.

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26 thoughts on “A Personal Rant: McDonald’s Has Made a Couple Changes that Don’t Sit Well with Me”

  1. Coralie says:

    I honestly don’t really go there anymore. I have had terrible experiences with their customer service at several different locations.

  2. Dana Vento says:

    I’ve never try that Mc coffee before because i don’t like much coffee but i like their foods we are always eating in Mcdonals we really like to go there.

  3. Anosa says:

    I am not a senior but how very rude of them to remove the senior discounts. I have to go somewhere else for my coffee now lol
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  4. tauyanm says:

    I only drink coffee in the morning guess im guilty of not hving to try any mcd’s coffee sorry to hear they change the skim milk.

  5. Candace says:

    Coming from the UK this was never an option for us

  6. Echo says:

    The senior discount thing really shocks me. I think everyone should offer senior discounts! I usually order skim milk drinks too, but don’t mind whole milk, since I don’t frequent McDonald’s much.
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  7. I’m obsessed with McDonald’s McCafe drinks. But I never even knew they had the option for skim milk. Sorry to hear they no longer offer it.

  8. Rosey says:

    I always see seniors in the McDonads in the a.m. too. Too bad there’s not a discount on the coffee anymore.

  9. Kecia says:

    Wow, why would they stop senior discounts? There are so many restaurants that offer them, they are likely losing more money than just the discount on their coffee!
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  10. I didn’t know that has been changes at McDonald. I love full cream milk so I won’t be complaining. But no more discount for seniors would be bad.

  11. Krystle Cook says:

    Both of these things are very crazy to me that they are no longer available. I don’t tend to go there for coffee so I wouldn’t know.

  12. Kathy says:

    I think that’s really sad. Skim milk is a lot better than most milks. Also the senior discount should be meant for all items on the menu! That is really disappointing.

  13. karlyn cruz says:

    So sad to hear that there is no more discount for seniors. Hope they will change their rules again and give the right discounts for seniors.

  14. Annette Yedlin says:

    The one here near us still offers discounts for seniors. I hope they don’t stop, it’s a great thing for them!A wonderful way to show appreciation for our elders. What a shame if they get rid of it all together.

  15. No discounts for seniors? That is not good! What happened to them? Don’t like that.

    1. Yona Williams says:

      I don’t know…one day it was available, and then the next time my Mom went, they said no more.

  16. Amber Myers says:

    I didn’t know this. Basically I just love the fries there. So long as they have my fries, I’ll keep going. Yum.
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  17. That is shame that they do not offer discounts for seniors anymore and it is not good that they don’t do skimmed milk either. Do you know they don’t even have a decaf option?
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    1. Yona Williams says:

      Oh wow, I didn’t know that. And, I read somewhere that they are really pulling for their McCafe line to bring in the customers. Why offer fewer options? Especially those that are healthier…

  18. Elizabeth O. says:

    I wonder why they suddenly changed the rules. That’s really sad to know, especially since there are people who need skim milk instead of the regular one. Plus that senior discount!

  19. Brittany says:

    I don’t typically eat there except to get a frappe. A golden corral close to me just closed down due to insect and rodent infestations!…I was so grossed out!

  20. Christina Aliperti says:

    Wow, I didn’t know about these changes. I don’t like them either, especially stopping senior discounts. That is just being greedy.

  21. Maybe almost all of the seniors drink and order only coffee when they came to the store.

  22. Chloe says:

    How bizarre you can’t order it in skim anymore! Doesn’t sound like they are doing themselves any favours.

  23. Tara L says:

    Wow where have I been? NO more senior discounts on coffee that is crazy. It’s just mcds I mean nothing special to me about them. I don’t usually go there or I’ll have a Mocha Frappe every once in awhile.

  24. Tara Pittman says:

    That sad that they took away the senior coffee. Coffee is so cheap so shame on them

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