Fast-food giants McDonald’s and Pizza Hut are thinking small after the Super Bowl, with new menu offerings that take after the small plates, tapas and portion-controlled craze.
McDonald’s this week is adding seafood for the first time to its Happy Meals with its Fish McBites. The seven small pieces of Alaska pollock – which are certified as sustainably sourced – contain 170 calories.
The limited time offer will coincide with Lent, which begins next week, and is made with the same fish used in McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish sandwiches. The Fish McBites are also available on the regular menu in other sizes.
In another short-term promotion, Pizza Hut debuted pizza sliders following Sunday’s football game. The mini-pizzas are 3.5 inches across, compared to the 6-inch diameter of a standard Pizza Hut personal pie.