Bowing to pressure to slim down what some call a bloated menu, McDonald's is cutting eight items from its menu beginning in January to boost service speed.
The fast-food giant is also reducing its number of extra value meals from 16 to 11 as it seeks to turn around its U.S. unit, it said at its investor meeting Wednesday.
It's unclear which items will be axed as part of the revamp. As an example, a McDonald's spokeswoman said the company could reduce its number of quarter pounders with cheese to one from four, premium chicken sandwiches to one from three and snack wraps to one from three.
It's currently testing this menu in Delaware; Little Rock, Arkansas; Waco, Texas; Bakersfield, California; Macon, Georgia; and Knoxville, Tennessee, according to a McDonald's spokeswoman.
The company has struggled recently to turn around its performance recently amid increased competition in the restaurant industry as fast-casual players like Chipotle have gained share. In November, U.S. comparable restaurant sales dropped 4.6 percent. Year to date, the company's stock has dropped 6 percent.