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McDonald's Kansas City Introduces the Multi-Person "Blitz Box"

Categories: Junk + Food

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McDonald's (multiple locations) is testing out its latest gimmick in Kansas City: the "Blitz Box." The box is a $14.99 "multi-person meal" that has never been sold in the United States before. The idea is to boost sales -- you know, because McDonald's is really struggling.

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The box comes with two quarter pounders with cheese, two medium fries and ten chicken McNuggets with dipping sauces. McDonald's tends to try out new products overseas before introducing them to an American market, and similar boxes are already sold in Australia and the Czech Republic.

The Blitz Box debuted September 2 in KC and will continue through football season, but it's possible that if the item is a success, McDonald's will introduce it to more locations. USA Today points out that fast food joints have been moving away from family meals in the past few years and focusing on individual items -- to which we say, who says this has to be for two people?

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Location Info

McDonald's

4620 S. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant


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14 comments
Nick Linville
Nick Linville

If all you people are sooooo against McDonald's food, why the hell did you even open this link. I can't wait for this to hit the stl. market (hold the onions)

Don Lanier
Don Lanier

Last Mcdonalkds meal I had was terrible, Fast food was more like Cardboard with Ketchup...

Donald LaMacchia
Donald LaMacchia

At $22.00 I'll take home a case of White Castles, I seen this when I was doing a show out there.

Jacob DeVore
Jacob DeVore

Sorry, Riverfront Times, but you're WAY too early with your April Fools story... amiright?

Mike Schwab
Mike Schwab

Just like a KFC 8/12/16 etc Family Meal.

Deanna Marie
Deanna Marie

I wouldn't even eat there! I don't eat that kind of crap

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

it's not a "gimmick"...it's a way to reduce man hours.

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