I don't think eliminating items is going to help. I don't mind waiting an extra minute for my food as long as I am getting what I want and the food at least has some taste. IMO McDonalds food just has no taste. I would much rather go to Chipolte, Panera, Five Guys or even Wendy's because the food is actually better.
I go to McDs a lot, but only for the iced tea. I love their unsweet tea and a large is only $1. I probably go there 4-5 times a week for the tea. I rarely, if ever, get food there. Though I don't mind their chicken sandwich and I like their sausage biscuit for breakfast from time to time.