La Madeleine thinks small

La Madeleine thinks small

Bakery and café chain the latest to offer downsized menu items

Post-recession downsizing has gripped restaurant menu items this spring, with the latest entry being mini-sandwiches at La Madeleine Country French Café.

In a limited-time offer — now through May 30 — the 60-unit bakery café chain will be offering Mediterranean Mini-Trio Sandwiches for $7.99.

Boston Market offered barbecue sliders last year, but the small-mindedness has been especially evident in desserts. The 5,700-unit Dairy Queen last year introduced

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