Skip to comments.The Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese!
Posted on 10/09/2012 9:19:45 PM PDT by Wagonboy
For about 25 years the Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese has batted at the #4 slot on McDonald's menu. My boy and I hit the drive through tonight because Mom wasn't in the car..... we were both ready for two Super Size #4's and then my world had changed. The Double QP was in the #3 slot! When and why did this happen? You Nannies and Busybodies with dietary suggestions can move on. This chat is for people who like to eat where, what and when they want who are well schooled in the menu of a great American institution.
Yep, the Double QP is good..but my favorite will always be a Royal Robin at Red Robin. I’ve had Five Guys, and they’re decent. I have yet to have anything from In-N-Out, and I can’t really think of anything else hamburger-wise that I think I NEED to try before I pass on.
Don’t recall exactly when, but I think it got moved up in line when the two-regular-cheeseburger meal got replaced by regular cheeseburgers moving to the dollar menu. Made room for some of those Angus burger meals too, IINM.
Good choice!! The D QP has always been #3 on the menus at my local McDs...The 2 cheeseburgers value meal has been at #4 (#1 is the big mac and #2 is the quarter pounder). But the good news, at least the government hasn’t found a way to outlaw the quarter pounder (yet)!
#3 is still a single 1/4 pounder here. Just had one last night.
I wish they where the same # nation wide. Gets confusing.
Usually in the time it takes to get from the ordering to picking up my order I’ve forgotten what I ordered. I have to look at the receipt to jog my memory.
But every fast food place has crappy fries now that they cut back on the salt.
McDonald’s sucks.... Plain and simple and there it is without any apologies. Anyone who thinks McDonald’s is good food just hasn’t ever had a good burger.
Jules: Well, if you like burgers give ‘em a try sometime. I can’t usually get ‘em myself because my girlfriend’s a vegitarian which pretty much makes me a vegitarian. But I do love the taste of a good burger. Mm-mm-mm. You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?
Jules: Tell ‘em, Vincent.
Vincent: A Royale with cheese.
Jules: A Royale with cheese! You know why they call it that?
Brett: Because of the metric system?
Jules: Check out the big brain on Brett!
In-N-Out Double Double with Cheese spoiled it for any other burger as my favorite. Unfortunately, I moved back to the midwest where there is no franchise. I am sad. So so sad.
I prefer the BKing double whoppers. Just seems like a better quality and more complete sandwich (personal opinion), and doesn’t make me sick an hour later (stomach’s opinion).
I’m still miffed they took the quarter pounder without cheese off the menu. Doesn’t stop me from ordering it though.
Since you never eat the food, how would you even know?
You need to try the Hardee's Monster Thickburger. It's a heart attack waiting to happen, but it's amazing.
One of the reasons I know how much McDonald’s sucks is because I know how to make GREAT burgers at home.
Honest to God I’ve had better burgers off of lunch-trucks than McDonald’s serves.
“I like McDonald’s” - Julia Child, 1995.
At one McDs, whenever I order a QP Hamburger w/o the cheese, I still get charged for the cheese anyway. At another McDs, they do not charge me for the removed cheese. 40 cents difference plus tax, for the same sandwich.
When they moved the chicken nuggets from #6 and I kept getting confused I stopped.ordering.
Now I order the $1 chicken sandwich or the mushroom angus burger.
Michelle Obama and Mayor Bloomberg are going to have coronaries over this.
Ever try one of those $5 ‘no wait’ pizzas, I can ‘t remember the name. But I was driving home smelling that delicious sausage pizza, and its cardboard box. So I got home, took a big bite and tossed the pizza and ate the box.
My favorite was always the Mc D.L.T. Wish they would bring that bad boy back! I loved it!
Culvers Butter Burgers are nice for fast food.
Oh, I've had the "food" alright, Many, many times over the years. My opinion of their "food" is well based on my experience trying it. If I were to rate their food on a scale of 1-10 the best they have ever been is a 3, while they have consistently come in at barely 1.
I'm not knocking you for liking McDonald's, I'm just giving my honest opinion, and I'm pretty sure that's still allowed on this forum.
So have I. But sometimes the allure of grease mixed with MSG is too much . . . guess it’s all down to individual taste.
Then again, when I see documentaries describing how McDonald’s started out with all-fresh ingredients versus all-frozen, the matter of slipping standards does make me shake my head.
A double “Royale with cheese.”
but I can occasionally enjoy a Big Mac
or a sack of Krystals
there are worse things....like the potted meat or the off brand chunk light tuna my mom bought when we were not yet in the chips
best fast food overall is Popeye's Fried Chicken Spicy...the go to place for fried chicken to take home
we don't have In and Out but we just got Culver's..a yankee institution and not too shabby...tween them and Chick Fil'A a country boy can survive in metro Nashville
Red Robin, Five Guys, Cheeseburger Charlies and so forth are not fast food...they are a genre up
That's the thing. In-N-Out restaurants are all company owned. There are no franchise stores. Your closest would probably be in the DFW area......just in case you get the urge. :)
When I left Fun City for rural WV, I knew I’d miss the pizza....bagels.....cheesecake.......egg creams.....pastrami on rye.
But the one thing I didn’t plan on missing was a good greasy-spoon Cheesburger DeLux.
little cisers pizza..
The cardboard does taste better.
We have a chain called $5 pizza. Much better. But nothing can beat a 20 dollar 5 pound stuffed pizza from our local Frankie’s Chicago style pizza.
I LOVE Chick Fil’A sandwiches! I haven’t even been able to try all the sauces because I like the original sauce so much.
After typing my little tour down memory lane in Post#29, I remembered what I had for dinner this evening....Big Mac & fries.LOL!
Can't argue with that. On the other hand it just satisfy a certain craving. I worked fast food in high school (ages ago, the restaurant was "Sandys") but I remember reading a trade magazine in the manager's office that summed it all up. Fast food is a "filling station" for food. That's all. And like a bad movie with great explosions and special effects, I just sit back and enjoy the ride. No need to make it out to be more than it is.
Any Whattaburger(sp?) fans out there?
Used to date a gal from OK who wistfully talked about how good they were whilst she was growing up. We eventually made a trip home to meet her mom and found out she wasn’t kidding-they are GOOD!
We didn’t work out but I still remember the 3 times we managed to eat there. I just wish they’d move farther east than Arkansas!
I used to make these for myself back in the day when I worked at mickey d’s. people thought I was crazy.
Who knew that one day it would be a menu item !
If your in the Portland/Vancouver area I suggest Killer Burger, best I have had and their Signature PBPB (Peanut Butter Pickle Bacon) Burger sounds weird, but it is epic. Best of all, every Burger comes with Bacon!
I never eat at McDonalds only because I get so ill afterwards. Used to but can’t anymore. I looooved the Big Mac. Besides, we have a “Cook Out” drive thru now and there is no way you can beat that burger.
I used to live in Austin, TX and loved “Whataburger”!
I would...but Hardee’s doesn’t exist up here in Washington. Carl’s Jr. is the northern cousin to Hardee’s, but nothing like the Monster Thickburger is on their menu.
I may give that a try soon, but I'll tone it down to an additional 12 slices.
with your own burger, you can pick a better quality of meat to start with. you can also cook it in a way to give it more flavor than a fast food place can. if you start out with better quality ingredients and cook it bettrper you’ll end up with a superior burger.
I've always liked McDonalds burgers, but they don't really taste like a "real" burger. The best fast food / drive through burgers in the midwest are at Hardees/Carl Jr, though I've never had in/out or whataburgers.
“Anyone who thinks McDonalds is good food just hasnt ever had a good burger.”
Well you must have a lot of time on your hands to be going to those upscale burger joints, or going to the store, buying all the fixings, taking them home, lighting the grill, prepping the toppings, cleaning up, etc. Bottom line is I think that anyone who derides McDonalds must have an hourly rate somewhere below minimum wage or they’d see the value of their time is a dominant part of the equation. Bullish.
The best burger I have found is in Yakima, Washington at 2415 South 1st St
Here is a Miner's burger and fries:
Yes! Whataburger... hands down the best.
I never have understood the appeal of the White Castle hamburger. It seems like a stripped down burger. A burger is not complete without lettuce, tomato and onion with a special 1000 Island sauce. Even the bun is funny. It seems like a dinner roll.
Ah gots yo telgens bref rite heah!
I know this isn’t The Great One. He’s lactose intolerant.
“most fast food pales compared to . . . your own grill”
Here you go! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK3csNt9mCc