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The Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese!
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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.


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1 posted on 10/09/2012 9:19:48 PM PDT by Wagonboy
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To: Wagonboy

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.


2 posted on 10/09/2012 9:24:19 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Wagonboy
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3 posted on 10/09/2012 9:28:05 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Wagonboy

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.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 9:28:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Wagonboy

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)!


5 posted on 10/09/2012 9:30:04 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: Wagonboy

#3 is still a single 1/4 pounder here. Just had one last night.

I wish they where the same # nation wide. Gets confusing.


6 posted on 10/09/2012 9:30:38 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Wagonboy

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.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 9:30:51 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Wagonboy

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.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 9:31:50 PM PDT by Bullish (The stink from this amateur regime smells all the way to Kenya.)
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To: Wagonboy

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?
Brett: No.
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!


9 posted on 10/09/2012 9:32:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: hoagy62

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.


10 posted on 10/09/2012 9:34:31 PM PDT by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: hoagy62

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).


11 posted on 10/09/2012 9:38:45 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: Wagonboy

I’m still miffed they took the quarter pounder without cheese off the menu. Doesn’t stop me from ordering it though.


12 posted on 10/09/2012 9:40:49 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Bullish
Many of us can eat amazing burgers (and even cook amazing burgers at home!) yet also fall back on fast-food burgers. For example, you just gave me a craving for White Castles and there are no WC restaurants where I currently live
13 posted on 10/09/2012 9:41:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Bullish

Since you never eat the food, how would you even know?


14 posted on 10/09/2012 9:44:23 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: hoagy62
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.

You need to try the Hardee's Monster Thickburger. It's a heart attack waiting to happen, but it's amazing.

15 posted on 10/09/2012 9:47:54 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 9:47:57 PM PDT by Bullish (The stink from this amateur regime smells all the way to Kenya.)
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To: Bullish

“I like McDonald’s” - Julia Child, 1995.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF31qCrclC0


17 posted on 10/09/2012 9:48:49 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: DannyTN

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.


18 posted on 10/09/2012 9:49:59 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Wagonboy

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.


19 posted on 10/09/2012 9:50:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Wagonboy

Michelle Obama and Mayor Bloomberg are going to have coronaries over this.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 9:51:31 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Bullish

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.


21 posted on 10/09/2012 9:51:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Wagonboy

My favorite was always the Mc D.L.T. Wish they would bring that bad boy back! I loved it!


22 posted on 10/09/2012 9:52:09 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: hoagy62

Culvers Butter Burgers are nice for fast food.


23 posted on 10/09/2012 9:54:28 PM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: Kirkwood
Since you never eat the food, how would you even know?

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.

24 posted on 10/09/2012 9:56:55 PM PDT by Bullish (The stink from this amateur regime smells all the way to Kenya.)
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To: Bullish

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.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 9:58:28 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Wagonboy

A double “Royale with cheese.”


26 posted on 10/09/2012 9:59:40 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: Bullish; Fledermaus
You are right...most fast food pales compared to a cafe or restaurant or your own grill

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

27 posted on 10/09/2012 10:01:02 PM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: peggybac
I moved back to the midwest where there is no franchise.

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. :)

28 posted on 10/09/2012 10:01:21 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Wagonboy

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.


29 posted on 10/09/2012 10:02:49 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: tumblindice

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.


30 posted on 10/09/2012 10:03:12 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: An American in Turkiye
My late father was fond of the McDLT; the excuse for getting rid of it was that McDonald’s was moving away from using polystyrene packaging and that was somehow integral to the McDLT “experience”. The replacement burger declension is as follows:
31 posted on 10/09/2012 10:04:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: wardaddy

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.


32 posted on 10/09/2012 10:06:58 PM PDT by Bullish (The stink from this amateur regime smells all the way to Kenya.)
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To: Roccus

HeH-heh

After typing my little tour down memory lane in Post#29, I remembered what I had for dinner this evening....Big Mac & fries.LOL!


33 posted on 10/09/2012 10:08:00 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Bullish
Anyone who thinks McDonald’s is good food just hasn’t ever had a good burger.

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.

34 posted on 10/09/2012 10:12:18 PM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Wagonboy

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!


35 posted on 10/09/2012 10:19:50 PM PDT by snuffy smiff (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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To: hoagy62

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 !


36 posted on 10/09/2012 10:19:51 PM PDT by onona (Taglines R Us)
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To: hoagy62

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!


37 posted on 10/09/2012 10:23:33 PM PDT by GunHoardingCapitalist (The Second Amendment was created to protect all Amendments)
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To: Wagonboy

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.


38 posted on 10/09/2012 10:26:51 PM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: snuffy smiff

I used to live in Austin, TX and loved “Whataburger”!


39 posted on 10/09/2012 10:28:04 PM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: xjcsa

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.

Perhaps...one day....


40 posted on 10/09/2012 10:31:15 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Wagonboy
I recently heard that Wendy's will be happy (for an added charge) to add as much bacon to their "Baconator" as you want. I believe the "record" is 24 pieces!

I may give that a try soon, but I'll tone it down to an additional 12 slices.

Mark

41 posted on 10/09/2012 10:38:39 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: wardaddy

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.


42 posted on 10/09/2012 10:39:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Bullish
Anyone who thinks McDonald’s is good food just hasn’t ever had a good 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.

Mark

43 posted on 10/09/2012 10:42:04 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Bullish

“Anyone who thinks McDonald’s is good food just hasn’t 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.


44 posted on 10/09/2012 10:43:57 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: xjcsa
My problem with the Hardee's Monster Thickburger is it has no lettuce, tomato and onion. I would go for the bacon cheese Thickburger. My other problem is they put the mayonaise on the bottom bun with the lettuce, tomato and onion under the meat. I like a burger with the sauce on the top bun with the lettuce next, followed by the tomato and onion on top of the melted cheese and meat.

The best burger I have found is in Yakima, Washington at 2415 South 1st St

Here is a Miner's burger and fries:


45 posted on 10/09/2012 10:46:32 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: snuffy smiff

Yes! Whataburger... hands down the best.


46 posted on 10/09/2012 10:47:36 PM PDT by deltanine
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To: Olog-hai

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.


47 posted on 10/09/2012 10:55:03 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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Ah gots yo telgens bref rite heah!



48 posted on 10/09/2012 11:02:33 PM PDT by devolve (----- ------- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ----------------------------)
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To: Wagonboy

I know this isn’t The Great One. He’s lactose intolerant.


49 posted on 10/09/2012 11:04:42 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: wardaddy; Bullish; Fledermaus

“most fast food pales compared to . . . your own grill”

Here you go! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK3csNt9mCc


50 posted on 10/09/2012 11:07:13 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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