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McDonald's menu dropping a salad, chicken fingers
AP ^ | March 1, 2013 | CANDICE CHOI

Posted on 03/01/2013 4:45:52 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is getting rid of its Chicken Selects and Fruit & Walnut Salad and considering cutting Angus burgers as it tries to freshen up its menu with more limited-time items.

The world's biggest hamburger chain recently introduced Fish McBites and is planning a new McWrap chicken sandwich that will be larger than its Snack Wraps.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: fastfood; food; mcdonalds
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1 posted on 03/01/2013 4:46:08 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

great. two of the few items I can order at McDs. Only a few things were good enough to resist the Quarter Pounder.


2 posted on 03/01/2013 4:51:26 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Just stick to McBurgers and fries!

Who goes to McDodo for a Waldorf salad?


3 posted on 03/01/2013 4:52:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

“Who goes to McDodo for a Waldorf salad?”

People with vegetarians in the lunch party, that’s who.

Sometimes we carnivores have a real problem accommodating vegetarian friends during fast food restaurant selection without subjecting them to a potato-only choice.


4 posted on 03/01/2013 4:57:52 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Angus burgers are the only things I eat at McD’s.


5 posted on 03/01/2013 4:59:55 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I know what would revitalize McDonald’s bottom line. Take the advice of competitors and learn from it.

“My opinion is that the media is the main
supporter of healthy eating. We’re certainly
not hearing it from our customers”
— Andrew Puzder, CEO of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.

When McDonald’s tried to make it menu healthier, to please some radicals who publicly derided and despised their food, they made a cardinal error: Do not try to please critics, if it displeases your customers. Critics probably don’t buy what you are selling anyway.

Whataburger is a favorite hamburger chain in the Southland, and they are very proud that their menu is almost just like it was in the 1950s, at least as far as its hamburgers go.

Their hamburger is about the width of a saucer and you have to use two hands to eat it unless you use a knife and fork. It is big and is wrapped in paper. A Whataburger will feed a hungry adult.

The zinger is that McDonalds Big Mac used to be the same size as a Whataburger. Today it is barely larger than a slider.

So hey, McDonald’s! Why not make a “retro” Big Mac like you used to? Sure it might cost twice as much, but it would be worth it.

Yeah, it would upset the calorie chart used by the snoots, but they already hate your food, so why do what they want?

Go back to selling food and making big money.


6 posted on 03/01/2013 5:04:34 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: ConservativeTeen

What part of the cow is the angus?


7 posted on 03/01/2013 5:05:03 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: BwanaNdege
Sometimes we carnivores have a real problem accommodating vegetarian friends during fast food restaurant selection without subjecting them to a potato-only choice.

Yes, the poor vegetarians and vegans who hold everyone else in the lunch party hostage to their demands. It kind of gets old after hearing them whine every day that the restaurant 99% of us want to go to doesn't have anything for them.

8 posted on 03/01/2013 5:06:00 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Lx

Zero vegetarian/vegan friends. Never met one whose personality I could tolerate for long.


9 posted on 03/01/2013 5:09:39 PM PST by fattigermaster (Train for life in prison because they are stacking the bricks and setting the bars around you.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Too bad. I’m not a salad person, but that fruit and walnut salad was pretty good.


10 posted on 03/01/2013 5:11:48 PM PST by eastexsteve
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To: ConservativeStatement

Their prices have gone up too much.
$4 buck for a 1/4 pounder?
$2 just to add an egg to a sausage mcMuffin?


11 posted on 03/01/2013 5:12:17 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Exactly. The Gaeans and the health-food freaks won’t be seen dead at McDonalds in any case. So why cater to them?

I almost always have a takeout Big Mac Meal, with fries and a Pepsi. That’s OK, since I usually only go there a couple of times a year, while traveling. I was really PO’d the last couple of times, when I ordered my usual small order of fries, and found it only half the usual size, courtesy of Muchelle. So, now I have to order a medium Big Mac Meal.


12 posted on 03/01/2013 5:12:27 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Had a great BBQ burger this week at Carl’s. Lots of cheese, onion ring straws and other stuff. Really messy to eat but wonderful. Just may have to go back.


13 posted on 03/01/2013 5:15:45 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: BwanaNdege

Sometimes we carnivores have a real problem accommodating vegetarian friends..”

You need some new friends.


14 posted on 03/01/2013 5:17:04 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I prefer McDonalds to Hardee’s menu most of the time. After Hardees quit offering their Fried Chicken, I almost never go there anymore except for breakfast. I do like there little thick burger.

As for McDonalds, I like the Kids meal better with the apples. We just buy an extra bag of frys to share since the frys in the kids meall are too small.

I like to eat a burger and salad myself. Sometimes I just have frys and a salad. If I have a big Mac, I just cut it in half and share or else eat the rest later.

I also like the McDouble and the Fish sandwich.

I like Wendy’s menu the best, but we don’t have one here. Love their frosties.


15 posted on 03/01/2013 5:17:33 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Instead of altering the menu, McDonalds should take some customer service lessons from Chick fil A.
16 posted on 03/01/2013 5:17:59 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Go back to selling food and making big money.

What part of this chart is bothering you?


17 posted on 03/01/2013 5:18:34 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Moonman62

Once the skin is off they are all angus.


18 posted on 03/01/2013 5:20:52 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the POTEET THEATRE in OKC! See our murals before they are painted over!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
The zinger is that McDonalds Big Mac used to be the same size as a Whataburger. Today it is barely larger than a slider.

Could be that the hands you use to hold the Big Mac are a bit bigger than they were back in the day.

I'm not sticking up for McD's. My problem with them is that their hamburgers seem to not be made of meat.

According to my stomach, their sandwiches are made from fat that's been scientifically textured to look like food. Sort of like CGI you can chew on.

19 posted on 03/01/2013 5:23:57 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Cicero
There is only one place to get a “ Burger” or a “ Double” or if you like a “ Double Double” if you prefer, and want to cut out the bun, these restaurants will serve your burger in a large lettuce leaf.These guys only do burger, and they do it right. The menu is small, the drive in is fast, if you dine in, it is busy. Yeah lets hear it for “ IN and Out”
20 posted on 03/01/2013 5:24:13 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: Cicero
Big Mac Meal, with fries and a Pepsi.

Where do you find a Micky D's with Pepsi. All the ones that I've been to have been Coke territory.

21 posted on 03/01/2013 5:27:11 PM PST by PAR35
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m not sure where they get their chickens but...

CHICKENS DON”T HAVE FINGERS!


22 posted on 03/01/2013 5:27:20 PM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: mylife
Just stick to McBurgers and fries!

Don't eat at McDonalds. Ever. Well, their coffee is OK. But never eat the food. It is not food, as I understand food.

The burger that doesn’t decompose

23 posted on 03/01/2013 5:31:54 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: ConservativeStatement

McMichelles and McObamasses?

And emetics?


24 posted on 03/01/2013 5:34:14 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: FatherofFive

No control sample.
Are we supposed to assume that is unique vs one I cook at home?


25 posted on 03/01/2013 5:34:27 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: rfreedom4u

Chernobyl? ;-)


26 posted on 03/01/2013 5:37:12 PM PST by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: FatherofFive
Which burger is 14 years old?

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27 posted on 03/01/2013 5:37:25 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: rfreedom4u

Do chickens have hands?


28 posted on 03/01/2013 5:38:40 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
We quit going to Mickey Dees after a friend told us that when she worked at one. She dropped a burger patty on the floor and the manager told her to pick it up and use it anyway. True story.
29 posted on 03/01/2013 5:41:35 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yet another unintended consequence of the McSequester....


30 posted on 03/01/2013 5:46:35 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

hamburgers taste better made at home anyways


31 posted on 03/01/2013 5:46:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Moonman62

indeed! the “g” in angus appears to be superfluous...?


32 posted on 03/01/2013 5:51:04 PM PST by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Lx

I never whined. There was ALWAYS something for me to eat.


33 posted on 03/01/2013 5:55:48 PM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: GeronL

We like to eat at http://mightyfineburgers.com/#/home in the Austin area. They grind the meat at each location daily, hand form the patties and have the best sides anywhere. Dang. I’m hungry now.


34 posted on 03/01/2013 6:03:30 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

That sounds good.

BTW, I know someone who wants to move to the Austin area by summer, any good real estate websites covering down there?


35 posted on 03/01/2013 6:09:39 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ConservativeStatement

They should also drop the oatmeal from the breakfast menu. All those apples in it makes it way too acidic for early morning. Does anybody still eat that oatmeal?


36 posted on 03/01/2013 6:16:16 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: Steely Tom

It’s actually weirder than that. While the meat is from beef steers, it is heavily processed, more like pink slime, and the fat is added from dairy cows. In processing, while the meat is being ground and reground, they add big slabs of fat to get the exact fat content they want. Then the only other ingredients are salt and pepper.

One rumor about adulteration was that they added earthworms, not only false and McD’s has no sense of humor about it and sues; but as someone pointed out, earthworms are much more expensive than beef. A burger made of worms would probably cost $15 or more for just a single patty.


37 posted on 03/01/2013 6:30:00 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: GeronL

What area? I have few neighbors and a Lions’ Club member that are realtors. All are about 35 miles NW of Austin, but have connections in the city limits. I’d advise them to stay out of Austin city limits and look at the suburbs.


38 posted on 03/01/2013 6:32:50 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If that was a money maker it would be on the menu. It’s just that simple. They went with a fad and the fad faded.


39 posted on 03/01/2013 6:55:15 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I found a site called teamensor.com that is pretty cool.

My sister would “like” to live near UT-Austin because my niece is going to be attending there.


40 posted on 03/01/2013 6:55:49 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Wataburger or go home.


41 posted on 03/01/2013 6:59:22 PM PST by Dysart
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To: ConservativeStatement

For those who remember it, Burger Chef used to be #2 behind McDonalds, with their beloved Big Shef hamburger. But they were bought out by General Foods, who didn’t know how to run restaurants, and eventually sold to Hardees, that only wanted the buildings, not the burgers.

In any event,

Burger Chef Big Shef and Sauce

Ingredients:
Dill relish (not sweet relish)
Dehydrated onions
Salad dressing (Miracle Whip will do)
Louisiana Hot Sauce (no substitutes)

Add the dehydrated onions to the dill relish. Let it
sit for a couple of hours for the onions to soak up the
juice from the relish. Then add that mix to the salad
dressing. Add a little hot sauce to bring out the flavor,
but not too much!

Insides of bun sections should be lightly sprayed with
coconut oil and toasted. Meat patties should be grilled.

Big Shef assembly (in order) - Bun heel, small slice of
American cheese, salted & peppered small meat patty,
bun center, second meat patty. Big Shef sauce, shredded
lettuce, Bun top.


42 posted on 03/01/2013 7:00:22 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Arrowhead1952

i never liked mcdonalds angus burgers,overpriced and under flavored,they should stivck with what works for them,big macs,cheesburgersand french fries.


43 posted on 03/01/2013 7:01:59 PM PST by Craftmore
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To: ConservativeStatement

The fish bites are good. They use real fish. And the price is right.

The only other thing we get there are the frappes.


44 posted on 03/01/2013 7:07:43 PM PST by lurk
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To: ConservativeStatement

I loved the Chicken Selects. It was one of my favorite things at McDonalds. Their chicken nuggets are ok but not near as good as the Chicken Selects. I used to eat the fruit and walnut salad and enjoyed it, but yogurt really upsets my stomach, so I have to stay away from that. I thought that was very good, though, and am surprised they are doing away with it.


45 posted on 03/01/2013 7:10:08 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: nascarnation
Are we supposed to assume that is unique vs one I cook at home?

I assume the one you cook at home is real meat. Real meat and real food is good. I define 'real' as not having a list of ingredients. McDs buns contain plaster of Paris, for example.

46 posted on 03/01/2013 7:13:37 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: GeronL

Tell her to get ready for high city taxes if she wants to live in the city limits. A better bet would be to live in the Cedar Park / Leander areas which are in Williamson county. Yeah, you may be called for jury duty more often, but also get to put crooks in jail as a bonus.


47 posted on 03/01/2013 7:18:51 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: BwanaNdege

Ah yes, Vegetarians. I smile at them with my canines and incisors exposed. Proof that humans evolved to eat MANY things, meat among them.

If they can’t deal with reality, why are they your friends ??


48 posted on 03/01/2013 7:19:18 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: ConservativeStatement
My favorite burger chain is "Ptomaine" Tommy's in Southern California. There's a Tommy's in my town, but the best one, in my opinion, is the original eatery at Rampart and Beverly in LA. Their specialty is a cheeseburger smothered in chile, with onions and pickles, and they also serve chile tamales. There are a lot of burger joints in the area with names like Tom's, Tonny's, Tammy's, etc. that try to capitalize on the name "Tommy's."

Another chain that I like is Fatburger, which is more upscale. I just love their jukebox, with their eclectic disc collections. The one in Monterey Park included My Daddy Rocks Me by Trixie Smith, which some argue is the first rock and roll song.

49 posted on 03/01/2013 7:28:44 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I don’t think I ever ate at a Burger Chef, but they advertised heavily on local rock stations in the mid-1960’s.


50 posted on 03/01/2013 7:34:25 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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