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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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great. two of the few items I can order at McDs. Only a few things were good enough to resist the Quarter Pounder.
Just stick to McBurgers and fries!
Who goes to McDodo for a Waldorf salad?
“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.
The Angus burgers are the only things I eat at McD’s.
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.
What part of the cow is the angus?
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.
Zero vegetarian/vegan friends. Never met one whose personality I could tolerate for long.
Too bad. I’m not a salad person, but that fruit and walnut salad was pretty good.
Their prices have gone up too much.
$4 buck for a 1/4 pounder?
$2 just to add an egg to a sausage mcMuffin?
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.
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.
Sometimes we carnivores have a real problem accommodating vegetarian friends..”
You need some new friends.
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.
What part of this chart is bothering you?
Once the skin is off they are all angus.
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.
Where do you find a Micky D's with Pepsi. All the ones that I've been to have been Coke territory.
I’m not sure where they get their chickens but...
CHICKENS DON”T HAVE FINGERS!
Don't eat at McDonalds. Ever. Well, their coffee is OK. But never eat the food. It is not food, as I understand food.
McMichelles and McObamasses?
No control sample.
Are we supposed to assume that is unique vs one I cook at home?
Do chickens have hands?
Yet another unintended consequence of the McSequester....
hamburgers taste better made at home anyways
indeed! the “g” in angus appears to be superfluous...?
I never whined. There was ALWAYS something for me to eat.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wataburger or go home.
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
Dill relish (not sweet relish)
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.
i never liked mcdonalds angus burgers,overpriced and under flavored,they should stivck with what works for them,big macs,cheesburgersand french fries.
The fish bites are good. They use real fish. And the price is right.
The only other thing we get there are the frappes.
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.
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.
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.
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 ??
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.
I don’t think I ever ate at a Burger Chef, but they advertised heavily on local rock stations in the mid-1960’s.