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Egg McMuffin inventor dies at 89
AP ^ | DENISE PETSKI

Posted on 03/26/2008 7:55:00 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

LOS ANGELES - Herb Peterson, who invented the ubiquitous Egg McMuffin as a way to introduce breakfast to McDonald's restaurants, has died, a Southern California McDonald's official said Wednesday. He was 89.

Peterson died peacefully Tuesday at his Santa Barbara home, said Monte Fraker, vice president of operations for McDonald's restaurants in that city.

He began his career with McDonald's Corp. as vice president of the company's advertising firm, D'Arcy Advertising, in Chicago. He wrote McDonald's first national advertising slogan, "Where Quality Starts Fresh Every Day."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: eggmcmuffin; fastfood; mcdonalds; obituary; peterson

1 posted on 03/26/2008 7:55:02 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Mark this day.
Have an HPMS* tomorrow.

*HPMS = Herb Peterson Memorial Sandwich


2 posted on 03/26/2008 7:58:55 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I <3 the egg mcmuffin.


3 posted on 03/26/2008 8:03:05 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
I've always loved that sandwich. It's the best, and probably healthiest, breakfast sandwich you can get in fast-food.
4 posted on 03/26/2008 8:03:16 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"Where Quality Starts Fresh Every Day."

Wow, that's catchy.

No, really, McDonalds and the Egg McMuffin are a class act.

5 posted on 03/26/2008 8:03:31 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Free New York)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Sausage McMuffin is better.


6 posted on 03/26/2008 8:10:11 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

You don’t have to eat every Egg McMuffin to know that it’s a delicious breakfast sandwich.


7 posted on 03/26/2008 8:11:00 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: SeaHawkFan

I agree! More flavor.


8 posted on 03/26/2008 8:13:09 PM PDT by reg45
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To: reg45

Wendy’s has a sausage/egg/cheese burrito that is a great value when on sale for .$99.


9 posted on 03/26/2008 8:15:58 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I often make them at home and switch around between muffins and bagels to keep from getting burned out on one thing.


10 posted on 03/26/2008 8:16:09 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Plus you can eat them hot at home. McD’s food is always luke warm; especially their double cheese burgers.


11 posted on 03/26/2008 8:17:33 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: All

The bacon egg and cheese biscuit is the best thing on their morning menu.....awesome.


12 posted on 03/26/2008 8:18:13 PM PDT by Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The conspiratorial financial association between Peterson and the maker of Rolaids will eventually come out.


13 posted on 03/26/2008 8:20:36 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Alright_on_the_LeftCoast

I only eat off the $1 menu.


14 posted on 03/26/2008 8:21:37 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I love the Egg McMuffin.


15 posted on 03/26/2008 8:22:48 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (I'm a happy man, I have a new battery for my remote control!!!)
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To: ConservativeMind

Based on liberal propaganda, if he ate his invention, he couldn’t have lived that long.


16 posted on 03/26/2008 8:22:57 PM PDT by tbw2 ("Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" by Tamara Wilhite - on amazon.com)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

From Wikipedia:

The Egg McMuffin is the lowest-calorie breakfast sandwich McDonald’s offers. A complete Egg McMuffin has 300 calories, versus 450 or more for biscuit sandwiches and McGriddles. Removing the cheese and margarine lowers the fat level and calorie count significantly (230 calories).


17 posted on 03/26/2008 8:25:06 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

LOL

There is no $1 menu in Alaska. More like a buc and a half menu.


18 posted on 03/26/2008 8:26:01 PM PDT by ASOC (I know I don't look like much, but I raised a US Marine!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

May he rest in peace, That said...”Invented”!?, What a crock! He probably dubbed the ages old, mostly breakfast sandwich with the cutesy name “Egg McMuffin” for marketing purposes of which as we know became a tremendous success. Good for him, but that sandwich has been around probably since the creation of that muffin in one form or another.


19 posted on 03/26/2008 8:26:30 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

RIP.


20 posted on 03/26/2008 8:30:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Because this thread is useless without pics. ;-)

21 posted on 03/26/2008 8:31:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: ConservativeMind
I've always loved that sandwich. It's the best, and probably healthiest, breakfast sandwich you can get in fast-food.

I agree that a really fresh Egg McMuffin is delicious. As for healthy, nutritionally it closely resembles the McDonalds single cheeseburger, except that the McMuffin has over six times the cholesterol:

http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nutrition.index1.html

Their grilled chicken sandwich is healthier.

22 posted on 03/26/2008 8:36:54 PM PDT by TChad
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Egg McMuffins are awesome.


23 posted on 03/26/2008 8:38:05 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

One of the best road trip foods made. Many a One has been consumed on our nations highways.


24 posted on 03/26/2008 8:42:16 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: BigCinBigD

LOL...I am hitting the road tomorrow at 6 AM to drive down to Washington to stand outside Walter Reed Friday night...

I might just get one. I IS kind of the ultimate road food. I have been going a lot of places in my life and eaten those things in cars.


25 posted on 03/26/2008 8:45:41 PM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Misplaced snobbery on my part, no doubt, but I've always thought of fast-food places for lunch or dinner as trashy. But, for some reason, a fast-food breakfast, especially if grabbed from the drive-thru, is OK.

Well, better than OK, to tell the truth. A bacon egg and cheese biscuit from Bojangle's, a sausage and egg burrito from Jack-in-the-Box, whatever, is a wonderful thing. To tell the truth, it's hard to screw up eggs with bacon/ham/sausage, in whatever guise, too badly.

But the clear winner, by light years, is the Egg McMuffin. One could wish for sharper cheese, or for a better pork product than the bland slice of "Canadian bacon," whatever that is, but the concept is outstanding.

I'll bet I've scarfed down more than 100 of Herb's creations. Every single one was pretty good; none were great. Given their price, a heck of a deal.

26 posted on 03/26/2008 8:46:27 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (Go to Hell, Dook!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
First of all, I am no fan of McDonalds. With that said, I do like the Egg McMuffin though.

Another interesting item, I was in California several days ago and I finally stopped at a In-n-Out Burger. No bad food at all. Even though I stay away from fast food, I had to try it. It got good reviews in the movie "Super Size Me" that came out a few years ago.
27 posted on 03/26/2008 8:47:27 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
I went to Young Life Camp at Lake Saranac. The first breakfast we had there, they served home made Egg McMuffins. I thought I must have died in my sleep and gone to heaven.

How can you beat something so simple? Pure Genius.

28 posted on 03/26/2008 8:50:07 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: TChad
They don't serve a grilled chicken sandwich for breakfast, nor does any other fast-food restaurant.

Worries about cholesterol in eggs have been debunked in the past year. Also, there are practically no trans fats or sugars in the Egg McMuffin.

Eat up!

29 posted on 03/26/2008 8:53:38 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: southernnorthcarolina
To tell the truth, it's hard to screw up eggs with bacon/ham/sausage, in whatever guise, too badly

The same reason I always said breakfast was the best meal on a Navy ship. As far as Egg McMuffins, my only complaint is that the muffins are too soft. I like my english muffins toasted crunchy.

30 posted on 03/26/2008 8:57:43 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY (Your parents will all receive phone calls instructing them to love you less now.)
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To: CORedneck
Two weeks ago, while in Las Vegas, I was in a McDonalds. Just my luck: a long line and a nut job in front of me spouting off about how Corporate America was destroying the nation. The rant continued and was at a loud volume. What to do? I turned to a complete stranger, smiled and said “This better be one helluva breakfast special.” She laughed and said “You can never go wrong with an Egg McMuffin.” :-)
31 posted on 03/26/2008 9:00:58 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Exactly what I was planning to do! :-)


32 posted on 03/26/2008 9:10:16 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: GATOR NAVY
As far as Egg McMuffins, my only complaint is that the muffins are too soft. I like my english muffins toasted crunchy.

I agree.

A free suggestion to McD's: a burger on a toasted English muffin, sharp English cheddar, and English mustard. A BritBurger. Instant hit.

33 posted on 03/26/2008 9:12:14 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (Go to Hell, Dook!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

How can they say HE invented it? We were eating scrambled egg sandwiches long before we ever heard of McDonalds. He merely marketed it.


34 posted on 03/26/2008 9:15:20 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Only infidel blood can quench Muslim thirst-- Abdul-Jalil Nazeer al-Karouri)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I haven’t eaten at McDonalds in many years but the one thing they sold that I could eat was the egg Mcmuffin. Actually thought it was pretty good.


35 posted on 03/26/2008 9:24:07 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: rlmorel
Yup. Getting a early start from a hotel in the middle of nowhere on the way to somewhere. Repacking the car and wondering where the nearest McDonald's is. LOL.
36 posted on 03/26/2008 9:42:18 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
I'll have an Egg Mc Muffin in honor of him tomorrow morning, Actually I will order 4 of them!

As was said the Sausage Bisquit with Egg and Cheese is better but it's also more $$$$. Last year they had a special on both types I think were 2 for $2.00. As we speak right now the MC D's here has the Egg Mc Muffin 2 fer $2.00.

37 posted on 03/26/2008 9:56:40 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: southernnorthcarolina

I’d try that.


38 posted on 03/26/2008 10:14:05 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY (Your parents will all receive phone calls instructing them to love you less now.)
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To: Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
The bacon egg and cheese biscuit is the best thing on their morning menu.....awesome.

I know it affectionately as the "Egg McBludgeon".

39 posted on 03/26/2008 10:22:47 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
May I add that I also love Egg McMuffins (and will have one tomorrow in his memory) and I want to put in a plug for McDonald's coffee. Their 'bold' brew is really good and quite a bargain compared to the burnt tasting (to me) expensive Startbucks. Blah...a filling sandwich and a large cuppa coffee for less than one vende at the trendy place.

:)PaMom

40 posted on 03/26/2008 10:25:01 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Yoi. And double yoi.)
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