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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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Mark this day.
Have an HPMS* tomorrow.
*HPMS = Herb Peterson Memorial Sandwich
I <3 the egg mcmuffin.
Wow, that's catchy.
No, really, McDonalds and the Egg McMuffin are a class act.
Sausage McMuffin is better.
You don’t have to eat every Egg McMuffin to know that it’s a delicious breakfast sandwich.
I agree! More flavor.
Wendy’s has a sausage/egg/cheese burrito that is a great value when on sale for .$99.
I often make them at home and switch around between muffins and bagels to keep from getting burned out on one thing.
Plus you can eat them hot at home. McD’s food is always luke warm; especially their double cheese burgers.
The bacon egg and cheese biscuit is the best thing on their morning menu.....awesome.
The conspiratorial financial association between Peterson and the maker of Rolaids will eventually come out.
I only eat off the $1 menu.
I love the Egg McMuffin.
Based on liberal propaganda, if he ate his invention, he couldn’t have lived that long.
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).
There is no $1 menu in Alaska. More like a buc and a half menu.
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.
Because this thread is useless without pics. ;-)
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:
Their grilled chicken sandwich is healthier.
Egg McMuffins are awesome.
One of the best road trip foods made. Many a One has been consumed on our nations highways.
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.
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.
How can you beat something so simple? Pure Genius.
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.
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.
Exactly what I was planning to do! :-)
A free suggestion to McD's: a burger on a toasted English muffin, sharp English cheddar, and English mustard. A BritBurger. Instant hit.
How can they say HE invented it? We were eating scrambled egg sandwiches long before we ever heard of McDonalds. He merely marketed it.
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.
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.
I’d try that.
I know it affectionately as the "Egg McBludgeon".
The Egg McMuffin is probably the perfect food.
But I don't get it from McDonalds.
I make them at home.
Here is what I do...
I make two fried eggs and two slices of bacon (for each Egg McMuffin).
I toast a Thomas's English Muffin and put either extra virgin olive oil or Kerrygold's grass-fed Irish butter on both halves.
I then slap the cooked eggs and bacon into the English Muffin with a thick slice of Swiss cheese.
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