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Have you ever had a "Mc10:35" at McDonald's?

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Saw this on an NPR site and was intrigued. I was wondering if any chowhounds have tried it?
http://www.npr.org/blogs/waitwait/201...
I'm not even going to ask if you've had a Mcredacted.....

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  1. I never thought of that.

    One day I will try the McRedacted/Gangbang.

    The McLandSeaandAir sounds interesting too.

    DT

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    1. re: Davwud

      Done.

      I really didn't care for it. I'm not a big fan of their chicken sandwiches and this one was dominated by the chicken part of it. I'll stick with my double cheese burgers.

      DT

       
      1. re: Davwud

        Give the "Hash-O-Fish" a try someday ...

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Believe it or not I've never had a Filet O Fish.

          DT

          1. re: Davwud

            There is no apparent reason why a slice of mass-market cheeselike substance on top of an oversized fish stick should be worth eating in a sandwich, but weirdly enough it's kinda good. That's something I'd like to have with an egg on it...

          2. re: ipsedixit

            Don't you mean the Filet O' Hash?

          3. re: Davwud

            Way to take one for the team!

        2. I do this all the time with the Filet-O-Fish and the hash browns.

          I get there just on the cups when the breakfast menu changes to the regular menu. Order up a hash brown patty from the breakfast menu, wait a bit, then order a Filet O Fish from the regular menu.

          Then I carefully open the Filet O Fish, insert said has brown into the Filet-O-Fish and create, in my opinion, the perfect McDonald's sandwich.

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            you are officially my hero of Chowhound.

            1. re: mariacarmen

              I've discussed this before. I'm surprise more people don't do it.

              Previous discussion here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7253...

              1. re: ipsedixit

                I've just wandered onto the chain board, for the first time, other than Trader Joe's. Thanks for pointing me to that! I see everyone else shares my view of your brillance.

          2. Yes. it was delicious, but not really memorable. Once was enough.

            1. I have not but that is hilarious! I'm gonna have to try it.

              1. 24 Secret Restaurant Menus, Revealed:

                http://www.couponsherpa.com/ask-coupo...

                I've found that at fast-food places you have to ask the manager, the kid on the register barely knows the current menu.

                At Starbucks one time I thought I had asked the barista if he had French Roast but he thought I said French Pressed so he reached into an out-of-the-way cabinet and out came the French press and he proceeded to press a cup of coffee.

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                1. re: GraydonCarter

                  No. A French Press??? At Starbucks?????

                  1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie

                    Always have. It is on the menu board now, and has been for at least two years. Right above the $12 'box of coffee to go'. It's $3.50 in San Diego-an 8 cup FP makes about 3 'talls'. A great way to try one of the beans.

                    You always could just order a cup also. It's the regular price, then they give away the rest as samples.

                2. The McRedacted story is why I love NPR.

                  1. I was pretty sure I wasn't the only person in the world to slip the hash-browns cake into a sandwich, but I stuff mine into sausage & egg muffins - I get the sandwiches on the twofer deal and one HB, then I break that in half, which gives me two exactly muffin-sized pieces.

                    Returning to the actual subject at hand, it has been my rather abysmal experience that many McDs are run by mouth-breathing louts who stop serving breakfast when they damn well feel like it, so going in for a McMuffin at exactly 10:30 (which I've done a few times) can get you nothing but a blank refusal. And pointing at the clock availeth you not. My neighborhood one, however, is run by polite people, so I'll give it a try. In my case it'll be a sausage patty sharing space with a burger, which sounds much nicer than the spongy hamlike substance. Kind of like a deconstructed meat loaf …

                    1. Just thought I'd throw my two cents in as well. This post inspired me to try something that I've never even thought of before. I love, love, love Jack in the Box Breakfast Jacks. They are truly my favorite fast food sandwich - a soft, warm hamburger bun enveloping a fried egg, a slice of yellow cheese (I suppose it's American but you never know in these sorts of things...), and a thin slice of ham, all steamy, melty and mouthwateringly delicious. Perfection in a fast food sandwich, made even more perfect by the fact that the whole thing is only 290 calories. Well, after reading this post it suddenly occurred to me that I could order TWO Breakfast Jacks and put all the innards into the other to make one glorious DOUBLE Breakfast Jack. I'm happy to report that I tried this for lunch today and it was as delicious and satisfying as I had hoped. Obviously a few more calories involved but still workable in my daily calorie intake. Thank you Firegoat for a great suggestion! Who knew?! ;-D

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                      1. re: schmoopy

                        have you every had JitB's Sourdough Breakfast Sandwich? Same thing but on grilled sourdough - as good as any croque madame i've had, i swear! It may not even be on the menu anymore, but I've just asked and they make it. yummmmm...

                        1. re: mariacarmen

                          I have had the JitB's Sourdough Breakfast sandwich and you're right that it's delicious! I had sort of steered myself away from them, trying to keep to a less caloric yet still delicious item, but considering what I just did with the double Breakfast Jack I think I'm better off with the Sourdough Brkfst Sandwich. :-)

                          And lest you think I'm totally obsessed with calories, I'm really not, but I am trying to watch what I eat these days while still allowing myself to enjoy the occasional "splurge". I've been able to find a few fast food items that I allow myself and am still able to stay within the calorie range that I'm aiming for. I don't mind eating a banana and oatmeal for breakfast and a lighter dinner if I've allowed myself something fun at lunchtime. Anyway, it works for me. Thanks for the reminder about the Sourdough Breakfast Sandwich!

                          1. re: mariacarmen

                            I too love Breakfast Jacks. $.99 perfection. I put the taco sauce on them.
                            I think our Sourdough just got replaced by
                            a 2 for $3.00 Croissant which I am now motivated to try. I'll report back tomorrow.

                        2. No Mc10:35 love in my area of NJ. But I did get a number of smiles, jokes and are you kiddings from the staff. I kid you not, no one at my McD's had a clue.

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                          1. re: HillJ

                            Hold on a sec, HillJ

                            Are you saying your McD's would not sell you a breakfast item, and then later sell you an item from the regular menu?

                            Or that the good folks at your McD's just had never heard of anyone trying this?

                            If it's the former, I think we have a reportable offense to the great Ronald McDonald ....

                            1. re: ipsedixit

                              to clarify,
                              Earlier this week, I entered my local McD's and asked for a Mc10:35 at exactly 10:35am and was told no such item existed on the menu, nor would they know how to prepare one or charge me for one. When I described the concept and explained how to prepare a Mc10:35 I was told it was a myth...and the smiles, laughter and fun began. I could order a breakfast item, which would go cold, and then order a lunch item to create my own Mc10:35...but that's not what I was looking for, now was it ?!

                              total bummer.

                              1. re: HillJ

                                True enough, on both fronts.

                                1. re: HillJ

                                  Well, yes, actually it was, at least according to what we've been discussing. The point of getting to the McDo at exactly the turnover point is that IF they're still filling breakfast orders (which can be a big IF) you get the breakfast item, and then you order the burger. There may be some slight cooling of the McMuffin, but "going cold" takes quite a while unless you set it out in a snowbank.

                                  1. re: Will Owen

                                    Will, the "window" btwn my egg sandwich & my lunch item is 30 mins. they literally shut down, clean, change stations and reopen. No such opportunity exists. Unless I create the Mc10:35 with a cold egg. Not good eats.

                                    1. re: HillJ

                                      Whoa, that's interesting.

                                      They actually close? Wow, I'm glad that doesn't happen where I've been. How awful for you.

                                      1. re: ipsedixit

                                        Yep. bummer...but I'm not giving up...I figure with no shortage of locations..I'm bound to find a McD to accommodate me somewhere :)

                                        1. re: HillJ

                                          Even the photo shows the customer assembling it. There is nothing in the article stating it is a menu item. Even the photo shows a customer assembling the sandwich.

                                          I remember *long* ago when they would close down and clean between meals. Decades ago. Yours is a very retro McD's.

                                          1. re: Cathy

                                            Cathy, I think what I was hoping for was to purchase both at the same time and make the sandwich at a booth to enjoy. I certainly would have been happy with that. The time btwn the two orders was the issue for me. Our local McD's doesn't appear out of step and until this request I never questioned it one way or another. Nonetheless, I'll keep looking for a Mc10:35 in my travels.

                            2. I wonder if the boyfriend will stop on his way home from work and pick up some frings for me? I usually just find the *one* onion ring in my fries, and it leaves me filled with longing. I am of two minds when it comes to showing him the secret menu list. On one hand, he'll think it's funny. On the other, he usually takes me out for a very nice lunch on his day off. I really don't want the McRedacted to bump the sushi from the day's itinerary.

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                              1. re: onceadaylily

                                McDonald's has onion rings on the menu?

                                1. re: Cathy

                                  No, sorry for the confusion, Cathy. The BK in my post referred to Burger King. The frings were listed on a link embedded within the linked article of the original post. The second link leads to a list that itemizes the contents of 'secret' menus of the various fast food places.

                              2. The mcgangbang sounds outrageous, but some sites have it listed as just the chicken patty between the burgers...doesn't sound bad. There's also the mcwhitey (a bit racist, true) I learned about on 'eat me daily' - fish and chicken together

                                1. Hampoline, that is great.

                                  1. Now I'm going to have to try that FIlet O'Fish and hash browns sandwich. Thanks, Chowhound!

                                    1. Filet o' Fish & hash browns = genius! :o)

                                      This thread reminds me of when I went at around 10:50ish to get a steak, egg & cheese bagel value meal (this was when I ate McD's regularly!), and they were OUT of hash browns! Their solution? Asking me if I wanted a large fries in its place with no extra charge. My jaw dropped when I thought about the angioplasty I would need afterwards, but I said why not...then proceeded to eat the whole thing.

                                      My heart is so glad I've laid off the fast food ever since I got out of college! heh.

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                                      1. re: yfunk3

                                        Here in Japan the Filet-o-Fish is a very popular breakfast menu item, making said hasbrown Filet-o-Fish combo a 7 am to 10:30 possibility :)

                                        Though I can't see the attraction myself :(

                                        1. re: tougeika

                                          I love fried fish for breakfast; catfish and eggs is on the menu at our Cracker Barrel restaurants, and I read recently that an Asian-run place has opened here in Los Angeles with that as their signature dish. The hashbrown cake would I think work very nicely...

                                      2. I think it is funny how you can go to any CHOW discussion on any board and find at least one high-brow remark about some food item or restaurant. It could be a swipe at anyone comparing Trattoria Trecolori to the Olive Garden, or it could be a jag at McDonalds filet-o-fish. In either case, it is to be expected.

                                        1. With every Gautemalan fast food burger chain serving burgers with eggs, I'm surprised that neither McDonald's nor Burger King will do that here. It's not like they don't have items for local tastes like fried chicken and Gautemalan breakfasts. McDonalds somehow managed to make a chicken leg taste exactly like their faux-tasting chicken sandwhich and nuggets.

                                          Hmm ... I'm going to have to see how creative I can get with the fried plantanos and beans in the breakfast. Adding the little cup of crema to the fillet'o fish somehow strikes me as possibly being tasty. They sell it separately for 15 cents. I made the big mistake of asking for coffee with crema and they said it would be 15 cents more. I was outraged and turned ugly American.

                                          What! What! This may be Guatemala, but this is an American company. I am writing the American headquarters and saying that I was charged 15 cents extra for cream in my coffee. Then then handed me the little container of crema which is like sour cream. Still, why would anyone think I'd want crema in my coffee.?

                                          I'm such a lovely ambasador for the US getting worked up about a possible 15 cent extra charge for cream in my coffee. My only excuse is it was BEFORE I had my coffee. After that first cup in the morning I become human again.

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                                          1. re: rworange

                                            Hey, I wrote an online comment to McDonald's when the McDonald's near my office kept guilting me about how I'll "need to be charged 15 cents per sauce packet requested" next time, but that they'll "let me go this time". This happened on four consecutive occasions, and only at this location, so I asked Corporate if it was now official McDonald's policy or if the manager was just being a jag-off.

                                            It was apparently the latter, because Corporate wrote back to me that McDonald's NEVER charges for the sauce packets and I haven't been guilted for a while about asking for honey mustard with my fries... :o)