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Your Favorite McDonald item(s)

McDonald has one of the largest menu among the fast food industry. Many of its items aren't exactly very tasty. However, it is a very successful franchise, so obviously it is doing something right. Aside from its low price point and excellent quality control, I do think a few of its items are worthy.

On top of my head, my two favorite items are:

Filet-O-Fish

Egg McMuffin

(I have not had the chance of trying the McRib -- at least I don't remember doing so, but I heard good things about it)

So, what is (are) your favor McDonald items?

Thanks

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  1. Filet-O-Fish
    Filet-O-Fish with hash browns (see here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7385...)
    Filet-O-Fish with Vanilla milkshake
    French Fries

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Oh so hash brown is your second choice. (Yes, I know you love Filet-o-fish).

      Petek like to put the hash brown in betwee the sausage egg mcmuffin -- I think.

      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

        It's not just hash browns is my second choice -- although I like hash browns very much cuz they're like one huge tater tot -- it's that my second choice is Filet-O-Fish *with* hash browns wedged in between said bun and said filet.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          I know. I was mostly teasing you.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Yes, they don't serve hash browns, they serve a big tater tot. It's usually edible at least.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              wow, confusing because here the hash browns are ONLY served at breakfast, and filet of fish is never served before the lunch/dinner menu begins. how do you do it?

              1. re: KaimukiMan

                timing KMan, catch a batch of hash browns on the cusp of switching to the lunch/dinner menu.

            2. re: Chemicalkinetics

              <Petek like to put the hash brown in betwee the sausage egg mcmuffin -- I think>

              You are correct sir!
              My faves(in no particular order)
              Filet 'o' Fish
              double 1/4 lb'er w/cheese
              Big Mac
              Sausage 'n' egg Mcmuffin/w hash brown
              Started ordering from the "value menu"..3 sammies for under $5

              1. re: petek

                The Yankee in me loves the dollar menu, thus I more frequently order the sausage Mcmuffin w/o the egg (which is how I like it, anyway, eggless) rather than the sausage Mcgriddle, which I also love. Don't forget two apple pies for a dollar, too (bring a friend), though I wish they were fried. Fried pies rule the fast food dessert kingdom!

                They make a DOUBLE quarter pounder?!

                My list besides the above:
                quarter pounder w/cheese
                FRIES
                hash brown
                hotcakes 'n sausage

                1. re: kattyeyes

                  <Don't forget two apple pies for a dollar>

                  I remember that. I remember that. Fond memories.

                  1. re: kattyeyes

                    <They make a DOUBLE quarter pounder?!>
                    They sure do! And a double Big Mac,which I tried once..
                    my friend(also a chef) swears by the QP "Mac style) haven't tried it..yet :D

                    Up north here,they call it the value menu cause everything is $1.29

                    1. re: petek

                      Oh, MOO...I will hafta try that on a day I know I can spend quality time on my bicycle afterwards!

                      1. re: kattyeyes

                        "Oh, MOO..."

                        be forewarned..it's not for the faint of heart. :D

                        1. re: petek

                          Maybe I bring a friend. :)

                  2. re: petek

                    <Started ordering from the "value menu"..3 sammies for under $5>

                    I don't recall anything that cheap. 3 sandwiches for $5? Is that the smallest sandwish?

                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                      You can have a McDouble or a chicken sandwich. The chicken sandwich is kinda sucky if you ask me, though.
                      http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/m...

                      1. re: kattyeyes

                        you can get 5 mcdoubles for $5. not that i would get five, but two, with extra pickles. before lunch, it is two BEC biscuits for $3

                        always either a $1 sweet tea or a large coffee with three creams….$1.00

                      2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                        <Is that the smallest sandwish?>
                        Ya they are kinda smallish,and not as good as the big ones,but sometimes I feel a little thrifty..know what I'm sayin'??

                        1. re: petek

                          LOL, you and me both. You sure you're not a Yankee, petek? ;P

                  3. re: ipsedixit

                    Have you tried the double filet-o-fish?

                    1. re: Vidute

                      Yes, but the filet to bun ratio is out of whack.

                  4. Occasionaly after a rough night, I'll stop and get the Sausage McMuffin w\egg two fer. A little grease under the right circumstances does wonders. Otherwise, I can't think of anything I have to get there.

                    1. Filet-O-Fish all the way!

                      1. Filet-O-Fish, extra tatar
                        McDouble, extra pickles

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                        1. re: treb

                          Can we get extra pickles? I thought these burgers and sandwiches are premade and warped in a bag.

                          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                            If you custom it, they're made to order. Another little secret, if you want fresh hot fries, order them with no salt.

                            1. re: treb

                              <if you want fresh hot fries, order them with no salt.>

                              Oh, this information is probably even more useful (to me) than the pickles. Thanks.

                              1. re: treb

                                Sorry to beat this dead horse, but if you custom order, they are _assembled_ to order from premade components. Grilling to order went away over fifteen years ago.

                                1. re: Steve Green

                                  Just what I stated 'made to order', not cooked to order.

                                2. re: treb

                                  <Another little secret, if you want fresh hot fries, order them with no salt.>

                                  Ha.. I thought I was the only one who did this...

                                  1. re: hamburger_helper

                                    I do that, too! But I actually don't want salt on them. :)

                                  2. re: treb

                                    also, if you want fresh hot crispy hash browns, you have to ask for the fresh ones…then wait -- well worth it. dipping sauce: ketchup, mustard, sweet & sour, BBQ in your own proportions.

                                    ps, sausage biscuit from the big breakfast with hotcakes must have grape jelly not strawberry,,,"syrup" will only do in a pinch.

                                    ps, you will understand when your fridge goes down.

                                  3. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                    OH man, I remember hating going to McDonalds as a kid because my dad always ordered his burger plain, so we had to wait forever.

                                    1. re: rasputina

                                      Father knows best. He got fresh food, it may have been mediocre, but it was fresh.

                                3. I do not partake often, but I will admit to liking a number of McDonald's items:

                                  - Egg McMuffin
                                  - Sausage McMuffin w/egg
                                  - Sausage Burrito
                                  - Hashbrowns
                                  - Quarter Pounder w/cheese
                                  - Big Mac
                                  - Filet-O-Fish
                                  - McDouble
                                  - French Fries

                                  The few times a year I stop in, I will order off of the above list exclusively. The McDouble, while not a great sandwich (and my least favorite item on the above list), is one of the best fast food bargains out there, IMHO.

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                                  1. re: MonMauler

                                    Come to think of it, McDonald French fries are pretty good to me -- not the greatest, but definitely good (to me).

                                  2. Those dasterdly double cheeseburgers call my name every once in a while. :)

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                                    1. re: letsindulge

                                      "Double, double, cheese, cheese, burger, burger, please!" Remember?
                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5tKYO...

                                      1. re: letsindulge

                                        Mine too, although mostly when intoxicated. I like to dunk it into the "bbq" sauce. If I'm feeling really adventurous, I'll wait until I get home and add some Siracha to the sauce and dip the fries and burger into it.

                                      2. sausage burrito
                                        cheeseburger
                                        fries
                                        vanilla shake

                                        1. Filet-o-Fish
                                          Apple Pie
                                          Yogurt parfait
                                          Iced Lattes (unsweetened they are surprisingly good)

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                                          1. re: Chi_Guy

                                            65/35 beef???

                                            1. re: mucho gordo

                                              I don't get this....

                                            2. re: Chi_Guy

                                              sorry, CG, my reply was for mrbig below, My error

                                            3. The nice lady manager at my local McD's is quite an item!

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                                              1. re: mrbigshotno.1

                                                Ha ha ha. You are awesome.

                                                1. re: mrbigshotno.1

                                                  +10

                                                2. I am very thankful for McDonald's ... there's nothing like that big yellow golden arches sticking up above the horizon on a long drive through the desert...

                                                  Drive thru for...

                                                  Filet of Fish
                                                  Bacon Egg and Cheese biscuit
                                                  Fries with all that sugar.

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                                                  1. re: latindancer

                                                    <there's nothing like that big yellow golden arches sticking up above the horizon on a long drive through the desert>

                                                    Ok, I have to absolutely agree with this. McDonald may not have the best food (in fact, it definitely does not), but its quality control is excellent. That is to say a McDonald burger from Californai tastes about the same as a McDonald burger from Georgia. This means everytime I pull over for a stop at a McDonald, I know what I am getting.

                                                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                      qc is right

                                                  2. After reading all these guilt laden responses I feel like I'm at an Mc A meeting. {{Standing up and announcing Hello....My name is Bob and I'm a Mc Donald’s indulger from time to time}}

                                                    Ok here is my list however infrequent it is…..

                                                    1.) Mc Rib nothing on earth like it……
                                                    2.) Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuit…..I can’t get over the fact they actually make very good biscuits.
                                                    3.) Large Iced French Vanilla Coffee black. (this I actually get fairly frequently their coffee has come a long way over the years.

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                                                    1. re: jrvedivici

                                                      I was starting to think I was the only hound with a McRib jones. Look forward to their comet like appearances.

                                                    2. Grilled SW chicken salad. Grilled Asian chicken salad when they have them. Senior coffee $.49.

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                                                      1. re: junescook

                                                        <Senior coffee $.49.>

                                                        So you like this because it is cheap or because it is good (tasty)?

                                                        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                          Both, actually. But virtually every chain has senior discounted coffee. You just have to order it to save a few cents.

                                                          1. re: junescook

                                                            I have a dumb question. Can I, not being a senior, order the senior coffee? Or do I need to be a senior? The reason I asked is that I am very certain that I can order Happy Meal even through I am not a child.

                                                            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                              It's call a senior coffee for a reason doctore... :D

                                                              1. re: petek

                                                                I take it as a no, then. But how would they know I am not ordering for a senior (instead of for myself). Not that I really care since I am not a coffee drinker. Just curious. :)

                                                                So apparantly, it is ok for me to compete food with little kids (Happy Meal), but not with elders (senior coffee).

                                                              2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                You need to BE a senior. One of those age has privileges things. My mom, who is a senior, gets a discounted coffee at Dunkin' Donuts, too. So you can grab your mom and go get a senior (priced) coffee. HA HA HA.

                                                                1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                  Then how come I can get Happy Meal without being a kid? :)

                                                                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                    Kids at heart can get anything they want. :)

                                                                    1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                      Not at Ikea - they won't sell me a kids meal anymore!

                                                              3. re: junescook

                                                                To paraphrase an expression an old coworker used to use, I like my coffee like I like my women, hot and cheap.

                                                            2. re: junescook

                                                              Does that mean really old coffee?

                                                              1. re: acgold7

                                                                Believe it or not, it means the opposite because the seniors are there waiting for coffee before the opening shift arrives.

                                                              2. re: junescook

                                                                Second on the grilled southwest chicken salad. It's the healthiest meal I know of in the restaurant and it doesn't taste bad either. There is an odd sweetness (even without dressing) that seems to go beyond the corn, though.

                                                                1. re: lamb_da_calculus

                                                                  Oops, lost me at odd sweetness.

                                                                  1. re: lamb_da_calculus

                                                                    It's the Newman's SW dressing, and its got some heat to it as well.

                                                                2. Bacon, Egg and Cheese biscuit
                                                                  sausage Mcmuffin with egg
                                                                  McRib.

                                                                  1. Most of my favs, they no longer have, or they are only in foreign countries.

                                                                    Like the Deep fried pies (cherry and apple) - not the same as the current baked ones
                                                                    I also liked the McDLT - the hot side hot cool side cool burger , as unwieldy as the packaging was.

                                                                    McRib is ok, I eat it for nostaligia maybe once every other year or so. I like to eat it with a few french fries between the top bun and the "meat"

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                                                                    1. re: PenskeFan

                                                                      I would bark like a seal for a deep-fried pie. I so wish they'd bring 'em back! (CAUTION: FILLING IS HOT!)

                                                                      1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                        so many burns..so many fond memories..

                                                                        1. re: petek

                                                                          Indeed! Can we start a petition or something? :)

                                                                          1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                            I think there were a few too many lawsuits surrounding the "fried pies' so I don't think that'll work..
                                                                            You know how litigious you "Yanks" can be :D

                                                                            1. re: petek

                                                                              We could definitely use few lawyers in the US.

                                                                      2. re: PenskeFan

                                                                        yummm shredding the top of your mouth and then burning it with the cherry filling LOL.

                                                                      3. Sausage McMuffin with Egg.
                                                                        Sausage Burrito w Hot sauce.

                                                                        1. In no particular order, these are my go-tos:

                                                                          Sausage McGriddle
                                                                          Sugar Free Vanilla iced coffee (one of the better SF iced coffees I've ever had)
                                                                          Chicken McNuggets with sweet & sour sauce
                                                                          Fries (preferably with sweet & sour sauce for dipping)

                                                                          I like their hash browns when they are super crispy but a few times I've gotten them and they were too limp for my taste.

                                                                          1. Fries
                                                                            McNuggets
                                                                            Hashbrowns
                                                                            Filet-O-Fish
                                                                            QPC
                                                                            Hot Fudge Sundae

                                                                            probably in that order.

                                                                            1. sausage mcmuffin, no egg and no butter/margarine
                                                                              mcrib

                                                                              1. Definitely the fries, if they're fresh out of the fryer.

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                                                                                1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                  Agreed! But I wish they served them with mayo,like they do in Holland..

                                                                                  1. re: petek

                                                                                    I like mayo with my fries from time to time as well. Which makes me wonder - does McDonald's have mayo in any of its burgers?

                                                                                    1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                      Not on top of my head, but I do add mayo on my fries and burgers when I was young.

                                                                                      1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                        The Big Mac's secret sauce tastes like it's mayo based(I'm probably wrong on this one) and the Filet O' Fish has tarter sauce(mayo based?),but it's not a burger so....

                                                                                        1. re: petek

                                                                                          I just grab the little mayo pack. :)

                                                                                          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                            I don't think I've seen mayo packets at McD's. (Not that I've looked...)

                                                                                            1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                              Just ask for a packet of McChicken sauce. It's mayo in a packet like ketchup.

                                                                                              1. re: moira27

                                                                                                Thanks, moira!

                                                                                              2. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                                gotta ask, they have it just as 'mayo'.

                                                                                          2. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                            When I worked there as a 15 year old there was a caulking gun with mayo... Not sure if that is still the case, but you can custom order mayo on a burger if you want and they used to blot it with the mayo gun.

                                                                                            1. re: hamburger_helper

                                                                                              I wonder if mayo would still taste as yummy to me if I saw it oozing out of a caulking gun... :P

                                                                                      2. The fries.

                                                                                        1. McNuggets with honey. They are the only fast food chain I know of that consistently has honey on hand for dipping.

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                                                                                          1. re: mpjmph

                                                                                            Chic-fil-A has real honey, unlike Popeyes which has a honey syrup.

                                                                                          2. Blueberry oatmeal
                                                                                            Sausage burritos
                                                                                            Cheddar Melt (No longer sold, but was possibly a regional thing? A burger served on a rye bun with Merkts cheddar cheese sauce and grilled onions)

                                                                                            I also used to really enjoy the McBacon burgers that the McD's in Spain served. Double patty, cheese, bacon and some sort of mutant bacon sauce. It was my go-to meal when I was feeling homesick.

                                                                                            1. Sausage McGriddle, Chicken Nuggets, and Apple Pies are my food of choice when I go to McDonalds. Every once in a while I have to have a Big Mac or a Double Cheeseburger.

                                                                                              1. The soft-serve chocolate-dipped cone is pretty good on a hot day.

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                                                                                                1. re: letsindulge

                                                                                                  Hmm, I remember having those a long long time ago. Maybe I should give it another try.

                                                                                                2. Do they still have breakfast burritos? In high school, I used to bribe my brother -- champion of dawdling and sleeping in -- with McDonalds breakfast at least once a week to make sure he got into the car on time.

                                                                                                  1. Fries.

                                                                                                    Fries fries fries fries fries.

                                                                                                    Their soft serve cone is a great cheap and not too fattening thrill.

                                                                                                    And OH I wish they'd bring back their coke float's - That you could get with diet coke. Surprisngly good.

                                                                                                    I do love that they are dependable, no matter where I am. And if I want to be healthy? Their fruit and yogurt parfait is a lifesaver!

                                                                                                    1. double cheeseburger, extra onions - the crunchy savory reconstituted bits
                                                                                                      filet-o-fish, extra tartar
                                                                                                      sausage muffin

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                                                                                                      1. re: seamunky

                                                                                                        That is my list exactly!!!

                                                                                                      2. I don't go often, but have to admit to a few favorites. Also, as a non-egg lover, I appreciate that there are multiple breakfast options without my having to customize my order and shout out NO EGG a hundred times before receiving egg on said sandwich:
                                                                                                        Sausage Biscuit
                                                                                                        Iced Coffee (damn good iced coffee)
                                                                                                        Small cheeseburger (this is one of my guilty pleasures. Not the double, not the 1/4lber, but the small little one with the condiments, onions, and pickles. Sometimes that just hits the spot like nothing else).

                                                                                                        1. Thinking a bit more about this thread topic, I think there are very few things on the McDonald's menu that I do not like.

                                                                                                          The only ones on "do not eat" list are probably the chicken sandwiches and the salads. I even like the wraps.

                                                                                                          OT question: Why no fish sticks ... as in McSticks? or McFish? If they can do McNuggets, surely fish sticks can't be that hard, right?

                                                                                                          1. Filet-o-Fish and the sausage McMuffin.

                                                                                                            Also, the $1 any size drink is a good deal.

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                                                                                                            1. re: dave_c

                                                                                                              And the dollar for any size coffee is also a very good deal.

                                                                                                            2. Considering that Filet-O-FIsh is so popular among the CHOWHOUNDERS and the general population, I wonder why we have high end restaurant hamburger, but we don't have high end restaurant fish filet burger -- the kind of breaded fish fliet like Filet-O-Fish.

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                                                                                                              1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                The high end restaurants follow the rule of no cheese with fish.
                                                                                                                However, for me the tartar is what makes the Filet-O the draw for me, but a panko encrusted fish filet sounds mighty good to me. :-)

                                                                                                                1. re: dave_c

                                                                                                                  I've had some mighty fine grouper reubens down south (grouper/swiss/cole slaw on rye).

                                                                                                                  1. re: ferret

                                                                                                                    Those grouper reubens are indeed mighty fine, but they are $15 a pop all over town.

                                                                                                                2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                  Because the Filet-O-Fish is not a fish sandwich, it is a food category all unto itself.

                                                                                                                  And that being said, the quiddity of the Filet-O-Fish is supposed to be plebian.

                                                                                                                  1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                    Com'on. You think McDonald's Filet-O-Fish is in a different category than say Carls' Jr Fish Sandwich or Burger King Big Fish Sandwich.

                                                                                                                    <the quiddity of the Filet-O-Fish is supposed to be plebian>

                                                                                                                    Things can change. Lobsters used to be poverty food.

                                                                                                                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                      The CJ and BK fish sandwiches are not nothing like the Filet-O-Fish.

                                                                                                                      The Filet-O-Fish borders on baby food with its soft, squishy mouthfeel (which I consider a definite positive). Those other sandwiches are like real adult food, texturally, and would actually require reinserting dentures to ingest.

                                                                                                                3. I've avoided McDonalds for years but will still admit to loving their barbecue sauce, soft serve cones and maybe the Egg McMuffin. Honorable mention for the breakfast burrito, if they still make it.

                                                                                                                  1. Sausage McMuffin with grape jelly! I usually cave and get this at least once a week on the way to work.

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                                                                                                                    1. re: JillyLeigh

                                                                                                                      Yeah, #100 post. :)

                                                                                                                      Yeah, I do remember fondly of the grape jelly. I wonder why I don't get the jelly for egg mcmuffin (at least I don't remember).

                                                                                                                    2. McDonald's Hot Picante sauce is good!

                                                                                                                      The old deep fried apple pies (so wrong yet so good)

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                                                                                                                      1. re: RetiredChef

                                                                                                                        hot picante sauce? I have never seen this.

                                                                                                                        1. re: RetiredChef

                                                                                                                          Agreed about the Hot Picante sauce.
                                                                                                                          If you ask for hot sauce with your sausage burrito, the little packet actually says "Hot Picante" , not" Hot Sauce". And it is tasty.

                                                                                                                        2. Sausage McMuffin with egg
                                                                                                                          Hash browns
                                                                                                                          French fries
                                                                                                                          Vanilla cone

                                                                                                                          Not going to lie...I like the chicken nuggets too!

                                                                                                                          1. Why the lack of love for the McChicken? If it's fresh and the coating is crispy (although admittedly the odds are that it will NOT be crispy but soggy instead). But when it IS crispy, and with some sweet and sour sauce poured on the patty (since it's a giant McNugget anyway), and the bun is nice an warm...mmm MM!

                                                                                                                            Oh, and the McRib, but only when it's made coated in the sauce, and not when they give you the stupid sauce packet that you have open and pour on yourself.

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                                                                                                                            1. re: Midknight

                                                                                                                              Honorable Mention - McChicken

                                                                                                                              My problem is the McChicken is overly gooped with mayo, but a sweet and sour or a bbq sauce substitution sounds like a better way to go.

                                                                                                                              1. re: dave_c

                                                                                                                                The problem with the McChicken is that the McNugget is waaaay better.

                                                                                                                                1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                  McNuggets taste different nowadays from what I remember when the McNuggets first came out. The current versions seem drier and smaller. Maybe the current pink slime formulation has changed. Not sure.

                                                                                                                                2. re: dave_c

                                                                                                                                  I can't stand that minced and reconstituted texture. Chicken-flavored rubber.

                                                                                                                                  (but I love Filet o'Fish and always have. Logic that one.)

                                                                                                                                  1. re: sunshine842

                                                                                                                                    Explanations for foods are really excuses. If you know what I mean.

                                                                                                                                    -- basically you either like or dislike the foods. The explanations you come up with are really sometime you try to justify your initial basic instincts.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                      No, actually, I don't know what you mean. Not being snarky, just looking at your post, thinking, wait, what?

                                                                                                                                      I don't like anything with that rubbery, formed texture -- not lunchmeat, not nuggets -- none of it. The flavor's okay, but it's like chewing an eraser.

                                                                                                                                      I also don't like fish fingers that are extruded fish paste coated in crumbs, nor do I like "onion" rings that are extruded onion puree.

                                                                                                                                      Bottom line? I hate artificial textures. At least the fish sandwich has a texture somewhat similar to a piece of actual fish -- and no, I'm not dumb enough to believe that there are perfectly square fish swimming around.

                                                                                                                                      1. re: sunshine842

                                                                                                                                        In your previous post, you stated that "I love Filet o'Fish and always have. Logic that one". So what I wanted to say is that we like foods because they taste good to us, as simple as that. Whatever other explanations we come up with such as texture, flavor and color are really afterthoughts. We may use those information to explain or to communicate, but they are really more like "excuses" than "reasons"

                                                                                                                                        For example, when I notice a woman as being attractive, that is simply because she is attractive to me. I can later come up some explanations, but those explanations often are not the real reasons -- simply because we often do not understand ourselves. All I am trying to say is that there are certain things which is difficult to describe through logic.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                          <there are certain things which is difficult to describe through logic.>

                                                                                                                                          I'm sure Mr. Spock would disagree... :P

                                                                                                                                          1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                            Commander Worf sees differently

                                                                                                                                          2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                            Okay - thanks for the clarification....and you're right, to a point.

                                                                                                                                            But I stated later that I also don't like the texture of reconstituted foods....all of which (lunchmeat, nuggets, "onion" rings) taste okay -- but in those cases, I don't like it for a very tangible reason that I can clearly identify and state.

                                                                                                                                      2. re: sunshine842

                                                                                                                                        <I can't stand that minced and reconstituted texture>

                                                                                                                                        Mystery chicken..What's not to like :D

                                                                                                                                    2. re: Midknight

                                                                                                                                      I've never had a McRib where the sauce wasn't already on it. Interesting.

                                                                                                                                      1. re: rasputina

                                                                                                                                        There has been a couple of times they've released it up here in which it was a plain (re. dry) "patty" or whatever you want to call those rib things, with onions and pickles on top, but the bbq sauce came in a giant pouch like a ketchup packet, and you had to squeeze it on yourself. I thought it was pretty stupid as the sauce was bold and pretty good, so it would have been better if the "ribs" had an opportunity to absorb it a bit.

                                                                                                                                    3. Too many items, each for their different qualities or moments!

                                                                                                                                      Sausage McMuffins
                                                                                                                                      Hashbrowns
                                                                                                                                      McChicken
                                                                                                                                      Big Mac
                                                                                                                                      McNuggets
                                                                                                                                      Quarter Pounder
                                                                                                                                      Cheeseburger (McDouble isn't bad either)

                                                                                                                                      and their Fries!

                                                                                                                                      1. I want to say one thing. Apparently, the McDonald menu is much larger than I knew because you guys said a lot of things which I have never tried and some I never knew.

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                                                                                                                                        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                          LOL, or the rest of us have been going there either too long, too often, or some combo thereof! 's OK. I'll wear my badge proudly--my glove compartment gives away my fast food weaknesses anyway--always napkins to be found from McD's, Dunkin' Donuts and Dairy Queen. :)

                                                                                                                                          I highly recommend the sausage Mcgriddle if you like pancakes (or hotcakes as they say) 'n sausage. There are little maple-y flavored bits in the pancake part. Yum, yum!

                                                                                                                                          1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                            Oh. I miss Dairy Queen. :) I haven't had them for more than 5 years now (after leaving Georgia)

                                                                                                                                        2. I don't buy McD now. But growing up I loved the cinnamon roll... in the 90s it was different and amazing--in comparison to what I hear it is like now.

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                                                                                                                                          1. re: GraceW

                                                                                                                                            Yes! As a child of the 90's, I second the love for the old cinnamon roll. :)

                                                                                                                                          2. I try not to eat here too frequently, however I love the filet-o-fish, chicken nuggets with sweet and sour sauce and french fries. Oh! And of course, the hash brown with an egg mcmuffin.

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                                                                                                                                            1. re: atdeme10

                                                                                                                                              Just curious, am I the only one who try to get an extra S&S sauce and dip my fries in that, instead of ketchup?

                                                                                                                                              1. re: Midknight

                                                                                                                                                I don't do S&S, but I do get an extra Hot Mustard for fry dipping.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: Midknight

                                                                                                                                                  I don't intentionally get extra SS sauce, but sometime I got extra anyway, and I saved them in my refrigerator. I used to do that anyway.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Midknight

                                                                                                                                                    Yes!!! I can only eat those fries with sweet and sour :-)

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: atdeme10

                                                                                                                                                      I would always ask for a packet of SS and one of hot mustard. Dip fries into SS first, then hot mustard. Once the packets were half empty, use a crispy fry to combine the remainder of the two sauces together. Awesome on nuggets too.

                                                                                                                                                    2. re: Midknight

                                                                                                                                                      Used to use my sister's sauce as a kid. She wanted plain nuggets. So I would get that sauce for my fries.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Midknight

                                                                                                                                                        my husband and I have dipped our fries in the S&S for years-
                                                                                                                                                        + I get an extra S&S and open up my FOF and drizzle it on the bun < ALWAYS

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                                                                                          I do the same with my fries, but also similarly, I pour about half a container of S&S sauce on my McChicken. It's essentially a giant McNugget, anyway. :)

                                                                                                                                                    3. No doubt the steak, egg, and cheese bagel!! Filet o'fish would be second but pricey for the size. Angus bacon burger is good, but like all of Mcdonalds burger, usually served room-temp. I seriously think I am gonna start asking them to nuke my burgers for 10-12 seconds when I order!!!

                                                                                                                                                      1. I don't eat at FF restaurants anymore, but it used to be the Big Mac, the Royale with Cheese (that's a quarter-pounder), and the fries -- for which, of course, I always always get ketchup AND mayo packets.

                                                                                                                                                        I'm sometimes tempted to try a Big Mac again, but I never find it worth the incredible waste of calories. It'll have to live on in my memories.

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                                                                                                                                                        1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                          Calories can't be a consideration when venturing to a FF joint, it's all about the splurge! It's like the stuff that people eat at the airport, there are no calories in airport food.

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: cstr

                                                                                                                                                            Yeah, but I'd rather splurge on actual food that won't leave me hungry an hour later.

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: cstr

                                                                                                                                                              "there are no calories in airport food"------AMAZING quote.

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: GraceW

                                                                                                                                                                Well, a lot of things do not exist in the airports anyway. Entering the airports is like the casinos, money suddenly worths less and becomes meaningless. $3 for a bottle of water -- sure. $10 for some cheap breakfast which you normally won't even pay for $5 -- sure.

                                                                                                                                                                It is like a Twlight Zone.

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                  That was hilarious!

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                    I will have to ad pro sporting events to airports and casinos. Seven dollars for a cold hot dog, of course, and 9.50 for a beer, sure, but a six pack costs 5.99, more beer, please. I did break down today far a rare McDonalds vist, big hurry, double fish, no cheese, and I scraped off most of the sauce, and threw away part of the bun. I.m just in it for the fish fish, which is real by the way. I looked it up, it's pollock, the not so new white fish.

                                                                                                                                                            2. Deluxe Big Breakfast
                                                                                                                                                              Sausage biscuit
                                                                                                                                                              Deluxe Angus burger
                                                                                                                                                              Fries
                                                                                                                                                              McDouble or Double Quarter Pounder dressed as a Mac
                                                                                                                                                              Grilled Chipotle Snack Wrap
                                                                                                                                                              Sometimes I just love a regular hamburger. It's hard to buy since a McDouble is 5 more cents.

                                                                                                                                                              My absolute favorite is the steak bagel. If they'd put the steak, onion, cheese and that sauce on a burger bun, I'd be in heaven.

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                                                                                                                                                              1. re: gostillerz

                                                                                                                                                                A cross-dressing Double Quarter Pounder? WHAT?! ;) No, seriously, can you really change up the toppings like that?

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                  yep , and at most places free.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: arjunsr

                                                                                                                                                                    Nice way to guarantee it's made-to-order. Great idea!

                                                                                                                                                              2. sausage egg mcmuffin
                                                                                                                                                                quarter pounder with cheese
                                                                                                                                                                nuggets

                                                                                                                                                                lately, i'm partial to the mcdouble with mac sauce.

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                                                                                                                                                                1. re: arjunsr

                                                                                                                                                                  Though I would feel all Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally" to order it that way, HA HA HA! ;)

                                                                                                                                                                2. My favorite? That's easy - Lobster rolls. Oddly, they tend to be quite excellent, although I admittedly haven't had one in several years.

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                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Clams047

                                                                                                                                                                    <That's easy - Lobster rolls>

                                                                                                                                                                    McDonald has that?!

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                      Holy cow. I had no idea!

                                                                                                                                                                      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-dai...

                                                                                                                                                                      I think I need to get back east!

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                        Yes, one of New England's many charms!

                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Jim M

                                                                                                                                                                          Question: Do McDonald still have the Lobster roll? Or was it a special offer one time in the past?

                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                            I've only ever seen it advertised in areas that have a lobster/fishing industry, such as the martimes in Eastern Canada. And even then, it's a limited time item they roll out only every once in a while.
                                                                                                                                                                            Mind you, that doesn't being they don't have it anywhere else.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                              It's not necessarily an annual thing, but here in CT it's close :)

                                                                                                                                                                      2. Sausage Burrito with hot sauce.
                                                                                                                                                                        Anyone else remember when a regular Mickey D was 15 cents??

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                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: miriamjo

                                                                                                                                                                          add cheese and it was 19 cents

                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: laliz

                                                                                                                                                                            I remember the 29 cent burger and 39 cents with cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: melpy

                                                                                                                                                                              melpy-you're a youngster then-
                                                                                                                                                                              people have said you could get a cheeseburger/fries /shake for under a buck.

                                                                                                                                                                          2. re: miriamjo

                                                                                                                                                                            ISTR hamburgers 12c, cheeseburgers 13c. Get off my lawn.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Steve Green

                                                                                                                                                                              You must have me by a couple years. I remember 2 burgers, fries, and a Coke for exactly 50 cents. (15-15-10-10)
                                                                                                                                                                              Then 5 games of duckpin bowling for 25 cents a game, plus 15 cents for the shoe rental.

                                                                                                                                                                          3. Big Mac
                                                                                                                                                                            McNuggets w/ BBQ & Sweet and Sour sauce
                                                                                                                                                                            fries
                                                                                                                                                                            Egg McMuffin
                                                                                                                                                                            hash browns

                                                                                                                                                                            and the magnificent McRib when it is available. McRib Season is like Xmas Season in my house. just of month of joy and cheer.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Oh my. I must be some sort of oddball freak. I can count on one hand how many times I have had McDonalds in the past two years, even though I can walk to one from my house in less than 90 seconds, but my favorite item is definitely McNuggets - with Sweet and Sour sauce. Yep. McNuggets. And thanks to this thread, I had twelve of them in the last two days. Four of which were eaten cold, standing over the kitchen counter yesterday morning. Today, I passed two guys walking and unwrapping their Fillet o' Fish sandwiches and came thisclose to going in and getting my first one ever. Hmmmm...I bet it's open now. No, no. I just cooked dinner.

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                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Justpaula

                                                                                                                                                                                <I can count on one hand how many times I have had McDonalds in the past two years>

                                                                                                                                                                                Me too. I think I have been there about 2 times in the last two years.

                                                                                                                                                                                <Hmmmm...I bet it's open now. No, no. I just cooked dinner.>

                                                                                                                                                                                :) You are funny.

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                  Coffee. Just coffee. At a dollar and 7 cents for any size cup, it's considerably cheaper than Dunkin Donuts coffee. Better? Not for me to say. I drink a lot of coffee, but I'm not a "purist." If it's hot, has caffeine in it, and doesn't taste horrible, I'm ok with it. McDonald's coffee fits that bill to a T.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                    Ha, haa! Why thank you, Ck. I managed to have some restraint tonight. But, tomorrow, my husband is required to be in Philadelphia all day and the grandparents are taking my two year old for an overnight and for me the best way to eat junk food is BY MYSELF, on the sofa, while watching some equally junky TV. I see my first Fillet o' Fish in the very near future. You folks have sold me! Who knew that I would be driven to a fast food fried fish sandwich by Chowhounders, of all people? :)

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Justpaula

                                                                                                                                                                                      This entire development, starting with your first post above, makes me giggle...this from the girl who returned from Mickey D's about an hour ago with sausage Mcmuffin and hash brown. It's a secret society, we don't even have a handshake. :) P.S. Enjoy your Filet-o-Fish! Don't forget the fries!

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                        <It's a secret society, we don't even have a handshake. :)>

                                                                                                                                                                                        We have secret wink. If you see someone wink at you when you order your McMuffin, he could be from CHOWHOUND

                                                                                                                                                                                        (The secret wink statement was from a previous inside joke... )

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                          LOLOL, I remember! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: Justpaula

                                                                                                                                                                                        As a matter of fact had my first Taco Bell last week...why? i do not know...but you know what...enjoy you Mc D's...please

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. regarding a sausage mcmuffin and hash browns...

                                                                                                                                                                                    I found that when I'm on a road trip. The sausage mcmuffin and hash brown is perfect "eat while you drive" food. I add half of the hash brown to the sandwich and 1 packet of picante sauce and I'm good to go.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: dave_c

                                                                                                                                                                                      That actually sounds pretty good. I don't like the McD's hash browns (they only FF "hash browns" worth eating, IMHO, are Jack-in-the Box, which have the added benefit of being available all day) -- they're weirdly greasy (not in a good way) and they're very bland. But stacking them with sausage and adding picante sauce would counteract those defects.

                                                                                                                                                                                      I have to say that the longer I've been on Chowhound and the more I learn about industrial food production, the less frequently I've gone to McDonald's (and I was never a big McD's fan -- I'm just a little too old to have grown up with them). Occasionally when I have to hit the road before breakfast I drive through for sausage biscuits (sans egg). Even more occasionally I get a craving for a double cheeseburger (no mustard, so it's always made to order), which somehow manages to have a balance of flavors in a single bite that I can't duplicate at home.

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. When I get there....2 cheeseburgers, hold the pickles. And/or the spicy McChicken when they carry it.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Original burgers with the squirts of mustard and ketchup, the little pieces of what taste like rehydrated onions, and one hot slice of nondescript pickle, accompanied by fries if they are hot and fresh. I think their fries go from pretty darned good to meh pretty quickly, and I am amazed they still have not found a way to be consistent on the salting.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: tim irvine

                                                                                                                                                                                          That is exactly what they are, rehydrated onions -- they call them reconstituted. I like 'em too.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2. French Fries
                                                                                                                                                                                          Hash Browns
                                                                                                                                                                                          Sausage Biscuit

                                                                                                                                                                                          Haven't been in months

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Beef tallow fries
                                                                                                                                                                                            Big Mac
                                                                                                                                                                                            Fillet-O-Fish
                                                                                                                                                                                            Fried Cherry Pie

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. McFlurry
                                                                                                                                                                                              Big Mac
                                                                                                                                                                                              "Hot" fries if they aren't burn your tongue fresh I don't care for them.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Used to be filet of fish. No longer good quality, no longer the same fish, no longer satisfying.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. The salsa packets you get with their insipid breakfast burritos. I put it on DD's new steak breakfast burritos. Nice combo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Hmm...I like the Big Breakfast with Hotcakes. I cut up half of the sausage and put 1 half in between the biscuit...the other half and the hashbrown get mixed into the eggs. Sometimes some of the sausage goes to my dog, sometimes it goes with the maple syrup, though.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  And a small coffee with cream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. As already mentioned.the fries, the fries. THE FRIES!,even better before they had to lose the beef fat. And in the Netherlands, you can get Mayo with them. Not the best kind....but ok. I have been known to get just fries from McD...go to where my Chinese/Pizza/sub/ whatever are waiting for me on takeout and munch on them all the way home

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: FriedClamFanatic

                                                                                                                                                                                                      <I have been known to get just fries from McD...go to where my Chinese/Pizza/sub/ whatever >....

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Interesting. The fries act as your snack before you get to go home and eat your meal then.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Interesting, as over the past several years I've kicked the habit of ordering (frozen) fries. If they aren't fresh cut, why bother? (True fresh cut, as I've been stuck in several places that advertise "fresh" cut that seemed to be some type of refrigerated product vs. freshly cut on site.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Clams047

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Drink a lot of their large $1 coffee - pretty good coffee if it's fresh and the price is right.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Also enjoy an occasional Sausage Biscuit or McRib - but the latter was never
                                                                                                                                                                                                          offered at our local McDs this year, or I missed them. Recently tried the chipotle
                                                                                                                                                                                                          chicken wrap or whatever they call it and thought it was pretty good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Clams047

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I actually prefer frozen fries over fresh. It's one of the reasons why McD's fries are better than those at In N Out.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                                              all comes down to how well they're made, for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I've had fresh-cut fries that were greasy and pale and not nearly as edible as fresh, golden-brown frozen fries!

                                                                                                                                                                                                              But well-made hand-cut fries (double-fried like in Belgium and the north of France, please) are a thing of beauty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: sunshine842

                                                                                                                                                                                                                frozen fries are at best... ... consistent. As you mention, well-made hand cut fries are a real treat. Undercooked, greasy fries can be really bad - fresh or frozen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Unfortunately, the only chain serving fresh cut in my area is Five Guys where the quality ranges from quite poor to quite excellent. Fortunately, we do have a few independents that consistently serve exceptional fresh cut.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Clams047

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and IME 5 Guys swings wildly depending on who's cooking and how busy they are.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: sunshine842

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In my experience, Five Guys fries are no where as good as In N Out.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm mostly an East Coast girl -- can't speak to In N Out because I've never been to one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Had a quarter 1/4 lb with cheese today. Pretty tasty..about the right size..not too big or small. Price is a bit high at 3.79. About 530 calories..which is about right if thats all you are having for lunch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. mr. alka just acknowledged that the scrambled eggs is larger on the big breakfast than the BCE biscuit. D'OH! must. have. one half-salt and two pepper packets on eggs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          PS

                                                                                                                                                                                                          We are NUTS!

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Grimace, Mayor McCheese, Hamburglar, and Officer Big Mac glasses filled with icy coke.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: AdamD

                                                                                                                                                                                                              LOL, yes, we had 'em all when I was a kiddo...and without a doubt, Coke!

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: AdamD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Though I was also fond of their "orange drink" back in the day. Not orange soda, mind you, but orange drink. What a funny name for a beverage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  well, it was complete accurate. You drank it, and it was orange.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (It was also like mainlining sugar...In retrospect, I think it's the same stuff they give you when they test for gestational diabetes.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: sunshine842

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thank god I outgrew "orange drink" long ago. It IS like mainlining sugar, very true. Always reminds me of this...except they don't sell onion rings at Mickey D's:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFHovb...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I remember that orange drink (which was NOT orange juice) every year during Play Day in elementary school...30 years ago. :)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    McD's and Subway around here actually now have a Fruitopia drink "Orange Fusion" which is virtually identical! If you find it, give it a shot. Let me know what you think. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Midknight

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      YESSS...exactly! And it came to the party in a giant, yellow with red plastic barrel-looking receptacle. They must rent 'em out. See you at the sack race! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And after running around for 3 hours and being on THIS of dehydration, you'd wait in line at the refreshment station for a dixie cup's worth of the stuff! No wonder it tasted so damn good!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ahhhhh yes, the fond child-abuse memories of being a kid at Play Day....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Midknight

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          :) So true!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. I remember in elementary school we'd sing the McDonald's song. You know the one with french fries, noses, hamburgers and toes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: dave_c

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I do NOT know that one, do go on...Exactly where did you go to school, Dave?! ;P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I really love the the saltiness of the sausage patties, and because of that, I love the sausage biscuits. I usually give the top biscuit half to my dog. Try not to visit them often, though....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. I tried their Angus burger. It looked like a Whopper inside with the lettuce, tomato, and onion, but I miss the grilled taste that BK delivers. I did like the tomato. It was a tasty tomato slice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Just got my first Sausage, I & Cheese McGriddles. I don't hate it, but I don't like it -- not particularly warm to the "McGriddles" buns (pancake).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I still like my Egg McMuffin better

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          aren't mcgriddles with maple flavor? i didn't like them, but a friend loves them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yeah, it has maple flavor, but it wasn't just the maple flavor which turned me off. Granted that maybe if I keep trying it for a few times, then it may grow on me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Never mess with perfection.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                What is perfection here? (I don't presume you mean the Filet o Fish here).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Egg McMuffin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aww! Well, save those McGriddles for me, buddy. I've gotta be their #1 fan. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              :) Yeah, I hear some people love McGriddles. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I had them once and I was disgusted.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Tripeler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  They are great for a quick hangover cure. Grand slam sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I went to McDonald again, and this time I got the Sausage Egg McMuffin. A good change, and I like it better than the Sausage Cheese McGriddles. Nevertheless, Egg McMuffin still ranks higher for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. McDees has the best fast food coffee and it is always fresh.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I lived on theuir egg mcMuffin and has browns after work when I was working nights in college.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I still occasionaly eat the Filet-o-Fish during Lent.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I have never ever had a BigMac and their fries lost their attraction when they changed the frying oil.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. OK, I stopped at McDs yesterday - I got two cheeseburgers, no pickles, and an order of the spicy McBites - dang those were good, since they don't have the Spicy McChicken right now.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                There was a huge line of cars at the drive-thru. Someone ordered $60 worth of food and wouldn't pull to the side while it was prepared.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: tracylee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Is McBites same as McChicken?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    They're like little uneven nuggets coated in the spicy breading that was on the McChicken.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: tracylee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marketing-wise, McBites are brilliant. They utilize more of the chicken with smaller pieces and apply more coating than the larger McNuggets, which is a cheaper ingredient than chicken, and people love deep-fried batter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: GraydonCarter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      <and people love deep-fried batter>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes....yes we do. :).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Not that there's anything wrong with that! ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You sure about that? Why then do you call these "guilty" pleasure? Where is the guilt coming from? :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Where is the guilt coming from? Oh, only other people's harsh judgment, I suppose...as if it would ever stop me! ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. The McDonald's near my house always sells a Sausage McMuffin w/o egg for $1.00. Love those.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My favorite item there is the Angus Mushroom Swiss Burger. 1/3 lb before grilling, it's big and filling with two slices of cheese and the mushrooms are sauteed. Not cheap but boy is it good!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: MysticYoYo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      <The McDonald's near my house always sells a Sausage McMuffin w/o egg for $1.00>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      What the? I paid $6 for the meal plus orange juice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The sausage McMuffin (is w/o egg) and is on the dollar menu in SEA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: MysticYoYo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        They all should..its part of the breakfast dollar menu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. For me, the best item at Mcdonalds is the "McGangBang". it is not for the faint of heart. also, you can only eat one after a few too many dollar PBRs at the local watering hole.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        order one mcdouble, and one mcchicken. unwrap both. spit appart the two hambuger patties, place the ENTIRE mcchicken inbetween, bun and all, squeeze together, and enjoy. it is also sometimes called the McChubble.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: charles_sills

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This is funny:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://pantsnotfound.com/files/mcgang...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pants not found 'cause they no longer fit after consuming it? ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ha ha ha. I didn't even notice the name of the website. I only looked for the image.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              haha, that is perfect. if i wasnt trying to lose weight i would go eat one now.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: charles_sills

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Actually, I never heard of McGangBang until you told me about it. It just thought sign looks so funny. $1 + $1 = McGangBang. So cheap -- for so much food.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  do yourself a favor, and get it. (and by "do yourself a favor" i mean, make the huge dietary mistake of eating one. haha. but seriously, everything in moderation; including moderation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: charles_sills

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    :) Trust me. Once awhile I do eat bad. My more serious question to you McGangBang people is that: Is this design/contruction unstable? When I look at the photo, it seems that the patties will just fly out (squeezed out) when I take the first bite.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    P.S.: I am starting to see there is a "creation" list forming here. Such as putting hashbrown in the middle of a Egg McMuffin or take buffalo sauce and pur it on McChicken.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i have never had trouble with its structural integrity, you pretty much have to smash it down just to fit it in your mouth, so then it because one solid mass waiting to rest in your stomach like a boulder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: charles_sills

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        <you pretty much have to smash it down just to fit it in your mouth,>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That is what I am worry about. When I squeeze the bun to try to fit it in my mouth, will I squeeze things out of the bun and make a mess? Anyway, I will find out.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Please say "bun" as a singular item...otherwise, your whole last post just sounds oh so wrong. ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ha ha ha. Yeah, it does sound very bad, doesn't it? Thanks for the correction. At least I will (hopefully) avoid making this mistaken when I go on my next date.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Replete with secret wink! ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              haha, eww.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and chemicalkinetics, it doesnt really make a mess. mcdonalds doesnt put much of anything on their sandwiches. at least ive never made a mess, and i eat with quite the gusto.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: charles_sills

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I think you are right. I think I am probably confusing McGangBang with some other super versions of McGangBang:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                http://www.eatmedaily.com/2009/03/a-p...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (type "McGangBang" on Google image, and you will all kinds of images)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A BigMacGangBang would be nice too i guess - Replace the midle bread of a big mac with a McChicken!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: charles_sills

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ha! That should definitely be on their menu!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Filet-O-Fish but light on the sauce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Egg McMuffin, and I prefer it cold or room temp so I never eat it right away.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Both got me through countless after-interview moments in my 20's.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Sausage pattie on an English muffin, hold the cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Guys, guys, you'll thank me for this.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Take the buffalo sauce and pour it on the Mcchicken

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Take the BBQ sauce and pour it on the Mcdouble

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You can't enjoy yourself more for $2.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: RealMenJulienne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      They now have Bacon Buffalo Ranch Chicken sandwiches for $2. And yeah, they're not bad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: ennuisans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        so intrigued here - where are you located?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: pie22

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm in Northwest Arkansas. So is this just here then?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: ennuisans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            i have not seen them in the philadelphia market but i am going off advertising as i don't go to mcdonalds too often but if i hear of it, i will most definitely be trying it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: ennuisans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I tried it today in CT. Not bad for $2! Thanks for lunch. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Overall McDonalds does a better job on breakfast than any other meal. Hotcakes and Sausage, Sausage Biscuit or Muffin (with or without egg depending on your preference) and even that rather odd but satisfying McGriddle. In Hawaii you can even get portuguese sausage eggs and rice, a local fave.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The deluxe burgers (angus) are pretty good, and I like the dollar menu chicken sandwich, although i suspect that's because of the mayonnaise as much as the chicken. I prefer the McDouble to the Double cheeseburger... better meat/cheese ratio to my taste - others disagree.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And of coures McFries are awesome, especially if you get a fresh batch, although not as good as when they were cooked in shortening (shortening our lives darn it)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. does anyone remember when they used to have pizza? my goodness, it was soooooooo good. at least, i remember it being so good. i was in elementary school at the time.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: charles_sills

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            it was a test market item that wasn't sold chain-wide. i never got a chance to taste it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              really? i seem to remember having it most of the way through my elementary school. of course this was in the early 90s.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In Canada, at least, it was a system wide menu item, except some special locations, but all free standing restaurants had it on the menu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  according to wikipedia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pizza / McPizza – McDonald's has also attempted pizza at various times, with an apple-pie–like McPizza and more conventional McDonald's Pizza. A line of personal-sized pizzas was first seen in the late 1970s in test-market stores near interstate highways around Milwaukee and Madison. In Canada (c. 1992–1999), the pizza originally began as a family-sized pizza that was brought out to the table by an employee and placed on a raised rack in the centre of the table. Later it was scaled down to a personal-sized pizza. However, variations have found their way into some international markets such as India (the pie-like "Pizza McPuff"). McDonald's also test marketed a 14-inch, round, traditional-style pizza in Evansville, Indiana, and nearby Owensboro, Kentucky, in 1989.[26] By 1991, the McDonald's test markets for pizza had grown to over 500 McDonald's locations before the pizza test was placed on hold.[27] Pizza may still be sold regionally, but is not part of the national menu item line.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: charles_sills

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I remember it being exactly like one of the chains, but I don't remember if the chain was Pizza Hut or Pizza Delight. (I think Pizza Delight).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. This is the best thing I've found yet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  First, have good homegrown tomatoes in your garden. Second buy one quarter pound cheeseburger and one Big Mac. Swap the top buns so you get some of the lettuce and "secret sauce" on the 1/4 pounder and some mustard, ketchup and onion on the Big Mac. Add the good tomato to both.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yes, I ate both along with a large order of fries, and a diet coke. ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: kengk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    that sounds amazing!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Southern Chicken Biscuit sandwich (breakfast menu).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: chicagothr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      that chicken is not a single piece of flesh. it is like reconstituted chicken. at least that's what i tried.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      once.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No, I don't think so. it has muscle fibers and grain under the breading.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. I miss the Arch Deluxe! :'^(

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. 1/4 pounder with cheese

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        double cheeseburger :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. BIG MAC>most things on earth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. While he doesn't specifically say which McD's items he will continue to eat, the very fact that the country's latest $337 millionaire says that he will continue to eat at the Golden Arches qualifies his inclusion in this thread as far as I'm concerned. ;-D>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "I’m a millionaire now, but I’ll still go to McDonald’s,” Lawson told reporters Friday at the Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing, where he came forward to collect on the August 15 drawing. “I don’t like filet mignon or lobster. I like the simple life, and that’s what I want to continue to do.”

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Servorg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              If what he said is true, then maybe he won't blow away all his money like so many lottery winners (who ended up bankrupted in a few years).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Today I again arrived after 10:30 and didn't feel like lunch that early so I remembered the ad currently running for the berry smoothie on sale this weekend for $1 but it turns out that was for Burger King. I paid the $3.50 for a Cherry Berry smoothie, which is basically a very sweet slurpee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: GraydonCarter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the smoothies are dairy based, while slurpees are ice based. the fruit smoothies i've had were pretty decent -- the berry one and the one with mango. haven't tried the cherry berry.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Their COFFEE! Hands down, the best you can buy! IMO, so much better than DD or any convenience store chain, both in flavor AND the fact that it's only $1 for any size, incl. large!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Dinermite

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Man, maybe I should try their coffee next time. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. used to love FOF, but the quality, what quality, has gone waaaaay down.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  same for EMM's.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rolo McFlurry

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The sale on FoF (two for $3) ends on Sunday. I'm always amused that they can't seem to properly assemble a round bun, square fish, and square cheese slice. I know they are in a hurry, but statistically speaking you'd have to get a better percentage than I'm seeing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: GraydonCarter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      when they do that, I just tear off the bread that isn't covering fish and/or cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. has anyone tried the fish mcbites?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I tried them, not bad, but I'll stick with what I like, double filet-o-fish, no cheese. Try a small order and judge for yourself, I got a medium but I would start with a small.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. uh we'll right this second it's:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. I used love McNuggets and fries with a diet Coke. But I stopped eating meat three years ago so a stop at McDonald's is pretty rare now. And of course, after the whole pink slime issue, I'm so happy I gave up meat!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sometimes I just stop in for fries and a diet Coke I also loved the McGriddle with bacon. Now I will just get it with egg and cheese, maybe twice a year as a treat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I too miss the old fried pies, so yummy. A small vanilla cone hit's the spot for not a lot of calories.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. i used to love the (now discontinued) chicken fajita.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          i still enjoy the nuggets, fries, breakfast burrito (the regular one) and bacon, egg, cheese biscuit....ohhh and shamrock shakes!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Used to love the Egg McMuffin, but then they stopped toasting the muffin and it became a steamed mess. Too bad. Haven't eaten there in years.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: pikawicca

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I never thought if what was changed about the EMM but there are NOT good now at all-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Sausage mcmuffin with egg and extra cheese.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fish sandwich.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Shamrock shake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              None of which are healthy, but there's nothing wrong with indulging every once in awhile!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: DelishDi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I had sharmrock shake twice. It is pretty nice drink.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. right now, my fave is the mango pineapple smoothie! really good mango flavor -- not a lot of pineapple flavor. smooth and creamy, not icy or grainy. very nice on a hot day. http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/p...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I just tried it today. It was reasonable, but I didn't love it. I may try it one more time. It often takes me a couple times to really get a feel for something. Despite all the complaints about how unhealthy McDonald foods are, my initial feel about the mago pineapple smoothie is that it wasn't sweet enough. :P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  By the way, I tried to order Fish McBites along with the mago smoothie, but they are no longer offered. How sad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    oh bet they'll be back "for a limited time only" like McRibs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Coke- I am addicted to it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. yay, the bacon, egg & cheese biscuits are back to their "deal" price of 2/$3!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Favorite and only McDonald item is the Vanilla Cone!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. did i mention that the pomegranate-blueberry smoothie is even better than the mango smoothie? it is very rich in flavor, and not overly sweet.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I tried the mango smoothie. It was interesting and nice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. McRib, Large French Fries, and Caramel Sunday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. This morning I needed a hot breakfast at 5:30 a.m. and am in the process of moving so the fridge is pretty barren. I almost ALWAYS get a sausage Mcmuffin/ hash brown and diet coke if I venture to McDs for breakfast. This morning for some unknown reason I tried the bacon, egg and cheese bagel. I immediately regretted ordering it, realizing it was far more expensive than my $1 muffin. Brought it home and was more than pleasantly surprised. The sandwich was hot. It was a folded egg, not the "egg disc." The cheese was melted and gooey and oozed through the hole in the bagel with each bite. Bacon was nice and crispy rather than limp and slimey. Bagel had some bite and chew to it. Definitely filled me up more than a McMuffin. I'm going to give it a thumbs up.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Diet coke for breakfast!?!?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You must have one hell of a constitution.... :D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I do! I'm an American!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I forgot..it's your right to bear diet coke for breakfast down there :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I am not getting this Diet Coke and constitution joke.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Two uses for the word constitution..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1- "you have a helluva constitution if you can drink diet coke for breakfast" nothing will upset your stomach...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 "the constitution guarantees my right to bear arms'

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Savvy?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm not so sure about the diet coke, but how about the rest of the menu? We are talking fat and grease.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Another word use, the USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: James Cristinian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm pretty sure whatever's in diet pop will eat through your gut faster than fat and grease...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh. Now it makes sense. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. iced coffee black

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. sausage biscuit with egg. that's all!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. seen this re mcnuggets? http://www.naturalnews.com/041646_Chi...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Can we trust this guy?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        He brings up points that may or may not be real..if he was a true researcher, he would have found out WHAT it was..instead of just calling for an FDA inspection. Typical Greeny-do goody histrionics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: FriedClamFanatic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          well, it certainly is grounds for a lawsuit if the guy made up this story.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: FriedClamFanatic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As someone who thinks that we have a duty to be aware of our impact on the environment and to minimize it if possible, I will say that I find the phrase "typical Greeny do-goody histrionics" insulting, dismissive, and unfair.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            That said, I do not consider Natural News to be any more a reliable source of information than Fox News.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: JonParker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I don't know much about Natural News, but I vaguely remember this person has been criticized before. Anyway.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: JonParker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Insulting, yes, dismissive, yes....unfair.perhaps.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Take, for example this article. Supposedly, the "researcher" took ONE sample from a McDonald's to uncover these finds. That is not scientific in the slightest. Nor is there any attempt to identify what it is before screaming for an FDA investigation!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I suspect you could find equal "issues" in most "organic" foods put under scrutiny, perhaps in some form of rigorous, scientific manner. This was a play for media attention.as we have all seen in all sorts of cases by people who seem to have a shortage of logic/research and long on Whining. Helped, of course, by the media. I'll be interested in seeing the McDonald's rebuttal.....if it ever surfaces in the media. Or perhaps even the FDA who presumably DOES oversee what McDonalds makes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm not sure why someone who might be feeling a duty to be aware of our impact on the environment and to minimize it if possible is following this particular thread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WHAT I WOULD like to see....on related subject.is a detailed economic analysis of the cost of making a plastic orange juice bottle vs paper vs glass. Taking into account ALL the energy and scarce resources required to produce and reclaim each. To my knowledge, this has not yet been done. But an awful lot of ppl seem to scream about using plastics and shores that have become littered with them. I do not know the answer to that one..and like you, I try and be as environmentally conscious as I can............but I do get tired of the Thrill-seeking typical Greeny do-goody histrionics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: FriedClamFanatic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AND the thrill-seeking anti-green-dogoodies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  face it folks, scientific procedure has NO place in the world of today's media outside of professional journals. so sad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. An easy question.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The taro pies at Chinese McDonald's. They can be ordered at the small McDonald's kiosks too, where the cashier is always trying to make you buy a 2-for-1.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          That's the only thing I eat at this place, and because it's a bit rich, it's not a common visitor to my stomach.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jonathan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://buildingmybento.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://collaterallettuce.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: BuildingMyBento

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cool:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            http://tesathome.com/wp-content/uploa...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Shamrock Shake served during March to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Even better if you take it home and put a shot of Bailey's Irish Cream in it!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Infomaniac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              that might make it palatable (and certainly occasional)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Well, my last pregnancy I was obsessed with their chicken selects with buffalo sauce - they had the nerve to take them away during my second pregnancy. Hmphhh. I gotta say, I'm not much of a chicken tenders fan, but for some reason , I was all about these!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Otherwise - I much prefer their breakfast items. I like their sausage mcmuffin with egg and the sausage mcgriddle if I'm feeling like something sweet!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. If anyone still needs further proof...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You did that? :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yezzzir! :D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I know you were thinking it was a food stylist but....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ah, the breakfast McGangbang! LOL! Minus the egg, I'd hit that. ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No, it is not. :) There is only 1 sandwich. It is a combination of a McDonald breakfast meal. A Egg McMuffin and a hash brown.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      http://www.mcdonalds.com/dam/McDonald...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It's actually a Sausage n' Egg McMuffin wearing a hash brown..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh yes, now I see the sausage (underneath the egg) :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The sausage was shy. ;) I would like this for breakfast tomorrow...that or the same deal with a Sausage McGriddle. MOO.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I really did laugh out loud.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mcgangbang

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: BiscuitBoy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mcgangbang

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Holy freakin schnertz! Is that homemade or did you actually order it that way?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chicken sandwich inserted into a $menu double cheeseburger...There is a thread kicking around here somewhere regarding secret menus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: BiscuitBoy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "You didn't build that!" Or eat that!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I sure didn't vote for'm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: BiscuitBoy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shaddup, you know I meant you didn't build that McGangbang! The only vote that counts here is whether you are for or against secret menu items. Or if you want fries with that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ah, that would be monkey style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: BiscuitBoy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LOL, that funky monkey!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hey, petek--thanks for a tasty breakfast, easy like Sunday morning! YEAHHHHH! I'm so suggestible. ;)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-qX8Q...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nice!!! I see you went eggless.Semi moo..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great cover of a cheesy tune by one of my favorite 90's bands BTW :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yeah, I especially dig the "OOOOOH" part!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Anyone tried the Egg White McMuffin?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                http://www.mcdonalds.com/content/dam/...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No, thankee--I only eat egg whites in macaroons or angel food cake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No lemon meringue pie?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <Anyone tried the Egg White McMuffin?>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Looks kinda bland and meh...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yeah, but I still want to try it. :D Maybe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        T.O.F.T.T!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          :) Yes, Take one for the team. I kind of want to try it, but I can be lazy. (I am not a McDonald regular customer)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            And the winner for best avatar goes to....................{{silence falls upon the room.......tearing the envelope open I look down and read the name}}...........................Petek!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Because I love bacon of course!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: jrvedivici

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Too late. I already told him how much I love his avatar. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: jrvedivici

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                .......tearing the envelope open I look down and read the name}}...........................Petek!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you..thank you very much~ :D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I took one for the team. Just kidding. Yes, I tried the McDonald Egg White Delight McMuffin.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In short, the Egg White McMuffin was good, but I still like the regular Egg Muffin better. The egg whit portion was fluffy and not overcooked. The rest of the sandwich is the same as the regular Egg McMuffin. Thus, it did everything right.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I saw the photo of the Steak and Egg sandwich, and I really wanted to try that one instead Maybe next time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/p...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  That steak & Egg Sandwich does look tasty,but a good food stylist can do wonders...guess you gotta TOFTT again Chem :D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  P.S I don't think they're available in my neck of the woods.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Petek,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I got my Steak and Egg sandwich today. I love it (within McDonald's context).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The English muffin and egg are the same. The difference is that it has "Steak" instead of ham, and it also has grilled sweet onion. The grilled onion was sweet, tender and flavorful. The "steak" was juicy, salty and peppery. Yes, it was actually juicy and semi-thick, which is different than the usual overcooked thin McDonald patties.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My only minor criticism (if you can call that) is that it definitely feels heavier, so it does not feel like a breakfast item.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I got the English muffin version, but there are the bagel and biscuit versions as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--z1uLOrCOHg...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh yes, I am also eating the McDonald pumpkin pie (as oppose to its apple pie). It isn't bad, but I think I like the apple pie a bit better.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "I got my Steak and Egg sandwich today. I love it (within McDonald's context)."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dude!..That sounds real good. I'm totally jealous cause I can't get one up north here..maybe one day! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        <.That sounds real good. I'm totally jealous cause I can't get one up north here..maybe one day! :)>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh. I didn't know that. I am sure they will launch them in Canada. If not, I am sure you will visit US someday. :P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          <I am sure they will launch them in Canada. If not, I am sure you will visit US someday. :P>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          But I want it now!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            God damn it. Didn't we already established that Canadian women are more attractive? Why do you have to have everything? You already got the most important thing. Let me have my Steak McMuffin.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ha!!! You slay me Chem... :D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I don't think Canadian women are more attractive than their U.S sisters..I'd say they're pretty much even.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              But I still want my damn Steak McMuffin now please..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: petek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                :) Like I can trust you anymore, you are only saying this because:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1) "Sorry buddy..I'm kinda protective of our fine Canadian women..+ I'm selfish and greedy ;)"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/850869

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2) <How many women do you need anyway? :D>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                All of them....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8508...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'll trade ya one pretty Canadian woman for 3 Steak McMuffins... Deal??? :D