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Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 08:59 AM

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:


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?


  1. ipsedixit Aug 7, 2012 09:03 AM

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

    20 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit
      Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 09:16 AM

      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
        ipsedixit Aug 7, 2012 11:22 AM

        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
          Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 11:31 AM

          I know. I was mostly teasing you.

          1. re: ipsedixit
            rasputina Aug 7, 2012 12:33 PM

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

            1. re: ipsedixit
              KaimukiMan Aug 28, 2012 02:25 AM

              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
                hill food Aug 28, 2012 02:56 AM

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

            2. re: Chemicalkinetics
              petek Aug 7, 2012 02:29 PM

              <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
                kattyeyes Aug 7, 2012 02:35 PM

                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
                hash brown
                hotcakes 'n sausage

                1. re: kattyeyes
                  Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 02:39 PM

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

                  I remember that. I remember that. Fond memories.

                  1. re: kattyeyes
                    petek Aug 7, 2012 02:39 PM

                    <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
                      kattyeyes Aug 7, 2012 02:40 PM

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

                      1. re: kattyeyes
                        petek Aug 7, 2012 02:51 PM

                        "Oh, MOO..."

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

                        1. re: petek
                          kattyeyes Aug 7, 2012 03:01 PM

                          Maybe I bring a friend. :)

                  2. re: petek
                    Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 02:37 PM

                    <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
                      kattyeyes Aug 7, 2012 02:41 PM

                      You can have a McDouble or a chicken sandwich. The chicken sandwich is kinda sucky if you ask me, though.

                      1. re: kattyeyes
                        alkapal Aug 24, 2012 10:58 AM

                        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
                        petek Aug 7, 2012 02:44 PM

                        <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
                          kattyeyes Aug 7, 2012 03:01 PM

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

                  3. re: ipsedixit
                    Vidute Aug 7, 2012 09:27 PM

                    Have you tried the double filet-o-fish?

                    1. re: Vidute
                      ipsedixit Aug 7, 2012 10:06 PM

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

                  4. m
                    mike0989 Aug 7, 2012 09:20 AM

                    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. carolinadawg Aug 7, 2012 09:27 AM

                      Filet-O-Fish all the way!

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                        treb Aug 7, 2012 09:51 AM

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

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                        1. re: treb
                          Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 10:07 AM

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

                          1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                            treb Aug 7, 2012 10:18 AM

                            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
                              Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 10:21 AM

                              <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
                                Steve Green Aug 7, 2012 01:23 PM

                                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
                                  treb Aug 8, 2012 05:59 AM

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

                                2. re: treb
                                  hamburger_helper Aug 8, 2012 01:20 PM

                                  <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
                                    inaplasticcup Aug 10, 2012 08:10 AM

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

                                  2. re: treb
                                    alkapal Aug 24, 2012 11:08 AM

                                    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
                                    rasputina Aug 7, 2012 12:34 PM

                                    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
                                      James Cristinian Aug 7, 2012 02:07 PM

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

                                3. m
                                  MonMauler Aug 7, 2012 10:07 AM

                                  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
                                    Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 10:23 AM

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

                                  2. letsindulge Aug 7, 2012 10:12 AM

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

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                                    1. re: letsindulge
                                      kattyeyes Aug 7, 2012 02:37 PM

                                      "Double, double, cheese, cheese, burger, burger, please!" Remember?

                                      1. re: letsindulge
                                        Dax Aug 8, 2012 06:57 AM

                                        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. j
                                        Janet from Richmond Aug 7, 2012 10:19 AM

                                        sausage burrito
                                        vanilla shake

                                        1. c
                                          Chi_Guy Aug 7, 2012 10:22 AM

                                          Apple Pie
                                          Yogurt parfait
                                          Iced Lattes (unsweetened they are surprisingly good)

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                                          1. re: Chi_Guy
                                            mucho gordo Aug 7, 2012 11:28 AM

                                            65/35 beef???

                                            1. re: mucho gordo
                                              Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 11:30 AM

                                              I don't get this....

                                            2. re: Chi_Guy
                                              mucho gordo Aug 7, 2012 11:30 AM

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

                                            3. mrbigshotno.1 Aug 7, 2012 11:24 AM

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

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                                              1. re: mrbigshotno.1
                                                Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 11:32 AM

                                                Ha ha ha. You are awesome.

                                                1. re: mrbigshotno.1
                                                  Steve Green Aug 7, 2012 01:24 PM


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                                                  latindancer Aug 7, 2012 11:29 AM

                                                  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
                                                    Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 11:34 AM

                                                    <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
                                                      alkapal Aug 24, 2012 11:09 AM

                                                      qc is right

                                                  2. jrvedivici Aug 7, 2012 11:38 AM

                                                    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
                                                      Cameraman Aug 14, 2012 09:07 PM

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

                                                    2. junescook Aug 7, 2012 11:40 AM

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

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                                                      1. re: junescook
                                                        Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 11:42 AM

                                                        <Senior coffee $.49.>

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

                                                        1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                                                          junescook Aug 7, 2012 02:11 PM

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

                                                          1. re: junescook
                                                            Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 02:35 PM

                                                            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
                                                              petek Aug 7, 2012 02:40 PM

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

                                                              1. re: petek
                                                                Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 02:45 PM

                                                                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
                                                                kattyeyes Aug 7, 2012 02:43 PM

                                                                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
                                                                  Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 02:47 PM

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

                                                                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                                                                    kattyeyes Aug 7, 2012 03:16 PM

                                                                    Kids at heart can get anything they want. :)

                                                                    1. re: kattyeyes
                                                                      happybaker Aug 7, 2012 11:17 PM

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

                                                              3. re: junescook
                                                                junescook Aug 12, 2012 05:48 PM

                                                                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
                                                              acgold7 Aug 7, 2012 12:31 PM

                                                              Does that mean really old coffee?

                                                              1. re: acgold7
                                                                MonMauler Aug 7, 2012 01:08 PM

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

                                                              2. re: junescook
                                                                lamb_da_calculus Aug 7, 2012 03:39 PM

                                                                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
                                                                  James Cristinian Aug 7, 2012 05:07 PM

                                                                  Oops, lost me at odd sweetness.

                                                                  1. re: lamb_da_calculus
                                                                    junescook Aug 8, 2012 03:16 PM

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

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                                                                  rasputina Aug 7, 2012 12:32 PM

                                                                  Bacon, Egg and Cheese biscuit
                                                                  sausage Mcmuffin with egg

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                                                                    PenskeFan Aug 7, 2012 01:27 PM

                                                                    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
                                                                      kattyeyes Aug 7, 2012 02:39 PM

                                                                      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
                                                                        petek Aug 7, 2012 02:44 PM

                                                                        so many burns..so many fond memories..

                                                                        1. re: petek
                                                                          kattyeyes Aug 7, 2012 03:03 PM

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

                                                                          1. re: kattyeyes
                                                                            petek Aug 7, 2012 03:07 PM

                                                                            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
                                                                              Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 03:11 PM

                                                                              We could definitely use few lawyers in the US.

                                                                      2. re: PenskeFan
                                                                        rasputina Aug 7, 2012 04:28 PM

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

                                                                      3. r
                                                                        rochfood Aug 7, 2012 01:29 PM

                                                                        Sausage McMuffin with Egg.
                                                                        Sausage Burrito w Hot sauce.

                                                                        1. boogiebaby Aug 7, 2012 01:37 PM

                                                                          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. Rodzilla Aug 7, 2012 02:17 PM

                                                                            Hot Fudge Sundae

                                                                            probably in that order.

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                                                                              foufou Aug 7, 2012 02:48 PM

                                                                              sausage mcmuffin, no egg and no butter/margarine

                                                                              1. inaplasticcup Aug 7, 2012 02:49 PM

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

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                                                                                  petek Aug 7, 2012 03:19 PM

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

                                                                                  1. re: petek
                                                                                    inaplasticcup Aug 7, 2012 08:16 PM

                                                                                    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
                                                                                      Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 08:28 PM

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

                                                                                      1. re: inaplasticcup
                                                                                        petek Aug 7, 2012 08:34 PM

                                                                                        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
                                                                                          Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 10:00 PM

                                                                                          I just grab the little mayo pack. :)

                                                                                          1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                                                                                            inaplasticcup Aug 8, 2012 04:59 AM

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

                                                                                            1. re: inaplasticcup
                                                                                              moira27 Aug 8, 2012 07:43 AM

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

                                                                                              1. re: moira27
                                                                                                inaplasticcup Aug 8, 2012 12:35 PM

                                                                                                Thanks, moira!

                                                                                              2. re: inaplasticcup
                                                                                                hill food Aug 28, 2012 03:03 AM

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

                                                                                          2. re: inaplasticcup
                                                                                            hamburger_helper Aug 8, 2012 01:22 PM

                                                                                            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
                                                                                              inaplasticcup Aug 10, 2012 08:11 AM

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

                                                                                      2. Bacardi1 Aug 7, 2012 03:34 PM

                                                                                        The fries.

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                                                                                          mpjmph Aug 7, 2012 04:43 PM

                                                                                          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
                                                                                            Vidute Aug 7, 2012 09:26 PM

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

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                                                                                            mse924 Aug 7, 2012 05:02 PM

                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                              vttp926 Aug 7, 2012 05:52 PM

                                                                                              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. letsindulge Aug 7, 2012 07:10 PM

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

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                                                                                                1. re: letsindulge
                                                                                                  Chemicalkinetics Aug 7, 2012 10:06 PM

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

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                                                                                                  Stelmaria Aug 7, 2012 11:06 PM

                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                    happybaker Aug 7, 2012 11:21 PM


                                                                                                    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!

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                                                                                                      seamunky Aug 8, 2012 12:29 AM

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

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                                                                                                      1. re: seamunky
                                                                                                        christy1122 Aug 19, 2012 05:38 PM

                                                                                                        That is my list exactly!!!

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                                                                                                        jessicheese Aug 8, 2012 06:15 AM

                                                                                                        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. ipsedixit Aug 8, 2012 07:53 AM

                                                                                                          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. dave_c Aug 8, 2012 01:28 PM

                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                              rochfood Aug 8, 2012 02:29 PM

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

                                                                                                            2. Chemicalkinetics Aug 8, 2012 03:09 PM

                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                dave_c Aug 8, 2012 03:17 PM

                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                  ferret Aug 8, 2012 06:44 PM

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

                                                                                                                  1. re: ferret
                                                                                                                    Veggo Aug 9, 2012 10:43 AM

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

                                                                                                                2. re: Chemicalkinetics
                                                                                                                  ipsedixit Aug 8, 2012 09:09 PM

                                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                    Chemicalkinetics Aug 8, 2012 09:33 PM

                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                      ipsedixit Aug 8, 2012 09:36 PM

                                                                                                                      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. cellophane_star Aug 8, 2012 03:49 PM

                                                                                                                  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. j
                                                                                                                    JillyLeigh Aug 8, 2012 03:59 PM

                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                      Chemicalkinetics Aug 8, 2012 04:01 PM

                                                                                                                      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. RetiredChef Aug 8, 2012 04:54 PM

                                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                                        Dax Aug 9, 2012 07:40 AM

                                                                                                                        hot picante sauce? I have never seen this.

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                                                                                                                          rochfood Aug 9, 2012 12:10 PM

                                                                                                                          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. g
                                                                                                                          gator28 Aug 8, 2012 06:06 PM

                                                                                                                          Sausage McMuffin with egg
                                                                                                                          Hash browns
                                                                                                                          French fries
                                                                                                                          Vanilla cone

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

                                                                                                                          1. Midknight Aug 9, 2012 06:38 AM

                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                              dave_c Aug 9, 2012 08:24 AM

                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                                ipsedixit Aug 9, 2012 08:37 AM

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

                                                                                                                                1. re: ipsedixit
                                                                                                                                  dave_c Aug 9, 2012 12:17 PM

                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                  sunshine842 Aug 9, 2012 02:52 PM

                                                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                                    Chemicalkinetics Aug 9, 2012 02:56 PM

                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                      sunshine842 Aug 9, 2012 03:08 PM

                                                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                                                        Chemicalkinetics Aug 9, 2012 05:06 PM

                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                          petek Aug 9, 2012 05:37 PM

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

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

                                                                                                                                          1. re: petek
                                                                                                                                            Chemicalkinetics Aug 9, 2012 05:58 PM

                                                                                                                                            Commander Worf sees differently

                                                                                                                                          2. re: Chemicalkinetics
                                                                                                                                            sunshine842 Aug 10, 2012 01:05 AM

                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                        petek Aug 9, 2012 03:00 PM

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

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

                                                                                                                                    2. re: Midknight
                                                                                                                                      rasputina Aug 9, 2012 01:18 PM

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

                                                                                                                                      1. re: rasputina
                                                                                                                                        Midknight Aug 13, 2012 07:17 AM

                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                      westaust Aug 9, 2012 08:08 AM

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

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

                                                                                                                                      and their Fries!

                                                                                                                                      1. Chemicalkinetics Aug 9, 2012 08:12 AM

                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                          kattyeyes Aug 9, 2012 10:19 AM

                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                            Chemicalkinetics Aug 9, 2012 10:54 AM

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

                                                                                                                                        2. GraceW Aug 9, 2012 03:02 PM

                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                            OhioHound Apr 29, 2013 04:34 PM

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

                                                                                                                                          2. atdeme10 Aug 10, 2012 01:08 AM

                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                              Midknight Aug 10, 2012 05:16 AM

                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                                                inaplasticcup Aug 10, 2012 08:12 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                  Chemicalkinetics Aug 10, 2012 09:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                                                    atdeme10 Aug 12, 2012 02:18 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                      FlyerFan Aug 14, 2013 02:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                                                                      melpy Apr 3, 2013 11:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                                                                        iL Divo Apr 27, 2013 07:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                          Midknight Apr 29, 2013 06:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                          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. Lindseyup67 Aug 10, 2012 05:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                      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. linguafood Aug 10, 2012 08:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                          cstr Aug 10, 2012 08:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                            linguafood Aug 10, 2012 08:49 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: cstr
                                                                                                                                                              GraceW Aug 10, 2012 08:58 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                Chemicalkinetics Aug 10, 2012 09:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                  linguafood Aug 10, 2012 09:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  That was hilarious!

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                                                                                                                                                                    James Cristinian Aug 10, 2012 05:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                              gostillerz Aug 10, 2012 11:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                              Deluxe Big Breakfast
                                                                                                                                                              Sausage biscuit
                                                                                                                                                              Deluxe Angus burger
                                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                                                                kattyeyes Aug 10, 2012 12:01 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                  arjunsr Aug 10, 2012 12:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  yep , and at most places free.

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                                                                                                                                                                    kattyeyes Aug 10, 2012 12:18 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                arjunsr Aug 10, 2012 12:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                sausage egg mcmuffin
                                                                                                                                                                quarter pounder with cheese

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

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                                                                                                                                                                  kattyeyes Aug 10, 2012 12:18 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                  Clams047 Aug 10, 2012 12:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                                                                    Chemicalkinetics Aug 10, 2012 01:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    <That's easy - Lobster rolls>

                                                                                                                                                                    McDonald has that?!

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                                                                                                                                                                      happybaker Aug 10, 2012 01:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      Holy cow. I had no idea!


                                                                                                                                                                      I think I need to get back east!

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                                                                                                                                                                        Jim M Aug 18, 2012 11:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        Yes, one of New England's many charms!

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                                                                                                                                                                          Chemicalkinetics Aug 18, 2012 12:28 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                                                                                                                                                                            Midknight Aug 20, 2012 05:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                              kubasd Aug 21, 2012 08:52 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                        miriamjo Aug 10, 2012 12:40 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                          laliz Aug 28, 2012 01:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          add cheese and it was 19 cents

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                                                                                                                                                                            melpy Apr 3, 2013 11:52 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: melpy
                                                                                                                                                                              iL Divo Apr 27, 2013 07:29 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                          2. re: miriamjo
                                                                                                                                                                            Steve Green Apr 3, 2013 12:12 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                              Veggo Sep 1, 2013 06:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                            Jelly71 Aug 10, 2012 01:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            Big Mac
                                                                                                                                                                            McNuggets w/ BBQ & Sweet and Sour sauce
                                                                                                                                                                            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. Justpaula Aug 10, 2012 06:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                                                                                Chemicalkinetics Aug 10, 2012 06:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                <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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  legsdiamond12 Aug 10, 2012 06:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                                                                                    Justpaula Aug 10, 2012 08:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                      kattyeyes Aug 11, 2012 05:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      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!

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Chemicalkinetics Aug 11, 2012 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        <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
                                                                                                                                                                                          kattyeyes Aug 11, 2012 11:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          LOLOL, I remember! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: Justpaula
                                                                                                                                                                                        PHREDDY Aug 11, 2012 05:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        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. dave_c Aug 11, 2012 12:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                      Ruth Lafler Aug 24, 2012 11:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      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. tracylee Aug 12, 2012 04:43 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. tim irvine Aug 12, 2012 05:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                          Steve Green Aug 12, 2012 09:58 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        2. BiscuitBoy Aug 13, 2012 07:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          French Fries
                                                                                                                                                                                          Hash Browns
                                                                                                                                                                                          Sausage Biscuit

                                                                                                                                                                                          Haven't been in months

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. zuklaak Aug 14, 2012 04:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Beef tallow fries
                                                                                                                                                                                            Big Mac
                                                                                                                                                                                            Fried Cherry Pie

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. iL Divo Aug 14, 2012 06:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              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. njmarshall55 Aug 16, 2012 11:50 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. woelkaru Aug 20, 2012 08:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    FriedClamFanatic Aug 20, 2012 09:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chemicalkinetics Aug 20, 2012 10:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      <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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Clams047 Aug 21, 2012 10:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          ferventfoodie Aug 21, 2012 02:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            ipsedixit Aug 21, 2012 10:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              sunshine842 Aug 22, 2012 12:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Clams047 Aug 22, 2012 05:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sunshine842 Aug 22, 2012 07:38 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chemicalkinetics Aug 22, 2012 02:12 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sunshine842 Aug 22, 2012 02:25 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        rochfood Aug 22, 2012 10:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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. alkapal Aug 24, 2012 11:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.


                                                                                                                                                                                                          We are NUTS!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            AdamD Aug 24, 2012 02:04 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              kattyeyes Aug 24, 2012 02:09 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                kattyeyes Aug 25, 2012 06:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sunshine842 Aug 25, 2012 09:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kattyeyes Aug 25, 2012 03:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Midknight Aug 27, 2012 08:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      kattyeyes Aug 27, 2012 08:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Midknight Aug 28, 2012 05:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kattyeyes Aug 28, 2012 05:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          :) So true!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. dave_c Aug 24, 2012 02:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kattyeyes Aug 25, 2012 06:39 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. pinehurst Aug 24, 2012 02:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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. GraydonCarter Aug 24, 2012 11:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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. Chemicalkinetics Aug 25, 2012 10:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          alkapal Aug 25, 2012 08:14 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chemicalkinetics Aug 25, 2012 08:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ipsedixit Aug 25, 2012 08:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Never mess with perfection.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chemicalkinetics Aug 25, 2012 08:37 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ipsedixit Aug 25, 2012 08:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Egg McMuffin

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kattyeyes Aug 26, 2012 05:41 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chemicalkinetics Aug 26, 2012 06:18 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tripeler Aug 26, 2012 07:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I had them once and I was disgusted.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AdamD Aug 26, 2012 09:16 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chemicalkinetics Aug 26, 2012 05:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kelli2006 Aug 26, 2012 01:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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. tracylee Aug 26, 2012 03:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chemicalkinetics Aug 26, 2012 04:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Is McBites same as McChicken?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tracylee Aug 26, 2012 05:30 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GraydonCarter Aug 26, 2012 11:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      petek Aug 27, 2012 05:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      <and people love deep-fried batter>

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        kattyeyes Aug 27, 2012 05:42 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chemicalkinetics Aug 27, 2012 05:51 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kattyeyes Aug 27, 2012 06:05 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MysticYoYo Aug 26, 2012 05:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chemicalkinetics Aug 26, 2012 05:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      <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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        dave_c Aug 27, 2012 09:44 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        rochfood Aug 26, 2012 07:53 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. charles_sills Aug 27, 2012 06:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chemicalkinetics Aug 27, 2012 06:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This is funny:


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kattyeyes Aug 27, 2012 06:56 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chemicalkinetics Aug 27, 2012 07:06 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              charles_sills Aug 27, 2012 08:14 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chemicalkinetics Aug 27, 2012 08:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  charles_sills Aug 27, 2012 09:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chemicalkinetics Aug 27, 2012 09:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    :) 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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      charles_sills Aug 28, 2012 08:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chemicalkinetics Aug 28, 2012 04:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        <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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kattyeyes Aug 28, 2012 05:53 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chemicalkinetics Aug 28, 2012 06:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kattyeyes Aug 28, 2012 07:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Replete with secret wink! ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              charles_sills Aug 28, 2012 06:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chemicalkinetics Aug 28, 2012 06:08 PM

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


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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  westaust Aug 29, 2012 08:43 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                petek Aug 27, 2012 06:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ha! That should definitely be on their menu!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HillJ Aug 27, 2012 09:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LindyCindy Aug 27, 2012 07:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sausage pattie on an English muffin, hold the cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. RealMenJulienne Aug 27, 2012 07:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ennuisans Dec 3, 2013 10:57 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pie22 Dec 4, 2013 07:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        so intrigued here - where are you located?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ennuisans Dec 4, 2013 10:05 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pie22 Dec 4, 2013 11:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kattyeyes Dec 4, 2013 01:37 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. KaimukiMan Aug 28, 2012 02:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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. charles_sills Aug 28, 2012 09:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            KaimukiMan Aug 28, 2012 10:08 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              charles_sills Aug 28, 2012 05:52 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                westaust Aug 29, 2012 08:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  KaimukiMan Aug 29, 2012 09:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  plasticanimal Aug 28, 2012 10:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  kengk Aug 28, 2012 02:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    charles_sills Aug 28, 2012 05:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    that sounds amazing!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    chicagothr Aug 28, 2012 03:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Southern Chicken Biscuit sandwich (breakfast menu).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      alkapal Aug 28, 2012 10:05 PM

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


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        RealMenJulienne Aug 29, 2012 06:14 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      plasticanimal Aug 28, 2012 10:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I miss the Arch Deluxe! :'^(

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        madeliner Aug 30, 2012 04:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1/4 pounder with cheese

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        double cheeseburger :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. charles_sills Aug 31, 2012 09:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BIG MAC>most things on earth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Servorg Sep 1, 2012 07:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chemicalkinetics Sep 1, 2012 07:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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. GraydonCarter Sep 2, 2012 01:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                alkapal Sep 4, 2012 06:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dinermite Feb 8, 2013 10:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chemicalkinetics Feb 8, 2013 10:40 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. iL Divo Feb 8, 2013 10:49 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GraydonCarter Feb 8, 2013 11:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sunshine842 Feb 8, 2013 12:11 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. alkapal Feb 8, 2013 03:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    has anyone tried the fish mcbites?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      James Cristinian Feb 8, 2013 03:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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. iL Divo Feb 14, 2013 12:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      uh we'll right this second it's:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Jpan99 Feb 14, 2013 12:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          pie22 Mar 19, 2013 12:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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. pikawicca Mar 20, 2013 06:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              iL Divo Apr 27, 2013 07:31 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DelishDi Apr 3, 2013 10:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chemicalkinetics Apr 3, 2013 11:44 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. alkapal Apr 26, 2013 11:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chemicalkinetics Apr 26, 2013 06:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    iL Divo Apr 27, 2013 07:33 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  brilynn79 Apr 27, 2013 11:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Coke- I am addicted to it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. alkapal May 3, 2013 04:51 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Bacchus101 May 3, 2013 05:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Favorite and only McDonald item is the Vanilla Cone!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. alkapal Jul 10, 2013 07:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chemicalkinetics Jul 10, 2013 03:46 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          batmon77 Jul 10, 2013 07:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          McRib, Large French Fries, and Caramel Sunday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Firegoat Aug 14, 2013 04:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              petek Aug 14, 2013 02:25 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Firegoat Aug 14, 2013 02:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I do! I'm an American!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  petek Aug 14, 2013 02:42 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chemicalkinetics Aug 14, 2013 03:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I am not getting this Diet Coke and constitution joke.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      petek Aug 14, 2013 03:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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'


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        James Cristinian Aug 14, 2013 04:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          petek Aug 14, 2013 04:23 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chemicalkinetics Aug 14, 2013 04:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh. Now it makes sense. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                kreptol Aug 14, 2013 03:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                iced coffee black

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  wonderwoman Aug 14, 2013 04:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sausage biscuit with egg. that's all!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. alkapal Aug 17, 2013 02:30 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chemicalkinetics Aug 17, 2013 05:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Can we trust this guy?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FriedClamFanatic Aug 17, 2013 08:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          alkapal Aug 18, 2013 12:59 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            JonParker Aug 18, 2013 06:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chemicalkinetics Aug 18, 2013 08:21 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                FriedClamFanatic Aug 18, 2013 03:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  hill food Sep 5, 2013 02:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BuildingMyBento Aug 17, 2013 03:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chemicalkinetics Aug 17, 2013 05:57 PM



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Infomaniac Aug 18, 2013 06:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              hill food Sep 5, 2013 02:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              that might make it palatable (and certainly occasional)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. tiffeecanoe Aug 19, 2013 07:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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. petek Aug 31, 2013 05:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If anyone still needs further proof...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chemicalkinetics Aug 31, 2013 06:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You did that? :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    petek Aug 31, 2013 06:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yezzzir! :D

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kattyeyes Aug 31, 2013 06:13 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chemicalkinetics Aug 31, 2013 06:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        petek Aug 31, 2013 06:35 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chemicalkinetics Aug 31, 2013 06:43 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kattyeyes Aug 31, 2013 07:58 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        JonParker Sep 1, 2013 05:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I really did laugh out loud.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: kattyeyes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BiscuitBoy Sep 11, 2013 06:08 AM


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            petek Sep 11, 2013 06:17 AM


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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BiscuitBoy Sep 11, 2013 07:32 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                kattyeyes Sep 11, 2013 08:12 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BiscuitBoy Sep 11, 2013 08:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I sure didn't vote for'm

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kattyeyes Sep 11, 2013 08:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BiscuitBoy Sep 11, 2013 08:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ah, that would be monkey style

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        kattyeyes Sep 11, 2013 09:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LOL, that funky monkey!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kattyeyes Sep 1, 2013 05:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hey, petek--thanks for a tasty breakfast, easy like Sunday morning! YEAHHHHH! I'm so suggestible. ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            petek Sep 1, 2013 05:29 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kattyeyes Sep 1, 2013 05:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yeah, I especially dig the "OOOOOH" part!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chemicalkinetics Sep 1, 2013 07:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Anyone tried the Egg White McMuffin?


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  kattyeyes Sep 1, 2013 09:22 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Veggo Sep 1, 2013 09:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No lemon meringue pie?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    petek Sep 1, 2013 01:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <Anyone tried the Egg White McMuffin?>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Looks kinda bland and meh...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chemicalkinetics Sep 1, 2013 01:28 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        petek Sep 1, 2013 02:00 PM


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chemicalkinetics Sep 1, 2013 02:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          :) 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jrvedivici Sep 5, 2013 05:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chemicalkinetics Sep 5, 2013 07:34 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                petek Sep 8, 2013 04:50 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you..thank you very much~ :D

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chemicalkinetics Oct 20, 2013 08:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  petek Oct 20, 2013 01:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chemicalkinetics Oct 26, 2013 07:48 AM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      petek Oct 26, 2013 02:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "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! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chemicalkinetics Oct 26, 2013 02:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        <.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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          petek Oct 26, 2013 03:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          <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!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chemicalkinetics Oct 26, 2013 03:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              petek Oct 26, 2013 03:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chemicalkinetics Oct 26, 2013 03:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                :) 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 ;)"


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                All of them....


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  petek Oct 26, 2013 03:47 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    jrvedivici Oct 26, 2013 04:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jr, what is one topic you never expected to see discussed on the Chow discussion boards?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Canadian sex trade.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Looks like I've got to find a new answer to that question.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      petek Oct 27, 2013 06:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Who said anything about sex?? :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        kattyeyes Oct 27, 2013 06:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Right, you just want her to run to McD's for you, maybe clean the house. ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          petek Oct 27, 2013 06:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yup.. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chemicalkinetics Oct 27, 2013 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It is not always about sex. A beautiful face is always good to look at. I looked at beautiful puppies all the time. It has nothing to do with sex.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kattyeyes Oct 27, 2013 12:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hey, now, that wasn't me--I was just playing along! ;) This thread disturbs me. Every time it pops up, there is SOMETHING at McD's I start to crave...with the exception of that egg white business you started! So suggestible.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chemicalkinetics Oct 27, 2013 12:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                :) I know you were playing along. I was too, but mine is not as funny as Petek, jrvedivici and yours.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I thought it was funny to compare beautiful women to puppies.... :P

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              jrvedivici Sep 5, 2013 05:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My wife tried one not to long ago and didn't have much of an opinion of it. Just kind of "ok-ish", not too bad, not too good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                kattyeyes Sep 5, 2013 06:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HA HA, I thought you meant the "special" underwear!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chemicalkinetics Sep 5, 2013 07:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <Just kind of "ok-ish">

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Do you think it is about the same as other breakfast items, like regular Egg McMuffin, or do you think it is a bit worse?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    jrvedivici Sep 5, 2013 07:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Egg McMuffin is normally her "go to" breakfast sandwich at McD's, so this didn't really live up to it in flavor, but I assume the health factor is suppose to be the trade off. Let's say she wasn't impressed enough to order it again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chemicalkinetics Sep 5, 2013 07:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      <Let's say she wasn't impressed enough to order it again.>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Well, in that case, I would rate it lower than "ok-ish". :) I guess we all have different definition of "ok-ish" Thanks for your explanation. Appreciated.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jrvedivici Sep 5, 2013 07:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No problem, I'm trying to relay 2nd hand information so maybe a little is lost in translation. She was not overly impressed but also didn't complain about it, so to me that is ok-ish. I sincerely doubt she would order it again, it's not like the health benefit is going to be so significant, your still eating Mc Donalds. ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  c oliver Oct 8, 2013 09:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not willing to read all the posts. I had a coupon for a free one, not a BOGO, and got it I liked it a lot. To the point that I'm going to do egg-white only breakfast things at home. I wish more people would keep open minds.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chemicalkinetics Oct 8, 2013 09:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hmmm, maybe I will try it. The photo actually looks nice. The egg white muffin looks fluffy. The only reason I have not tried it is because I hate to wake up early and this is a breakfast item. Thanks for your update. I have to make a better effort to wake up this Sunday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. SaraAshley Sep 1, 2013 09:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My favorite item is the Sausage Mcmuffin, followed by the French fries and Chicken Mcnuggets. I used to really like the Chicken Selects before they got rid of them. I'm not a huge fan of their burgers, although I admit I haven't tried the premium ones. If I'm going to spend that kind of money on a burger, I will just go somewhere else.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I see a lot of love for the Filet-O-Fish, but I just couldn't get into it. I'm wondering if its the tarter sauce that makes. I personally hate tarter sauce, so I ate mine plain. Plain it had no flavor.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jrvedivici Sep 5, 2013 05:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We seem to share an affection for the Sausage Mc Muffin, one of the things that annoys me though is the Sausage Mc Muffin if ordered as such, is just a sausage patty and english muffin. An egg Mc Muffin is, egg, ham and cheese, why is a sausage Mc Muffin just a sausage patty? Things that make you go hmmmmmmm?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            So I order a sausage, egg and cheese Mc muffin to get my order correct. Do you like just the sausage or the combination of all three? I've often wondered if this was just a local thing at my Mc d's.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've always been suspect of the filet o fish. Simply because I have always wondered, where does Mc Donalds farm such perfectly square fish? Hmmmmmmmmm?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Servorg Sep 5, 2013 06:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "I've always been suspect of the filet o fish. Simply because I have always wondered, where does Mc Donalds farm such perfectly square fish? Hmmmmmmmmm?"


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chemicalkinetics Sep 5, 2013 07:36 AM


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Servorg Sep 5, 2013 07:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  When McDonald's starts serving fugu as their fish of choice for the filet of fish sandwich that will be my last day of eating in any of their establishments... ;-D>

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hill food Sep 5, 2013 02:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    that's when I START!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    well it's all gonna kill us anyway.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Servorg Sep 5, 2013 02:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Not a good way to go...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jrvedivici Sep 5, 2013 07:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you, there was a comedian that did a routine about the filet of fish being to "perfectly square", sadly I can remember the routine, but not the comedian.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Firegoat Sep 5, 2013 06:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I often order just the sausage McMuffin. It comes with cheese, tho, just no egg. When I'm in a mood to put some grape jelly on the McMuffin, that's my go to, as jelly on eggs squeeves me out.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    jrvedivici Sep 5, 2013 07:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yes you are correct it comes with a sausage patty and cheese, my bad!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Are you saying you order the sausage Mc Muffin and put jelly on it?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Firegoat Sep 5, 2013 07:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I am indeed saying this. I have a college roommate who went on a long road trip with me to blame for this. It is quite delicious. Grape jelly. Sausage. Cheese and McMuffin. Yum.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jrvedivici Sep 5, 2013 07:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Personally I can't imagine that combination, however I have eaten much worse, so I will give it a try! Thanks!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Firegoat Sep 5, 2013 07:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The hot sausage and the grape jelly actually makes kind of a nice sweet and sour thing. I don't always do this (it's sticky) but every now and then it's a pretty tasty thing to do

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            KaimukiMan Sep 5, 2013 01:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            its like the grape jelly and bbq sauce for meatballs.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Firegoat Sep 5, 2013 02:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              There you go!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hill food Sep 5, 2013 02:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I have a friend who puts grape jelly on homemade biscuits and gravy - now THAT'S weird.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SaraAshley Sep 5, 2013 06:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      That's funny because you are so right! I remember being a little surprised the first time I ordered the sausage Mcmuffin and unwrapping it to find no egg! I ordered it because its on the dollar menu and the egg Mcmuffin is not (not to sound like a total cheapass here, I'll splurge on plenty of nice meals, but this is fast food) previously to this I would order the egg Mcmuffin and remove the Canadian bacon as I am not a fan. I haven't noticed if my McDonald's offers the sausage Mcmuffin with egg on the menu, or if it's a special request. I think the egg would be great on it, also adding more protein and substance, as the sausage Mcmuffin on its own can be a little small, IMO. I will be trying this soon! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jrvedivici Sep 5, 2013 07:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That's actually kind of scary because that is EXACTLY how I found this out for myself. I ordered the sausage Mc Muffin off the dollar menu and only got a sausage and cheese on an english muffin. I initially thought it was a mistake, but then found out that is what the order is. Now I order "I'll have the sausage Mc Muffin, off the dollar menu, with egg please. Sometimes I get it for a dollar sometimes there is the "up-charge" for the egg. You know a whole $.75, lol. (don't quote me on the up charge)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. KaimukiMan Sep 4, 2013 10:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I think its interesting that so many people have answered the question with breakfast selections - as did I. I'm not saying I don't eat lunch, dinner or other snacks their, but the breakfast selections are unusually good for 'fast food'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We don't have bagels here, that must be one of those test-market things. My trouble comes in the choice between a sausage mc muffin and a sausage biscuit. I love the chewey goodness and melty cheese of the mc muffin. but I also love the light, crisp-crustyness, and buttery texture of the biscuit. All too often I end up getting one of each. Fortunately I'm not a big egg fan, so I happily choose from the dollar menu.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jrvedivici Sep 5, 2013 05:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm in NJ and the bagel sandwiches have been around here at least 5-10 years, so it's more than just a test market thing here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      While I have a hard time singing Mc Donald's or any fast food establishment praises, I can't deny Mc donalds breakfast sandwiches are excellent. Far above any other fast food options, especially their biscuit sandwiches. You can put their biscuits up against the best of them. (or worst health wise I'm sure)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        KaimukiMan Sep 5, 2013 01:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        yes, its interesting that the sausage biscuit has more calories, and specifically more calories from fat than the sausage muffin which has a slice of cheese. Like i said, rich buttery taste.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hill food Sep 5, 2013 03:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jrv - nahh Popeye's has the best fast food biscuits (and they're probably even worse for you).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jrvedivici Sep 5, 2013 03:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've never had anything from Popeyes but I would like to try them sometime. Now I'll make sure to try their biscuit as well. Thanks for the tip.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. alkapal Sep 5, 2013 05:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lately it is the pomegranate-blueberry smoothie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. dave_c Sep 6, 2013 02:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Has the filet-o-fish changed?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Just had one, it's been a few months since the last, the fish was drier and the fish patty broke into large flakes when eaten. I recall the patty had a finer texture which seemed to retain the juices (or frying oil) better. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. ennuisans Sep 8, 2013 08:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I ate far too many of the bacon habanero ranch burgers when they first came out.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pie22 Sep 10, 2013 06:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              that habanero sauce is pretty great!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              i requested a side of it once to dip fries in, delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. jrvedivici Sep 10, 2013 06:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This is somewhat off topic since this is NOT a favorite Mc Donalds item, however I'm not starting another Mc Donalds thread to ask this question.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yesterday I picked my son up from school and he wanted to go to Mc D's. so I accommodated his request. I got a quarter pounder bacon habanero ranch burger. I've got to say the burger was good, maybe too good. The traditional quarter pounder was always my "go to" burger at Mc D's.......this takes the QP in a new direction. It doesn't have the same Mc D's taste to it at all. It was a good burger but not what I was expecting from Mc D's at all.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Now my son got a crispy chicken wrap, don't ask me which one because we couldn't figure it out. He thought it was one of those "snack wraps" they have, but no, no this was something completely different. First thing is they are huge! Very big, not a snack wrap at all. The second thing is his was crispy chicken, with lettuce, tomato, cheese, tortilla strips AND a spicy sauce that was VERY spicy. At first I thought he was just being a baby (he's 15)....complaining after the first few bites his lips and tongue were on FIRE!!! After about 5 bites and 3 drink re-fills he finally just puts it down and say's "that's enough, I can't do it". So with that I knew something was up so I decided to pick up the remnants of his wrap and give it a try, HOLY CRAP......this was spicy!! It takes about 2-3 bites for it to hit you.....but once it does it's a steady prolonged heat. Listen I LOVE spicy.......I LOVE wasabi, I LOVE hot peppers, I'm not shy from spicy....and while this wasn't over the top hottest thing ever, it was certainly HOT and if sensitive to spicy things this could have been very overwhelming, as it was for my son.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I immediately threw out my receipt and my son couldn't remember what exactly he ordered. I wanted to ask the person who took our order but they must have been on break since I couldn't find them. The sauce looked similar to that on my habenero burger, like a thousand island, but the heat index was 100x's hotter than my burger. Very uncharacteristic for a fast food place to offer something that is so very spicy. I wonder if there could have been a mistake, however I highly doubt each location is mixing their own sauce rather than just coming pre-packaged from central locations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Anyone else try this and have this experience?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Servorg Sep 10, 2013 06:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Now you've gone and made me want one of those! Thanks a lot... ;-D>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Did it look like this http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/p... ?