Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers?

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2008/01/12 18:35:39 (permalink)

Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers?

Seeing as I rarely eat at McDonalds, Burger King, Hardees, or Wendy's because there burgers have become horrible. I also cant even eat a french fry at Burger King. Do any of these establishments still even have a griddle or is it all microwave now?...Russ
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    thediningroom
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/12 19:36:41 (permalink)
    You a funny guy Russ, they all have grills except Burger King which flame broils still. Ha ha
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/12 19:41:41 (permalink)
    The last time I had breakfast sandwich at Burger King I was going through the drive through and saw them take the sausage pattie out of the deep fryer....
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/12 19:56:11 (permalink)
    Wendy's still have the flat top grills

    McD's "grill" is a drawer they put the patty into and press a button bing it's done

    Hardee's flame broils
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/12 19:56:49 (permalink)
    so? it cooks faster that way and believe it or not has less fat than if they cooked it on grill.
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/12 19:58:35 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by CajunKing

    Wendy's still have the flat top grills

    McD's "grill" is a drawer they put the patty into and press a button bing it's done

    Hardee's flame broils


    From my understanding Hardees stopped flame broiling when Carl Jr.'s bought them out years ago, in the old days Hardees flame broiled.
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/12 20:18:58 (permalink)
    McDonalds uses soem sort of new contraption whre they throw the frozen patties into some sort of heating unit (plastic type drawer)..UGH

    It's all so sad isn't it. What would be so difficult in creating a chain where they actually use a gas char broiler for their burgers and chicken...I guess the problem is the help..Training and maintaining consistancy.

    Pizza Hut and Domino's were able to come on the scene with the invention of the conveyor oven...It took all the guess work out of when an employee had to take a pizza out of the oven...

    So, the smart people simply forego these types of places and give our business to the independent restaurants who still do it the good old fashioned way.
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/12 20:25:41 (permalink)
    I think the question should be do they use real beef in thier hamburgers.
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/12 20:39:32 (permalink)
    McDonalds is the largest purchaser of American beef which is all USDA inspected. Of course the burgers are beef. Even Roadfooders occasionally have a Big Mac...along with the fries.
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/12 21:21:26 (permalink)
    I don't know, I read the companion book to "Supersize Me" and don't eat anywhere near as much fast food as I used to. But also I'd rather support the independent little guy.

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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/12 22:04:05 (permalink)
    Many places are carefull not to call their stuff "burgers" of "hamburgers". Why is that I wonder???
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/13 09:03:13 (permalink)
    I believe that the initial on-premises cooking of hamburgers is done in a device like this:

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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/13 09:18:31 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by MiamiDon

    I believe that the initial on-premises cooking of hamburgers is done in a device like this:




    Does it have Gorge Foreman's name on it?

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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/13 10:51:48 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by MiamiDon

    I believe that the initial on-premises cooking of hamburgers is done in a device like this:




    WOW! Is that George Foreman Industrial Grill?
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/13 11:13:57 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by thediningroom


    WOW! Is that George Foreman Industrial Grill?


    More or less!

    The Micky-D's one I saw was the width of that whole thing, not split into two halves.
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/13 11:24:41 (permalink)
    I think one of us should volunteer to take a job there and infiltrate the system ... (Not me.)
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/13 11:58:41 (permalink)
    do we really want to know how McDonalds cooks their hamburgers?
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/13 12:09:02 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Captain Morgan

    do we really want to know how McDonalds cooks their hamburgers?


    Yes, please tell us Captain? do you work at McDonalds? Tell us the inside scoop.
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/13 14:44:38 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by prius

    McDonalds is the largest purchaser of American beef which is all USDA inspected. Of course the burgers are beef. Even Roadfooders occasionally have a Big Mac...along with the fries.


    McDonald's no longer relies on ALLUS beef. They are importing beef from New Zealand and Australia, there is a beef "shortage" in the US.
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/13 15:53:50 (permalink)
    Say what you will about McDonald's but I love their breakfast, fast, cheap and delllllllllllllllissoouusssssssss!!!!
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/13 16:12:18 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by thediningroom

    Say what you will about McDonald's but I love their breakfast, fast, cheap and delllllllllllllllissoouusssssssss!!!!




    You really do have a unique sense of humor!
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/13 18:00:08 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Tedbear

    quote:
    Originally posted by thediningroom

    Say what you will about McDonald's but I love their breakfast, fast, cheap and delllllllllllllllissoouusssssssss!!!!




    You really do have a unique sense of humor!


    My name is Don. I am a Sausage and Egg McMuffin with Hashbrowns addict. I Believe in a Higher Power and am trying to overcome my problem.

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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/13 18:17:56 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Russ Jackson

    Seeing as I rarely eat at McDonalds, Burger King, Hardees, or Wendy's because there burgers have become horrible. I also cant even eat a french fry at Burger King. Do any of these establishments still even have a griddle or is it all microwave now?...Russ

    Good question Russ. I know that the big chain truckstops cook most of their meals in the nuker including steaks. They all come cryo-vac'd in marinade and then they nuke 'em. I found this out when I asked for a steak that wasn't marinated. Also, I rememeber this poor trucker trying to explain that he wanted his steak cooked on the grilltop because the nuker made the texture very grainy. They couldn't understand him. They put the same steak on the grilltop.
    Your doing what we should all do. Just not eat there anymore.
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/13 18:44:43 (permalink)
    Truckstops have chains now? I thought they were all independent?
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/13 22:56:39 (permalink)
    Not reading any other comments, everyone knows McDonald's doesn't fry their burgers, so they know darn well McDonalds doesn't grill their burgers.
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/14 08:52:51 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by thediningroom

    Truckstops have chains now? I thought they were all independent?

    Petro, Flying-J & TA have been around for years. They are all chains.
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/14 09:32:55 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Mack184

    quote:
    Originally posted by thediningroom

    Truckstops have chains now? I thought they were all independent?

    Petro, Flying-J & TA have been around for years. They are all chains.

    ... many with a McDonalds right inside.

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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/14 12:36:24 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Mack184

    quote:
    Originally posted by thediningroom

    Truckstops have chains now? I thought they were all independent?

    Petro, Flying-J & TA have been around for years. They are all chains.



    Pilot is another one of the Truckstop chains, at least in NJ.
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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/14 12:46:49 (permalink)
    NO MORE MICROWAVED BIG MACS?

    "The key element of the new approach is keeping the bread, lettuce, onions, and all other nonmeat sandwich ingredients fresh -- and thus away from the wilting heat of the holding bins and the zap of the microwave oven. Whereas before, fried meat and toppings were assembled on a bun, then tossed under a heat lamp and finally microwaved just before serving, now the cooked meat is kept warm all by itself. Once an order comes in, it is placed with fresh ingredients on toasted bread and put on a tray -- bypassing the microwave."

    "Not only do the sandwiches taste fresher under the new method, called ''Made for You,'' the company says, but customers can ask servers to hold the pickles or ketchup without having to wait several extra minutes."

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    RE: Does McDonalds Actually Grill Their Hamburgers? 2008/01/14 12:56:09 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Tedbear

    quote:
    Originally posted by Mack184

    quote:
    Originally posted by thediningroom

    Truckstops have chains now? I thought they were all independent?

    Petro, Flying-J & TA have been around for years. They are all chains.



    Pilot is another one of the Truckstop chains, at least in NJ.


    There's a Pilot truck stop right here in Braselton at Exit 129 on I85. Attached to it is a McDonalds. pb
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