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chewingthefat

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I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 12:34 PM (permalink)
Terrible burgers, we all know that, however there is an appeal to them, especially the double cheese burger for a buck, I, hem, haw, like them. I figured out why, UMAMI, McDonalds adds it to the meat, no question in my mind, no other possible reason, people keep buying these death burgers, we are all hooked on umami! Any thoughts?
 
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    MiamiDon

    Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 12:43 PM (permalink)
    They don't taste anything like the burger I had from Umami Burger.
     
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      felix4067

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      Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 1:05 PM (permalink)
      I look at McDonald's burgers the same way I look at that nasty "cheese" sauce that comes with tortilla chips at sporting events...cheap, tasty, HORRIBLE food that I simply must have periodically.
       
      Of course, McDonald's has the added bonus of being open 24/7/365, so no matter what time of what day I happen to be hungry, I can go there, spend a couple of dollars, and get food that will satisfy my hunger without my having to cook. Which is a very valuable trait after a 20-hour workday.
       
      That said, I think it's a combination of the MSG and the grease.
       
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        pnwchef

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        Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 1:16 PM (permalink)
        Chewy, It looks like Umami Burger will be MeUmami burger next week, along with In N Out Burger and Philippe's................
         
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          Michael Hoffman

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          Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 2:33 PM (permalink)
          The appeal of McDonald's? Well, this morning the Waffle House, Tee Jay's, Bob Evans, Sunbury Grill and Johnstown Family Restaurant were filled to capacity with waiting lines, so I made a quick trip to the McDonald's Drive-thru and got a sausage McMuffin for a buck and a large coffee for a buck-twenty nine. The McMuffin was filling and not bad, and the coffee as always was tops.
           
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            JRPfeff

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            Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 3:01 PM (permalink)
            I love a McDonald's burger.  Any of them - Big Mac, McDouble, Royale with Cheese - they all rock.  I wouldn't call any of them a great burger, but sometimes I've got to have one.
             
            Correction: The Mc10:35 is a great burger.
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 3:07 PM (permalink)
              Royale with cheese?
               
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                JRPfeff

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                Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 3:26 PM (permalink)
                 
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                  MiamiDon

                  Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 3:58 PM (permalink)
                  Mc10:35 ?
                   
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                    JRPfeff

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                    Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 4:09 PM (permalink)
                    No one here knows how to google?

                    Mc10:35 101
                    1. Go to McDonald's right when they are transitioning from breakfast to lunch, approximately 10:35.
                    2. Order one of the remaining Egg McMuffins from the breakfast menu and also order a McDouble since the lunch menu is now open.
                    3. Take the egg and Canadian bacon from the Egg McMuffin and put it on the McDouble. (I ate the muffins and pickles separately)

                     
                    I tried one for the first time a couple weeks ago.  I hadn't planned on it, but I stopped for gas at 10:30 and McDonald's was right next door.  The Mc10:35 is even better than the sum of the parts.
                     
                    McAwesomeness!
                    <message edited by JRPfeff on Sat, 03/26/11 4:15 PM>
                     
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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 4:28 PM (permalink)
                      JRPfeff


                      Royale with cheese

                      Thanks. I'm unfamiliar with Pulp Fiction -- other than the cheap, pulp paper magazines that used to exist.
                       
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                        Michael Hoffman

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                        Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 4:30 PM (permalink)
                        That 10:35 thing wouldn't work around here. Come 10:30 on the dot they switch, and even if they have anything left over they won't let you have it.
                         
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                          JRPfeff

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                          Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 4:37 PM (permalink)
                          Michael,
                          Maybe you can get a Mc10:29/10:31
                          This is beginning to look like bible verses.
                          Jim
                           
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                            Michael Hoffman

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                            Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 5:36 PM (permalink)
                            Nope. Around here the cutoff is complete at 10:30. At 10:29 it's just breakfast. At 10:30 it's lunch.
                             
                            Michael 5:37
                             
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                              chewingthefat

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                              Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 6:12 PM (permalink)
                              PNWCHEF


                              Chewy, It looks like Umami Burger will be MeUmami burger next week, along with In N Out Burger and Philippe's................

                              I envy you, ya got to try the lamb, maybe you can bown a beef at the same sitting, Philippe's is great, maybe a few sandwiches to go for your late night, they will give you a side of gravy, so your sandwich doesn't fall apart, double dip your sandwiches you eat there, as I'm sure you already know. Depending on the In and Out, be prepared for a wait. The one in Palm Desert is minimum 1/2 hr. That Umami burger does look great. Nate'N Als in Beverly Hills, great breakfast, celebrity watching place, Grille on the Alley also in BH, great dinner spot, also celebrity spot.
                              Pics and trip report please! I'll call ahead, get you a motorcycle escort from LAX!
                               
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                                chewingthefat

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                                Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 6:15 PM (permalink)
                                Michael Hoffman


                                Royale with cheese?

                                One of my alltime favorite movies!
                                 
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                                  mjambro

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                                  Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 6:20 PM (permalink)
                                  McDonalds burgers are all about salt.   Ever compare the salt content of a McDonalds burger vs. hamburger (about 10x)?
                                   
                                  Had a coupon & tried their 1/3 lb angus burger a few weeks back.  Bad enough the burger was dry and nearly tasteless (except for the salt), but the salt content ate away at my tongue.  If salt is a concern, it's best to stay with just the fries - they have a fraction of the salt vs. their burgers.  I'm guessing their burgers are loaded with a beef-broth concoction.
                                   
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                                    pnwchef

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                                    Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 7:06 PM (permalink)
                                    chewingthefat


                                    PNWCHEF


                                    Chewy, It looks like Umami Burger will be MeUmami burger next week, along with In N Out Burger and Philippe's................

                                    I envy you, ya got to try the lamb, maybe you can bown a beef at the same sitting, Philippe's is great, maybe a few sandwiches to go for your late night, they will give you a side of gravy, so your sandwich doesn't fall apart, double dip your sandwiches you eat there, as I'm sure you already know. Depending on the In and Out, be prepared for a wait. The one in Palm Desert is minimum 1/2 hr. That Umami burger does look great. Nate'N Als in Beverly Hills, great breakfast, celebrity watching place, Grille on the Alley also in BH, great dinner spot, also celebrity spot.
                                    Pics and trip report please! I'll call ahead, get you a motorcycle escort from LAX!

                                    Thanks Tom............I knew you were a class act, now everyone knows..............
                                     
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                                      MiamiDon

                                      Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 8:18 PM (permalink)
                                      mjambro
                                       

                                        I'm guessing their burgers are loaded with a beef-broth concoction.


                                      No
                                       
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                                        pnwchef

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                                        Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 8:39 PM (permalink)
                                         
                                         
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                                          jajarino68

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                                          Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sat, 03/26/11 9:00 PM (permalink)
                                          That looks like it would make a person take a Mc 10:200.
                                           
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                                            Foodbme

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                                            Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sun, 03/27/11 3:16 AM (permalink)
                                            IMHO, I think it's just the warm, soft & chewy texture coupled with the slight tang of the ketchup & pickle. You really don't taste much of the burger itself.
                                             
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                                              Curbside Grill

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                                              Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Sun, 03/27/11 5:18 AM (permalink)
                                              Last time I ate at a McDonalds was probally '81. Now I get their Coffee a couple times a week. Appeal for there food is fast and cheap.
                                              But to call their burgers as CTF says death burgers, I don't know. There is worst food out there than Mc D's.  And people flock to them.
                                               
                                              OMG on Valetine's Day lines around the McD's here go around the building at least twice. LOL
                                               
                                              <message edited by Curbside Grill on Sun, 03/27/11 7:00 AM>
                                               
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                                                eruby

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                                                Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Mon, 03/28/11 8:02 AM (permalink)
                                                Michael Hoffman
                                                ... Nope. Around here the cutoff is complete at 10:30. At 10:29 it's just breakfast. At 10:30 it's lunch....
                                                Cue the 'Whammy Burger scene'  from Falling Down.

                                                 
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                                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                                  Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Mon, 03/28/11 10:26 AM (permalink)
                                                  eruby


                                                  Michael Hoffman
                                                  ... Nope. Around here the cutoff is complete at 10:30. At 10:29 it's just breakfast. At 10:30 it's lunch....
                                                  Cue the 'Whammy Burger scene'  from Falling Down.


                                                  What's a Whammy Burger and what is Falling Down -- other than falling down?
                                                   
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                                                    eruby

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                                                    Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Mon, 03/28/11 10:39 AM (permalink)
                                                    Michael Hoffman


                                                    eruby


                                                    Michael Hoffman
                                                    ... Nope. Around here the cutoff is complete at 10:30. At 10:29 it's just breakfast. At 10:30 it's lunch....
                                                    Cue the 'Whammy Burger scene'  from Falling Down.


                                                    What's a Whammy Burger and what is Falling Down -- other than falling down?
                                                    Michael Douglas is an unemployed defense contracter who wants breakfast at 'Whammy Burger'.  They tell him they stop serving breakfast at 10:30 and he looks at his watch and it's 10:33 or so. He was already having a bad day.  Pretty good movie.
                                                     
                                                    www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM8qT9Xop5k 
                                                     
                                                    I believe that's the scene in the link above, but I cannot acces youtube at work to verify.

                                                    <message edited by eruby on Mon, 03/28/11 10:41 AM>
                                                     
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                                                      ann peeples

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                                                      Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Mon, 03/28/11 11:15 AM (permalink)
                                                      I eat a Big Mac once in a great while, because they are the closest thing to a 'big boy' sandwich at the long ago sadly closed Big Boy restaurants in my area.I like some of their breakfast items-sausage mcmuffin, egg mcmuffin.Much better than most fast food joints.
                                                       
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                                                        JRPfeff

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                                                        Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Mon, 03/28/11 11:25 AM (permalink)
                                                        Ann - They still have Big Boy restaurants in Michigan.  I had to stop and have a Big Boy sandwich when I saw one.  I really enjoyed the experience.
                                                        Off topic - Would McDonald's be sued for their obvious rip-off of the Big Boy sandwich if they tried it today?
                                                        Jim
                                                         
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                                                          Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Mon, 03/28/11 12:27 PM (permalink)
                                                          JRPfeff
                                                           

                                                          Would McDonald's be sued for their obvious rip-off of the Big Boy sandwich if they tried it today?
                                                          Jim


                                                          No. food doesn't get intellectual property protection.  Starbuck's can roll out a new frappucino flavor. That can't stop Dunkin Donuts from making a similar flavored coffee ice cream drink to compete.
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
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                                                            Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! Mon, 03/28/11 1:55 PM (permalink)
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                                                            JRPfeff
                                                             

                                                            Would McDonald's be sued for their obvious rip-off of the Big Boy sandwich if they tried it today?
                                                            Jim


                                                            No. food doesn't get intellectual property protection.  Starbuck's can roll out a new frappucino flavor. That can't stop Dunkin Donuts from making a similar flavored coffee ice cream drink to compete.



                                                             
                                                            I don't think they could market it under the same name though due to trademark restrictions.  Is that right?  It seems like it's more a matter of who gets it out there first to the paying public.

                                                             
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