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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/14 11:05:47 (permalink)
How about those light green shakes that they used to sell around St. Patty's day?
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/14 11:11:29 (permalink)
Anyone remember the Hula Burger? As I recall, it was a grilled pineapple slice and piece of cheese on a hamburger bun. McYuck. I do remember getting Sunday night supper on the McD's near my college campus for $0.34. .10 for fries, .15 for hamburger, .9 for a Coke. Even in the olden days, it was a heck of a deal for a poor college student.

On another topic, didn't Joan Krok leave a bunch to the Salvation Army when she died?
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/14 11:31:40 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ericats

How about those light green shakes that they used to sell around St. Patty's day?


Ack! the Shamrock shake...ewwwwwwwwwwwww. My birthday is St. Patrick's day, and I find the Shamrock shake to be offensive on all levels.
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/14 12:38:43 (permalink)
I was wondering if anyone has tried the McPutine up in Canada? What's the verdict?
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/14 13:11:41 (permalink)
In India, where cattle are sacred to some, you can get a Maharaja Mac: two all-lamb patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.

It always amazes me when someone who lives near Kansas City says the McRib is the best barbecue sandwich in town. I've heard it said more than once.
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/14 14:31:59 (permalink)
I vaguely remember a bizarre twist on the apple pie in the 70's called "Great Fruit Pie" that was canned fruit cocktail in gluey mass, fried up hot and scalding. YUCK!

Cannot even imagine going to Eastern Shore for "Mc Crabs"...saw that mentioned by another user in here a few weeks ago.
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/14 14:39:32 (permalink)
I like the Shamrock shake.
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/14 14:42:43 (permalink)
How about the Triple Ripple Ice Cream cone, back circa 1977? Had chocolate and strawberry swirls in vanills ice cream.
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/15 09:58:58 (permalink)
how about gettin the "Mcheaves' after drinkin a green mint shake made with artificial ice cream and served in a wax cup where little pieces of wax would be found floatin next to the straw.
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/15 21:44:05 (permalink)
Does anyone else remember when thesy served fajitas? maybe my area was just a test market. I was sad to see them go. It was the only way to get vegetables other than lettuce and tomato in a fast food restaurant at the time, early '90s.

I, too, liked the McDLT. It seemed like a very popular item then they dropped it. Those double tray containers were probably too expensive.

Just wondering, has anyone else has read Fast Food Nation?
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/15 22:09:57 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ctfrasier

Does anyone else remember when thesy served fajitas? maybe my area was just a test market. I was sad to see them go. It was the only way to get vegetables other than lettuce and tomato in a fast food restaurant at the time, early '90s.

I, too, liked the McDLT. It seemed like a very popular item then they dropped it. Those double tray containers were probably too expensive.

Just wondering, has anyone else has read Fast Food Nation?


I think that I've eaten at McDonald's once since reading "Fast Food Nation" (it was only thing to eat on the highway.) "Fast Food Nation" turned me into a Slow Food person. Actually I think that I ate there only three times prior to reading the book!

Back to McDonald's: I heard once that they had tortas in limited markets. Since I live in LA which has a huge Latino population and some of the best tortas in the world, I fail to understand why anyone would go to McDonald's for a torta!
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/16 03:28:06 (permalink)
I have to vote for MC Rib, truly nasty,and also the original chicken Mcnuggets, disgusting!I tried them twice figuring I got a bad batch the first time.I was wrong they were all bad batches! I was eating in a Mc donalds up in Mass one night two years ago,and the manager put down her food cost paperwork,Cheeseburger $.14.I guess when your meat comes from poor old dairy cows that can't produce milk anymore,you can achieve that kind of food cost.I do like their chicken selects and fries though.
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/16 05:08:37 (permalink)
Why does the McRib reappear from time to time and then disappear again? It looks like it was injection molded to look like it has ribs. I always thought McNuggets were sliced pig snouts. If you peel off the coating you can see the two nostril holes. The only thing McDonalds is good for is coffee, a place to sit and drink it, and a bathroom you can use.
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/16 06:53:03 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ctfrasier

Does anyone else remember when thesy served fajitas? maybe my area was just a test market.


They served them up here in Maine as well, and while not great they weren't half bad.
I think they were an early victim of the Dollar Menu.
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/18 22:20:30 (permalink)
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hey, I know what would be fun. Lets list all the known or remembered McD's failures. How about McPizza's. Awful awful taste in a little cardboard box. Last time I was up in Toronto, they were still serving them at a few places. God awful taste....any more people......?

When was this? And where did you find them? I can't believe there are still some McDonald's here in Canada that would still want to sell these crappy pizzas. They taste like a big glop of bad tomato sauce piled on to some cardboard.
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/18 23:17:14 (permalink)
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Originally posted by hotdogger

Why does the McRib reappear from time to time and then disappear again? It looks like it was injection molded to look like it has ribs.


I remember when the McRib first appeared in L.A. (early 80s I think) and my mom had to have one (she had never eaten at McDonald's). So, one day we went to the drive thru and she got her McRib and I had a bite and I remember that it was, at that time, deboned rib meat. My mom had another one maybe about ten years ago and she said that the meat was like formed baloney.
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/19 06:33:36 (permalink)
Joan Kroc also gave a lot of money to the flood victims in Grand Forks. Local McDonald"s also give a lot of money to special Olmpics.
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/19 07:23:08 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ericats

How about those light green shakes that they used to sell around St. Patty's day?
They still have the "Shamrock Shakes" here in Ohio, saw them on the McMarquee last week. Mint flavored. Are these not offered at all McD's?
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/19 07:38:39 (permalink)
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I was wondering if anyone has tried the McPutine up in Canada? What's the verdict?
Okay, whatis a McPutine?
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/19 10:19:04 (permalink)
McPutine, I believe, as I remember in Toronto, is fries with gravy.
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/20 03:20:29 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Adjudicator

Here is the mcmenu.pdf link reposted from one of my prior posts.

http://www.fscwv.edu/users/rheffner/mc/mcmenu.pdf


Now that was some intresting reading... I think...

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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/21 17:06:26 (permalink)
Wasn't that the location at Belvedere and Broad? I don't remember the fresh cut fries, but I do remember how good McDonald's fries used to taste when they were fried in animal fat instead of this piddly inert vegatable NO PEANUT crap they use now! I've quit "dining" at McD's, except for the rare breakfast stop.
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When the first McDonald's in Richmond, VA opened on W. Broad St. circa 1964, they made their french fries from fresh cut potatoes and deep fried them in beef tallow. There was no indoor seating; you ordered from one little window and picked up your food from another little window. They gained a big following for those great fries.

They don't do it right anymore; haven't for a long time.

Frank


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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/21 18:15:26 (permalink)
Speaking of hamburgers, there's a big difference in quality & service in a good road side restaurant when it is independantly owned & family operated. Here in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. there is one such drive-in-"JACK'S BURGHERS" on U.S.1, Federal Highway. Their "junior burgher is 1/4 lb. Reg. size is 1/3 lb.& my preference the 1/2lb! The meat is extra-lean & patty-formed on the premises. Condiments are available @ a station that includes a tasty pepper hamburg relish that reminded me of one I tasted @ "Flo's Drive-In" located far north in Neddick, Maine. One shortcoming was the roll @ Jack's which did not hold up like the bread up north. When I travel back to Connecticut, "MRMACS CANTEEN" in Monroe & Milford truly satisfy my taste!
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/24 18:04:03 (permalink)
OK top this for disgusting McDonalds offerings.....remember being on vacation in Nags Head North Carolina in the late 80s and seeing, gulp, Hot Dog McNuggets on the menu. Sister ordered them and...oh the humanity!
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/24 18:16:51 (permalink)
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OK top this for disgusting McDonalds offerings.....remember being on vacation in Nags Head North Carolina in the late 80s and seeing, gulp, Hot Dog McNuggets on the menu. Sister ordered them and...oh the humanity!


Krystal's has a "semi-similar" product now. They are quite good.

http://www.krystal.com/food/pups.asp
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/24 18:30:21 (permalink)
Adjudicator...the Krystal thingys look like corn dogs...which I actually like quite a bit..

These horrors were bits of hot dog coated with that thick McNugget batter....ugh!
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/24 20:50:49 (permalink)
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How about those light green shakes that they used to sell around St. Patty's day?

Ahhhh Shamrock Shakes how I used to love thee when i was 4 or 5, LOL
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/24 21:11:20 (permalink)
Just noticed an ad on TV tonight for sweet tea, advertised as a true southern treat that McD's now has available.
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/24 21:18:52 (permalink)
Haven't they had sweet tea here in The South for years?
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RE: McD's Failures 2005/03/25 10:27:13 (permalink)
Come on,...come on,.... lets get back to the sauce... THE SAUCE. Many of you KINDA remember tah the special sauce on the Macs was DIFFERENT a long long time ago. It was a different color, a different taste...more spicy aas I remember. And NO, I don't need to look it up again in the old McD handbook on how to make it, I just want to know if you guys REMEMBER a difference,...better today or worse!!
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