McD's Failures

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RE: McD's Failures 2006/03/08 10:32:10 (permalink)

The McRib is the best thing that McDonalds has ever put out by far in the history of the company. Pork Tenderloin (a.k.a. Mystery meat) onion, BBQ sauce between two pieces of decent bread. Yes, this foodstuff is popular probaly with Southerners, trailer trash and most people with a slight education, but damnit, the McRib is a sensastional product!

http://www.foodfacts.info/blog/uploaded_images/mcrib-775738.gif for a picture of the wonderful creation.

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RE: McD's Failures 2006/03/08 13:19:53 (permalink)
Has anyone mentioned the McD website where you can see the menu of every country in the world. There are some interesting items out there.
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RE: McD's Failures 2006/03/08 13:55:39 (permalink)
It is hard to believe that this topic has 4 pages of post's.. Surely Micky D's cant have that many failures.. LOL
(do I dare say the dreaded word?-begins with a d?.. TJ-you know what I mean..LOL)
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RE: McD's Failures 2006/03/08 14:11:31 (permalink)
Originally posted by jerseygirl127

have to agree.. the McDLT was a bit of a flop.. people ended up putting them togehter anyway-- never understood the point of that one..


I laughed out loud when I read this....they were only seperated until you ate it so the tomato/lettuce stayed crisp and the sauce didn't goo it up. YOU ACTUALLY ATE THE HALFS ONE AT A TIME?

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RE: McD's Failures 2006/03/08 14:30:29 (permalink)
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Originally posted by roossy90

It is hard to believe that this topic has 4 pages of post's.. Surely Micky D's cant have that many failures.. LOL
(do I dare say the dreaded word?-begins with a d?.. TJ-you know what I mean..LOL)
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Begins with a d? Doublecheeseburger?

We better not discuss the other "d" word. We got in trouble when you were moving for having some animated posts with the user of the other "d" word.
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RE: McD's Failures 2006/03/08 14:31:07 (permalink)
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Originally posted by stevencarry

Originally posted by jerseygirl127

have to agree.. the McDLT was a bit of a flop.. people ended up putting them togehter anyway-- never understood the point of that one..


I laughed out loud when I read this....they were only seperated until you ate it so the tomato/lettuce stayed crisp and the sauce didn't goo it up. YOU ACTUALLY ATE THE HALFS ONE AT A TIME?



Just found this.. LOL
http://hubris.typepad.com/hubris/2005/02/btk_killer_take.html

http://hubris.typepad.com/hubris/2005/02/btk_killer_take.html
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RE: McD's Failures 2006/03/08 14:34:59 (permalink)
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Originally posted by NebGuy

quote:
Originally posted by roossy90

It is hard to believe that this topic has 4 pages of post's.. Surely Micky D's cant have that many failures.. LOL
(do I dare say the dreaded word?-begins with a d?.. TJ-you know what I mean..LOL)
Bad I am!


Begins with a d? Doublecheeseburger?

We better not discuss the other "d" word. We got in trouble when you were moving for having some animated posts with the user of the other "d" word.

La La La LA... I cant hear yooooooooooo.....
I AM bad
Ok, now I be quiet!
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RE: McD's Failures 2007/04/15 22:28:46 (permalink)
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Originally posted by The Travelin' Man

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Originally posted by carlton pierre

I gotta say, I usually stay away from McDonalds et al, I do like their sausage biscuits so I stop by for those, especially when I travel. I also appreciate the philanthropical nature of the owners of this organization, Ronald McDonald house, and the millions of $$ they give to charities.


"Philanthropic nature of the owners"???? You do know that Ray Kroc all but STOLE the idea/concept/ideology...and in the end, profits, from the McDonald brothers. Makes you kind of wonder what could have happened had they NOT been run by a corporate whore???


u should read all your facts b4 you post about Ray Kroc.. pick up the book sometime and you will see how exactly McD's got their start and all the crap that is McDonalds... and ray kroc is long deceased

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RE: McD's Failures 2007/04/16 22:02:41 (permalink)
Tea:

Don't be afraid to express your opinion here on RF. Your comments above seem to leave me somewhat in an "Okay, so what????" quandry.

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RE: McD's Failures 2007/04/19 11:34:28 (permalink)
Cheddar Melt is back in my area. That's a flop.

Quarter pounder with some grilled onion bits and cheez whiz on a fluffy bun with ground caraway to give it a "rye" flavor.
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RE: McD's Failures 2007/04/19 16:38:10 (permalink)
McDonalds seems to use our area as a test area. I've seen many a flop in my day- The McPizzas were pushed hard in this area and eventually died.

I recall a NASTY Arctic Orange Shake.
I remember trying a revolting Chicken Parmesan Burger -I think a McItalian er something.
Yes, the McRib was disgusting.
McDLT was a terrible waste of packaging and way overhyped for a burger with lettuce and tomato added.
Do they still have the Big Xtra?
I recall they had a bunch of oriental sauces for McNuggets- there was a szechwan, plum and something else that I can't remember.
They still serve breakfast burritos here.
They also have a grilled cheese for kids.
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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/24 16:08:24 (permalink)
Is the Arch Deluxe still around anywhere?
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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/24 16:31:44 (permalink)
The Arch Deluxe never caught on, and was discontinued.
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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/24 16:38:18 (permalink)
Their biggest problem is their food..................2nd is the fact that none of it is served even close to being nice and hot!
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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/25 07:12:28 (permalink)
quote:
Originally posted by Ashphalt

Cheddar Melt is back in my area. That's a flop.

Quarter pounder with some grilled onion bits and cheez whiz on a fluffy bun with ground caraway to give it a "rye" flavor.


Ooooooo the Cheddar Melt! I haven't noticed it around here lately ---I remember the dark bun and the disgusting taste of the whole thing. The only things I get there anymore are the value menu cheeseburger, the occasional Big Mac, and the occasional Happy Meal (but only when they have a Hot Wheels prize! )and the occasional Egg McMuffin. I liked the McLean and Mc DLT but don't miss the McRib.

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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/25 07:23:19 (permalink)


And the ever popular McLobster (is this still sold?):



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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/25 16:17:50 (permalink)
I actually liked the Cheddar melt....better than most of their specialty sandwiches.....the McRib was gross...
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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/26 13:48:02 (permalink)
I used to go there for there Fries, then they had to goof up and make them healthy. Just not the same. As a kid I thought the McD.L.T. was good, sad to see that one go.
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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/26 18:29:06 (permalink)
Today, my SO and I wanted a salad for lunch, and we headed for a nearby McDonald's in order to have their Asian Salad with Grilled Chicken. Well, apparently we were in the minority, as the Asian Salad has disappeared from the menu. The Caesar Salad and the Southwest Salad were still listed, but the Asian Salad was not.

Isn't it interesting that the salad with the lowest saturated fat content of all their salad offerings was the one that died? That sort of reminds me of the woman whom I witnessed at Salad Works last year. She ordered a fairly healthy salad, and then specified that she wanted it topped with a double helping of bacon, plus cheese, plus egg, plus extra croutons. (I probably don't need to mention that her butt was about twice the width of a typical theater seat.)

Her "customization" of what started out as a healthy meal pretty well defeated the purpose of a salad, but based on the disappearance of the Asian Salad from McDonald's menu, it does appear that the healthier options on fast food menus are the least popular.

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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/26 19:52:29 (permalink)
The Mc D.L.T. was good, and yes I've seen the abuse of the "healthy salads" as well --- and it cancels out the "healthy". I haven't had a salad there since they've stopped making those salad shaker things (at least around here) --- they were convenient because you could kind of "drink" them from the cup.

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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/27 07:51:53 (permalink)
As I recall the McDLT was a big hit. It was a victim of the "environmentalists" campaign against McDonald's using so much styrofoam. No stytofoam, no McDLT. Sad, because it was the only half-decent sandwich they ever served. R.I.P.
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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/27 09:46:32 (permalink)
We had a McBrat or whatever they called it a couple of years ago here in the Los Angeles area.

I just had to try it. Never had any brat before.

It was quite good.

I still like what I call their 20¢ Burgers. They are what they are and I like them. They never disappoint.

Their new fries are quite lacking.
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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/28 09:19:56 (permalink)

While some of their product offerings have not succeeded in the marketplace, there is no doubt that the company as a whole continues to thrive while others wilt on the vine. As evidence, see this excerpt from a market report on McDonald's from about 6 days ago:


"As we enter the final quarter of the year, October sales trends remain strong, and I am optimistic about McDonald's outlook," said Chief Executive Jim Skinner.

In the U.S., McDonald's same-store sales rose 4.7% for the quarter, even as the economic malaise continued.

The fast-food giant has often been a beneficiary of downturns, as new menu items and expanded hours lure consumers to "trade down" from higher-priced food options. The company said McDonald's U.S. posted its highest sales increase of 2008 in the quarter.

Overseas, the company continues to expand aggressively in markets such as China.

However, shares of McDonald's have not been immune to the market turmoil. The stock closed at $54.18 Tuesday, down almost 2%. That is up from its Oct. 10 low of $45.79 but still off the high-water mark of $67 in August.

Last month, McDonald's said that it would raise its quarterly dividend 33% to 50 cents a share, a smaller percentage increase than the previous two years but still the sixth time in a row it has boosted the dividend by a double-digit percentage.


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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/28 13:43:35 (permalink)
I think back in the late 90's the McD's on rte. 132 served a McHotdog. Those were nasty.
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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/28 15:53:23 (permalink)
ArchDelux, blech!
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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/29 10:08:27 (permalink)
Mar52-i believe the brats were made by Johnsonville-right here in Wisconsin....
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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/29 15:28:54 (permalink)
Yesterday in Denver McDonalds announced they are taking the double cheeseburger off the dollar menu and replacing it with the same thing except with one slice of cheese. They had a name for it but I don't remember.
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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/29 16:37:40 (permalink)
Annpeeples, you are correct as they even advertised them as Johnsonville Brats.

Wish they'd bring them back!
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RE: McD's Failures 2008/10/29 16:48:04 (permalink)
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Originally posted by stevencarry

Has anyone mentioned the McD website where you can see the menu of every country in the world. There are some interesting items out there.

I went to the McDonald's INDIA page ... it was horrible ... took 2 minutes to load at high speed ... odd for a site directed at an almost third world country.

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RE: McD's Failures 2008/11/05 11:19:28 (permalink)
I'll throw in my 2 cents and say that I also liked the McDLT. I also remember some jabs at it back in the day. Like David Letterman: "Lettuce and tomamto on a hamburger ... Wow! Who would've thought of that?"

And I think Wendy's (or maybe Burger King) took their jab by pointing out in a commercial the concept doesn't make sense if you have half a sandwich that is supposed to be cool, but sits in a warmer bin.

Btw, does anyone remember the commericial that promoted it? It featured a singing, dancing Jason Alexander (with hair) prior to his Seinfeld days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcZJXkt2Tmk
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