I just figured out McDonalds appeal!

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2011/03/26 12:34:27
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?
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 12:43:48
They don't taste anything like the burger I had from Umami Burger.
felix4067
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 13:05:46
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.
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 13:16:14
Chewy, It looks like Umami Burger will be MeUmami burger next week, along with In N Out Burger and Philippe's................
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 14:33:14
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.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 15:01:35
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.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 15:07:52
Royale with cheese?
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 15:26:28
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 15:58:50
Mc10:35 ?
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 16:09:13
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!
post edited by JRPfeff - 2011/03/26 16:15:00
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 16:28:49
JRPfeff

Royale with cheese

Thanks. I'm unfamiliar with Pulp Fiction -- other than the cheap, pulp paper magazines that used to exist.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 16:30:49
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.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 16:37:16
Michael,
Maybe you can get a Mc10:29/10:31
This is beginning to look like bible verses.
Jim
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 17:36:54
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
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 18:12:30
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!
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 18:15:02
Michael Hoffman

Royale with cheese?

One of my alltime favorite movies!
mjambro
Cheeseburger
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 18:20:19
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.
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 19:06:43
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..............
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 20:18:14
mjambro 

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


No
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 20:39:31
 
jajarino68
Cheeseburger
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/26 21:00:56
That looks like it would make a person take a Mc 10:200.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/27 03:16:03
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.
Curbside Grill
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/27 05:18:34
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
 
post edited by Curbside Grill - 2011/03/27 07:00:03
eruby
Double Cheeseburger
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/28 08:02:05
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.

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/28 10:26:37
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?
eruby
Double Cheeseburger
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/28 10:39:17
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.

post edited by eruby - 2011/03/28 10:41:22
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/28 11:15:29
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.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/28 11:25:23
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
Scorereader
Sirloin
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/28 12:27:31
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.
 
 
billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/28 13:55:24
Scorereader

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.

JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/28 14:35:57
Scorereader

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.



Thanks for the info.  I was thinking more about the name, Big Boy vs. Mac.  I don't think McDonald's could call their new beverage a McFrappucino without being challenged.  Maybe Big Boy didn't TM the sandwich name.
Jim
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/28 20:56:48
Ok-I am driving to Michigan right now for a Big Boy burger.....
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/28 21:11:56
Ann, there are tons of Big Boy places in Ohio. Here they're Frisch's Big Boy restaurants.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/28 21:56:17
JRPfeff

Scorereader

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.



Thanks for the info.  I was thinking more about the name, Big Boy vs. Mac.  I don't think McDonald's could call their new beverage a McFrappucino without being challenged.  Maybe Big Boy didn't TM the sandwich name.
Jim

From the Bob's Big Boy Web Site:
Big Boy and Bob's Big Boy are registered trademarks of Big Boy Restaurants International LLC. © 2010 Big Boy Restaurants International LLC.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/28 21:57:49
Michael Hoffman

Ann, there are tons of Big Boy places in Ohio. Here they're Frisch's Big Boy restaurants.


Approximately 258 restaurants operating in the United States.
Big Boy Restaurants, LLC located in Warren, MI operates approximately 140 of the 257
while Frisch’s Restaurants located in Cincinnati, Ohio operates approximately 118

Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/28 22:14:38
here's a little history on how Frish's acquired the Big Boy Burger in 1946. Click on 1946:
http://www.frischs.com/newtimeline/timeline.html
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/29 04:03:14
Thanks, Mr. Hoffman-I will be in Ohio in May and just may have to find one along our route...
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/29 09:51:08
Patty Melt
Melted Swiss cheese and American cheese and grilled onion on grilled rye bread.


 
Michael, any place that still has a Patty Melt on the menu is ok in my book.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/29 09:59:03
I saw that too, PNWCHEF.( I of course had to google Big Boy after all this discussion) They used to serve excellent patty melts, probably the first place I ever had one.
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/29 10:47:48
annpeeples

I saw that too, PNWCHEF.( I of course had to google Big Boy after all this discussion) They used to serve excellent patty melts, probably the first place I ever had one.


Hi Ann, I tried putting a patty melt as a special Sandwich on our Cafe menu, no one knew what it was. I need to rename this oldie but goodie grilled sandwich for the young whipper snapper generation..............any ideas for a new name ?????????????
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/29 11:59:32
PNWCHEF

annpeeples

I saw that too, PNWCHEF.( I of course had to google Big Boy after all this discussion) They used to serve excellent patty melts, probably the first place I ever had one.


Hi Ann, I tried putting a patty melt as a special Sandwich on our Cafe menu, no one knew what it was. I need to rename this oldie but goodie grilled sandwich for the young whipper snapper generation..............any ideas for a new name ?????????????
How about The Fat Ho Burger?

mar52
Sirloin
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/29 12:18:04
 
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/29 12:20:17
chewingthefat

PNWCHEF

annpeeples

I saw that too, PNWCHEF.( I of course had to google Big Boy after all this discussion) They used to serve excellent patty melts, probably the first place I ever had one.


Hi Ann, I tried putting a patty melt as a special Sandwich on our Cafe menu, no one knew what it was. I need to rename this oldie but goodie grilled sandwich for the young whipper snapper generation..............any ideas for a new name ?????????????
\
How about The Fat Ho Burger?


Hhahahaahahhahaha  between you and Mar, I'll end up in Jail 
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/29 12:55:25
Good one, ctf!!! I dont know what kind of establishment you have, which may help me in thinking of a name. When I ran a full service deli( from fresh breakfast thru dinner) I named an egg sandwich after myself-an egg McPeeples
I sold a ton of them-so have you thought of naming the patty melt after yourself or a family member, or a fond memory of a location you ate one? Just some thoughts!
mar52
Sirloin
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/29 13:13:33
The J.D. Salinger...  Burger in the Rye.  (Sorry)
 
 
 
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/29 13:27:26
Really? They are called Patty Melts everywhere I've seen them.
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/29 13:53:50
On sourdough bread, Hardee's call them Frisco burgers and Steak n Shake call them Frisco melts.  Maybe you could call yours Olympic burgers or something like that.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/29 16:03:54
Not bad, 6star!
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/03/29 18:02:00
annpeeples

Good one, ctf!!! I dont know what kind of establishment you have, which may help me in thinking of a name. When I ran a full service deli( from fresh breakfast thru dinner) I named an egg sandwich after myself-an egg McPeeples
I sold a ton of them-so have you thought of naming the patty melt after yourself or a family member, or a fond memory of a location you ate one? Just some thoughts!

Then Patty, the Fat HO!

markmcgeeii
Cheeseburger
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/04/17 21:29:29
mcGangbang anyone?? its a mcdouble in half, with a McChicken in the middle then the rest of the mcdouble! yummmy...name is crazy heard it from a 16 year old boy..soooo
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/04/17 21:42:01
Sixteen year old boys also play Smear the Queer. Doesn't make it OK.
GCD1962
Hamburger
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/04/24 15:56:15
About the only thing McD's is good for is a bathroom stop. The quality of all the food items is approaching bottom of the barrell. It used to be ok, now inedible.
Greymo
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/04/25 15:57:59
I  enjoy their  dollar double cheeseburger if I can get it hot.  I also  am  perfectly  happy  with  their  breakfast sandwiches,  iced tea and coffee...................all totally edible!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/04/25 17:22:32
Ah, McDonald's coffee. A large coffee from McDonald's is an almost daily treat for me.
 
I didn't know they had bathrooms, but I guess that would be standard. Isn't it nice that they allow folks who would never pay anything to keep them in business to use their rest rooms at no charge.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/04/25 18:54:07
Michael Hoffman

Ah, McDonald's coffee. A large coffee from McDonald's is an almost daily treat for me.

I didn't know they had bathrooms, but I guess that would be standard. Isn't it nice that they allow folks who would never pay anything to keep them in business to use their rest rooms at no charge.

I too frequent FF Restrooms in dire emergencies.
FF Restroom Clean-O-Meter:
(Possible 10 Pts)
Jack in the Box - 10
 MeDonalds - 8
Booger King - 6
Wendy's - 5
Greymo
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/04/25 19:07:57
I cannot believe that someone would go into a restaurant   (even  a fast food place)   just to  use the restrooms.   That is really sad ;  use their  restrooms and then complain about their food which you have not even purchased.
GCD1962
Hamburger
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/04/25 19:15:52
They make enough money as it is. I use McD's for the bathrooms only. While once the food was ok, now it all is held in warming bins before being assembled. A better use of McD's food would be for bio-fuel and not human consumption
Greymo
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/04/25 19:19:27
Is it that the places that you choose to eat have  dirty  restrooms?
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/04/25 21:51:28
Take it from a frequent highwayman.  If there isn't a rest stop with public restrooms, you dive into a FF joint(Mickie Dee's RR is preferred).  I always buy a coffee or a bottle of water on my way out.  I would buy food.....if it didn't suck
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:I just figured out McDonalds appeal! 2011/04/25 21:53:18
The coffee's good. I can't bring myself to buy water.
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