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(Daily Mail)   McDonald's starting to test three new Quarter Pounders in bid to turn franchise around without realising they should just slap the pucks down ice   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 252
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2012-11-25 05:48:22 PM  
The burgers don't need to be different, it just has to cost less than $6.50 to get a value meal that cost $2.99 in the 90s.
 
2012-11-25 05:56:32 PM  
They tried that, but the NHL saw it and it went on strike.
 
2012-11-25 06:04:09 PM  
I can't wait! I actually love their food. I don't understand all of the haters.

I will try the Habanero one first.

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2012-11-25 06:04:47 PM  
Two things McDonald's could do that would get me to eat there often:

1. Serve the breakfast menu 24 hours a day

2. Bring back the Arch Deluxe
 
2012-11-25 06:04:54 PM  
Also, cleaning the restrooms would be a nice start.
 
2012-11-25 06:04:57 PM  
I honestly like McDs. Does that make me a bad person?
 
2012-11-25 06:05:00 PM  
I'll be trying the new burgers... 1/week as I want to keep my figure.
 
2012-11-25 06:05:13 PM  
Meh, I don't eat at the Golden Arches; nor have I in a decade.
 
2012-11-25 06:05:37 PM  

Silly Jesus: I can't wait! I actually love their food. I don't understand all of the haters.

I will try the Habanero one first.


What he said
 
2012-11-25 06:05:46 PM  

RedPhoenix122: They tried that, but the NHL saw it and it went on strike.


Its a lockout.

ON topic- the problem with qps is they taste sooooo good, but an hour later i hate myself and feel sick.
Then again, that is a twice a year, 3 max event.
I might try the habanero and the bacon one.
 
2012-11-25 06:05:48 PM  
Meh. Bring the McRib on as a full time menu option and you'll catch my attention.

Everything at McDonalds has gone down in quality since the 90's. I remember the McChicken distinctly tasting like chicken at some point in time. Maybe the fries have maintained their flavor, but I haven't been to any of the restaurants enough lately to confirm.

There's nothing like quality local restaurant to remind you why not to waste your time and money on corporate fast food.
 
2012-11-25 06:08:13 PM  
Super size baaaaad. 3/4 pounder gooood. Makes sense.

/Quarter pound meat patties sit in the warming trays much longer than the regularly patties, on average.
//Still would eat one once.
 
2012-11-25 06:09:16 PM  
Put more on the dollar menu and I shall consume more of your products, I don't give a rats ass about soda or fries I just want maximum (delicious but terrible for me) sustenance for my dollar.
 
2012-11-25 06:09:27 PM  
i'm on a health kick, so 1/2 pounder it is
 
2012-11-25 06:09:49 PM  
Somewhere, Eric Schlosser is smiling.
 
2012-11-25 06:11:39 PM  

alienated: ON topic- the problem with qps is they taste sooooo good, but an hour later i hate myself and feel sick.


You feel sick because you just ate a mass of cheap industrial chemicals disguised as food.
 
2012-11-25 06:12:14 PM  
Went to McD's yesterday to get out of the cold waiting for a parade to start. I haven't had FF in a while and just wanted to be warm with 2 kids who hadn't eaten lunch. I ordered a #2 which is a 1/4 pounder meal. I couldn't believe how much I hated the burger that I stomached half, and the fries tasted like shiat to me. As a kid I loved their food ,but I'll never buy anything other than a sausage mcmuffin and hash brown for the rest of my life. Even my daughter and friend only wanted fries and a shake and they hadn't eaten for 5 hours.
 
2012-11-25 06:12:19 PM  

blacksharpiemarker:
Everything at McDonalds has gone down in quality since the 90's. I remember the McChicken distinctly tasting like chicken at some point in time. Maybe the fries have maintained their flavor, but I haven't been to any of the restaurants enough lately to confirm.


Their fries are bland. What's worse, they have a chemical aftertaste from the oil clarifying agents they use in their fryer oil now to prevent it from getting dark over multiple uses.
 
2012-11-25 06:12:30 PM  
They are still better than Burger King.
WTF happened king? your food used to be eatable.
now it not only makes be feel bad after I eat it, but while I eat it.

I guess The King is all about horror these days.
 
2012-11-25 06:12:59 PM  
This is the part where i offer a simple solution to mcdonald's burgers, but i'm stumped. How can so many people serve such a consistently awful burger? It's got to be more than the meat. Even mcdonald's "angus" burgers are shiat. Other chains fark up fries because making a bad burger all day is difficult
 
2012-11-25 06:14:44 PM  

jeffreyh: Super size baaaaad. 3/4 pounder gooood. Makes sense.

/Quarter pound meat patties sit in the warming trays much longer than the regularly patties, on average.
//Still would eat one once.


Three new quarter pounded, not one new three-quarter pounder (though Hardees does serve those). I don't get the point of fast-food burgers larger than a 1/3 lbs patty or so. Once you get much thicker than that the lower quality of beef and mandated well-doneness really start to become apparent. I'll scarf a 1/2 or 3/4 burger any day if it's made of high quality beef and cooked medium rare.

/I remember some TV fluff spot from years ago about the special menu options a McDonalds had near the Dallas Cowboy's training camp. The linemen would go in and order things like quadruple quarter pounders and quadruple big macs.
 
2012-11-25 06:15:46 PM  

blacksharpiemarker: Meh. Bring the McRib on as a full time menu option and you'll catch my attention.

Everything at McDonalds has gone down in quality since the 90's. I remember the McChicken distinctly tasting like chicken at some point in time. Maybe the fries have maintained their flavor, but I haven't been to any of the restaurants enough lately to confirm.

There's nothing like quality local restaurant to remind you why not to waste your time and money on corporate fast food.


What McDs need to do is to bring a lot of their Canadian products to America. In Canada, your Egg McMuffins are made with a real egg. If their distro network can make it profitable in as sparsely populated a nation as Canada, they can make farking bank with it in America.
 
2012-11-25 06:16:57 PM  
Oh look. Spicy Ranch, Bacon, and a "Deluxe" quarter pounder.

How original!

How about this. Kabob flavored (with a nice Yogurt and mint sauce)
Chana Masala (Indianish curry) flavored &
Pho flavored. (it can be done)
 
2012-11-25 06:17:38 PM  
In some Canadian locations we have the Big Xtra, which is a 1/4 pounder with different toppings - it's delicious! Ketchup, onions, lettuce, pickles, mayo.. I think that's it. Oh, and tomato!

It's weird though, they don't really have it on the menu, so you need to ask you for it... but then it comes in its own Big Xtra box, which they still have in stock for some reason.
 
2012-11-25 06:18:44 PM  

Bored Horde: blacksharpiemarker: Meh. Bring the McRib on as a full time menu option and you'll catch my attention.

Everything at McDonalds has gone down in quality since the 90's. I remember the McChicken distinctly tasting like chicken at some point in time. Maybe the fries have maintained their flavor, but I haven't been to any of the restaurants enough lately to confirm.

There's nothing like quality local restaurant to remind you why not to waste your time and money on corporate fast food.

What McDs need to do is to bring a lot of their Canadian products to America. In Canada, your Egg McMuffins are made with a real egg. If their distro network can make it profitable in as sparsely populated a nation as Canada, they can make farking bank with it in America.


The egg mcmuffin is made with a real egg in the US too. They just cook it in a ring so that it comes out in a uniform shape. Some of the other breakfast sandwiches use some pre-fab pre-cooked scrambled egg doohicky though.
 
2012-11-25 06:18:48 PM  

Sticky Hands: They are still better than Burger King.
WTF happened king? your food used to be eatable.
now it not only makes be feel bad after I eat it, but while I eat it.

I guess The King is all about horror these days.


i've noticed the same thing. i'm glad i'm not the only one..
 
2012-11-25 06:19:07 PM  
McDonald's food is edible, but is nowhere as good as it used to be. 15-20 years ago, it was delicious. Today, it's bland.

Plus it's gotten freakin' expensive. A Value Meal, with our ridiculous sales tax (11.4%), runs over $8.

I can get a burrito from a local place for $4-$5 that's about ten times tastier and made with fresh ingredients.
 
2012-11-25 06:20:31 PM  
Bring back the Cheddar Melt!! Cheddar, fried onions, on a rye bun.
 
2012-11-25 06:21:25 PM  

mrlewish: Oh look. Spicy Ranch, Bacon, and a "Deluxe" quarter pounder.

How original!

How about this. Kabob flavored (with a nice Yogurt and mint sauce)
Chana Masala (Indianish curry) flavored &
Pho flavored. (it can be done)


Their goal is to actually sell these things.
 
2012-11-25 06:21:53 PM  
McDonald's starting to test three new Quarter Pounders in bid to turn franchise around without realising they should just slap the pucks down ice

So they should wait for you to shiat out their frozen burgers before they put the lettuce on it?
 
2012-11-25 06:22:39 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: jeffreyh: Super size baaaaad. 3/4 pounder gooood. Makes sense.

/Quarter pound meat patties sit in the warming trays much longer than the regularly patties, on average.
//Still would eat one once.

Three new quarter pounded, not one new three-quarter pounder (though Hardees does serve those). I don't get the point of fast-food burgers larger than a 1/3 lbs patty or so. Once you get much thicker than that the lower quality of beef and mandated well-doneness really start to become apparent. I'll scarf a 1/2 or 3/4 burger any day if it's made of high quality beef and cooked medium rare.

/I remember some TV fluff spot from years ago about the special menu options a McDonalds had near the Dallas Cowboy's training camp. The linemen would go in and order things like quadruple quarter pounders and quadruple big macs.


I need reading comprehension apparently.

Once I at a double quarter and a single quarter just to see if I could. Not proud of it but that was when I was a kid working at McD's and the lunch food was free. :/ As for the quality of meat... if you worked there you probably wouldn't eat there for at least a long time, if ever again.
 
2012-11-25 06:22:46 PM  

mrlewish: Oh look. Spicy Ranch, Bacon, and a "Deluxe" quarter pounder.

How original!

How about this. Kabob flavored (with a nice Yogurt and mint sauce)
Chana Masala (Indianish curry) flavored &
Pho flavored. (it can be done)


We could toss in sides of sushii, vegamite, and nasi dagang and call it an international dining expirience instead.
 
2012-11-25 06:22:57 PM  

mrlewish: Oh look. Spicy Ranch, Bacon, and a "Deluxe" quarter pounder.

How original!

How about this. Kabob flavored (with a nice Yogurt and mint sauce)
Chana Masala (Indianish curry) flavored &
Pho flavored. (it can be done)


Why not just go to you local Aghani/Indian/Vietnamese takeaway and get the real thing?
 
2012-11-25 06:23:10 PM  
Rallys(or Checkers, depending on where you live) is where it's at. And Hardee's. Of course, nothing beats your local bar as far as burgers go.
 
2012-11-25 06:23:32 PM  
They′re missing the point of the ‶Quarter Pounder" brand. Originally, it was just a ¼-pound version of an otherwise standard cheeseburger with ketchup, mustard, pickle, and chopped onions, and nothing else. A lot of people liked the taste of those, but wanted one bigger than the thin-patty tiny-seedless-bun Regular Cheeseburger, so the Quarter Pounder was invented to fill that void.

Making fancy Quarter Pounders (or even one with lettuce, tomato, mayo, and sliced instead of chopped onions) defeats the point.

These burgers look pretty tasty (especially the Habañero Bacon Ranch), but they really should be called something else, just like a Big Mac that lacks the middle bun and thousand island-like ‶secret sauce" should not be called a ‶Big Mac."
 
2012-11-25 06:24:28 PM  
Obviously, from the pics, the problem is that the old president hasn't been eating her own food. The new guy looks like he has.
 
2012-11-25 06:24:41 PM  
When I go there for breakfast, I get the $1 sausage muffin.

When I go there for lunch, I usually get a $1 McChicken (no mayo) or the $1 Mc Double and fries, no drink.

If I've been drinking, sometimes I crave McNuggets. The rest of the menu can grow or shrink. I don't think to go try McDonald's brand new taste. They are consistent if nothing else and a cheap eat on the run type of food, but if I have time I go somewhere else.
 
2012-11-25 06:25:33 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: The burgers don't need to be different, it just has to cost less than $6.50 to get a value meal that cost $2.99 in the 90s.


This right here. I only eat there 3 or 4 times a month, but the prices for "meh" fast food is getting out of hand.

Then again: maybe this is what America needs.
 
2012-11-25 06:26:31 PM  
We stopped at McDonald's this weekend while out and about during the long weekend. It was an easy fix and I don't care what anyone says, but they have THE BEST fountain Coke/Diet Coke, hands down. (and this is coming from a Diet Pepsi drinker)

Anyway, ordered the cheeseburgers then heard my husband order a bacon and cheese quarter pounder. HUH? McD's always has great breakfast bacon and I like a quarter pounder every now and then.

DISGUSTING

The bacon was gross, the meat was gross (even for McD standards). I couldn't even finish it. The next day my husband echoed my thoughts.

/looking forward to the egg white egg mcmuffis
//they have the BEST fast food breakfast around
 
2012-11-25 06:26:53 PM  

Msol: In some Canadian locations we have the Big Xtra, which is a ¼ pounder with different toppings ― it′s delicious! Ketchup, onions, lettuce, pickles, mayo.. I think that's it. Oh, and tomato!

It′s weird though, they don′t really have it on the menu, so you need to ask you for it... but then it comes in its own Big Xtra box, which they still have in stock for some reason.


Saw your post after posting mine. ‶Big Xtra" would be an excellent umbrella brand for these new burgers, especially since they obviously already have a logo designed and ready!
 
2012-11-25 06:28:47 PM  
I go to Burger King or Hardees for burgers, then go to McDonalds for the fries. Can't someone make both right?
 
2012-11-25 06:29:05 PM  
That not so special dressing.

www.wish-bone.com
 
2012-11-25 06:29:16 PM  
White Cheddar all the burgers! That one and the Bacon & Cheese one.

Then again, McDonalds = Wal Mart of the fast food restaurants.
 
2012-11-25 06:29:37 PM  
Remember when the quarter pounder was a freakin' HUGE burger? Okay yeah, shaddup, I'm old. But trust me, it was. That was what the husky eaters got when everyone else got a burger. The little one. Now it's the smallish standard on the menu. Some of the angus burger things look good, but they're a freakin' HALF POUND of beef. No one needs to eat that much burger.

Why the fark can't they figure out that those of us with smaller appetites might like a tasty burger too?
 
2012-11-25 06:29:48 PM  
Greasy grimy manufactured chemical-laden food prepared by greasy grimy min-wage simpletons.

/ba da da ba daaaa.....I'm lovin' it Hell, no.
 
2012-11-25 06:31:01 PM  
Having worked there as a teenager, I recommend to those not getting enough semen, pubic hair and saliva in their diets.
 
2012-11-25 06:31:07 PM  
I still like their fries, They are really good as something quick to grab. However the buns on their burgers have turned to crap. the last few times I got a burger it barely tasted like bread and it sure looked like plastic.
 
2012-11-25 06:31:12 PM  

jeffreyh: I need reading comprehension apparently.

Once I at a double quarter and a single quarter just to see if I could.

 

/sorry
//had to
 
2012-11-25 06:32:02 PM  

namegoeshere: Remember when the quarter pounder was a freakin' HUGE burger? Okay yeah, shaddup, I'm old. But trust me, it was. That was what the husky eaters got when everyone else got a burger. The little one. Now it's the smallish standard on the menu. Some of the angus burger things look good, but they're a freakin' HALF POUND of beef. No one needs to eat that much burger.

Why the fark can't they figure out that those of us with smaller appetites might like a tasty burger too?


I have it on good authority that Big Kahuna Burger makes a tasty burger.
 
2012-11-25 06:32:12 PM  

moshi8:
//they have the BEST fast food breakfast around


Fast food breakfast:

Hardees>McDonalds>Everyone else.

Hardees has better biscuits and gems like the friend bologna biscuit, the pork chop and gravy biscuit, and the smoked sausage biscuit. McD's is a close second as the egg mcmuffin is something they got right decades ago and have had the sense not to mess with.

/I know, I sound fat
//would be even fatter if I could drag myself out of bed early enough to get fast food breakfast before work
 
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