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(Yahoo)   McDonald's and Chipotle prepare for Lent   (gma.yahoo.com) divider line 48
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2013-01-24 02:50:10 PM  
Mmmmmmmmm, fish...
 
2013-01-24 03:12:03 PM  
common1.csnimages.com
all you need to be prepared.
 
2013-01-24 03:34:03 PM  
I've never had Chipotle.

Is it really that good?

...I mean, apart from the rectal bleeding thing?
 
2013-01-24 03:52:41 PM  
Does McDonald's still own Chipotle? I thought they sold it off already.


doczoidberg: I've never had Chipotle.

Is it really that good?

...I mean, apart from the rectal bleeding thing?


Hell, that's the best part!
 
2013-01-24 04:01:01 PM  
Chipotle => rectal bleeding? I guess I missed that, thankfully.

Fish Bites sound nasty, but then again, I am a hetero woman.
 
2013-01-24 04:07:50 PM  
McDonald's should have teamed up with Kanye and offered "Fish Dicks". I like the sound of the chipolte and poblano spiced tofu option for a burrito.
 
2013-01-24 04:26:49 PM  
there's a salmon burger at Evo's for the two other farkers who have an Evo's near them. It's probably the best thing on their menu because their food is so terrible
 
2013-01-24 04:33:00 PM  
The spicy tofu burrito doesn't sound bad, but the only locations they have near me are too close to better local places that are also cheaper so I doubt I'll ever bother with it.
 
2013-01-24 04:33:50 PM  
I've been a recovering Catholic since my 18th b-day, but I still feel like I really, really shouldn't eat meat on Fridays during lent. I just know that all of my dead relatives will be watching me and tsk tsk'ing from Heaven.

/Just like when I masturbate.
//Those fish balls look a little bit tasty.
 
2013-01-24 04:34:01 PM  
Mmmmmmmm - fish balls!
 
2013-01-24 04:39:49 PM  
Why do they have to prepare? Everyone knows there's a farking line around the block at every McD's in my area on Lenten Fridays to get Filet-o-Fish sandwiches.
 
2013-01-24 04:42:23 PM  

Three-Fifty: I've been a recovering Catholic since my 18th b-day, but I still feel like I really, really shouldn't eat meat on Fridays during lent. I just know that all of my dead relatives will be watching me and tsk tsk'ing from Heaven.

/Just like when I masturbate.
//Those fish balls look a little bit tasty.


I too am a recovering Catholic, though my family still practices.  It always makes my boyfriend laugh when we go over there for dinner sometimes, because if it's a Friday during Lent, we're guaranteed to be served fish sticks and macaroni & cheese, though it's all homemade.  It's the same lunch I always had in school on Fridays during Lent.  Except in school, it was frozen fish sticks and box macaroni & cheese.
 
2013-01-24 05:11:30 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Oh God, is it Lent again?
 
2013-01-24 05:21:14 PM  
I always notice its close to lent when you see commercials for the fillet o fish
 
2013-01-24 05:23:17 PM  
Filet O Fish special ends before Lent.

/you're doing it wrong
 
2013-01-24 05:35:31 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Filet O Fish special ends before Lent.

/you're doing it wrong


Classic supply and demand...
 
2013-01-24 05:39:23 PM  

doczoidberg: I've never had Chipotle.

Is it really that good?

...I mean, apart from the rectal bleeding thing?


It's not bad. You can get a pretty healthy meal there though for not much money.
 
2013-01-24 05:45:33 PM  

doczoidberg: I've never had Chipotle.

Is it really that good?


It's not bad. Quick, tasty, filling.


...I mean, apart from the rectal bleeding thing?

HI, BILLY MAYS HERE....
 
2013-01-24 06:28:49 PM  
KFC offered a fish sandwich during lent a while back. Of course the marketing made no mention of lent.

/13 herbs and spices from the shared fryers
 
2013-01-24 06:32:08 PM  

McGrits: KFC offered a fish sandwich during lent a while back. Of course the marketing made no mention of lent.

/13 herbs and spices from the shared fryers



When I worked at mcdonalds 18 or so years ago they had separate fryers for the fish and chicken
 
2013-01-24 06:33:40 PM  
Chipotle is farking awesome. That is all.
 
2013-01-24 07:21:29 PM  

Dreyelle: Chipotle => rectal bleeding? I guess I missed that, thankfully.

Fish Bites sound nasty, but then again, I am a hetero woman.


If they taste like mini versions of the filet O fish, I might be OK with it.
 
2013-01-24 07:34:33 PM  

Three-Fifty: ...
//Those fish balls look a little bit tasty.


Don't forget it's an ad photo. No food anywhere, at any time, looks at all like it does in ads, nor does it taste anywhere near like you imagine it will.

/Not a Catholic, but grew up back when school cafeteria always had fish sticks on Fridays and just got in the habit of not having meat that one day a week.
 
2013-01-24 07:52:50 PM  

shizbgby_v2: Chipotle is farking awesome. That is all.


The mouthbreathers at the one in my neighborhood pack so much stuff in there they usually have to double wrap it so it is extra healthy.
 
2013-01-24 08:10:56 PM  

Three-Fifty: I've been a recovering Catholic since my 18th b-day, but I still feel like I really, really shouldn't eat meat on Fridays during lent.


I hate to be the one to break it to you, but fish is meat. It's the body/flesh of an animal. Of course this is McD's we're talking about, and it's questionable how much actual meat is in any of their sandwiches.
 
2013-01-24 08:22:18 PM  
If you're contemplating eating a tofu burrito, please don't get a flu shot
 
2013-01-24 08:30:00 PM  

Shazam999: doczoidberg: I've never had Chipotle.

Is it really that good?

...I mean, apart from the rectal bleeding thing?

It's not bad. You can get a pretty healthy meal there though for not much money.


You know I kind of like the fillet of fish. You have to remove most of the tartar but it's a good little sandwich. My complaint about it is the awful price. It should be on the dollar menu and instead they price it like a premium sandwich. I could understand the pricing if it was a real cod fillet on a nice bun with some lettuce, tomator, a little red onion. Nope just slop on a bun, which is fine but then I want slop on a bun pricing dang it.
 
2013-01-24 08:47:01 PM  

brandent: Shazam999: doczoidberg: I've never had Chipotle.

Is it really that good?

...I mean, apart from the rectal bleeding thing?

It's not bad. You can get a pretty healthy meal there though for not much money.

You know I kind of like the fillet of fish. You have to remove most of the tartar but it's a good little sandwich. My complaint about it is the awful price. It should be on the dollar menu and instead they price it like a premium sandwich. I could understand the pricing if it was a real cod fillet on a nice bun with some lettuce, tomator, a little red onion. Nope just slop on a bun, which is fine but then I want slop on a bun pricing dang it.


The price is probably because of the infrequency of them selling the sandwich - they are trying to pay for all the ones that freezer-burn beyond sale waiting for you to order one
 
2013-01-24 08:48:43 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Filet O Fish special ends before Lent.

/you're doing it wrong


reminding customers they have something right before they need it? Yeah that's terrible business
 
2013-01-24 09:14:18 PM  

phalamir: brandent: Shazam999: doczoidberg: I've never had Chipotle.

Is it really that good?

...I mean, apart from the rectal bleeding thing?

It's not bad. You can get a pretty healthy meal there though for not much money.

You know I kind of like the fillet of fish. You have to remove most of the tartar but it's a good little sandwich. My complaint about it is the awful price. It should be on the dollar menu and instead they price it like a premium sandwich. I could understand the pricing if it was a real cod fillet on a nice bun with some lettuce, tomator, a little red onion. Nope just slop on a bun, which is fine but then I want slop on a bun pricing dang it.

The price is probably because of the infrequency of them selling the sandwich - they are trying to pay for all the ones that freezer-burn beyond sale waiting for you to order one


Self fulfilling prophecy. Perhaps if they had a sandwich of quality to match the price, they'd sell more.

People of FARK. I ask you? Where can I find a great fish sandwich in a fast food joint? Is it even possible? I tried Long John Silver's about 15 years ago and thought it was going to make me hurl. Perhaps they've improved. Culver's maybe?
 
2013-01-24 09:18:03 PM  

GoodyearPimp: Three-Fifty: I've been a recovering Catholic since my 18th b-day, but I still feel like I really, really shouldn't eat meat on Fridays during lent.

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but fish is meat. It's the body/flesh of an animal. Of course this is McD's we're talking about, and it's questionable how much actual meat is in any of their sandwiches.


Gee. No kidding? You think we didn't think of that? However, the Catholic church doesn't count fish as meat. I don't know why. And I asked the question as a kid. Just like every other Catholic kid did.
 
2013-01-24 09:26:26 PM  

GoodyearPimp: Three-Fifty: I've been a recovering Catholic since my 18th b-day, but I still feel like I really, really shouldn't eat meat on Fridays during lent.

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but fish is meat. It's the body/flesh of an animal. Of course this is McD's we're talking about, and it's questionable how much actual meat is in any of their sandwiches.


You're arguing logic with a religion?

The whole thing was a scam by the fish industry .. the pope was in on it ...
 
2013-01-24 09:33:45 PM  
Why do you need tofu at Chipotle? I just get a veggie burrito or bowl. Still damned good. I know what's for lunch tomorrow!
 
2013-01-24 09:35:14 PM  

When ask for comment, Mikey the Muskrat said:


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"As long as they leave me out of it"
 
2013-01-24 09:35:21 PM  
Religious dietary restrictions have got to be one of the silliest things ever done.
 
2013-01-24 09:41:31 PM  
LeafyGreens
If you're contemplating eating a tofu burrito, please don't get a flu shot

tff
 
2013-01-24 10:10:38 PM  

brandent: phalamir: brandent: Shazam999: doczoidberg:

People of FARK. I ask you? Where can I find a great fish sandwich in a fast food joint? Is it even possible? I tried Long John Silver's about 15 years ago and thought it was going to make me hurl. Perhaps they've improved. Culver's maybe?


According to seriouseats.com it's:
The Best Fish'wich in the Sea?
The Popeye's and Wendy's sandwiches are both very good. I also like the BK Big Fish; it's well-prepared by any measure, though individual opinions will vary based on just how fishy-tasting you like your fish.

/they only tested Popeye's, Wendy's, BK and McDonalds so they probably skipped a couple or a few if you include smaller chains
//I wish you could buy a decent fish pattie or stick in the freezer section. The only thing Gorton's makes that is worth eating is the non-breaded fillets with lemon-garlic seasoning gortons.com
All the others seem to be 75% breading.
 
2013-01-24 10:30:17 PM  

brandent: People of FARK. I ask you? Where can I find a great fish sandwich in a fast food joint? Is it even possible? I tried Long John Silver's about 15 years ago and thought it was going to make me hurl. Perhaps they've improved. Culver's maybe?


Yes, it's quite good imo. And if you think the McFish Burger is expensive...
 
2013-01-24 10:54:40 PM  

Electric_Banana: shizbgby_v2: Chipotle is farking awesome. That is all.

The mouthbreathers at the one in my neighborhood pack so much stuff in there they usually have to double wrap it so it is extra healthy.


Those are the bestest Chipotles. I hate going there and feeling like I got shortchanged.

Reminds me of this article:

Link
 
2013-01-25 02:20:53 AM  

Three-Fifty: GoodyearPimp: Three-Fifty: I've been a recovering Catholic since my 18th b-day, but I still feel like I really, really shouldn't eat meat on Fridays during lent.

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but fish is meat. It's the body/flesh of an animal. Of course this is McD's we're talking about, and it's questionable how much actual meat is in any of their sandwiches.

Gee. No kidding? You think we didn't think of that? However, the Catholic church doesn't count fish as meat. I don't know why. And I asked the question as a kid. Just like every other Catholic kid did.


I think it pretty much goes back to medieval Europe, where vegetables weren't available year-round (especially in the Northern areas) -- the established Mediterranean church tradition about not eating meat had to be adapted for a culture where that might be all there was to eat. So, fish (which t them included pretty much any water-dwelling animal, including certain types of bird) were designated as OK as it was sort of a poor-person food; the idea was not to eat anything luxurious. I think eggs and cheese were still forbidden; I've seen medieval recipes for things like waffles where the "Lenten" version involves replacing the chicken eggs with fish organs.

/Amateur historian
//I could be totally wrong about all of this
 
2013-01-25 02:58:08 AM  
ski9600:
All the others seem to be 75% breading.

You can trust the Gorton's fisherman to contans no less and no more than 75% reconstituted floor sweepings.
 
2013-01-25 06:47:36 AM  

Sobekneferu: Three-Fifty: GoodyearPimp: Three-Fifty: I've been a recovering Catholic since my 18th b-day, but I still feel like I really, really shouldn't eat meat on Fridays during lent.

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but fish is meat. It's the body/flesh of an animal. Of course this is McD's we're talking about, and it's questionable how much actual meat is in any of their sandwiches.

Gee. No kidding? You think we didn't think of that? However, the Catholic church doesn't count fish as meat. I don't know why. And I asked the question as a kid. Just like every other Catholic kid did.

I think it pretty much goes back to medieval Europe, where vegetables weren't available year-round (especially in the Northern areas) -- the established Mediterranean church tradition about not eating meat had to be adapted for a culture where that might be all there was to eat. So, fish (which t them included pretty much any water-dwelling animal, including certain types of bird) were designated as OK as it was sort of a poor-person food; the idea was not to eat anything luxurious. I think eggs and cheese were still forbidden; I've seen medieval recipes for things like waffles where the "Lenten" version involves replacing the chicken eggs with fish organs.

/Amateur historian
//I could be totally wrong about all of this


Now it could have no truth to it, but the story I heard is that the pope at the time the church was figuring out the details of the whole lent thing owned the medieval version of a large commercial fishing company. So of course he decided that fish was not included when they decided what was considered meat. Depending on the version you hear, he may have started the whole no meat on Fridays during lent thing to increase business for his fishing operations.
 
2013-01-25 07:42:18 AM  

BigBooper: Sobekneferu: Three-Fifty: GoodyearPimp: Three-Fifty: I've been a recovering Catholic since my 18th b-day, but I still feel like I really, really shouldn't eat meat on Fridays during lent.

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but fish is meat. It's the body/flesh of an animal. Of course this is McD's we're talking about, and it's questionable how much actual meat is in any of their sandwiches.

Gee. No kidding? You think we didn't think of that? However, the Catholic church doesn't count fish as meat. I don't know why. And I asked the question as a kid. Just like every other Catholic kid did.

I think it pretty much goes back to medieval Europe, where vegetables weren't available year-round (especially in the Northern areas) -- the established Mediterranean church tradition about not eating meat had to be adapted for a culture where that might be all there was to eat. So, fish (which t them included pretty much any water-dwelling animal, including certain types of bird) were designated as OK as it was sort of a poor-person food; the idea was not to eat anything luxurious. I think eggs and cheese were still forbidden; I've seen medieval recipes for things like waffles where the "Lenten" version involves replacing the chicken eggs with fish organs.

/Amateur historian
//I could be totally wrong about all of this

Now it could have no truth to it, but the story I heard is that the pope at the time the church was figuring out the details of the whole lent thing owned the medieval version of a large commercial fishing company. So of course he decided that fish was not included when they decided what was considered meat. Depending on the version you hear, he may have started the whole no meat on Fridays during lent thing to increase business for his fishing operations.


Muskrat is also considered OK to eat during Lent.
 
2013-01-25 08:43:16 AM  
Doing Chipotle for lunch today. Doing the barbacoa, though.

The fish bites aren't anything new. Oddly enough, White Castle has had fish nibblers as sides for a couple years and they are simply the best goddamn thing on the menu. Sack of those and a small fry and I'm golden. When they're right out of the fryer, they're even better. Would never have thought of that coming from White Castle, but there you go.
 
2013-01-25 09:08:20 AM  

BigBooper: Now it could have no truth to it, but the story I heard is that the pope at the time the church was figuring out the details of the whole lent thing owned the medieval version of a large commercial fishing company. So of course he decided that fish was not included when they decided what was considered meat. Depending on the version you hear, he may have started the whole no meat on Fridays during lent thing to increase business for his fishing operations.


It's because Thomas Aquinas had a weird definition of what constitutes meat.
 
2013-01-25 09:28:58 AM  
While I don't buy into all this religious hocus pocus, I do enjoy the .79 bean burritos my local Taco Johns distributes during your festive time of year.
 
2013-01-25 09:51:04 AM  
My dad likes this time of year because McDonald's starts to sell the Double Filet-O'-Fish
 
2013-01-25 10:27:02 AM  

moothemagiccow: OtherLittleGuy: Filet O Fish special ends before Lent.

/you're doing it wrong

reminding customers they have something right before they need it? Yeah that's terrible business


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