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(Sun Sentinel)   McDonald's may unveil a "high priced" dollar menu at stores nationwide, forgetting what the terms "high priced" and "dollar" actually mean   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 117
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2013-09-04 08:49:47 PM  
A royale with cheese?
 
2013-09-04 08:51:30 PM  
If it's any good, I'll eat it.

It won't be any good.

/ I'll eat it anyway.
 
2013-09-04 08:51:31 PM  
flame-broiled, perhaps?
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2013-09-04 08:51:32 PM  
How about they just serve breakfast all day long?
 
2013-09-04 08:52:21 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: How about they just serve breakfast all day long?


How about they serve me a farking hamburger before noon instead
 
2013-09-04 08:52:28 PM  
They just need a bling menu.
 
2013-09-04 08:53:10 PM  
AverageAmericanGuy:   How about they just serve breakfast all day long?


Yeah.  This.  Their breakfast sandwiches are the bomb, yo.
 
2013-09-04 08:53:33 PM  
 
2013-09-04 08:54:12 PM  
I agree with with their strategy, more or less.
 
2013-09-04 08:56:40 PM  

angrymacface: AverageAmericanGuy: How about they just serve breakfast all day long?

Unless McNuggets are included in "breakfast", you might run into some problems with that.


The car rolling up at the end killed me.
 
2013-09-04 08:56:43 PM  
The effect of the $30K a year, whopper flopper, threat.
 
2013-09-04 09:00:10 PM  

SomeTexan: If it's any good, I'll eat it.
It won't be any good.
/ I'll eat it anyway.


I mean, if there are any new menu items, and not just rehashed combos of the stuff they already serve.

And +1 to burgers all day, and +2 to breakfast all day.
 
2013-09-04 09:03:50 PM  
McDonalds is a real estate company. If they choose to use their space to sell cheap clothing, you'd buy it.
 
2013-09-04 09:04:20 PM  
McDonald's introduced the Dollar Menu back in 2002.  With a strong dollar allowing for lower food costs, it probably made sense and gave McD's an angle over Burger King, etc.  Fast forward 10+ years and the CPI calculator shows $1 from 2002 is now worth $1.30 in 2013.  The weaker dollar and rising overall costs are probably killing a lot of the franchisees if customers are ordering mostly Dollar Menu items.  The recent economic downturn probably prolonged the life of the menu longer than expected, but it's time for it to go away.  Plus, I can't imagine what a $1 double cheeseburger is made from.
 
2013-09-04 09:05:41 PM  

valkore: Plus, I can't imagine what a $1 double cheeseburger is made from.


Sure you can. You just don't want to.
 
2013-09-04 09:06:00 PM  

valkore: McDonald's introduced the Dollar Menu back in 2002.  With a strong dollar allowing for lower food costs, it probably made sense and gave McD's an angle over Burger King, etc.  Fast forward 10+ years and the CPI calculator shows $1 from 2002 is now worth $1.30 in 2013.  The weaker dollar and rising overall costs are probably killing a lot of the franchisees if customers are ordering mostly Dollar Menu items.  The recent economic downturn probably prolonged the life of the menu longer than expected, but it's time for it to go away.  Plus, I can't imagine what a $1 double cheeseburger is made from.


For starters they took off one piece of cheese and called it a McDouble.
 
2013-09-04 09:06:27 PM  
Oh yay! Let's spend more money to get diarrhea!
 
2013-09-04 09:08:30 PM  
Isn't a full meal at McDonalds about $7.00 now?  I don't call that cheap.  You can find do Chinese or other small restaurants for cheaper, or if you want real food add a buck or two and get it to go.
 
2013-09-04 09:08:38 PM  
Shouldn't it be the $1.69 menu, with all that "living wage" nonsense?
 
2013-09-04 09:08:39 PM  

Secret Agent X23: valkore: Plus, I can't imagine what a $1 double cheeseburger is made from.

Sure you can. You just don't want to.


It ain't lips and assholes.  Those are tasty.  The burgers, not so much.
 
2013-09-04 09:11:02 PM  

valkore: Plus, I can't imagine what a $1 double cheeseburger is made from.


It's simple.  Ronald McDonald has discovered a time portal that takes them back to 1958 so they can afford cheaper beef.  We're going to be fine until he discovers he can change history using it.
 
2013-09-04 09:12:35 PM  
Already the dollar menu costs over a dollar depending on local taxes on soft drinks and to go or eat in tax laws but really everything costs dollars so are they wrong?  Have you ever been in a "Dollar Store" and do they still have any five and dimes ?
 
2013-09-04 09:12:42 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Secret Agent X23: valkore: Plus, I can't imagine what a $1 double cheeseburger is made from.

Sure you can. You just don't want to.

It ain't lips and assholes.  Those are tasty.  The burgers, not so much.


I wasn't even considering the notion that cow parts might be involved.
 
2013-09-04 09:12:58 PM  

Big Merl: valkore: Plus, I can't imagine what a $1 double cheeseburger is made from.

It's simple.  Ronald McDonald has discovered a time portal that takes them back to 1958 so they can afford cheaper beef.  We're going to be fine until he discovers he can change history using it.


Meat from 1958?  Soylent green is made from black people!
 
2013-09-04 09:13:22 PM  

Enemabag Jones: Isn't a full meal at McDonalds about $7.00 now?  I don't call that cheap.  You can find do Chinese or other small restaurants for cheaper, or if you want real food add a buck or two and get it to go.


If you're getting the Angus value meal it is.  But you can stuff your stomach big time for much cheaper on the value menu, especially if you just get fountain water or your own drink at home.

/and get fat in the process
//with a distinct possibility of the runs
 
2013-09-04 09:15:30 PM  

4NTLRZ: Oh yay! Let's spend more money to get diarrhea!


I'm currently hospitalized with diarrhea so I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-09-04 09:16:15 PM  

Secret Agent X23: I wasn't even considering the notion that cow parts might be involved.


Think smaller.

Think "more legs".
 
2013-09-04 09:16:45 PM  
Their customers won't know the difference.
 
2013-09-04 09:16:45 PM  

12349876: Enemabag Jones: Isn't a full meal at McDonalds about $7.00 now?  I don't call that cheap.  You can find do Chinese or other small restaurants for cheaper, or if you want real food add a buck or two and get it to go.

If you're getting the Angus value meal it is.  But you can stuff your stomach big time for much cheaper on the value menu, especially if you just get fountain water or your own drink at home.

/and get fat in the process
//with a distinct possibility of the runs


I never get the runs from McSleaze.  They're they only fast food that does that to me.  I think it might have to do with the fact that it's artificial imitation burger flavored food substitute
 
2013-09-04 09:18:34 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: AverageAmericanGuy: How about they just serve breakfast all day long?

How about they serve me a farking hamburger before noon instead


Both of these.  Seriously.  Before I worked an ungodly-early schedule, all I wanted once a month was a Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuit.  Now I could fancy the occasional 1/8th Cheeseburger.  Just every now and again.  Goddammit McD's, get with the times.

/Jack's Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich FTW!
//but all of their burgers are terrible - yes, worse than McD's
 
2013-09-04 09:20:22 PM  

Kuroshin: Smeggy Smurf: AverageAmericanGuy: How about they just serve breakfast all day long?

How about they serve me a farking hamburger before noon instead

Both of these.  Seriously.  Before I worked an ungodly-early schedule, all I wanted once a month was a Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuit.  Now I could fancy the occasional 1/8th Cheeseburger.  Just every now and again.  Goddammit McD's, get with the times.

/Jack's Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich FTW!
//but all of their burgers are terrible - yes, worse than McD's


But the tacos.. my god the tacos are glorious.
 
2013-09-04 09:22:51 PM  
Given the quality of the "food" they're selling, I'd say one dollar is a high price. Frankly, they'd have to pay me to eat it.
 
2013-09-04 09:28:02 PM  

4NTLRZ: Oh yay! Let's spend more money to get diarrhea!


When I was in China last year there were huge lines at mcd's, even tho the prices were typically higher than local places.  I asked why, and someone said there was a "scandal" about McD's having meat sitting out for up to 45 minutes.  The people took this as an indication that McDonald's food handling practices were much better than their local owned restaurants, where meat often sits at room temp for hours.  LOL.
 
2013-09-04 09:31:15 PM  
Thanks alot, Obamacare.
 
2013-09-04 09:32:08 PM  
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What a high-priced Dollar might look like...
 
2013-09-04 09:33:29 PM  
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... er, might have at one time looked like...
 
2013-09-04 09:38:05 PM  
This reminds me of the social science (or what we now call behavioral economics) experiment about how much you would bid for an envelope containing a five dollar bill. The bidding runs up to $4.95 really quickly and then comes to a temporary halt, for obvious reasons, as people think through the game theory of how much you can make your opponent lose. If it starts up again, it can go pretty far past $5.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar _auction

I guess what I'm saying is, if you're asking me to pay more than a dollar for an item on the dollar menu, I'm going to have to think long and hard about it, and that sort of defeats the purpose of fast food.
 
2013-09-04 09:41:55 PM  
Double cheeseburgers are pretty much the greatest goddamn food ever made.
 
2013-09-04 09:44:30 PM  
In other news their food will continue to suck.


Kuroshin: Smeggy Smurf: AverageAmericanGuy: How about they just serve breakfast all day long?

How about they serve me a farking hamburger before noon instead

Both of these.  Seriously.  Before I worked an ungodly-early schedule, all I wanted once a month was a Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuit.  Now I could fancy the occasional 1/8th Cheeseburger.  Just every now and again.  Goddammit McD's, get with the times.

/Jack's Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich FTW!
//but all of their burgers are terrible - yes, worse than McD's


I think Jack's bacon, egg and cheese biscuit is better than McDonald's. And they serve them all day.
 
2013-09-04 09:44:50 PM  

Big Merl: valkore: Plus, I can't imagine what a $1 double cheeseburger is made from.

It's simple.  Ronald McDonald has discovered a time portal that takes them back to 1958 so they can afford cheaper beef.  We're going to be fine until he discovers he can change history using it.


Only applies in Maine
 
2013-09-04 09:46:25 PM  

numbone: I agree with with their strategy, more or less.


I disagree with your your comment, more more or less less.
 
2013-09-04 09:49:11 PM  
With regards to the cost of the items on the dollar menu, 'DOLLAR MENU' is a registered trademark as a descriptive name for the sandwiches and other items sold in McDonald's® Restaurants and not intended to be a measurement of price....

/ahem
 
2013-09-04 09:50:36 PM  
Hope they keep their hash browns priced at 2 for $1.
 
2013-09-04 09:52:46 PM  
The egg mcmuffin is my hangover cure. Two of those cancel an entire night of screaming nazis.

/worlds worst vegetarian
 
2013-09-04 09:54:16 PM  
Eat the dollar. It's better for you.
 
2013-09-04 09:54:59 PM  
In Japan they did this a couple times. Used to be a big 100 yen menu. Then most of the good stuff was bumped up to 120 yen. Now, some good stuff's still 120 yen, but chicken's come down to 100 again.
 
2013-09-04 09:55:04 PM  
There's a simple solution to this problem. Have a Dollar Menu that offers things like

McHalf-Burger
Chewed Mac
Frys (slightly irregular fries)
Pickle Slices
Items that were held yesterday (e.g. if someone says "Hold the lettuce" you could sell some lettuce the next day)
Grease in a cup
Semayonnaise

Then have a high-roller, Five Dollar Menu that offers all the things on the original Dollar Menu. Advertise it in a way that shows rich celebrities and random people with sunglasses always picking things off the Five Dollar Menu. Dress Ronald McDonald up in a suit and give him a haircut and brown hair, as well as a silver chain. Profit!
 
2013-09-04 09:56:56 PM  

doglover: In Japan they did this a couple times. Used to be a big 100 yen menu. Then most of the good stuff was bumped up to 120 yen. Now, some good stuff's still 120 yen, but chicken's come down to 100 again.


FYI

http://www.lotteria.jp/news_release/2013/news08270001.html
 
2013-09-04 10:02:28 PM  

freak7: Double cheeseburgers are pretty much the greatest goddamn food ever made.


"Double cheeseburger, plain" - standard dog treat for as long as the burgers were on the dollar menu.
 
2013-09-04 10:05:55 PM  

Bacontastesgood: 4NTLRZ: Oh yay! Let's spend more money to get diarrhea!

When I was in China last year there were huge lines at mcd's, even tho the prices were typically higher than local places.  I asked why, and someone said there was a "scandal" about McD's having meat sitting out for up to 45 minutes.  The people took this as an indication that McDonald's food handling practices were much better than their local owned restaurants, where meat often sits at room temp for hours.  LOL.



I went into an asian grocery store a few years ago (in the US) and they had chunks of unwrapped meat sitting in open tubs of water on fold out tables in the aisle. The tubs were the kind that you'd see a busboy using to clear tables. If the water had been ice at some point, it did not appear to be recently. Flies were going from chunk to chunk. I'll take MackySleaze over that every day of the week and twice on....every day of the week.
 
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