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(Slate)   A look at what stared the most devastating war of the 21st Century: The Fast Food Breakfast Wars   ( slate.com) divider line
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2014-04-02 08:10:57 PM  
Worse than The Cola Wars?
 
2014-04-02 08:31:52 PM  
I really like the McMuffin. But in the morning my sleep time is more important than my sitting at the drive through time.
Here's a link to make your own and freeze them.

http://www.theyummylife.com/Egg_McMuffin
 
2014-04-02 08:38:45 PM  
The Egg McMuffin is a classic, that abomination made with egg-whites only notwithstanding.  Taco Bell's offerings are actually pretty decent.  The Waffle Taco is mostly a gimmick, but the AM Crunchwrap is close to a perfect breakfast item - tasty, affordable, and easy to eat without anything on yourself on the go.
 
2014-04-02 08:38:56 PM  
Started*... I don't think anything has ever "stared" a war...
 
2014-04-02 08:51:23 PM  
Eat fruit and perhaps some cereal and have some coffee. You'll save money and will feel better.
 
2014-04-02 08:55:35 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Eat fruit and perhaps some cereal and have some coffee. You'll save money and will feel better.


Thanks, MOM.
 
2014-04-02 09:06:11 PM  
War. War never changes.
 
2014-04-02 09:12:36 PM  

MsterScary: Started*... I don't think anything has ever "stared" a war...


I did when I was a kid. It was brutal. My eyes teared up something awful.
 
2014-04-02 09:40:06 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: MsterScary: Started*... I don't think anything has ever "stared" a war...

I did when I was a kid. It was brutal. My eyes teared up something awful.


lolsnaps.com
 
2014-04-02 10:15:10 PM  

fusillade762: SecretAgentWoman: MsterScary: Started*... I don't think anything has ever "stared" a war...

I did when I was a kid. It was brutal. My eyes teared up something awful.

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Over in two...
 
2014-04-02 10:15:38 PM  
So Demolition Man wasn't so much of a movie as a documentary of the future?  Awesome.
 
2014-04-02 10:16:18 PM  
So much for the 3 seashells.
 
2014-04-02 10:19:46 PM  
Breakfast is the best meal at most fast food places.  BK, McDonalds, Jack in the Box,  Carl's Jr/Hardee's, Popeyes, all solid.  Hell, I even liked Wendy's breakfast the short time t was around.
 
2014-04-02 10:22:28 PM  

fusillade762: Worse than The Cola Wars?


Nothing could be worse than the Cola Wars. I still have PTSD and wake up every night screaming and covered in sweat.
 
2014-04-02 10:23:01 PM  
cigarettes and black coffee strong enough to stand a spoon up in
 
2014-04-02 10:28:55 PM  
Begun the breakfast wars have.
 
2014-04-02 10:30:06 PM  
I used to mock the idea of breakfast wars like you.

Then I took a sausage and egg mcmuffin to the knee.
 
2014-04-02 10:31:29 PM  
There are no breakfast wars.     There is McDonalds.    There are no others.
 
2014-04-02 10:33:55 PM  
What a staring breakfast war may look like

www.dreselin.com
 
2014-04-02 10:34:30 PM  
The thing that Taco Bell's breakfast is missing is that they don't sauce all of their offerings. You're up against the Egg McMuffin, the purest, somewhat least greasiest breakfast perfection fast food on the planet, and you need to differentiate yourself from everybody else who is using the same scrambled egg-like product, same sort of sausage, and everything else - since I assume it all comes shipped from Sysco on the same truck.

The Taco Bell waffle taco was worse than the same Eggo waffle concoction you've made while hungover. The breakfast burrito didn't even have any additives like peppers or onions that you don't want to chop while hungover. The saving grace of the items I tried has been the crunchwrap, because it uses the same sauce that their normal quesadillas have, which is too much hassle to make while hungover and really tasty.

It's like Taco Bell executives got together and said "What tastes define our brand, and how can we not use any of them in favor of generic breakfast food?"
 
2014-04-02 10:39:36 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Eat fruit and perhaps some cereal and have some coffee. You'll save money and will feel better.


Cheerios + almonds + blueberries is about perfect for me. I can work at full throttle all the way to lunch without getting hungry.
 
2014-04-02 10:40:45 PM  
You see me now, a veteran.
Of a thousand staring wars.
 
2014-04-02 10:43:03 PM  

orangehat: So Demolition Man wasn't so much of a movie as a documentary of the future?  Awesome.


White_Scarf_Syndrome: So much for the 3 seashells.


Thanks. I'll get the lights.
 
2014-04-02 10:43:31 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-02 10:44:23 PM  

chachi88: Begun the breakfast wars have.


Thank you. I was hoping I wouldn't have to post that.
 
2014-04-02 10:44:37 PM  
I barely escaped from Playland with my life when the Del Taco across the street launched a sudden intense breakfast burrito barrage

/the horror... the horror...
 
2014-04-02 10:49:15 PM  
Egg mcmuffin is good when you're drunk or hungover, but nothing beats a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on an everything bagel from a New York deli. It's delicious, I think everyone should try one at least once. You'll be hooked.
 
2014-04-02 10:50:32 PM  
The kings of all fast food breakfast will always be the McDonald's bacon, egg and cheese biscuit and the deluxe big breakfast. Taco Bell breakfast just can't compete with that level of greasy awesomeness.

/I kind of miss McDonald's breakfast.
//Former fatty.
///Recently lost my 115th pound.
////Slashies.
 
2014-04-02 10:50:43 PM  

MsterScary: Started*... I don't think anything has ever "stared" a war...


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2014-04-02 10:52:56 PM  

eyemarten: chachi88: Begun the breakfast wars have.

Thank you. I was hoping I wouldn't have to post that.


Open war is upon you whether you would want an egg mcmuffin or not!
 
2014-04-02 10:55:37 PM  
I gave up eating breakfast when I started my diet about a year ago, can't say I really miss it but once in a while I get a craving for some thick cut bacon and fried eggs.

The only fast food breakfast I eat is Whataburger pancakes or sausage and biscuits though.
 
2014-04-02 10:55:49 PM  

BATMANATEE: MsterScary: Started*... I don't think anything has ever "stared" a war...

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Only a thousand yards or so, give or take.
 
2014-04-02 10:56:47 PM  
TuteTibiImperes:   The Waffle Taco is mostly a gimmick, but the AM Crunchwrap is close to a perfect breakfast item - tasty, affordable, and easy to eat without anything on yourself on the go.

I want to believe you.
 
2014-04-02 10:58:48 PM  
Popeyes has breakfast ?
I am going to assume is a biscuit with chicken on it.
Their name (Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits) was my first clue. It's my favorite fast food and they have the best coupons.
Off to the googles.
 
2014-04-02 10:59:03 PM  
As much as I hate to say it, when you're rushed in the morning to get to work, swinging by a McD's grabbing a McMuffin and a cuppa Joe is quick, easy and tasty.

The nuked hash browns given out at Burger King finished them for me. Once they start to cool, they turn into crispy, brown little chunks of rubber fast on their way to becoming cement. Mc D's hash browns aren't nuked and don't turn into rubber.

I don't eat breakfast much, working or not. Though, I can't help but see the obvious greed spread through all of the corporations involved. None are known for 'healthy ingredients' except by default and no doubt, as the 'war' escalates -- cholesterol rich bacon, saturated with salt and sugar will get layered on.

I also can't help but notice these startling figures in profit -- and consider the reluctance of them all to pay their workers a reasonable wage. Then again, that might be due to what the Yuppies started in the 80's. Fast and big profit required for investing in stocks. If you made a billion last year, you better make a billion+ next year. Decrease even a fraction of a percentage and the Yuppies dump the stock -- even if the overall outlook is strong.
 
2014-04-02 10:59:55 PM  
We all already know who wins the franchise breakfast wars.
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In a world...where taco bell is the only restaurant and toilet paper doesn't exist.
 
2014-04-02 10:59:59 PM  

orangehat: So Demolition Man wasn't so much of a movie as a documentary of the future?  Awesome.


I thought that was obvious when Schwarzenegger became a politician.
 
2014-04-02 11:05:43 PM  
The thing that baffles me is why everything "deluxe" at McDonald's has a farking special sauce.

know what's awesome? Their bacon egg and cheese bagel. Know what's disgusting?

Whatever the fark breakfast sauce they pour on it that I always forget they put on it until after I order, forcing me to cancel/modify my order.

Everything that has a special sauce should have a huge "ORDER ME HOLD THE SAUCE" sidenote on the item line.
 
2014-04-02 11:07:39 PM  
Meh... I'll stick to my own homemade breakfasts. No fast food restaurant can top my fluffy pancakes, stuffed french toast, biscuits and gravy, eggs over easy and bacon. Not all on one day mind you.
I make the best breakfasts.
 
2014-04-02 11:11:41 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Eat fruit and perhaps some cereal and have some coffee. You'll save money and will feel better.


But when you can get two 600 calorie fat and sodium bombs for 3 bucks, why bother?
I was amazed at the low price of fast food in the States on a recent trip. You couldn't buy the ingredients yourself for those prices. I guess it shows the buying power of the big franchises.
 
2014-04-02 11:12:47 PM  
shiat on a shingle in the am
 
2014-04-02 11:16:20 PM  

Thingster: The thing that baffles me is why everything "deluxe" at McDonald's has a farking special sauce.

know what's awesome? Their bacon egg and cheese bagel. Know what's disgusting?

Whatever the fark breakfast sauce they pour on it that I always forget they put on it until after I order, forcing me to cancel/modify my order.

Everything that has a special sauce should have a huge "ORDER ME HOLD THE SAUCE" sidenote on the item line.


I think it's a garlic butter type spread. I actually really like it, though I hate every other sauce they out on stuff. Love the bagel but they don't sell it here anymore
 
2014-04-02 11:17:35 PM  

whatshisname: Tr0mBoNe: Eat fruit and perhaps some cereal and have some coffee. You'll save money and will feel better.

But when you can get two 600 calorie fat and sodium bombs for 3 bucks, why bother?
I was amazed at the low price of fast food in the States on a recent trip. You couldn't buy the ingredients yourself for those prices. I guess it shows the buying power of the big franchises.


Where the hell did you eat? Most fast food places will set you back close to ten bucks for a meal, I can make a lot of hamburgers at home for ten bucks.
 
2014-04-02 11:17:38 PM  
My uncle just lost a foot in battle. He says it was diabetes, but I know he is just being modest about his McDonalds daily breakfast duty.
 
2014-04-02 11:20:49 PM  
I usually make my own breakfast sammiches on weekdays as part of the morning routine.. this week its scrapple, egg and cheese on a ciabata bun.

but..I have the saturday shift at the brewery and I always take the time on the way in to stop at the Ghetto McDonalds down the road to get a sausage eggs and cheese biscuit, hash brown, with an Orange juice. used to be the burger king crosanwich, but when the alcoa plant shut down, the burger king ceased to have a reason to exist.
 
2014-04-02 11:23:33 PM  

ReapTheChaos: whatshisname: Tr0mBoNe: Eat fruit and perhaps some cereal and have some coffee. You'll save money and will feel better.

But when you can get two 600 calorie fat and sodium bombs for 3 bucks, why bother?
I was amazed at the low price of fast food in the States on a recent trip. You couldn't buy the ingredients yourself for those prices. I guess it shows the buying power of the big franchises.

Where the hell did you eat? Most fast food places will set you back close to ten bucks for a meal, I can make a lot of hamburgers at home for ten bucks.


McDonalds in GA or SC. All the fast food places had 2 breakfast sandwiches for $3. And McDonalds had small burgers, a Filet of Fish or a McChicken sandwich on their dollar menu. In Canada, it's the $1.89 menu and McChickens aren't on it. They're about 4 bucks.
 
2014-04-02 11:24:07 PM  

CruJones: Thingster: The thing that baffles me is why everything "deluxe" at McDonald's has a farking special sauce.

know what's awesome? Their bacon egg and cheese bagel. Know what's disgusting?

Whatever the fark breakfast sauce they pour on it that I always forget they put on it until after I order, forcing me to cancel/modify my order.

Everything that has a special sauce should have a huge "ORDER ME HOLD THE SAUCE" sidenote on the item line.

I think it's a garlic butter type spread. I actually really like it, though I hate every other sauce they out on stuff. Love the bagel but they don't sell it here anymore


I don't know, all I know is when i order a bacon egg and cheese bagel, I expect bacon, eggs and cheese.

it could be the most delicious sauce ever created, but I don't care. It shouldn't be there. I sent the thing back, manager gave me one sans sauce, all was happy.

And there are people that are genuinely confounded as to why they can't lose weight. Everything has a damn sauce, and from what I gather I was the only person to question it.

Gah!
 
2014-04-02 11:24:44 PM  
The only breakfast items I get are Sonic's Toaster and Denny's Grand Slam because I can get them any time of day.

If these other companies would offer their full menu all day, I would go there.
 
2014-04-02 11:27:16 PM  
I kinda prefer the IHOP Slams. But it takes time--parking, getting seated and being served. Once in a while it's worth it.

When I want a REAL breakfast I cook it m'self. Eggs, bacon (LOTS of bacon), sausage, onions and peppers, spinach and mushrooms, and cheeses and a myriad other veggies in the eggs (if they're scrambled or in an omelet). With sauces like Tabasco, or maybe some red or green salsa. If the eggs are "over easy," or poached, holandaise sauce is good--over an English muffin. Or, there's Bisquick biscuits, toast, bagels, and hash brown 'taters or "home fries." And coffee--good coffee. Lots of it. And maybe some fruit--melon or peaches, or orange sections--along side. Oooh-wee! Breakfast! "Good stuff, Maynard."
 
2014-04-02 11:32:31 PM  

optikeye: I really like the McMuffin. But in the morning my sleep time is more important than my sitting at the drive through time.
Here's a link to make your own and freeze them.

http://www.theyummylife.com/Egg_McMuffin


You really needed a recipe for putting egg, cheese, and Canadian bacon in an English muffin?
 
2014-04-02 11:35:48 PM  

sand_in_my_vagoo: The kings of all fast food breakfast will always be the McDonald's bacon, egg and cheese biscuit and the deluxe big breakfast. Taco Bell breakfast just can't compete with that level of greasy awesomeness.

/I kind of miss McDonald's breakfast.
//Former fatty.
///Recently lost my 115th pound.
////Slashies.


Standing ovation from this fat guy.

I lost 74. Put 62 back on. Just lost my first 6 on the way back down last week. Plan to STAY there this time.
 
2014-04-02 11:36:34 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: You really needed a recipe for putting egg, cheese, and Canadian bacon in an English muffin?


It's a hell of a problem getting the egg into a flat cylinder. Raised or broken yolks don't count.
 
2014-04-02 11:39:58 PM  
hardee's served a pretty good bacon and biscuit breakfast once upon a time.
 
2014-04-02 11:43:58 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: You really needed a recipe for putting egg, cheese, and Canadian bacon in an English muffin?

It's a hell of a problem getting the egg into a flat cylinder. Raised or broken yolks don't count.


I'd just poach it, simple enough, even less grease.
 
2014-04-02 11:48:05 PM  
A look at what stared the most devastating war of the 21st Century: The Fast Food Breakfast Wars

You know who gets excited about language?

Stutterers.

Does watching a war movie count as stared the most?
 
2014-04-02 11:49:35 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: You really needed a recipe for putting egg, cheese, and Canadian bacon in an English muffin?

It's a hell of a problem getting the egg into a flat cylinder. Raised or broken yolks don't count.


homeappliances.files.wordpress.com

?
 
2014-04-02 11:51:39 PM  

Thingster: I'd just poach it, simple enough, even less grease.


After some research, apparently McDonald's does the exact same thing you assume they do (cook the egg in a ring) then flip it over when it's nearly finished. The only reason I think the McMuffin egg is a perfect cylinder is because they only put the perfect part on top.
 
2014-04-02 11:53:12 PM  
All of your arguments are invalid, because Breakfast Tacos.

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2014-04-02 11:57:49 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Thingster: I'd just poach it, simple enough, even less grease.

After some research, apparently McDonald's does the exact same thing you assume they do (cook the egg in a ring) then flip it over when it's nearly finished. The only reason I think the McMuffin egg is a perfect cylinder is because they only put the perfect part on top.


I guess I'm confused why they'd even flip it. Just use a straight wall dish, or hell, if you're (not you, generic you) really that worried about the taper from a poaching dish, GFY.
 
2014-04-02 11:59:03 PM  

ReapTheChaos: whatshisname: Tr0mBoNe: Eat fruit and perhaps some cereal and have some coffee. You'll save money and will feel better.

But when you can get two 600 calorie fat and sodium bombs for 3 bucks, why bother?
I was amazed at the low price of fast food in the States on a recent trip. You couldn't buy the ingredients yourself for those prices. I guess it shows the buying power of the big franchises.

Where the hell did you eat? Most fast food places will set you back close to ten bucks for a meal, I can make a lot of hamburgers at home for ten bucks.


Where do you eat? If you regularly spend ten bucks on fast food you probably wash yourself with a rag on a stick.
 
2014-04-03 12:04:14 AM  

Thingster: I guess I'm confused why they'd even flip it. Just use a straight wall dish, or hell, if you're (not you, generic you) really that worried about the taper from a poaching dish, GFY.


I was concerned with the bulge simply because I thought McMuffins came from some giant egg tube and were cleanly sliced off. However I'm simply a rube who never looked at the underside of his McMuffin and saw the ugly, unclean yolk defiling the imagined perfection. It's a sad day.
 
2014-04-03 12:06:21 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Thingster: I guess I'm confused why they'd even flip it. Just use a straight wall dish, or hell, if you're (not you, generic you) really that worried about the taper from a poaching dish, GFY.

I was concerned with the bulge simply because I thought McMuffins came from some giant egg tube and were cleanly sliced off. However I'm simply a rube who never looked at the underside of his McMuffin and saw the ugly, unclean yolk defiling the imagined perfection. It's a sad day.


Ah! Yeah, no worries then.
 
2014-04-03 12:20:22 AM  
Myself, I like to scramble one egg, microwave it in a bowl, cut it in half and place it on doubled corn tortillas.  Then add a splash of salsa and a bit of cheese.  Repeat until full.

What would really be nice tomorrow morning would be a breakfast like I had in Mexico:  Pan dulce, scrambled eggs, fruit and iced, filtered water.  Or scrambled eggs, refried black beans and a bolillo.

(Will probably eat a PBJ),
 
2014-04-03 12:41:46 AM  

santadog: All of your arguments are invalid, because Breakfast Tacos.

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While those look delicious.  Tacos are a horrible delivery method.  Burritos are better.
 
2014-04-03 12:57:20 AM  

santadog: All of your arguments are invalid, because Breakfast Tacos.


Amen brother/sister. And a fork (to dejuice) of salsa on every bite. That also helps me eat and enjoy a little more rather than full on inhaling them.
 
2014-04-03 12:57:49 AM  
man, as wars go, this one is real boring.
 
2014-04-03 01:33:02 AM  
Fast-food breakfast is a great way to gain weight, whether it's through the drive-through so I can eat in the car, or at the train station so I can eat while walking, or at the cafeteria so I can eat at my desk while reading email.  All of which I've done, and it was costly and fattening.

I switched to a cup of coffee and a scoop of protein powder in a drink shaker - quick to make and consume and still out the door in minutes. I save about $5/day and 200-300 calories that way.
 
2014-04-03 02:08:23 AM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: optikeye: I really like the McMuffin. But in the morning my sleep time is more important than my sitting at the drive through time.
Here's a link to make your own and freeze them.

http://www.theyummylife.com/Egg_McMuffin

You really needed a recipe for putting egg, cheese, and Canadian bacon in an English muffin?


Yes, they do. Only McD's can make it taste like plastic and rubber.

It's baffling to me at times when I read stuff like this. I've tried fast food breakfast things out of curiousity a few times and they always look and taste *terrible*. These people can't even make coffee worth a damn and part of me just scratches my head and wonders just how incompetent the rest of the world is at basic cooking that they think this stuff is "food" and how bad with their money they are if they think 8 farking bucks for a meal you could mistake for a hockey puck or shoe leather is cheap.
 
2014-04-03 02:42:07 AM  

Thingster: I don't know, all I know is when i order a bacon egg and cheese bagel, I expect bacon, eggs and cheese.

it could be the most delicious sauce ever created, but I don't care. It shouldn't be there. I sent the thing back, manager gave me one sans sauce, all was happy.

And there are people that are genuinely confounded as to why they can't lose weight. Everything has a damn sauce, and from what I gather I was the only person to question it.


Having some kind of sauce makes little difference in calories when you're eating a farking bacon, egg, and cheese bagel, you dolt.

Terrible Old Man: Yes, they do. Only McD's can make it taste like plastic and rubber.

It's baffling to me at times when I read stuff like this. I've tried fast food breakfast things out of curiousity a few times and they always look and taste *terrible*. These people can't even make coffee worth a damn and part of me just scratches my head and wonders just how incompetent the rest of the world is at basic cooking that they think this stuff is "food" and how bad with their money they are if they think 8 farking bucks for a meal you could mistake for a hockey puck or shoe leather is cheap.


Where the fark are you eating that a fast food breakfast is costing you 8 bucks?
 
2014-04-03 02:52:24 AM  

fusillade762: Worse than The Cola Wars?


I still remember that time in the 80's when these two companies, Coke and Pepsi, held such a to-the-death pissing contest with one another. They even had to drag our Government into the fray on which brand would be the first cola drunk in space.

i.space.comnewswatch.nationalgeographic.com

Me? I just drank RC Cola cuz it tasted better than either of these overpriced sh*waters since they spent more money on actual product than on mega-advertizing.
 
2014-04-03 03:15:28 AM  
Fast Food Breakfast Wars is nothing next to the Pancake/Waffle war.
 
2014-04-03 03:59:54 AM  

Allen262: Fast Food Breakfast Wars is nothing next to the Pancake/Waffle war.


More. Waffles. Please.


/homemade biscuits and gravy may well own all, but one can only eat those 3 or 4 times a year.
 
2014-04-03 05:54:12 AM  
I'm predicting Long John Silvers will win the breakfast war. Sausage, egg, and fish breakfast burrito with a maple syrup infused tarter sauce.
Hush puppy, boiled scallop oatmeal, for the health conscious.
 
2014-04-03 08:06:08 AM  

CruJones: Breakfast is the best meal at most fast food places.  BK, McDonalds, Jack in the Box,  Carl's Jr/Hardee's, Popeyes, all solid.  Hell, I even liked Wendy's breakfast the short time t was around.


where does popeyes have breakfast? not in my area (dfw), for certain.
wendys in hope, arkansas, has breakfast...i had it when i was there around christmas...probably the best fastfood breakfast ever!
 
2014-04-03 08:21:03 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: You really needed a recipe for putting egg, cheese, and Canadian bacon in an English muffin?

It's a hell of a problem getting the egg into a flat cylinder. Raised or broken yolks don't count.


Actually, it's easy as hell. I figured it out in high school: scramble your eggs, add a little milk, put into microwave safe container, microwave for 30s-1min depending on volume. You'll see eggs expanded into what I called 'egg sponge'. Give a few seconds to cool, and you'll have a little shape of eggs based upon the shape of your container.

One major note: spray pam or similar into your container before adding the eggs/milk. Otherwise, cleaning it becomes a pain and your eggs cook unevenly.
 
2014-04-03 08:37:59 AM  

optikeye: I really like the McMuffin. But in the morning my sleep time is more important than my sitting at the drive through time.
Here's a link to make your own and freeze them.

http://www.theyummylife.com/Egg_McMuffin


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That looks horrible. Why is it purple?
 
2014-04-03 08:56:05 AM  

Thingster: The thing that baffles me is why everything "deluxe" at McDonald's has a farking special sauce.

know what's awesome? Their bacon egg and cheese bagel. Know what's disgusting?

Whatever the fark breakfast sauce they pour on it that I always forget they put on it until after I order, forcing me to cancel/modify my order.

Everything that has a special sauce should have a huge "ORDER ME HOLD THE SAUCE" sidenote on the item line.


You realize you can ask the cashier to hold the sauce when you are ordering.
 
2014-04-03 09:05:11 AM  

Publikwerks: optikeye: I really like the McMuffin. But in the morning my sleep time is more important than my sitting at the drive through time.
Here's a link to make your own and freeze them.

http://www.theyummylife.com/Egg_McMuffin

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That looks horrible. Why is it purple?


It's a dark whole wheat bun, surrounded by a dark background making it look funny.
 
2014-04-03 09:36:13 AM  
Whataburger taquitos - the only fast food breakfast worth getting.

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2014-04-03 10:07:39 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Thingster: I'd just poach it, simple enough, even less grease.

After some research, apparently McDonald's does the exact same thing you assume they do (cook the egg in a ring) then flip it over when it's nearly finished. The only reason I think the McMuffin egg is a perfect cylinder is because they only put the perfect part on top.


http://www.businessinsider.com/how-mcdonalds-makes-egg-mcmuffins-201 3- 9
 
2014-04-03 10:08:12 AM  

Publikwerks: That looks horrible. Why is it purple?


Goes with the waffles
 
2014-04-03 10:11:43 AM  
Tim Hortons breakfast biscuit, sausage/egg/cheese on a biscuit, is the best fast food breakfast.  Period.

That said, the article mentions Dunkin's entry into the breakfast category?  When was I supposed to be eating donuts if not for breakfast?
 
2014-04-03 10:26:32 AM  

squegeebooo: Tim Hortons breakfast biscuit, sausage/egg/cheese on a biscuit, is the best fast food breakfast.  Period.

That said, the article mentions Dunkin's entry into the breakfast category?  When was I supposed to be eating donuts if not for breakfast?


no one actually goes to dunkin for donuts anymore. they have a selection of breakfast sandwiches, and they have coffee. that's seriously all they ever advertise...breakfast sandwiches and coffee. not donuts.
 
2014-04-03 10:27:00 AM  
Rik01:
I also can't help but notice these startling figures in profit -- and consider the reluctance of them all to pay their workers a reasonable wage. Then again, that might be due to what the Yuppies started in the 80's. Fast and big profit required for investing in stocks. If you made a billion last year, you better make a billion+ next year. Decrease even a fraction of a percentage and the Yuppies dump the stock -- even if the overall outlook is strong.

Ugh, the "Sees politics everywhere" guy.  Do you nitwits have to spoil everything?
 
2014-04-03 10:30:36 AM  

bungle_jr: squegeebooo: Tim Hortons breakfast biscuit, sausage/egg/cheese on a biscuit, is the best fast food breakfast.  Period.

That said, the article mentions Dunkin's entry into the breakfast category?  When was I supposed to be eating donuts if not for breakfast?

no one actually goes to dunkin for donuts anymore. they have a selection of breakfast sandwiches, and they have coffee. that's seriously all they ever advertise...breakfast sandwiches and coffee. not donuts.


Which is fine, i guess my point was that they weren't entering the breakfast category, they were just adding more options to the breakfast category.

It would be like if when mcdonalds started offering chicken sandwiches and the reporter said that they've now entered the lunch/dinner category.  No, they've just expanded offerings for an already existing meal they offer.
 
2014-04-03 10:34:21 AM  

squegeebooo: bungle_jr: squegeebooo: Tim Hortons breakfast biscuit, sausage/egg/cheese on a biscuit, is the best fast food breakfast.  Period.

That said, the article mentions Dunkin's entry into the breakfast category?  When was I supposed to be eating donuts if not for breakfast?

no one actually goes to dunkin for donuts anymore. they have a selection of breakfast sandwiches, and they have coffee. that's seriously all they ever advertise...breakfast sandwiches and coffee. not donuts.

Which is fine, i guess my point was that they weren't entering the breakfast category, they were just adding more options to the breakfast category.

It would be like if when mcdonalds started offering chicken sandwiches and the reporter said that they've now entered the lunch/dinner category.  No, they've just expanded offerings for an already existing meal they offer.


i get what you're saying
but i think it's funny that dunkin DONUTS is now known for pretty much everything BUT donuts
 
2014-04-03 10:37:18 AM  

tricycleracer: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Thingster: I'd just poach it, simple enough, even less grease.

After some research, apparently McDonald's does the exact same thing you assume they do (cook the egg in a ring) then flip it over when it's nearly finished. The only reason I think the McMuffin egg is a perfect cylinder is because they only put the perfect part on top.

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-mcdonalds-makes-egg-mcmuffins-201 3- 9


what i don't get is the old "they look so perfect, must be a weird egg loaf sliced about an inch thick for each sandwich" crap

when i was munching on mcmuffins at the age of 5 i knew the egg was cooked in a metal ring.

it's not exactly a big mystery.
 
2014-04-03 11:09:48 AM  

bungle_jr: what i don't get is the old "they look so perfect, must be a weird egg loaf sliced about an inch thick for each sandwich" crap


Well, things like this fuel that myth:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-03 11:45:00 AM  
As a former McDs breakfast worker in the 90s, they used to cook the eggs on-site back then in the rings. Now they arrive at the restaurant pre-cooked in these sealed bags and are reheated. The whole kitchen looks completely different now then back when they had a huge grill that they cooked every item on. I think the "hotcakes" are nuked as well nowadays, but I don't know for sure. Notice how you can't smell them cooking anymore.

The food at McDs now is cooked and kept warm in those little trays in front of the assembly line workers. In the early 90s it was cooked, assembled then kept warm in the little "bins", but we had to throw out what didn't sell in 15 minutes. So now there's less waste, it's faster, but it's essentially food sitting in warming bins waiting to be put together :(

/hotcakes were thrown away more than any other item, because they only last about 5 minutes after they were made
//Sonic's breakfast burritos are my favorite item now
///mmm steak, egg and tot burrito
 
2014-04-03 11:58:43 AM  

Disaster Transport: As a former McDs breakfast worker in the 90s, they used to cook the eggs on-site back then in the rings. Now they arrive at the restaurant pre-cooked in these sealed bags and are reheated. The whole kitchen looks completely different now then back when they had a huge grill that they cooked every item on. I think the "hotcakes" are nuked as well nowadays, but I don't know for sure. Notice how you can't smell them cooking anymore.

The food at McDs now is cooked and kept warm in those little trays in front of the assembly line workers. In the early 90s it was cooked, assembled then kept warm in the little "bins", but we had to throw out what didn't sell in 15 minutes. So now there's less waste, it's faster, but it's essentially food sitting in warming bins waiting to be put together :(

/hotcakes were thrown away more than any other item, because they only last about 5 minutes after they were made
//Sonic's breakfast burritos are my favorite item now
///mmm steak, egg and tot burrito


i love sonic's burritos for a few reasons...

lots of choices...they have several to choose from, plus they're all easily customizable

they're big enough to actually fill me up...they may cost ~$3, but it would take at least 3 of the dollarmenu burritos from mcd, et al, to fill me up anyway, and those places don't have options like philly cheesesteak burritos, tots on the burritos, etc

i have them add ranch to almost any burrito i order...other places would either get it wrong or just give me packets of ranch. i want it ON the burrito, and i don't want to dissassemble to add it myself
 
2014-04-03 12:22:47 PM  
The Sausage Egg McMuffin is a goddam national treasure.

The only other fast breakfast food I've had is at Jack in the Box. Not as good, but serviceable. That waffle taco looks terrible, but has gotten good "reviews" from some people.
 
2014-04-03 12:42:10 PM  
I like McDonalds' hash browns; they're sort of a little hash brown cracker, and it's good.
 
2014-04-03 01:04:19 PM  
Carl's Jr, with their Steak & Eggs Burrito, or their Loaded Breakfast Burrito, are winning this war.

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2014-04-03 01:12:26 PM  
I miss when Harvey's had a breakfast menu.  It was none of this "egg on an English muffin" nonsense either.  It was a full eggs, bacon/sausage and toast breakfast and it was glorious.  Hell, you could even get over easy if you wanted.  It was easily the best fast food breakfast out there.
 
2014-04-03 01:48:17 PM  

The Southern Dandy: Carl's Jr, with their Steak & Eggs Burrito, or their Loaded Breakfast Burrito, are winning this war.

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nearest carls jr/hardees to me, unfortunately, is a good 30 to 40 miles from my house, near the parks mall in arlington. i almost never went to that area even when i lived in bedford/euless, making it less than 1/2 the distance...certainly not going now

but when i lived in little rock, there was a hardees about 2 blocks away from my apt, and they got a lot of my money!

/brought to you by carls jr
//bigass fries!
 
2014-04-03 02:06:10 PM  
I used to 'love' McDonalds bacon, egg, & cheese biscuit, the only downside (well aside from the calories & way too much sodium) was it made my teeth squeaky.
 
2014-04-03 04:22:20 PM  

shtychkn: santadog: All of your arguments are invalid, because Breakfast Tacos.

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While those look delicious.  Tacos are a horrible delivery method.  Burritos are better.


Tacos are perfect.  Small, cheap, handheld, easy to put in a backpack or bag.  Fits nicely on a dashboard. Wrapped up in foil, they stay warm enough for a 40 min drive to the lake.

Burritos, you need two hands.  Too many places serve them with shiat covering them forcing you to consume with a fork and knife.

Tacos are far superior.
 
2014-04-03 07:08:50 PM  
Just about everyone in this thread sounds fat.
 
2014-04-03 09:19:26 PM  

Oakenhelm: Just about everyone in this thread sounds fat.


I used to be on the fat side and not going to Tim Hortons or McDonalds every morning was harder to kick than smoking.
 
2014-04-03 10:42:47 PM  
Hardees & Carl's laugh at your feeble efforts...
 
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