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(Bloomberg)   McDonald's says it's solved the problem of keeping fries hot during transit, will next start working on making the other items on the menu edible   ( bloomberg.com) divider line
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2018-02-03 08:28:26 AM  
The problem isn't that McD's food doesn't taste good, because it does. The problem is you'd probably be better off, healthwise, eating the paper wrapping instead of the food wrapped inside it.
 
2018-02-03 09:04:10 AM  
They try to deliver the fries within 30 minutes of dumping them out of the fryer. That's all.

There, I just saved you however long it would have taken to read that pointless article.
 
2018-02-03 09:53:53 AM  
McDonald's fries have been irrelevant ever since they stopped frying them in tallow.
 
2018-02-03 09:53:59 AM  
The hot stays hot and the cool stays cool.
 
2018-02-03 09:54:28 AM  
Meh, the fries get eaten in transit......
 
2018-02-03 09:54:59 AM  
And their fried apple pies were sooo good.

Worth the occasional skin graft.
 
2018-02-03 09:57:56 AM  

BalugaJoe: The hot stays hot and the cool stays cool.


God, I miss styrofoam.
 
2018-02-03 10:00:11 AM  
Just stick a small version of one of those hand warmers in the bottom of the box the fries come in. Or line the box with a thin layer of it.  It's just an equation that basically produces rust and should otherwise be relatively safe in case a kid eats it. Plus it should be cheap if you in-house it all like they tend to do.

Radioactivity is a less safe option, but it's McDonald's; something about it will kill you eventually. :P
 
2018-02-03 10:32:13 AM  
White Castle fries
Only come in one size
 
2018-02-03 10:56:32 AM  
15 seconds in the microwave, well spread out. They warm up rather nicely and don't go soggy.
 
2018-02-03 11:19:35 AM  

Man On A Mission: The problem isn't that McD's food doesn't taste good, because it does. The problem is you'd probably be better off, healthwise, eating the paper wrapping instead of the food wrapped inside it.


There's nothing inherently wrong with the burger. Skip the fries and the sugar-water, though.
 
2018-02-03 11:26:20 AM  
The delivery was fine until they made me go outside to my parking lot to pick it up. Bring it to my door, dammit.
 
2018-02-03 11:26:59 AM  

casual disregard: Man On A Mission: The problem isn't that McD's food doesn't taste good, because it does. The problem is you'd probably be better off, healthwise, eating the paper wrapping instead of the food wrapped inside it.

There's nothing inherently wrong with the burger. Skip the fries and the sugar-water, though.


There is plenty wrong with their burgers, the most important being that they taste awful.
I'd like to get their fries hot when I'm at the restaurant. It seems almost impossible.
Both of those reasons lead me to only eat there maybe once a month or less.
 
2018-02-03 11:28:59 AM  
I shall serve no fries before their time.
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2018-02-03 11:32:06 AM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: They try to deliver the fries within 30 minutes of dumping them out of the fryer. That's all.

There, I just saved you however long it would have taken to read that pointless article.


r/savedyouaclick
 
2018-02-03 11:34:15 AM  

DMDmarty: casual disregard: Man On A Mission: The problem isn't that McD's food doesn't taste good, because it does. The problem is you'd probably be better off, healthwise, eating the paper wrapping instead of the food wrapped inside it.

There's nothing inherently wrong with the burger. Skip the fries and the sugar-water, though.

There is plenty wrong with their burgers, the most important being that they taste awful.
I'd like to get their fries hot when I'm at the restaurant. It seems almost impossible.
Both of those reasons lead me to only eat there maybe once a month or less.


Order your fries "unsalted" and you'll get them fresh and hot.
Yes, I do carry salt packets in my wallet and in the glove box of my car.
 
2018-02-03 11:42:20 AM  
Just reheat them in the toaster oven when they arrive.  Fixes any soggy issues caused by transport.
 
2018-02-03 11:44:07 AM  

DMDmarty: casual disregard: Man On A Mission: The problem isn't that McD's food doesn't taste good, because it does. The problem is you'd probably be better off, healthwise, eating the paper wrapping instead of the food wrapped inside it.

There's nothing inherently wrong with the burger. Skip the fries and the sugar-water, though.

There is plenty wrong with their burgers, the most important being that they taste awful.
I'd like to get their fries hot when I'm at the restaurant. It seems almost impossible.
Both of those reasons lead me to only eat there maybe once a month or less.


If the fries aren't hot enough for you, just take them back and tell them you want hot fries.  They'll give you ones right out of the fryer.
 
2018-02-03 11:45:57 AM  
So make sure they're fresh and hot when they leave the store? That's it? That's you big fix?
 
2018-02-03 11:46:53 AM  
Oh good. Someone told them about the wonders of asbestos. That industry could use new customers, seems rather moribund recently.

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2018-02-03 11:53:02 AM  

Farnn: Just reheat them in the toaster oven when they arrive.  Fixes any soggy issues caused by transport.


Kind of defeats the purpose of ordering food for delivery. If I have to cook it again, I may as well just make it myself
 
2018-02-03 11:57:32 AM  

DMDmarty: I'd like to get their fries hot when I'm at the restaurant. It seems almost impossible.


Go when the store is busy. When they're busy they go through enough fries that they're all hot out of the fryer.
 
2018-02-03 11:57:50 AM  
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2018-02-03 12:09:08 PM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: DMDmarty: casual disregard: Man On A Mission: The problem isn't that McD's food doesn't taste good, because it does. The problem is you'd probably be better off, healthwise, eating the paper wrapping instead of the food wrapped inside it.

There's nothing inherently wrong with the burger. Skip the fries and the sugar-water, though.

There is plenty wrong with their burgers, the most important being that they taste awful.
I'd like to get their fries hot when I'm at the restaurant. It seems almost impossible.
Both of those reasons lead me to only eat there maybe once a month or less.

Order your fries "unsalted" and you'll get them fresh and hot.
Yes, I do carry salt packets in my wallet and in the glove box of my car.


You sound like a gentleman of considerable girth.
 
2018-02-03 12:31:11 PM  

abhorrent1: Farnn: Just reheat them in the toaster oven when they arrive.  Fixes any soggy issues caused by transport.

Kind of defeats the purpose of ordering food for delivery. If I have to cook it again, I may as well just make it myself


So in your mind putting fries in the toaster oven is of equivalent work to peeling potatoes, frenching them, heating up oil, frying the potatoes, allowing the oil to cool, filtering the oil and rebottling it or disposing of it and then cleaning up the mess?
 
2018-02-03 12:33:34 PM  
have they fixed the fact that the small; and large fries are the same amount of fries?

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if you want us to seriously consider paying you $15 an hour; you must first stop this crap
 
2018-02-03 12:37:13 PM  

max_pooper: abhorrent1: Farnn: Just reheat them in the toaster oven when they arrive.  Fixes any soggy issues caused by transport.

Kind of defeats the purpose of ordering food for delivery. If I have to cook it again, I may as well just make it myself

So in your mind putting fries in the toaster oven is of equivalent work to peeling potatoes, frenching them, heating up oil, frying the potatoes, allowing the oil to cool, filtering the oil and rebottling it or disposing of it and then cleaning up the mess?


Or I can just get some of these out of the freezer and put them in the toaster oven.

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2018-02-03 12:37:58 PM  

casual disregard: Man On A Mission: The problem isn't that McD's food doesn't taste good, because it does. The problem is you'd probably be better off, healthwise, eating the paper wrapping instead of the food wrapped inside it.

There's nothing inherently wrong with the burger. Skip the fries and the sugar-water, though.


Wrong.  Cryogenically frozen styrofoam hockey pucks drenched in sugar are no substitute for a real hamburger patty.

/used to work the Quarter Pounder line in a previous life.
 
2018-02-03 12:43:52 PM  

Hyjamon: have they fixed the fact that the small; and large fries are the same amount of fries?

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if you want us to seriously consider paying you $15 an hour; you must first stop this crap


I recall an article not long ago, it may even have been on fark, that employees are told/trained to pinch the container when they poor the fries in to reduce the amount that actually fit in the carton.

It's not like that because they're inept. It's like that because they're intentionally ripping you off.
 
2018-02-03 01:03:44 PM  
All this talk of fries makes me want to go to the place with the best fries, Hardees.
 
2018-02-03 01:39:52 PM  
I'll admit to eating their McNuggets. Mostly white meat chicken with no fries or soda is pretty tasty if you want something fast and consistent.

Wendy's is the fast food restaurant that's closest to real food.
 
2018-02-03 01:41:30 PM  

sprgrss: All this talk of fries makes me want to go to the place with the best fries, Hardees.


If you can afford it, in QSR, Five Guys has it going on. But my favorite fries are the wedges from Fuddruckers, which merely serve as a base for "there's fries under that?"
 
2018-02-03 01:54:43 PM  
are they reinventing aluminum foil?
 
2018-02-03 01:54:46 PM  

wildcardjack: sprgrss: All this talk of fries makes me want to go to the place with the best fries, Hardees.

If you can afford it, in QSR, Five Guys has it going on. But my favorite fries are the wedges from Fuddruckers, which merely serve as a base for "there's fries under that?"


I've never been impressed with Five Guys.
 
2018-02-03 02:04:32 PM  

sprgrss: wildcardjack: sprgrss: All this talk of fries makes me want to go to the place with the best fries, Hardees.

If you can afford it, in QSR, Five Guys has it going on. But my favorite fries are the wedges from Fuddruckers, which merely serve as a base for "there's fries under that?"

I've never been impressed with Five Guys.


Agree. I went there a couple of times because it was close to work and it was okay but I actually prefer Steak & Shake or Culvers burgers.

And I didn't know Fuddruckers was still around. Can't remember the last time I saw one.
 
2018-02-03 03:01:19 PM  

wildcardjack: sprgrss: All this talk of fries makes me want to go to the place with the best fries, Hardees.

If you can afford it, in QSR, Five Guys has it going on. But my favorite fries are the wedges from Fuddruckers, which merely serve as a base for "there's fries under that?"


Five Guys? Where you go to get limp soggy fries made by a company with no quality control.

/fry snob thread!
 
2018-02-03 03:06:05 PM  
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2018-02-03 03:29:32 PM  

Hyjamon: have they fixed the fact that the small; and large fries are the same amount of fries?

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if you want us to seriously consider paying you $15 an hour; you must first stop this crap


Marginally better than somenof these ramshackle roadside burger stands that fill an ordrr of fries with a children's shoe box.

The Hat and Tops, both in socal, are some such places
 
2018-02-03 07:11:57 PM  

gingerjet: wildcardjack: sprgrss: All this talk of fries makes me want to go to the place with the best fries, Hardees.

If you can afford it, in QSR, Five Guys has it going on. But my favorite fries are the wedges from Fuddruckers, which merely serve as a base for "there's fries under that?"

Five Guys? Where you go to get limp soggy fries made by a company with no quality control.

/fry snob thread!


I always liked their fries the best.  They are thick, and you can still taste that they are potatoes.  They also retain their heat better in transport.
 
2018-02-03 07:15:04 PM  
Old fa(r)t moment, they don't taste the same as when they used to fry them in lard. They've got this really nasty papier-mache aftertaste now.
 
2018-02-03 07:41:08 PM  

FuManchu7: gingerjet: wildcardjack: sprgrss: All this talk of fries makes me want to go to the place with the best fries, Hardees.

If you can afford it, in QSR, Five Guys has it going on. But my favorite fries are the wedges from Fuddruckers, which merely serve as a base for "there's fries under that?"

Five Guys? Where you go to get limp soggy fries made by a company with no quality control.

/fry snob thread!

I always liked their fries the best.  They are thick, and you can still taste that they are potatoes.  They also retain their heat better in transport.


yeah, but they are limp and soggy.
 
2018-02-03 08:05:57 PM  

FuManchu7: gingerjet: wildcardjack: sprgrss: All this talk of fries makes me want to go to the place with the best fries, Hardees.

If you can afford it, in QSR, Five Guys has it going on. But my favorite fries are the wedges from Fuddruckers, which merely serve as a base for "there's fries under that?"

Five Guys? Where you go to get limp soggy fries made by a company with no quality control.

/fry snob thread!

I always liked their fries the best.  They are thick, and you can still taste that they are potatoes.  They also retain their heat better in transport.


You're right. Fries that start out soggy and greasy retain that texture for extended periods of time.
 
2018-02-03 10:58:59 PM  
Ill come getcha, we need paper towels and k cups...
 
2018-02-04 02:42:34 AM  
Sounds wrong,  but to keep any fries from getting soggy on the ride home just leave the top of the bag open.  If you close the bag up tight your fries will be soggy.
 
2018-02-04 07:57:03 AM  

OBBN: Sounds wrong,  but to keep any fries from getting soggy on the ride home just leave the top of the bag open.  If you close the bag up tight your fries will be soggy.


Yep, you're basically just steaming them with the bag closed. My local sub shop has great fries, but I can never order them for delivery because they seal them up in a styrofoam box. Not even a 450 degree oven can save 'em.
 
2018-02-04 03:06:05 PM  

abhorrent1: So make sure they're fresh and hot when they leave the store? That's it? That's you big fix?


For realz. I was waiting expectantly to hear how they've contracted with Uber for something a pizza delivery driver would be proud of. 

We don't bag fries or hashbrowns until the delivery driver arrives. I have no control over what happens after that.
 
2018-02-04 04:41:00 PM  

Petit_Merdeux: McDonald's fries have been irrelevant ever since they stopped frying them in tallow.


This. And if they want them to retain heat longer make them thicker.

They could also try these...
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If you want to get really fancy...
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But they don't actually care so.....
 
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