Posts Tagged ‘McDonald’

Chiropractor Thinks 2-Year-Old McDonald’s Happy Meal Will Convince People To Avoid Fast Food – Consumerist

Once again, someone is amazed (astounded! mind-blown!) by the fact that a McDonald’s Happy Meal, if left untouched and exposed to the air for a few years, will not rot or become overrun with mold. This time, it’s a chiropractor in Nebraska who thinks that displaying an ancient cheeseburger and fries in his office will help convince people that fast food is bad for them. Except he’s wrong, at least about why the Happy Meal still looks recognizable after all this time.

via Chiropractor Thinks 2-Year-Old McDonald’s Happy Meal Will Convince People To Avoid Fast Food – Consumerist.

Behold the meal that never dies.

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McDonald’s Fighting To Be ‘Relevant’ To Customers, CEO Concedes « CBS Chicago

English: McDonalds' sign in Harlem.

McDonald’s is losing customers, as the world’s biggest hamburger chain struggles to attract diners with its higher-priced sandwiches and new offerings like Mighty Wings.“We’ve lost some of our customer relevance,” CEO Don Thompson conceded Thursday on a call with analysts.The Oak Brook, Ill.-based company reported disappointing sales for its fourth quarter, as fewer customers visited its established restaurants. Guest counts at those locations fell nearly 2 percent globally and 1.6 percent in the U.S. in 2013, according to a regulatory filing. And McDonald’s expects some challenges to persist this year.To win back traffic, Thompson said the chain will focus on speedier service, better value offerings and raising “awareness around McDonald’s as a kitchen and a restaurant” that prepares high-quality food (emphasis mine).

via McDonald’s Fighting To Be ‘Relevant’ To Customers, CEO Concedes « CBS Chicago.

Wait, what?

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Hurry while you can have a sandwich with everything from the Dollar Menu

The apocalypse is upon us, friends: McDonald\’s just announced that it\’s gonna kill off its beloved Dollar Menu in favor of the super-catchy Dollar & More Menu, which goes all the way up to $5 and for some reason isn’t just called “menu”.

In a state of panic, and in order to fuel future nostalgia for a lost delicacy, we raced to the nearest Mickey D’s and ordered everything on the Dollar Menu, then made this McMonstrosity. Five minutes later, as we writhed in agony, we realized all these items will still be available for a dollar when the new menu rolls out in November, BUT STILL it’s the principle, or something.

via McDonald’s Dollar & More Menu – Thrillist Nation.

Because you can.

 

McDonald’s Drops Heinz After Ketchup Company Hires Ex-Burger King Executive – Consumerist

The sign is officially hanging outside the McDonald’s treehouse club headquarters: “No Burger Kings Allowed.” There will be no more Heinz ketchup at the Golden Arches, after a former Burger King executive signed on to run H.J. Heinz Co.Now that former Burger King Worldwide CEO Bernardo Hees made the move to run Heinz, McDonald’s wants nothing to do with the company’s condiment. Hees is also the vice chairman of the board of BK

via McDonald’s Drops Heinz After Ketchup Company Hires Ex-Burger King Executive – Consumerist.

McDonalds and Burger King are not BFF’s.  And McDonalds has unfriended Heinz Ketchup because of it.

Help! I’m on a diet and I’m STARVING all the time!

Let’s assume for the purposes of the question being asked, that you’re eating more than 1300 calories a day for a lady and 1600 calories for a guy — plus about 200 calories if you have more than 100 pounds to lose.

 

Here’s an odd thing. You will eventually get used to eating less than you used to eat.

When we were going through my grandma’s things we found her good china, 125 years old, and thought someone had STOLEN her big dinner plates. Come to find out when we looked it up online, people did not used to eat so much and the plates we thought were large salad plates were the dinner plates!

Part of our problem has been ever expanding intake. Did you know the reason a small Starbucks coffee is a Tall is that they used to have only the Short and the Tall, and the Tall was the BIG size? Also the size McDonald’s fries that used to until recently be in the kid’s meal were actually the Regular adult size a generation ago? Coke used to come in cool little 6 oz bottles and now it’s in 64 ounce Big Gulps. We eat too much!

Over a period of time it will feel like your stomach is shrinking, almost like having gastric bypass surgery — you’ll feel too full when you eat more than what NS gives you in a day. Wait for it, it is worthwhile! Just an aside, if you overeat in a big way, the feeling of being really hungry comes back quickly. Got to eat consistently just enough to fuel your body without being enough to get stored away as fat, which is your body’s way of preparing for the next famine (which never comes!).

Diners badly underestimate calories in fast-food meals

A pair of In-N-Out cheeseburgers.

Many diners are gobbling far more calories in their fast-food meals than they realize, a new study shows.Teens underestimated the calories in fast-food meals by 34%; parents of school-age children by 23%; adults by 20%

via Diners badly underestimate calories in fast-food meals.

We basically have no idea how much we’re eating if we’re not paying attention.

Burger King Latte review

We had a bit of interest in this new product since it’s being heavily marketed and is a $1 special right now.  Except it’s misnamed.

A latte is espresso and steamed milk and the resulting foam.  That’s all.  You might have the good fortune of finding it made by a skilled barista who’s varying the process by how your actual makings are doing that particular day; or you may get a cup from somebody at a corporate conglomerate coffee shop who just pressed a button and the machine made a pretty reasonable actual latte.  You’ll get neither of those here.

A Burger King latte comes out of a tap on some kind of thermos.  It tastes vaguely like gas station “cappucino” — a powered beverage — with more creamy something in it.  Being that I had the non-fat, the creamy something is not actually cream, which is sort of scary on its own.  Burger King has not released ingredients on this, that I can find.  It’s creamy something.  Whatever it is, it’s not a latte.

We had the nonfat mocha, which tasted like creamy artificial hot chocolate.

Burger King just recently fell behind Wendy’s in sales volume.  Theyr’e trying pretty much everything, all at the same time, to get back out of third place.   Third place is second loser, and slipping.  Look, if you want to compete with McDonald’s on coffee,  you’ll have to recognize that McDonald’s serves actually pretty good coffee and better than pretty-good machine made espresso beverages.  Similarly made to Starbucks, who, yes, has lost their beautiful, independent, quirky, purple haired, nose-pierced, tattooed soul,  but their machine makes latte.  Compete with that.  Don’t bring this product to the game expecting it’s going to revitalize your breakfast and midday sales.

It’s drinkable, so we’ll give it a C.  It’s not what it’s called, so we’ll have to say, this is down at the bottom of scores we’ve given, right down there in the cellar along with veggie bacon, which is low.