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That reminds me of a couple of years ago when BK & McDonalds were offering Lobster Rolls in Maine

It's just frozen lobster, right?

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It's just frozen lobster, right?

I think so, but Lobster and McDonalds are two words that don't belong in the same sentance

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I recall McD's offering a crabcake sandwich here in the DC area a few summers back.

I think they still might be doing it. I recall a billboard from last year on the way to the DE shore advertising the McD crabcake. But then again it could have been 2-3 years ago. Those drives tend to blend together.

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The McDonalds in Mystic, CT has had the lobster roll for as far back as I can remember. Furthermore, I have been a little sketched out about it as far back as I can remember. We tended to stop there on family trips to the aquarium and seaport. Somebody must be buying them, though.

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Is no one else appalled by the Fruit & Walnut salad at McDonald's?

I think they should maintain their killer image and stop with these salads.

Who wants rancid berries and lettuce leaves when they're looking for a happy meal?

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I remember years ago they came out with carrot and celery packets. Problem was, the celery DISSOLVES after a few days. They couldnt figure out how to stabilize it so it got discontinued. Much to my shagrin.........not.

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Lobster Rolls at McD's?! Blech!

Another favorite McD invention that should have stayed in the test kitchen - the McRib. I've never heard of an animal with a boneless rib cage!

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Is no one else appalled by the Fruit & Walnut salad at McDonald's?

I think they should maintain their killer image and stop with these salads.

Who wants rancid berries and lettuce leaves when they're looking for a happy meal?

I know what you're sayin' BUT I was hungry in the midst of a looong road trip recently. Stopped at one of those convenience store/gas station places that had a few "food" options inside, one of which was a McDonald's. I couldn't quite bring myself to go for the fruit and walnut salad--I really hate apples that aren't crisp--so I decided on a "parfait." Yogurt, strawberries, blueberries and some pathetic "granola" to sprinkle on top. At that moment, I felt truly grateful to all those fat fucks who've sued McDonald's. That's the only reason I was able to find something to eat that wouldn't give me a tummy ache and get back on the road. Tort reform, who needs it?

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Lobster Rolls at McD's?!  Blech! 

Another favorite McD invention that should have stayed in the test kitchen - the McRib.  I've never heard of an animal with a boneless rib cage!

Mmmmm..Krusty's Rib-which anyone?

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I think so, but Lobster and McDonalds are two words that don't belong in the same sentance

"My cousin works at McDonald's, and she lobster new Lee Press-on fingernail in the pickle bucket."

:lol:

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I remember being on my honeymoon in Alaska in 1993, and seeing "Halibut McNuggets" on the menu at McDonald's.

And they have the McOz in Australia, which, best as I can tell, is a quarter pounder with a slice of pickled beet on top.

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The McDonalds in Mystic, CT has had the lobster roll for as far back as I can remember.  Furthermore, I have been a little sketched out about it as far back as I can remember.  We tended to stop there on family trips to the aquarium and seaport.  Somebody must be buying them, though.

It's probably the same damn pile of lobster-roll they had the last time you were there.

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Rocks is probably going to kick me off the board for this post......

Out of sheer desperation and hunger Friday morning (and the need for grease to absorb the beer I had consumed the night before) I had my first McGriddle.

Cheese, bacon and egg sandwiched between two pancakes, McD style. It's a brilliant combination. Everything a hangover needs, grease to absorb the alcohol, sweet to satisfy one half of the tongue, pork and salt to please the other. Conveniently but together in sandwich form so you can consume discretely during another boring conference lecture. If any other breakfast joint in the city had it on their menu the line would be a mile long.

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I'll tell you which breakfast sandwich is the hangover buster. It's the Micky D's steak and cheese bagel. It has enough sodium, grease, cheese and onions to either cure you, or kill you.

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Another favorite McD invention that should have stayed in the test kitchen - the McRib.  I've never heard of an animal with a boneless rib cage!

I love McRibs. One good thing about living in Germany was I could get them for breakfast.

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Once upon a time (forty years ago! Ouch!!) McDonald's had legitimately good food: hamburgers (fresh hamburger), french fries (fresh potatos sliced in house and cooked in 70% animal fat with the skin on) and real milk shakes made with frozen custard, milk and syrup. That was the complete menu and the slogan was "Forty five cents for a three course meal...at McDonald's." In 1967 the french fries were replaced with frozen and McDonald's had a lengthy marketing campaign to try to convince people that their new FROZEN potatoes were better.

They weren't.

Today, there is literally one place on the face of the earth that still has McDonald's original french fries, Dick's in Spokane, Washington. This is not to be confused with the Seattle Dick's which is a different owner. But in the late '50's the owner of Spokane Dick's (today) tried to buy a McD franchise and was turned down by Ray Kroc. Not to be outdone he travelled to So Cal and worked in a McD for a month or so and then returned to Spokane to open "Panda's," a McDonald's clone. Somewhere over the years he changed the name to "Dick's" and today, according to USA Today this is the second highest grossing fast food restaurant in the U. S. (behind the Varsity in Atlanta and ahead of Spartanburg's Beacon).

The french fries at Dick's/McDonald's/Panda's are unbelievable! They actually are superior to the original Thresher's on the boardwalk in Atlantic City!

There was a very real reason that McDonald's grew to the size that it has. That reason can be tasted in Spokane, Washington at Dick's Drive In. The 1990's era McDonald's down the street does a literal small fraction of the business serving food that McDonald's in the '50's and '60's would have been embarassed to serve.

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If any other breakfast joint in the city had it on their menu the line would be a mile long.

If everybody in the city who ate at McDonald's every morning had to go to one location I bet the line would be more than a mile long. And every once in a while I'd be in it.

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Egg McMuffins. I always ask for no cheese so that they have to make one fresh. English muffin, fried egg, canadian bacon. Simple, I can eat it while driving, and every now and again they forget to hard cook the egg and it's a little runny.

The one thing I avoid at all cost if McDonalds coffee. One must have some standards.

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I start most business trips with a sausage biscuit at the National Airport location. Usually with a nice greasy hashbrown. Yum.

Question: why won't McDonald's serve breakfast a little later on weekends? 10:30 comes awfully early after a night out.

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Once upon a time (forty years ago! Ouch!!) McDonald's had legitimately good food:  hamburgers (fresh hamburger), french fries (fresh potatos sliced in house and cooked in 70% animal fat with the skin on)

Until my apartment fire a few years ago, I actually had one of the old McD's tater slicers...thing worked better than anything else I've ever tried for reducing veggies to 1/4 inch square sticks.

Rob

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Until my apartment fire a few years ago, I actually had one of the old McD's tater slicers...thing worked better than anything else I've ever tried for reducing veggies to 1/4 inch square sticks.

Rob

McDonald's has a "museum" in their Downey, CA store (original structure from the early'50's) that has numerous photographs and equipment from that era. Included in this are the detailed instructions for making french fries the way they were made back then. I am surprised that no one else has done this. Those were great french fries. I also remember in the '60's that the McDonald's on University Blvd. (near Ledo's) would liteally have lines that started at the windows where you placed your order and stretched all the way to the far side of the golden arches. This was about 50 or 60 people in each of two lines.

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