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Thursday, March 08, 2007

McDonald's bigger burger

So McDonald's is considering a bigger burger - a one-third pound, higher-end Angus burger. At least they are in Southern California. But does McD's NEED a bigger burger? Would you eat one? Not me.

The only time I stop in at McD's is when I'm on the road and it's the quickest, easiest option. In that case, I'm looking for something lighter and quick, since I don't want to fall asleep at the wheel (food coma!). But with the success of McDonald's coffee (better thank Starbucks), it wouldn't surprise me if this mongo-burger made it all the way to Cincinnati.

As for me - If I want a thick, juicy burger, we'll usually make them at home. But for a restaurant burger, I'd take Zip's over McD's any day, no matter how big McDonald's makes its burgers.


at 8:46 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

McDonald's serving a bigger, more disgusting burger? These folks are nothing if not pathetic.
And I love that the corporation is taking their act to Asia and surrounding environs. Now the healthy, thin people of the east can get fat, sick and disgusting--like Americans!! Makes me proud.

at 8:52 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, this is the trend in Quick Serve Restaurants...bigger.
When Burger King rolls out a burger with FOUR beef(?) patties, its only a matter of time until competition follows.
Not for you? Don't buy it.
I say if the fast food industry wants to offer up a 1 lb burger filled with bacon, cheese, dipped in egg batter, then deep fried...let 'em. There will be no gun to my head to eat it...but I bet it would be a success!

at 11:48 AM Blogger Julie Gaw said...

Dear Anon - Sorry, but McD's has been in Asia for a lot longer than you might think. According to this map,
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Mcdonalds_World_locations_map.PNG ,
they've been in Japan since the early '70s, Hong Kong since the late '70s (one of the first places to have 24-hour McD's), and the Philippines and South Korea since the 1980s. I even read a study from a few years back in which Chinese boys identified McDonald's as - get this - a local, Chinese product. This article tells you what else is happening over there - amazing.

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