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"Ok, so we've got decades-tested recipes and flavor profiles. We're making profit each year and there's no real signs of danger because we're #1, by far, and our target market of poor people is growing and growing. So what can we do to fuck that all up?"

I bet a dollar it was ultimately a millennial who pushed the change because he/she thinks they know better.... shades of the Bud Lite debacle, of not knowing your your market is and trying to change it anyway.
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Leisher wrote: Fri May 05, 2023 11:27 am
Not going great.
So a bunch of people that haven't even had them yet, are complaining about them. Yay Internet.
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Cakedaddy wrote: Fri May 05, 2023 2:29 pm
Leisher wrote: Fri May 05, 2023 11:27 am
Not going great.
So a bunch of people that haven't even had them yet, are complaining about them. Yay Internet.
They've rolled it out in select cities already, which is where the comments were coming from. The exception being the folks who had previously complained about the onion thing.
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All of the complaints I saw were in the area of "Well, I guess I can't eat there any more" and other 'assuming' comments.

I didn't see any "I tried it and it sucked" type comments.
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Follow the tweets. I'm home now so don't have the thread, but someone was only accepting comments from people who have actually tried it. One of the them I read in that article, so an update must have taken place to remove it. It was the only positive Tweet they had in it. He said the flavor was an improvement, but not a huge improvement.
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Last night was my annual McDonald's takeout.

Did their hamburgers shrink? They had a diameter of like 3". The bun. The meat patty was smaller.
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GORDON wrote: Thu Jun 01, 2023 10:28 am Last night was my annual McDonald's takeout.

Did their hamburgers shrink? They had a diameter of like 3". The bun. The meat patty was smaller.
afaik, they've always been small. Like 1.4 ounces or something.
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I just remember them larger in my hand. My hands haven't grown in a while so it's not that.
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GORDON wrote: Thu Jun 01, 2023 10:28 am Last night was my annual McDonald's takeout.

Did their hamburgers shrink? They had a diameter of like 3". The bun. The meat patty was smaller.
Ha, kid and I went again after midnight when we left the party.

Still kinda gross, but at least it's more expensive.
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Gordon mentioned using the app to order. Kid wanted McDonald's, so I got the app. Boom, free fries.
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Most apps have good deals most of the time, great deals some of the time.

McD's had a 50% off your order last year, you could use it once a day for weeks.
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GORDON wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2024 6:36 pm Most apps have good deals most of the time, great deals some of the time.

McD's had a 50% off your order last year, you could use it once a day for weeks.
I resisted because the Chick-fil-a app isn't very deal focused, it's more "points gathering." But I read a reddit post about someone being banned from McDonalds for using the app too much, so figured it must have good deals.
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Correct, CFA isn't great for deals. Neither was Culver's, last time I looked.

BK, Wendy's, McD's always have decent ---> great deals.

Taco Bell app is cool because you can customize everything like crazy.... ways you never even thought of. Like black beans instead of refried, that sort of thing.
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The original tweet (not included) was someone complaining about how expensive McDonalds is. But, like Gordo pointed out to me a little while back, the app saves you a ton of $$.
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My kid is home from college, and I just had BK for the first time in months. I notice the "deals" on their app have all gone up about 20% in price. I think as they reach max app usage, they don't need to offer such good deals to entice more people to use it, and thus collect their "precious big mac data."

So app deals will be getting not as good, is what I predict, when everyone uses it without them.
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I just went to McDonalds. 40 McNuggets, 1 Large Fry, 1 hamburger. $15.89 all-in.
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Or, the quality of the food has gone way up and the increase in price is a great deal.
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GORDON wrote: Wed May 22, 2024 6:08 pm Or, the quality of the food has gone way up and the increase in price is a great deal.
I fed 3 people for < $20... I'll take it.
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