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  • Post #31 - November 29th, 2006, 1:56 pm
    Post #31 - November 29th, 2006, 1:56 pm Post #31 - November 29th, 2006, 1:56 pm
    october271986 wrote:McGriddles are a vast improvement over the regular McMuffin and rule over the Croissanwich.

    I have friends who are McGriddles fans, but I personally feel they're a bit too syrupy sweet for my tastes. Naturally, this leaves the Croissan'wich the King o' the Hill in my book. Glad you can enjoy 'em, though.

    Sadly not much of a pancake fan,
    Dan
  • Post #32 - November 29th, 2006, 2:04 pm
    Post #32 - November 29th, 2006, 2:04 pm Post #32 - November 29th, 2006, 2:04 pm
    threadkiller wrote:As nasty as McRibs are, I'm oddly drawn to them. But since McDonalds changed their overall preparation process, both last year's version and this year's version are not cooked well enough for me.

    Perhaps that explains why the McRib I enjoyed as a youth holds nothing for me now. Having tried one a month or two ago, the rubbery consistency of the meat was a complete turnoff right off the bat, though I did force myself to finish it.

    I do, however, really like the Filet-O-Fish. I'll make it a point to order the extra sauce next time and see if that aids in my enjoyment. (Good tip, Cathy!) A special order of a McChicken cooked extra-crispy might be a good idea as well; last time I tried it, the meat was definitely not as well cooked as I would have liked. (Thanks for the info, c8w!)

    Living for the optimal fast-food experience,
    Dan
  • Post #33 - November 29th, 2006, 2:19 pm
    Post #33 - November 29th, 2006, 2:19 pm Post #33 - November 29th, 2006, 2:19 pm
    fastfoodsnob wrote:
    Living for the optimal fast-food experience,
    Dan


    If we ever get Sonic here your prayers will be answered!
  • Post #34 - November 29th, 2006, 2:38 pm
    Post #34 - November 29th, 2006, 2:38 pm Post #34 - November 29th, 2006, 2:38 pm
    rdstoll wrote:
    fastfoodsnob wrote:
    Living for the optimal fast-food experience,
    Dan


    If we ever get Sonic here your prayers will be answered!


    Anyone else find it strange that we get Sonic TV commercials up here on the cable stations, but not any actual restaurants?
  • Post #35 - November 29th, 2006, 2:42 pm
    Post #35 - November 29th, 2006, 2:42 pm Post #35 - November 29th, 2006, 2:42 pm
    rdstoll wrote:
    fastfoodsnob wrote:
    Living for the optimal fast-food experience,
    Dan


    If we ever get Sonic here your prayers will be answered!

    Someday, perhaps... someday!
  • Post #36 - November 29th, 2006, 4:19 pm
    Post #36 - November 29th, 2006, 4:19 pm Post #36 - November 29th, 2006, 4:19 pm
    Sonic as the ultimate fast food experience ... I hope not.

    I like the beverages and the onion rings. I even like the curb service and all that. But the food - especially the breakfasts are not the greatest.
  • Post #37 - October 31st, 2007, 11:25 am
    Post #37 - October 31st, 2007, 11:25 am Post #37 - October 31st, 2007, 11:25 am
    I'm probably the only McRib fan on this forum but I just wanted to let everyone know that it's making a return to several South Side and SW Suburban locations this week.
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  • Post #38 - October 31st, 2007, 11:28 am
    Post #38 - October 31st, 2007, 11:28 am Post #38 - October 31st, 2007, 11:28 am
    good to hear. my brother loves that sandwich. i'm with Cathy2 on the double filet o fish; the extra fish patty throws off the balance of the sandwich.
  • Post #39 - October 31st, 2007, 11:35 am
    Post #39 - October 31st, 2007, 11:35 am Post #39 - October 31st, 2007, 11:35 am
    Phil wrote:I'm probably the only McRib fan on this forum but I just wanted to let everyone know that it's making a return to several South Side and SW Suburban locations this week.


    And the Loop - at least the location at Clark & Lake.
  • Post #40 - October 31st, 2007, 11:57 am
    Post #40 - October 31st, 2007, 11:57 am Post #40 - October 31st, 2007, 11:57 am
    fastfoodsnob wrote:
    rdstoll wrote:
    fastfoodsnob wrote:
    Living for the optimal fast-food experience,
    Dan


    If we ever get Sonic here your prayers will be answered!

    Someday, perhaps... someday!


    The Tribune reported on July 5th that Sonic plans to be in Chicago within 2 years.
    When I grow up, I'm going to Bovine University!
  • Post #41 - October 31st, 2007, 12:27 pm
    Post #41 - October 31st, 2007, 12:27 pm Post #41 - October 31st, 2007, 12:27 pm
    I worked on the launch of the McRib. Naming it was an issue. Obviously, they went with the safe choice. We wanted to call it the Pig Mac.
  • Post #42 - October 31st, 2007, 1:51 pm
    Post #42 - October 31st, 2007, 1:51 pm Post #42 - October 31st, 2007, 1:51 pm
    Phil, you are not alone. My husband saw a commercial for the return of the McRib last night and came running into the kitchen to tell me because he knows how I feel about the McRib sandwich. Yeah, it tastes nothing like ribs, but there is something about that meat-like substance, when topped with onions and pickles, that makes me very happy.

    Suzy
    " There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."
    - Frank Zappa
  • Post #43 - October 31st, 2007, 1:55 pm
    Post #43 - October 31st, 2007, 1:55 pm Post #43 - October 31st, 2007, 1:55 pm
    let's nominate McDonald's for a GNR
  • Post #44 - October 31st, 2007, 2:11 pm
    Post #44 - October 31st, 2007, 2:11 pm Post #44 - October 31st, 2007, 2:11 pm
    MBK wrote:let's nominate McDonald's for a GNR


    Let's not and say we did :)
  • Post #45 - October 31st, 2007, 2:46 pm
    Post #45 - October 31st, 2007, 2:46 pm Post #45 - October 31st, 2007, 2:46 pm
    I'll say one thing about the McRib . . . it's much, much better than the $7 Robinson's rib sandwich sold at Soldier Field. That thing is disgusting.
  • Post #46 - October 31st, 2007, 2:57 pm
    Post #46 - October 31st, 2007, 2:57 pm Post #46 - October 31st, 2007, 2:57 pm
    Oculi wrote:It's a shame fast food nation was such a poor film, since McD's putting out tripe (my apologies to tripe) like this illustrates where art could make a killing on the imitations imposed upon it by real life.


    Ha! Finally someone agrees with me. SuperSize Me reminded me why I won't eat McD's food. This post reminded me again. We went out for gyros after Fast Food Nation. Lambs be dambed!
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  • Post #47 - October 31st, 2007, 2:57 pm
    Post #47 - October 31st, 2007, 2:57 pm Post #47 - October 31st, 2007, 2:57 pm
    Speaking of rib fibs-- while in Austin a few months back, I took the kids to Schlitterbahn (slogan: "the water park whose name conjures up the least appealing images of rapidly flowing liquids"). One of the food stands promises pork rib sandwiches or some such, and this being Texas, the smell of woodsmoke is in the air. Well, you get the sandwich, some kind of pressed pork patty schlathered with das sauce, and one bite tells you-- nothing this artificial could possibly have been slowly roasting over real wood. There's a box of wood chips somewhere pumping the scent into the air as advertising, but it has absolutely zero to do with the actual food.

    (Food aside, it is a really cool water park, situated on an actual river in New Braunfels, not rising from acres of flat parking lot like most such places.)
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  • Post #48 - October 31st, 2007, 3:06 pm
    Post #48 - October 31st, 2007, 3:06 pm Post #48 - October 31st, 2007, 3:06 pm
    let's nominate McDonald's for a GNR


    "Yeah, it tastes nothing like ribs, but...makes me very happy. From the perfect balance of crisp faux-fish cakes and the gloppy goodness of industrially congealed tartar sauce to the succulent, mechanically separated all white-meat chicken "nuggets", Chicagoland original McDonald's has hit the greasy spot for over 52 fran-cheesy years...The Croissan'wich [is] the King o' the Hill in my book...YUM!...Ever since Cathy2 mentioned this venerable name on Chicago Tonight, I've been waiting for this nomination with bated breath. It's about time, Mr. Kroc!...Of all the fast food sandwiches out there, the McRib is right at the top...I agree, I'm oddly drawn to McDonald's...this is what trans fats are all about. Boo-yah!"

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  • Post #49 - October 31st, 2007, 3:08 pm
    Post #49 - October 31st, 2007, 3:08 pm Post #49 - October 31st, 2007, 3:08 pm
    You're going to Hell.
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  • Post #50 - October 31st, 2007, 3:41 pm
    Post #50 - October 31st, 2007, 3:41 pm Post #50 - October 31st, 2007, 3:41 pm
    Santander wrote:
    let's nominate McDonald's for a GNR


    "Yeah, it tastes nothing like ribs, but...makes me very happy. From the perfect balance of crisp faux-fish cakes and the gloppy goodness of industrially congealed tartar sauce to the succulent, mechanically separated all white-meat chicken "nuggets", Chicagoland original McDonald's has hit the greasy spot for over 52 fran-cheesy years...The Croissan'wich [is] the King o' the Hill in my book...YUM!...Ever since Cathy2 mentioned this venerable name on Chicago Tonight, I've been waiting for this nomination with bated breath. It's about time, Mr. Kroc!...Of all the fast food sandwiches out there, the McRib is right at the top...I agree, I'm oddly drawn to McDonald's...this is what trans fats are all about. Boo-yah!"

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    Very slick, Santander, except you clearly don't know your McD's from Adam because the Crossan'wich is sold by BURGER KING!!!!! :twisted:
  • Post #51 - October 31st, 2007, 3:47 pm
    Post #51 - October 31st, 2007, 3:47 pm Post #51 - October 31st, 2007, 3:47 pm
    (Mike G: that was unavoidable even before).

    Aschie - I'm self-referentially quoting from upthread and trying to be a little bit ridiculous. I unfortunately know the difference between breakfast items at about 10 different fast food places.
  • Post #52 - October 31st, 2007, 3:52 pm
    Post #52 - October 31st, 2007, 3:52 pm Post #52 - October 31st, 2007, 3:52 pm
    Santander that was perfect... 8)
  • Post #53 - October 31st, 2007, 4:56 pm
    Post #53 - October 31st, 2007, 4:56 pm Post #53 - October 31st, 2007, 4:56 pm
    nr706 wrote:We wanted to call it the Pig Mac.


    OK, I have to admit, this was the funniest thing I've read today. Nobody else at work thought it was funny. I must be sick.
  • Post #54 - November 1st, 2007, 5:35 pm
    Post #54 - November 1st, 2007, 5:35 pm Post #54 - November 1st, 2007, 5:35 pm
    midas wrote:
    nr706 wrote:We wanted to call it the Pig Mac.


    OK, I have to admit, this was the funniest thing I've read today. Nobody else at work thought it was funny. I must be sick.

    I thought it was hilarious. But Santander's post was even funnier.
  • Post #55 - November 1st, 2007, 5:52 pm
    Post #55 - November 1st, 2007, 5:52 pm Post #55 - November 1st, 2007, 5:52 pm
    I love the McRib! In fact, those pictures that Gary posted at the beginning of this thread look good to me! It's definitely more photogenic than any of those Italian beef sandwiches.
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  • Post #56 - November 1st, 2007, 5:55 pm
    Post #56 - November 1st, 2007, 5:55 pm Post #56 - November 1st, 2007, 5:55 pm
    Mike G wrote:You're going to Hell.


    Says the man who only yesterday admitted his kids request the selfsame GNR on a regular basis :D

    I know, I know, I'm banned from forum events for life...sigh...
  • Post #57 - November 1st, 2007, 8:38 pm
    Post #57 - November 1st, 2007, 8:38 pm Post #57 - November 1st, 2007, 8:38 pm
    At least Santander spelled "tartar" correctly.

    And if you think I checked this post about 9 times to make sure I did too, well, you may not be wrong...
  • Post #58 - November 2nd, 2007, 6:49 am
    Post #58 - November 2nd, 2007, 6:49 am Post #58 - November 2nd, 2007, 6:49 am
    I don't get it. People hate the McRib but will eat cow tongues?

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  • Post #59 - November 2nd, 2007, 7:17 am
    Post #59 - November 2nd, 2007, 7:17 am Post #59 - November 2nd, 2007, 7:17 am
    Phil wrote:I don't get it. People hate the McRib but will eat cow tongues?

    Image

    http://lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t= ... ght=tongue


    I'm in the camp that has an indefensible affinity for the McRib, but all the same, on one hand you have a processed and fused meatlike patty made from indeterminate parts pressed and shaped to vaguely resemble the source, and on the other hand you have a simply prepared piece of fresh meat... what does one have to do with the other?
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  • Post #60 - November 2nd, 2007, 7:49 am
    Post #60 - November 2nd, 2007, 7:49 am Post #60 - November 2nd, 2007, 7:49 am
    McRib... pass

    I tried one when I was in sixth grade and spit out the first bite, and just ate the fries.

    Anonymous pork parts mush pressed into a faux rib shape. I knew better then, and I shudder at the thought now.

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