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Bubba Ho-Tep
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 Posted April 7th, 2009 02:02 PM   IP              
Week after week I am surprised to find that McDonalds' "2 Filet O Fish for $3.33" promotion is still in effect. It feels like it’s been at least 6 or 7 weeks now. Since I refuse to pay $2.99 for a Filet o Fish and I have no use for French Fries, it is only during these rare promotions that I can get my fish on.

I'm not even a fish fan, really. I'll do a little haddock fish fry now and then, but I don't get much more exotic than that. So it is strange that I have such an insatiable need for the Filet' O Fish.

I would go twice a week at first, trying to cash in as much as possible before the offer expired, much to the disgust of my wife. She is correct, though; these things ain't good for you, no sir. But oh, how tasty they are, what with the melted cheese and the gallon of tartar sauce smothered on.

I've only gone once a week these past three, easing up a bit. I went today only because there was no line and because I was so amazed that the promotion was still in effect. With each bite I say goodbye to my fish, figuring that normal prices will return any moment, yet still, they do not.

Today's fishes were lackluster, though, which is a first. They were dried out, hard and crispy, as if they had been reheated or something. This was a disappointment. I still ate them, though.

But I ask myself....why is this happening? Why is McDonalds being so generous with their fish? Is it because no one buys them all year and then they have a fish surplus that they must eliminate? If so, are these fish filets of substandard quality? They sure don't taste substandard.

Anyway, if I drop dead from heart failure, you will know why. If any of them were going to kill me, it will surely be today’s questionable catch. I sit here in shame, with a full belly, a greasy head, and abdominal distress, but also the sweet memory of my tasty little friend.

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 Posted April 7th, 2009 02:04 PM   IP              
how many you think you could eat at one sitting, bubba?
  
Bubba Ho-Tep
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 Posted April 7th, 2009 02:08 PM   IP              
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how many you think you could eat at one sitting, bubba?


Two is pretty filling. i could probably do 4 if I really wanted to , but I think it would kill me.

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 Posted April 7th, 2009 02:10 PM   IP              
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But I ask myself....why is this happening? Why is McDonalds being so generous with their fish? Is it because no one buys them all year and then they have a fish surplus that they must eliminate? If so, are these fish filets of substandard quality? They sure don't taste substandard.
They're trying to attract the Catholics during Lent. All the fast food places seem to have fish-related specials right now.

I'MCOMINGI'MCOMINGI'MCOMINGI'MCOMING
   
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Two is pretty filling. i could probably do 4 if I really wanted to , but I think it would kill me.


you think they're the size of, say, two cheeseburgers?
  
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 Posted April 7th, 2009 02:14 PM   IP              
i bet i could eat six.

that would cost me like, $9.99 though.
  
Beckner
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 Posted April 7th, 2009 02:20 PM   IP              
They've shrunken the size of the filet over the years, too. During the Deluxe era, which briefly committed sacriledge by only offering the fish on a potato roll with lettuce and (re)hydrated onions, the thing was fairly substantial.

I miss the soup they had when I worked there. Real stick to your ribs slop, from concentrated frozen soup. You clunked the square of soup into a crockpot, added water, cranked that bitch to high and you were good for the whole shift. After about six hours in the pot, that stuff was more solid than liquid. These days, it's some "boil in bag" nonsense, which in comparison is thin and runny.
   
Beckner
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 Posted April 7th, 2009 02:21 PM   IP              
And, dammit, you McFuckers, bring back the McRib!
   
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i bet i could eat 6 of these.
  
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do they really sell these or is this some kind of photoshop jazz?

  
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 Posted April 7th, 2009 02:29 PM   IP              
Oh, the Double? That was an obscure non listed menu item when I worked there mid Nineties. The only person I knew ever got it was the father of one of the young managers, mainly bc she knew how to ring it up. A buck more, IIRC.
   
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is it true that if you order a cheeseburger with lettuce, they will make you a fresh cheeseburger instead of giving you the ones that have been under the heat lamp for 11 hours?
  
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 Posted April 7th, 2009 02:38 PM   IP              
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is it true that if you order a cheeseburger with lettuce, they will make you a fresh cheeseburger instead of giving you the ones that have been under the heat lamp for 11 hours?


Are there still McDonalds that even use the bin system? The company scrapped that and went with "Made for You" ten years ago. The sandwiches are assembled as they are ordered, like the other chains. (Still doesn't mean you won't get an old filet o fish, or a dried out patty.) They started toasting the buns at the same time, instead of "Qing"-- which was wrapping and microwaving the sandwiches for a few seconds each.

But in the old days, when I was there, if you ordered a "grill" order, yeah it was put together completely fresh. Then again, "grill" orders were often targets of... let's just say, shenanigans, since us teenage pricks didn't like asshats who made us work more.
   
Bubba Ho-Tep
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 Posted April 7th, 2009 02:39 PM   IP              
I remember the Double Filet. It popped up briefly around here. I never tried it. Why mess with perfection?
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you ever made a "little mac," bubba? you get a big mac, take out one o'the meats and the middle bun guy, then you got a "little mac."

what they need is a double mcrib.
  
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Are there still McDonalds that even use the bin system? The company scrapped that and went with "Made for You" ten years ago. The sandwiches are assembled as they are ordered, like the other chains. (Still doesn't mean you won't get an old filet o fish, or a dried out patty.) They started toasting the buns at the same time, instead of "Qing"-- which was wrapping and microwaving the sandwiches for a few seconds each.

But in the old days, when I was there, if you ordered a "grill" order, yeah it was put together completely fresh. Then again, "grill" orders were often targets of... let's just say, shenanigans, since us teenage pricks didn't like asshats who made us work more.


it was more than 10 years ago that a friend of mine broke out that tidbit, back during the 30 cent cheeseburger times.

i would imagine not hot lamping saves on food waste.

i personally would never order lettuce on a cheeseburger.
  
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and the middle bun guy,


the club
   
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dammit when i was typing it i was mentally beating myself for forgetting the name of that bitch.

you think a person could special order a "little mac?"

or would they get shenanigans?

can you just order a "little mac" and no shenanigans?
  
Bubba Ho-Tep
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you ever made a "little mac," bubba? you get a big mac, take out one o'the meats and the middle bun guy, then you got a "little mac."

what they need is a double mcrib.



What do I do with the leftover meat and bread?

Big Mac sends me straight to the can.

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What do I do with the leftover meat and bread?


give it to an orphan.
  
Bubba Ho-Tep
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I’m still dreaming of the day that the “Oriental Style McNuggets” promotion returns. Your nuggets came with asian sauces and chop sticks. Yeah, I’ve clung to that dream for about 25 years now.
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i wish there were little tiny buns you could buy along with your chicken mcnuggets so you could make 20 little chicken sandwiches out of them.

how about filet o'fishnuggets?
  
Joel
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 Posted April 7th, 2009 03:10 PM   IP              
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you ever made a "little mac," bubba? you get a big mac, take out one o'the meats and the middle bun guy, then you got a "little mac."

what they need is a double mcrib.


Why would you do this?
   
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haha.
  
Bubba Ho-Tep
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 Posted April 7th, 2009 03:11 PM   IP              
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Why would you do this?


Because it's there?

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Personally I'm all about the Burger King Rodeo Cheeseburger. Its like a mini Carl's Jr Western cheeseburger, but its only $1.35.
   
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i wonder how many omega 3 fatty acids are in that filet o'fish there.

you eat too many o'those filet o'fishes, and you gonna get three mega fatty asses.
  
Bubba Ho-Tep
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Personally I'm all about the Burger King Rodeo Cheeseburger. Its like a mini Carl's Jr Western cheeseburger, but its only $1.35.


Yeah, I like that one. Nice and cheap. I generally only buy from the value menus.

We don't have Carl's Jr here. I've never had it.

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 Posted April 7th, 2009 03:13 PM   IP              
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What do I do with the leftover meat and bread?




You make 2 little macs, slap the two patties between the two clubs to make a Dbl McClub.
   
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Personally I'm all about the Burger King Rodeo Cheeseburger. Its like a mini Carl's Jr Western cheeseburger, but its only $1.35.


i have been tricked by burger king into not getting the whopper for the last time!

i thought carl's junior charges 6 dollars for their burgers.
  



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