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« Reply #80 on: April 25, 2013, 03:35:01 PM »

Exciting news - if you put a McDLT in your pocket in the 1980s, it might still look good now.  So you don't have to miss fast food items. Just save them! icon_eek OK, I guess it says you shouldn't eat a 14 year old burger. Sigh.  icon_razz

14-Year-Old Burger Doesn't Rot: Food is 'Fairly Dry' When Made, Says McDonald's
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What may be the world's oldest hamburger caught the attention of TV show "The Doctors," who dedicated an entire segment to the curiously preserved sandwich. The 14-year-old burger's bun and meat patty were intact, without any mold, fungus, or breakdown of most ingredients.

The burger caught the attention of McDonald's, who said that the burger's preservation is because it is "fairly dry" in the first place. The abundance of moisture- Whipple is from Logan, Utah, which has a somewhat humid climate- has little effect when the patty is small and the bun is pre-toasted.


"In the example of cooking a McDonald's hamburger, the patty loses water in the form of steam during the cooking process," the company said in a statement. "The bun, of course, is made out of bread. Toasting it reduces the amount of moisture. This means that after preparation, the hamburger is fairly dry."

"When left out open in the room, there is further water loss as the humidity within most buildings is around 40%. So in the absence of moisture or high humidity, the hamburger simply dries out, rather than rot," McDonald's concluded.

Although fast food burgers, chicken sandwiches, American cheese and other products may not rot, they still should not be consumed too long after they are made.
This reminds me of a warning on a frozen pizza I prepared Monday: "Do not eat uncooked pizza."  retard
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« Reply #81 on: April 26, 2013, 10:53:14 PM »

I miss the Chili Cheese Burrito from Taco Bell.  Loved those things...


Damn it.  Now I want a Chili Cheese Burrito
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« Reply #82 on: April 27, 2013, 01:29:12 AM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 26, 2013, 10:53:14 PM

I miss the Chili Cheese Burrito from Taco Bell.  Loved those things...


Damn it.  Now I want a Chili Cheese Burrito

Haven't been to a TB is a long time, but isn't it one of those items that they still serve but isn't on the menu? The Encharito (SP?) was like this for years.
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« Reply #83 on: April 27, 2013, 01:47:02 AM »

The Carl's Jr. Sourdough Bacon Cheeseburger

Had the right amount of thousand island (for those that like it) combined with onion, burger meat, and salty bacon.

Thankfully Jack in the Box stepped up with their Sourdough Jack, which isn't the same, but equal in taste.

They're about the only burgers I get these days since everything else is bland.
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« Reply #84 on: April 27, 2013, 02:41:10 AM »

The Sourdough Jack used to be my favorite fast food burger. Then they changed it, adding mayonnaise for one thing (which I like, but it didn't work on that burger).

I miss Jack in the Box. Stupid East Coast.
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« Reply #85 on: April 27, 2013, 02:55:52 AM »

Not menu items, but I miss Boston Market and Cracker Barrell drive throughs.  I think the Cracker Barrell drive through was just a test run in my area that barely lasted a year, but it sure was nice.
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« Reply #86 on: April 27, 2013, 03:02:05 AM »

While they're both available separately, the combo Taco Bell/KFC by my parents used to have a combo meal of tacos and chicken strips.

Miss the A&W store in general (corn dog nuggets and root beer float... mmmm)

Miss being able to order classic chalupas at Taco Bell
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« Reply #87 on: April 27, 2013, 05:12:54 AM »

I get a chili cheese burrito almost every time I go to Taco Bell.
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« Reply #88 on: April 27, 2013, 06:20:31 AM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 26, 2013, 10:53:14 PM

I miss the Chili Cheese Burrito from Taco Bell.  Loved those things...


Damn it.  Now I want a Chili Cheese Burrito

Three times this thread has come up from the depths, three times Ron has chimed in about Chili Cheese Burritos from Taco Bell. Each time like it was the first.  eek
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« Reply #89 on: April 27, 2013, 12:07:59 PM »

Dammit, this thread is making me hungry.
I miss the 'pizza burger' from A&W. That was back in the early 80s about. Just a burger with some cheese IN the patty.

Also, I'm in on the McDLT - that was an excellent burger at the time.
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« Reply #90 on: April 27, 2013, 01:49:58 PM »

Taco Bell also discontinued the Steak/Nacho Cheese chalupa, which rocked.  You can still get it but you have to order the nacho cheese sauce as an extra, that way they can charge you more for it. 
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« Reply #91 on: April 29, 2013, 07:48:31 PM »

Choco taco at TB.

Some times you want a dessert at taco bell and they don't have em anymore.
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« Reply #92 on: April 29, 2013, 09:22:52 PM »

Quote from: ATB on April 29, 2013, 07:48:31 PM

Some times you want a dessert at taco bell and they don't have em anymore.

How about those cinnamon things?
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« Reply #93 on: April 30, 2013, 11:19:20 AM »

Never cared for them  crybaby
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« Reply #94 on: May 01, 2013, 04:55:30 AM »

Don't they still have the cinnamon twists? Always loved those as a kid, although they were essentially crispier, lighter churros. Probably why I liked them.
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« Reply #95 on: May 31, 2013, 03:33:11 PM »

Amusing, sometimes offensive, sometimes gross round up...

10 embarrassing fast food fails you might not remember
http://storify.com/CNN/10-epic-fast-food-fails
*WARNING: The KFC item may make you vomit in your mouth a little.  puke

*NOTE: Supposedly the page is not mobile-friendly, so you might not see everything unless you use a hoary old desktop computer...
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« Reply #96 on: May 31, 2013, 03:42:39 PM »

I really miss the chili cheese burritos from Taco Bell.
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« Reply #97 on: May 31, 2013, 08:16:09 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 31, 2013, 03:42:39 PM

I really miss the chili cheese burritos from Taco Bell.

Maybe I'll go have one tomorrow for lunch while the fiancee is working.
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« Reply #98 on: April 08, 2014, 01:48:14 AM »

Dinner was excellent.  I thought of you, KD.

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« Reply #99 on: April 08, 2014, 02:20:48 PM »

They brought it back huh? I used to like a Chili Cheese burrito myself. Never understood what it is about the thing. I can make one at home, and it's just not the same. It's not like TB chili is anything special either.

Can't remember the last time I ate at TB.
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« Reply #100 on: April 08, 2014, 04:02:42 PM »

Down here, it's never left. I regularly get it when I done at Taco Bell. The griller is new, however.
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« Reply #101 on: April 08, 2014, 09:55:49 PM »

Several years ago, Burger King had a dollar menu with some unusual items on it, including sourdough burgers and some sort of taco-like thing.  I really liked them both, and then they took them away frown  At least they brought back icees.
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« Reply #102 on: April 09, 2014, 01:07:38 AM »

Not necessarily something that's gone, but I went to Wendy's for the first time in years today. What happened to their dollar menu? A Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe is now $1.59? A Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger $1.79? As far as I could tell, they only had three items left priced at $.99: a Jr. Cheeseburger (I guess it's just bread, meat, and cheese?), the crispy chicken sandwich, and the value fries.  The 99 cent menu used to be the reason Wendy's was my fast food of choice back in the day. And even the "value" meals are crazy expensive ($6+). Has low quality ground beef gone up in price that much?
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« Reply #103 on: April 09, 2014, 03:39:35 PM »

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on April 09, 2014, 01:07:38 AM

Not necessarily something that's gone, but I went to Wendy's for the first time in years today. What happened to their dollar menu? A Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe is now $1.59? A Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger $1.79? As far as I could tell, they only had three items left priced at $.99: a Jr. Cheeseburger (I guess it's just bread, meat, and cheese?), the crispy chicken sandwich, and the value fries.  The 99 cent menu used to be the reason Wendy's was my fast food of choice back in the day. And even the "value" meals are crazy expensive ($6+). Has low quality ground beef gone up in price that much?
Wendy's changed the name to "Right Price Right Size," presumably to break outside the dollar menu box  mad icon_smile
http://www.wendys.com/en-us/right-price-right-size

fwiw, the Jr. Cheeseburger does include some diced onions and pickles:
http://www.wendys.com/en-us/right-price-right-size/jrcheeseburger

Actually from what I read, the selective price hike may be more related to produce becoming more expensive. That might explain why basic burgers remain cheapy but stuff with admittedly just a lettuce leaf and a tomato slice or two go up.

Combo meals have always been mostly a ripoff for lazy people - like me - who just don't want to laboriously order individual items. imho soft drinks are still where most restaurants (fast food or "casual" like Chipotle) stick it to you. Some charge like $1.59 to $2 or more for a cup of soda (if you're getting to go, no refills involved to make the cost make sense).

Although I work right next door to a Wendy's, I usually stick with Subway these days for health reasons -- the recent "Yoga Mat Report" notwithstanding  icon_razz -- and the price is really not much pricier than greasier fast food fare. I do still get a Taco Bell fix once in a while but only rarely go to McD's anymore now that I don't work within walking distance of one.
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« Reply #104 on: April 09, 2014, 10:49:28 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on April 08, 2014, 09:55:49 PM

Several years ago, Burger King had a dollar menu with some unusual items on it, including sourdough burgers and some sort of taco-like thing.  I really liked them both, and then they took them away frown  At least they brought back icees.
I remember the sourdough burgers and I liked them. I REALLY liked the BK ribs they had for a little while. They were pricey, but tasted good.
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« Reply #105 on: April 09, 2014, 11:36:42 PM »

Ribs? Or "ribs"?
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« Reply #106 on: April 10, 2014, 02:06:15 AM »

Quote from: heloder on April 09, 2014, 11:36:42 PM

Ribs? Or "ribs"?

Mmm... mechanically separated meat-like products steam formed into ribish shapes...
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« Reply #107 on: April 10, 2014, 06:12:18 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on April 10, 2014, 02:06:15 AM

Quote from: heloder on April 09, 2014, 11:36:42 PM

Ribs? Or "ribs"?

Mmm... mechanically separated meat-like products steam formed into ribish shapes...

Icky. But yes tasty. I have enough bad habits already so I "try" to avoid Fast Food.
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« Reply #108 on: April 10, 2014, 11:23:01 AM »

Well I'll be. After a quick Googling I've discovered that they were actual ribs!

Obscenely expensive from what I see, though. You can go to an actual BBQ place and get a half rack for almost the same price.
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« Reply #109 on: April 10, 2014, 05:45:20 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on April 09, 2014, 03:39:35 PM

Combo meals have always been mostly a ripoff for lazy people - like me - who just don't want to laboriously order individual items. imho soft drinks are still where most restaurants (fast food or "casual" like Chipotle) stick it to you. Some charge like $1.59 to $2 or more for a cup of soda (if you're getting to go, no refills involved to make the cost make sense).

How so? They aren't exactly a deal, maybe $.10 cheaper than ordering separately, but they aren't a rip off. If you mean you can eat cheaper, sure, but I am not willing to eat a McD's cheeseburger with it's sliver of meat and dehydrated onion. I want something closer to a real burger, like a Quarterpounder, which isn't on the cheap menu.

My niece absolutely loves fast food, so I have been eating a bit more of it recently. It's always disappointing. I am at the point I would rather go to Red Robin and pay more than I would go to McDs.
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« Reply #110 on: April 10, 2014, 11:17:57 PM »

I stopped by a Taco Bell for the first time in a while today. God, it was terrible. And I don't mean that the meat was cheap (which it is) or that the ingredients weren't fresh (which they weren't), but it just tasted bad. I got a chicken burrito and the 5 layer beef burrito and both just tasted like acidic mush. I should've just stuck with the soft tacos as those actually taste like real food.
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« Reply #111 on: April 14, 2014, 03:44:03 PM »

Quote from: heloder on April 10, 2014, 11:23:01 AM

Well I'll be. After a quick Googling I've discovered that they were actual ribs!

Obscenely expensive from what I see, though. You can go to an actual BBQ place and get a half rack for almost the same price.

Yeah, they were VERY good to me, but because of the price I couldn't get them often.. They were good for a quick rib fix.. not having to go out anywhere and being able to get them quick was the hook..
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« Reply #112 on: April 22, 2014, 04:27:01 AM »

Burrito Ultimo (beef) from Taco Cabana
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