Grand Big Mac…
In the name of research, I’ve just done a “drive by” by the hell hole that is “Hedge End Retail Sink Hole Full of Bored Teenagers & Mums with Sprogs” (it’s half term here) and can confirm that McD’s have sold out of “Le Grand Mr Big Big Mac’athon”. The manager has knocked up some A4 notices all over the place, the message says:
We’re sorry but we’ve sold out of Le Grandiose Mc Mr Big Mac Bigger than the normal Big Mac.
The queue of sullen faces stretches to the Ageas Bowl Cricket Ground.
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Beach bum burger
Coconut crumbed fried chicken with lettuce, tomato, onion, American cheese, bacon and old bay mayo
and mine came out like that too
there are some more special ones in there
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Oh and served on boards to wind up the old farts in here 😉Posted 7 months ago
Mike – to be honest, they look shite! I never really got the whole gourmet/poncey burger thing. It always seems to spectacularly miss the point.
if you want a burger, grab a Maccy D’s or a Burger King. If you want a gourmet dining experience, don’t have a burger, have a decent steak
mac’n,blue cheese? Coconut crumb? On a burger? Seriously?
A big tasty or a KFC Zinger Tower burger pisses on that nonsense every time
If you don’t feel dirty and filled with remorse when you’ve finished it, and you didn’t have a portion of chicken nuggets or some mozzarella dippers as a chaser then it’s not a proper burgerPosted 7 months ago
<span style=”color: #444444; font-size: 12px;”>Mike – to be honest, they look shite! I never really got the whole gourmet/poncey burger thing. It always seems to spectacularly miss the point.</span>
Yeah you never tried one 😉 Awesome hand made food by people who actually care and taste what they make, good steak is good but a little dull at times. I never got the point of shit sugar filled burgers made by accountants.
Bear in mind this is the special, meant to be a little different and way better than anything from greggs.Posted 7 months agoDorset_KnobMember
^^ yes, the sweet and sour dip tip above is worth following. I thought I was the only one who knew about that, I devised it when I used to work there (when it was cool to work there) and I could prepare my own burgers for lunch when I was on grill duty. Another favourite was a quarter-pounder with double-condiments. And an apple pie.Posted 7 months agomahaloMember
i never even tried a big mac till i was 30 odd. delicious!
im not a massive fan of the maccies, but sometimes you need a hit.
but, i find you get the same fix from the plain little hamburger as you do a dock off triple decker.
either way you end up full of regret and ultimately still hungry.Posted 7 months agov8ninetySubscriber
Maccies is what it is. Comparing it to gourmet is a bit like comparing roller skates to a Rolls Royce. Both technically transport, but y’know…
if you’re going to compare expensive burgers, compare them to the expensive but (in my eyes) PERFECTION that is a bacon cheese burger all the way from Five Guys…Posted 7 months agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
Did you miss us? We missed you SOOO much. The Welcome Back..
= Our food is crap but our menu is going to pretend it’s your friend in the hope that you won’t notice or think that’s somehow “cool and hip”
Oh and served on boards
In fact so crap it’s not even worth the effort of putting on a plate – a bit like McD’s but with added pretentiousnessPosted 7 months agospacemonkeyMember
Off the back of this thread I made a couple of burgers – accompanied with gem lettuce, sautéed onions, cheese, sliced gherkins and a medley of sauces embraced in a wholemeal wrap – for lunch. Absolutely banging.
Game changing tip: roll your patties (clingfilm / sprinkling of flour / fold / rolling pin) to 5mm thickness as this allows you to fry them in 2 mins (1 min each side) and maintain all that yummy moisture. If using any pork mince then naturally cook a bit longer.Posted 7 months agoMalvern RiderMember
Have to admit I used to like BK. Only ever had once or twice a year on Hols. Never liked McDs unless starving and could eat a used shoe, as long as shoe had gherkins on top.
The best burger I tasted (actually looked IRL better even than the ad mockups from BK and McD offerings) was a chargrilled double cheeseburger from Food Factory in Barnards Green chippy. Four quid, yet completely satisfying.
I have high hopes that this new plant-based burger will satisfy future cravings!Posted 7 months agoSaxonRiderSubscriber
I agree with both the McD’s critics, and the supporters. Fast food has its place, although the real tragedy is the devastation to agriculture and the environment that ensues.
That said, I have been known to pop in to McD’s on a road trip with my kids once or twice. And back in Canada, I was particularly fond of Wendy’s (I’m sure you would love it, binners!). In any case, I will probably give this new Big Mac a try.
But the best fast food burger of all time – as I remember it – was from a Texan fast food place called ‘Whataburger’. Mmmmmmmmm.
Posted 7 months agolungeSubscriber
Had one last night, wife was ill and the only thing she could stomach was McD’s fries. And I wasn’t going to the drive through and just buying fries…
Must say, I was disappointed, mainly with myself for having high expectations and ordering one, but still. Not particularly tasty, fell apart and not a patch on a quarter cheese. Won’t be ordering again.Posted 7 months ago
<span style=”color: #444444; font-size: 12px;”>In fact so crap it’s not even worth the effort of putting on a plate – a bit like McD’s but with added pretentiousness</span>
So much hate 😉 it must be hard to cope some days have a tasty mac and cheese stick.
If your ever down in Hobart make sure you pop in and turn your noses up at the burgers up there, it will save you ordering a drink too 🙂 It was posted as an example of food that comes out looking like it’s pic, coupled with being damm tasty – sometimes iceberg lettuce is the thing you want in there, other times it’s a big load of cheese and chilli mayo. Anyway those were all put together by some people with a passion for food and a lot of skills cooking it.
There is a great radio doc I’ve linked to before on the fast food specials – basically bonus points if you get some outrage press, sell for a limited time as nobody is coming back once they hear what it’s like, design it by committee.Posted 7 months ago
DEAR GOD!!!! THAT CLARKS BAKERY BURGER LOOKS ****ING AWESOME!!!!
On the artery-hardening front, apparently the ultimate is the Maccy D’s breakfast wrap. My mate is a lorry driver for Maccy D’s and they’ve christened them Heart Attack Wraps 😀 I reckon it probably contains about 10% of the calories of that Clarks BehemothPosted 7 months ago
All boards are good for, with regards to food, is cutting cheese on to make cheese on toast (then served on a plate) and whacking the owners of pretentious eateries round the head with until they pack in their hipster nonsense and serve food on plates, like civilised people
polystyrene trays are the late night,post-pub saviours of civilisation itself, without which society would fall apart …
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