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Went to McDonald's today. A couple of observations...

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Went to McDonald's today. A couple of observations...

Arthur | Mar 20, 2007 12:26 AM

My daughter just HAD to have a My Little Pony Happy Meal today, so what could I do? Anyway, I hadn't been to Mickey D's for a while and, although I didn't order anything for myself, I noticed a couple of things on the menu board worth mentioning:

1. The combo meal for each of the new 1/3 lb. Angus Burgers was $5.69, but a Double Quarter Pounder (i.e., 1/2 lb.) combo was $5.39. Less meat for more money - is the "Angus" designation legitimately worth it?

2. The McVeggie burger was nowhere to be seen, and the manager informed me that as far as she knew it is indeed kaput. It used to be a favorite of mine, as good (if not better) a soy burger as one could find at a fast-food chain. But McDonald's never put much into its marketing, instead focusing on the salad side of its "Healthy Menu," so few people bothered with it and now it's extinct. I think if they had offered a soy Big Mac rather than just the fairly drab cheeseless plain burger, it could have been huge. By all appearances, the corporate side wanted it to fail, so it did. Anyone else care to comment or eulogize?

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