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#1 Old 01-04-2015, 04:12 PM
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McDonald's Trolls Foodies In Its New 'Brand Transformation' Commercial

I just saw this ad and found this article about it. FYI if you're interested.

http://www.eater.com/2015/1/2/748264...ion-commercial

My first reaction was, "You can keep your crappy meat patty with Velveeta and Wonder Bread rolls. I still want kale and quinoa."

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#2 Old 01-04-2015, 05:09 PM
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Bwahaaaaa. I just spit my smoothie watching that "ad"! Appealing to lowest common denominator is my best guess? All I can think of is those youtube videos you see of Mcdonalds burgers set in a garage or on a shelf for a month that don't rot, they just turn hard. Ya, all the things that is "not" are REAL FOOD.
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maybe a little off topic, but would it KILL mcdonalds to offer a veggie option?
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#4 Old 01-06-2015, 09:20 AM
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maybe a little off topic, but would it KILL mcdonalds to offer a veggie option?
Then they couldn't make fun of us!

Burger King offers a vegetarian option and has for at least a decade (maybe more, can't remember when I first noticed it on their menu). I wouldn't trust all the ingredients in the bun/condiments to be vegan or for them to not grill the veggie burger on the same grill they just used for a beef burger, but I applaud their efforts to at least TRY instead of make fun of vegans like their 'competition'. I haven't eaten fast food in years and years, but BK has been putting *some* effort into offering vegetarians options long before other restaurants doing so became as mainstream as it is today
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I have had the veggie burger at burgerking, they microwave it instead of grilling it to keep it separate from the meat, but it is made with an egg based binder and served with regular mayo. But its still something!
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Seems like they're lashing out at their competitors who are faring better. McCrap is taking the biggest monthly hit to profits in 14 years.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/mcdonald...ted-1418044377

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McCrap...lol love it
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Jerks. Ah well, may they crash and burn *enjoys chickpea salad* If they're too dumb to realize nobody wants their fake food anymore then bully for them... Heh... McCrap
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maybe a little off topic, but would it KILL mcdonalds to offer a veggie option?
They offer two veggie wraps in Canada (at participating restaurants). I've never had it, though.
It still has 450 calories (one 490) and 25 grams of fat, which to me sounds ridiculous for a veggie wrap. But I guess you can cut out some of the calories and fat if you ask for it without cheese.
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Hmmm, veggie wraps? I wonder why not just have boca burger patties that could be used in place of the meat patty on any sandwhich or salad?
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Good..

Hope they go out of business.
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maybe a little off topic, but would it KILL mcdonalds to offer a veggie option?
No, but then they don't offer food, either. It's a chemistry experiment gone horribly wrong.
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maybe a little off topic, but would it KILL mcdonalds to offer a veggie option?

They do offer in places. In india I believe they have several veggie options as lot of Indians are vegetarians.

Fun fact: Even Masterchef India is vegetarian(or atleast I saw the vegetarian symbol I front of their logo)
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Gross. My coworkers sometimes bring McDonalds in for their breakfast or lunch. It starts to smell like someone farted, so I look around and, sure enough, there's someone with a greasy McDonalds bag. Ugh.
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I love Velveeta.
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I love Velveeta.
I used to love velveeta too! But then lactose intolerance happened, and I started checking out the vegan cheeses. Lots of vegan cheeses I have tried have that heavy cheeze flavor just like velveeta.

I think that is why the foodies hate vegan cheese, because it is so nacho-cheezy. Screw 'em! Its delicious.
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