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McDonalds Fries, Yay or Nay?

Discussion in 'General Topic Polls' started by BeauJ, December 11, 2004.

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    McD's fries, good or not?

    Poll closed December 18, 2004.
    1. Yes

      26 vote(s)
      53.1%
    2. No

      4 vote(s)
      8.2%
    3. They used to be

      12 vote(s)
      24.5%
    4. The word McDonald's makes me throw up

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    1. BeauJ

      BeauJ Moderator Emeritus

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      Is it me or do McD's fries just plain suck now?

      I know they changed the oil they cook them in, but I haven't been there in a while due to my 30 min. lunch breaks. I went today and ate maybe 3 and threw them away. They were awful. Never again. This is why we can't have nice things.
       
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      Last time I had McDonald's fries they were all soggy and cold. Nasty.
       
    4. huskyfan23

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      They used to be OK but Burger King are the best. Ever since they had the fry battle (BTW BK won).
       
    5. BeauJ

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      Ever since Burger King redid their fries they have been awesome. They are probably my favorite at the moment too.
       
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      Burger Kiings are better but Mcdonalds are ok.
       
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      I love McD's fries, I used to work at BK so I tend to stay away from there.
       
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      They used to be better....

      A friend noticed that they don't have that salt shaker anymore (you know that stainless one where they would shake all over the batches of fries)

      Now they have a hourglass like shaker that dispenses a set amount. problem is , the monkeys just hold it DEAD CENTER until it empties.....So the fries where they scoop up are saturated... :mad:
       
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      I think this is kinda like there chicken nuggets, I think they used to taste so much better when they had the fake chicken, there "NEW REAL WHITE MEAT" taste like crap IMHO like there new crappy fries, I want the old mc back.
       
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      mmmmmm...chemically enhanced goodness.
       
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      I personally like my fries to taste a little like potatoes, not just salt on a sog log! So, no McDonalds for me!!!
       
    12. Flounder

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      McDonald's fries are good if they're completely fresh. Anything that has sat under the light for 5 or 10 minutes looses that aura of taste.

      I'm all about McD's fries.
       
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      There really is only a 2 minute window of opportunity to eat the fries, yes they have to be fresh and hot which is hard to get. I usually only can eat a few of them, and sometimes none at all.

      In conclusion, I don't like McDonald's fries too inconsistent to be good.

      Burger King are best for normal, but Arby's has the curly fries which you can't go wrong with.
       
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      mmmmmm arbys curly fries. :D dip thoes bad boys in some arbys sauce and its a good day
       
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      i like A&W fries myself...try to avoid mcdonalds...but those daily specials are so cheap...i cant resist
       
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      A&W fries are the same as Long John Silvers, yes? They seem to join the two places in PA under one roof. Get a hot dog and shrimp... Heh.
       
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      I use to go to A&W all the time when I was a child. Until the place closed down near my house and then haven't had it since. I definately need to head back, I found one in the mall here though.
       
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      generally they try to keep the consistancy around the world although here they serve burgers with beet root, when i was in argentina the frys were terrible but the burgers were great
       
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      Once in a blue moon, McDonalds fries are cooked the exact amount of time, and just the right amount of salt, and they are PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      It is not that often they turn out that way.

      BK fries are okay if you eat them first. Once they cool down just a little bit they turn nasty.

      For fast food though, no one, but on one beats Checkers fries.

      One man's opinion.
       
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      We used to have a Checkers where I grew up until one day the owner moved it overnight (literally). They removed the diner-structure from its foundation using cranes, put it on one or two trucks, and within a week all that was left was the concrete from the drive-through.

      Their burgers ruled, though...
       
    21. BeauJ

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      Checkers is awesome. THere are three within 15 miles of me. Their fries flat out rule, so do the burgers. Haven't been there in a while because they are rather slow.
       
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      Don't hang me, but I've never had Checkers.

      Back the the subject, McD's fries are all on timers but the never seem to be able to get them right still. You'd be surprised how difficult they make their job seem.
       
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      i had mcdonalds today...soggy fries
       
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      You have not eaten fast food untill you have had checkers. Their fries have never been beaten. Ever. If only steak and shake had checker's fries.

      MickeyD's fries are good when they are piping hot, salty, and not crunchy.
       
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      Never had Checkers, probably an Eastern thing.. I too had McD today. The fries were very disappointing. Only a slight warmth to them.
       
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      i still perfer McDonalds over BK... BK's fries are always crispy, but for some reason McDonald frys seem to have the better overall taste.
       

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