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Old 12-09-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
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Big makeover at McDonald's

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Old 12-09-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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Thank you for the article.

I still prefer the simple, no nonsense paper wraps In-N-Out Burgers come in. Somehow, burgers taste so much better this way.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:41 PM   #3
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I so fondly remember the absolute joy of my parents treating us kids to a McDonald's lunch back when there was only a handfull of them around nationwide. Only things served were hamburgers ($.05 each), cheeseburgers ($.10 each), fries, coffee, & I believe, chocolate & vanilla shakes. That was IT for the menu - lol!! Burgers came wrapped in paper - fries too, if memory serves me correctly. No indoor seating - this was eat-in-your-car fare.

My mom never learned to drive & dad didn't get home from work until after 7:30 p.m., so weekends were when all the grocery shopping, errands, etc., got done. Back then, no stores - even grocery stores - weren't open much past 6 p.m. So we always looked forward to weekends because chances were good we'd be having lunch "out" - a real treat for little kids (even tho both my parents are great cooks - lol!).
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Keep the fancy packaging --- I'm not impressed ---- What's inside the box is what needs improving IMO --
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Keep the fancy packaging --- I'm not impressed ---- What's inside the box is what needs improving IMO --
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When I was growing up there was really no fast food and what little there was wasn't available in my rural area. As a result I never developed a taste or desire for it.

However, having said that, the one treat Buck and I always enjoyed was an Egg McMuffin whenever we left early in the morning on any of our road trips. The McMuffin was the signal to us that we were about to "escape" and have some fun on a vacation.

Otherwise, I can't comment of McDonald's fare because we have eaten very little of it.
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I third that.

Speaking of old times, remember the drive in burger joints with the car hops on skates?

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I third that.

Speaking of old times, remember the drive in burger joints with the car hops on skates?

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Yes. And, up until about 5 years ago, there was one still in operation about 24 miles from me. My brother and I kept saying we were going to go for lunch but never got there. The place is no longer open and we missed our chance.
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I third that.

Speaking of old times, remember the drive in burger joints with the car hops on skates?

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They still do that at Sonic. They don't have to be on skates, but a lot of them do.
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I third that.

Speaking of old times, remember the drive in burger joints with the car hops on skates?

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Wow!!! They did that??? I don't ever remember it ------
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