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Old 02-02-2014, 01:09 PM
 
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The meat at McDonald's is still the same size. A regular hamburger is 1/10th of a pound or as they call them 10 to 1s. A quarter pounder is still 1/4th of a pound. A Big Mac is 2/10th of a pounder using 2 10 to 1s. What they got rid of, is larger portion specialty burger that sold too little to make a profit handling them.

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Downsizing is good! I can't even finish a regular cheeseburger, medium fries, and a small coke. I hate when they try to push bigger soft drinks on me with a "meal." I prefer to pay extra to have less to throw away.
You have to be a very small person to not be able to finish this small meal. It does not fill up a larger person. The reason they push the larger soft drink, as those soft drinks are tremendously profitable, in fact drinks are the most profitable item in restaurants. Most people, just take a regular size drink, and go back to get refills at McDonald's.

 
Old 02-02-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Trust me, downsizing isn't for the customer's sake. Less product and higher prices is the name of the game.
 
Old 02-02-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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All the places are downsizing. The fish sandwich has really shrunk at McD's . I used to love McD's but,they just aren't worth it anymore.
Me too. I order a double filet-o-fish when I go.
 
Old 02-02-2014, 01:26 PM
 
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Downsizing is good! I can't even finish a regular cheeseburger, medium fries, and a small coke. I hate when they try to push bigger soft drinks on me with a "meal." I prefer to pay extra to have less to throw away.
I get the same thing, I never finish the drink... I always say "medium fries, small drink." lol.
 
Old 02-02-2014, 01:34 PM
 
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Downsizing (paying more for less product) at food restaurants is a shame. I remember not long ago when I could get a Big Mac Extra Value Meal, give the cashier a finsky, and get change back. Now it's 7 something for a "Big" Mac and fries that seem smaller than they used to be. I remember in college I would go to BK and get a Big Fish Value Meal and a Whopper for under $5 (in 2000) and that would cover lunch and dinner. While unhealthy, fast food used to serve a niche for budget-conscious hungry people who need to get full on little money. Now you can spend $7.50 (and with the burgers and fries being smaller) you have to keep refilling your soda cup to get full. And that sure as heck won't sustain you for 2 meals.
 
Old 02-02-2014, 01:38 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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And at the other end are those who believe that restaurant portions (no matter from where) are too big.
 
Old 02-02-2014, 01:41 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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Me too. I order a double filet-o-fish when I go.
I know! They are about the size of a small sausage & biscuit!

If I'm gonna eat fast food, it needs to be worth my while!
 
Old 02-02-2014, 01:45 PM
 
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Someone stated that the small cheeseburger, med fries, and small coke is a small meal but if it is a regular coke it is over 900 calories. So if this smaller meal is 900 calories imagine how much some of these meals are.
 
Old 02-02-2014, 02:56 PM
 
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You have to be a very small person to not be able to finish this small meal. It does not fill up a larger person. The reason they push the larger soft drink, as those soft drinks are tremendously profitable, in fact drinks are the most profitable item in restaurants. Most people, just take a regular size drink, and go back to get refills at McDonald's.
Fast food supersizing is one big contributor to why Americans are big people to begin with.

I used to be very small. Now I'm average, but big people would still think I was very small I guess.

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I get the same thing, I never finish the drink... I always say "medium fries, small drink." lol.
Who could drink those large drinks?!?! I sip a soda all day long!

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And at the other end are those who believe that restaurant portions (no matter from where) are too big.
I believe most restaurant portions are too big unless it's a restaurant that has super super tiny servings that sit in the middle of the plate. Even then I can get full on courses. Heck, I fill up on the salad and bread before the main meal comes most of the time.
 
Old 02-02-2014, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I remember when the Big Mac first came out when I worked at a McDonald's in the 60's (yeah I'm that old). The thing was huge. The last time I was at a McDonald's around here I was really surprised how small it was. I suppose it's all due to this political correctness nonsense. Salads and apple slices? Seriously? pfft
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