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    http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSN2250066820080522?sp=true


    Something tells me the portions are about to become smaller.
     
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    This isn't actually surprising, fast food places always have better deals during slowdowns/recessions/whatever.
     
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    That would be good. Less poisoning of our kids is always a good thing. Their burgers should be about the size of a quarter and their fries should resemble tiithpicks. McDonalds < food.
     
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    Re: McDonald\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s absorbs some costs to keep customers

    You have no idea how much you are correct.

    Take canned vegetable, for example.

    There were always 15 oz in a can of vegetables.

    Now, if you check the labels of a lot of the cans, Green Giant, Del Monte and others, many will only have 14.5 ounces.

    A half an ounce isnt much but if you multiply that by the millions of cans that are packed each year it really is a tremendous amount of money that the manufacturer is saving on the cost of the vegetables.

    But, of course, at the supermarkets the price of the veggies goes up, even though there is less in the can.

    So, if McDonalds cuts the size of the patties by a fraction of an ounce in each patty..they literally save millions upon millions of dollars in their cost for the meat. Same price per patty to the public but just a trickle less of meat, which for the most part goes un noticed just like the half ounce of veggies in the can.
     
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    Re: McDonald\'s absorbs some costs to keep customers

    The only fast food place that has almost decent fries is Wendys and even those are not as thick as they once were.

    BTW, what is a tiithpick? :D
     
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    Re: McDonald\'s absorbs some costs to keep customers

    It is a pick that you pick tiith's with, I have several of them, I have a lot of tiiths, they run in my family.

    :bricks:
     
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    Re: McDonald\\\'s absorbs some costs to keep customers

    I imagine then that your family left their tiiths under the pillow for the tiith fairy.
     
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    Re: McDonald\'s absorbs some costs to keep customers

    Checkers/Rally's blows everyone else's fries out of the water. Their other stuff (burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, etc.) leave a lot to be desired though.
     
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    Re: McDonald\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s absorbs some costs to keep customers


    They did the same with Frito Lay chips.
     
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    Re: McDonald\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s absorbs some costs to keep customers

    How do you know they didn't eliminate some of the water in the can?
     
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    Re: McDonald\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s absorbs some costs to keep customers

    NEM, I am sorry I meant little_richard knows everything, haven't you learned?
     
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    Re: McDonald\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s absorbs some costs to keep customers

    That is a reasonable question however I doubt that they would do that. My guess is that it is the vegetable content which over a long period of time saves them countless amounts of money.

    A half ounce is not much when you look at it as one can but in the millions upon millions of cans over the course of a year or so it can add up to millions of dollars saved by the company and of course prices to the consumer go up too.
     
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    Re: McDonalds absorbs some costs to keep customers

    Exactly. Look at how candy bars have gotten much smaller but the price stays the same or it goes up.
     
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    Re: McDonald\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s absorbs some costs to keep customers

    You said that already, Mike.
     
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    Re: McDonald\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s absorbs some costs to keep customers

    Aaargh, I figured this out 11 minutes ago - you beat me :)
     
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    Re: McDonald\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s absorbs some costs to keep customers

    Got you both beat. I PM'd the mods with the info early this morning. It's being checked, re-checked and verified.
     
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    Re: McDonald\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s absorbs some costs to keep customers

    And you will all be told that you are wrong.
     
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    Re: McDonald\'s absorbs some costs to keep customers

    Ahhh yes...posting a song. NEM is the only person I know here that does that. It takes me back...back to the days before he was banned...and said he was never coming back, then keeps coming back, like some kind of rabid, deranged homing pigeon.

    What's the matter, Mike? Did you miss us? Is your own board so dead you've got to come here?
     
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    Re: McDonald\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s absorbs some costs to keep customers

    Now, someone who didn't know what we were talking about would say "what are you guys talking about? What's an NEM?"...but someone who's been banned about 4 times and keeps trying to sneak back in...well he wouldn't have to do that.

    Liar.
     

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