It really pisses me off that McDonald's has recently become so stingy about their sauce.
I remember learning in my high school economics class that if the price of butter goes up, the price of lobster still won't be affected because the price of butter is so small compared with lobster. Now I'm not comparing McDonald's to lobster, but I really have to ask if it's worth it to isolate millions of customers over those little packs of BBQ sauce. Was this honestly such a loss for them?
For instance, if you get a six piece chicken nuggets, you get one pack of sauce. That's it. If you want to try a different flavor of sauce, that's extra. If I want some sauce for my chicken sandwich, that's extra.
And if you get the giant 20 piece chicken nuggets, they'll grace you with three sauces. Except at my local McD's, they sometimes will just give you one packet unless you specifically ask for all three.
Really, McDonald's? Is it really worth it?
McD's is so bad for us anyway, maybe it's just a sign that it's time to stop eating there.ReplyDelete
Wow, a judgemental comment about the health value of McD's. Didn't see that coming.ReplyDelete
I weigh 100 pounds and my LDL is like 20. Give me a break.
But what about your children!!ReplyDelete
(in case it wasn't obvious, I'm kidding)
Seriously though, the sauce pack thing is completely annoying. This sort of thing typically results in me going someplace else to eat.
Maybe it's an environmental health thing? I mean, the waste involved in lots of packs of BBQ sauce that in a lot of cases don't get used, across the entire chain, must be phenomenally large...ReplyDelete
OMDG: I have def heard people say they go to BK rather than McD's just b/c of the sauce issue.ReplyDelete
Anon: I can understand wanting to eliminate waste, but saying no to a person who wants one extra sauce with their nuggets (or obnoxiously charging extra) seems ridiculous.
I've recently found a McD's that has their sweet & sour McNugget sauce in the big self serve pump bottle. "I'm loving it"ReplyDelete
I have to confess, this is all my fault. Given the chance, I use one BBQ sauce per nugget.ReplyDelete
Totally not fair. I need TWO sauces for my six piece nuggets. I miss the good ol' days when I could request all of the sauces I wanted to try.. so, perhaps I contributed to this as well.ReplyDelete
But really, for such an ever profitable company (we love our fast food!), they really need to bring back the unlimited sauce!
I just flash them my boobs, free sauce! Just kidding, no one wants to see my boobs.ReplyDelete
I fork over the cash because McNuggets without sauce is wrong and I don't want to be wrong when it comes to consuming McNuggets..well..anyway. LOL
now i really want chicken nuggets .. .ReplyDelete
They just need to ask how many you want and give it to you (within reason). There are those of us who don't use them much and end up throwing out a lot.ReplyDelete
What's even worse, more deplorable, Fizzy, is that when you request honey, you still get the same amount. How's that right? The amount of sauce in one package of honey, is 1/2 a BBQ. It makes my friend crazy! I am tube fed so I don't really care, but I was just with her yesterday when she ordered lunch with me in the car. She had to wait until she dropped me off though, because the smell made me sick. But so does the smell of all food. And if you (or anyone, including YOUR children) want to eat fast food now and again, go for it. My dad is overweight (a bit), and a diabetic who works 70+ hours or more a week. If one night he decides to get something fast food (never fries or soda or dessert) than I would rather him do that than not eat anything. And the last time he did that was six months ago and his AC1 was 6.0 last month. MODERATION! I hate you will never be able to live that fast food post down, Fizzy. You try to make a point, share a story, and some people just don't know what to do but pounce. Happy Mother's Day!ReplyDelete
I like my fries with ranch dressing, and I seldom eat at Penn Station these days, even though I really like the sandwiches, because they want to charge me $1 for a pack of ranch to go with my fries. Other places usually will give you a pack for free if you ask. I sent this complaint and never got a response. If they are going to be that stingy, I don't want to eat there.ReplyDelete
The truth is, it's not an environmental health measure or a cosmic sign that we should find healthier eating outlets. McDonald's is just fucking tightfisted. They want to squeeze (pun not intende-- oh who am I kidding) every last bit of dosh out of you and keep their bottom lines as low as possible. Notice how the burgers have all grown smaller over the years?ReplyDelete
Maybe that's because the people eating them have gotten bigger? Just suggesting (A)Delete
Okay I live in LA (Lower Alabama) and McDonald's here gives you at least 3 sauces with a six pack of nuggets (i.e they are very generous with the sauce). Must be a southern thing.ReplyDelete
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I bet it's because some people were asking for a bunches of packets, stuffing them in their pockets, and taking them home to use on other stuff. Still a ridiculous policy.ReplyDelete
I remember when McDs started putting one pickle slice on their regular cheeseburgers. I went back and demanded more pickles. I wrote to the franchise owner and the company telling them I thought it was ridiculous, cheap and stupid. Why even bother putting one slice of pickle on an entire burger? I never did hear back from them. But basically I quit eating there. I might go into one once every few of years.ReplyDelete
Plus about 75% of that sauce is High Fructose Corn Syrup that is artificially lower than market value thanks to corporate welfare corn subsides. Too much cheap HFCS =Diabeetus USA!ReplyDelete
You think this is all so bad....try working there. The bullying is unbelieveable! And i was a college grad....yay for the economy!ReplyDelete