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Subject: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/01/16 at 4:13 pm

Hey Y'all,

This has been bothering me for quite some time. I remember when I was younger and would go to the Mcdonald's, I'd have a meal be full and go on about my day. But now it seems even when I get a big sandwhich--like a Big Mac or Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese--I'm still coming up hungry and it doesn't seem like enough for me (and I have put down 2 Big Macs on more than one occasion)

Have the burgers gotten smaller over the years?

(Or am I just really greedy? LOL)


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Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 06/01/16 at 4:21 pm

As somebody who ate Big Macs since the early 2010s, I personally don't care. I mean, McDonald's doesn't really have good burgers nowadays. I could go into one of my local Burger Kings and be more full than an average McDonald's meal.

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: Red Ant on 06/01/16 at 5:11 pm

i worked at a mcd's one month back in 93. i remember the hamburger patties were called 10 to 1s, because each was a tenth of a pound. afaik they are still a tenth lb. what has changed is price; a small hamburger is $1 to $1.29. Back in 93 they were 69/79c, with a throwback special the month i was there to 29/39 cents!!! ppl would come in and order 30, 50, even 100 at a time; one of the reasons i quit. plus, min wage then was 4.25/hr.

Ant

maybe they are 12/1 now,  :-\\

eta: still a tenth of a pound; from wiki:

Hamburger (formerly known as the Junior Burger in some countries) and cheeseburger – a 1.6-ounce (45 g) ground beef patty, with 0.125 ounces (3.5 g) ketchup, mustard, a single dill pickle, re-hydrated onions, on a toasted bun. At one time early in McDonald's history, the pickle was removed from the sandwich. Also sold as a double or triple, adding an extra pickle slice for each beef patty added. A triple burger and a bacon double cheeseburger are optional items and are not always available in all restaurants or markets. In Australia the average serving size for a Cheeseburger is 110 grams. The hamburger and the cheeseburger are the company's original grilled burger offerings, having been served as part of the 1948 menu

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: Ripley on 06/02/16 at 2:55 pm

They're smaller and sloppy. Lol I'all bite into a Big Mac and then then Burger and lettuce fall out.

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: 80sfan on 06/02/16 at 3:42 pm

Could be because you're an adult now. When you're young, everything is big!

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 06/02/16 at 4:19 pm


Could be because you're an adult now. When you're young, everything is big!


Well yeah, that does happen to you as a kid. But people who went to McDonalds before 2004 know that everything was big back then. Especially the size of fries and drinks. But ever since Super Size Me, McDonald's discontinued the Super Size. Making fries and drinks a bit smaller. This probably had to deal with their burgers, because they're the most well known fast food restaurant in history.

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: 80sfan on 06/02/16 at 5:55 pm


Well yeah, that does happen to you as a kid. But people who went to McDonalds before 2004 know that everything was big back then. Especially the size of fries and drinks. But ever since Super Size Me, McDonald's discontinued the Super Size. Making fries and drinks a bit smaller. This probably had to deal with their burgers, because they're the most well known fast food restaurant in history.


I remember that film.

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: snozberries on 06/02/16 at 7:39 pm


Could be because you're an adult now. When you're young, everything is big!


Exactly. Perspectives change with growth 

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: snozberries on 06/02/16 at 7:42 pm


Well yeah, that does happen to you as a kid. But people who went to McDonalds before 2004 know that everything was big back then. Especially the size of fries and drinks. But ever since Super Size Me, McDonald's discontinued the Super Size. Making fries and drinks a bit smaller. This probably had to deal with their burgers, because they're the most well known fast food restaurant in history.



Have you seen the size of the fries in the kids meal? Now that's hilarious!  ;D

Getting rid of the supersize fries was stupid and annoying. Adults are perfectly capable of deciding how much they want to eat and if they choose to overeat that's on them.  I just started ordering two orders of fries but then I got pissed off at how much more I had to pay.

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: 80sfan on 06/02/16 at 8:27 pm


Exactly. Perspectives change with growth


I used to think that my pink teddy bear was big, now it's medium.

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 06/02/16 at 8:56 pm



Have you seen the size of the fries in the kids meal? Now that's hilarious!  ;D


I think McDonald's just want kids to be healthier. But by then, kids would probably like Wendy's or Burger King more. Even as a kid, I loved Wendy's Kids Meals more than the Happy Meals. That was really good.


Getting rid of the supersize fries was stupid and annoying. Adults are perfectly capable of deciding how much they want to eat and if they choose to overeat that's on them.  I just started ordering two orders of fries but then I got pissed off at how much more I had to pay.


Yeah, that sucks. The large fries on McDonald's don't even seem big anymore. It used to be better before the 2010s, but then they somehow made it smaller. The Super Size fries make it look they doubled the size.

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: gibbo on 06/02/16 at 10:21 pm


I used to think that my pink teddy bear was big, now it's medium.


I see ... using my incredible deductive power ....  McDonalds shrunk your teddy bear! They really ARE evil!!  :o

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: Howard on 06/03/16 at 7:39 am


Could be because you're an adult now. When you're young, everything is big!


When I used to go to McDonalds and Burger King I wanted large fries and large coke, large everything, I used to eat big.

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: 80sfan on 06/03/16 at 7:59 am


I see ... using my incredible deductive power ....  McDonalds shrunk your teddy bear! They really ARE evil!!  :o


You're sick! Sick! >:(  Just kidding!

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/16 at 3:38 pm

Smaller, but yet the price still increases!

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: violet_shy on 06/03/16 at 7:26 pm

Are you kidding me! Lol. The BK Whopper is huge! I think McDonalds meals have gotten smaller.

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 06/03/16 at 8:20 pm


Are you kidding me! Lol. The BK Whopper is huge! I think McDonalds meals have gotten smaller.


Pretty much anything from Burger King is bigger than McDonald's. For one thing, they somehow stole ideas from McDonald's, and made it look better.

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: Lindee on 06/09/16 at 4:40 pm

The Quarter Pounder w/cheese and Big Mac (my favorites) have gotten smaller over the years.

Subject: Re: Have McDonald's Burgers Gotten SMALLER?

Written By: 80sfan on 06/09/16 at 8:31 pm


The Quarter Pounder w/cheese and Big Mac (my favorites) have gotten smaller over the years.


That's a sin that it's getting smaller.  :-X  :-X  ::)

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