McDonald's doubles down on dollar menu

  • Article by: Emily Bryson York , Chicago Tribune
  • Updated: March 13, 2013 - 9:32 PM

Fast-food giant McDonald’s is adding new items to its budget lineup.

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comment229Mar. 13, 13 6:32 PM

I still wish that McDonalds would sell a decent "turkey burger" or "veggie burger" for those of us that more/less don't want to eat there, but occasionally have to with a group of others. I understand these foods would not be wildly popular, but McDonalds has periodically tried their rib sandwich and I wish they would try these two ideas.

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mlucas9999Mar. 14, 13 7:52 AM

comment229, you might be interested in what my vegetarian daughter-in-law does when my non-vegetarian son takes her to McDonalds. She orders a cheeseburger - hold the burger (so a grilled cheese sandwich). She has never been refused.

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marsbonfireMar. 14, 13 8:03 PM

mlucas9999Mar. 14, 13 7:52 AM comment229, you might be interested in what my vegetarian daughter-in-law does when my non-vegetarian son takes her to McDonalds. She orders a cheeseburger - hold the burger (so a grilled cheese sandwich). She has never been refused.______________-Unfortunately, the buns at McDonalds are packed with sugar.

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marathongirlMar. 15, 1310:20 AM

I had a friend years ago that did the same thing, ordering a cheeseburger hold the burger at every fast food place. But I do wonder about the fact that they don't try turkey and/or veggie burgers considering a lot of people just aren't into the beef.

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realityfirstMar. 15, 1310:50 AM

As burger king, wendy's, and the others keep raising their prices and lowering quality/size I'm really happy that McDonalds is still embracing their dollar menu. If I'm feeling cheap my go to is a McChicken $1, Large soda $1, and a large fry $2. Where else can you get a meal like that for $4?

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DLBabatzMar. 15, 13 9:01 PM

It's been the quarter pounder with cheese for me for over 30 years. Don't know if I have ever looked at the price.

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luzhishenMar. 15, 1310:37 PM

and Don's prints the nutritional info on the packaging. Good move, thank you Bloomberg!

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hecklesMar. 16, 13 6:15 AM

What keeps me coming back is the abilty to order a large unsweetened iced tea for $1. It adds up to about a pound of fat not being on your body for every ten or so visits. You can even ask them to add a lemon and they will.

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smarterthanuMar. 16, 13 8:13 AM

There is no such thing as a decent turkey or veggie burger.

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grandmajMar. 18, 1312:27 PM

It doesn't matter which side of the menu pricing it is, when the caloric count keeps going higher, they won't live long enough to enjoy the money they saved. I eat at the MD as well. But find removing my cheese off the fish sandwich, and saying light sauce, which at best is about 1/2 tsp. You teach your brain how to eat responsibly. Take the water or the lowfat milk instead of the super biggie coke to save a couple hundred calories. Treat yourself to the yogurt with fruit. I can't imagine day in and day out of this type of eating. You have to plan your eating out, don't go on the see me/order me--first. Imagine how dead/dull your taste buds are? There are so many wonderful things to fix and eat and pack lunch with. Much cheaper too.

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