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top heavy?!.....brand new McDonald's menu item launching.......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 27, 2018 04:49PM
....muffin tops......got the idea from the 'Seinfeld' episode.......for breakfast.....


....they are losing breakfast customers so hope to gain more......



McDonald's looks to muffin tops to reclaim breakfast customers

.....In a gambit to reclaim sagging breakfast sales, McDonald's is taking a page from a "Seinfeld" script.

McDonald's is looking at selling just the tops of muffins -- "the best part," according to TV character Elaine Benes in a classic 1997 episode of the popular sitcom -- as the fast-food giant strives to bring back lost breakfast customers.

Consumers can "expect to see an elevated McCafé experience in our modernized U.S. restaurants – delicious menu items like muffin toppers, coffee cakes, apple pies with lattice crusts that are baked in-restaurant," a McDonald's spokesperson emailed. "Beyond McCafé, we are currently testing catering at breakfast in 195 Orlando-area restaurants."

While McDonald's declined to elaborate further, the company has been trying out the muffin-top idea in parts of the country since last year, with its muffin toppers -- lemon poppy seed, blueberry and double chocolate -- getting some attention on YouTube and in other online venues.

Ads offering discounts on the muffin tops ran in Times-Leader publications in Indiana last summer. McDonald's has also tested offering coffee cake and 160-calorie blueberry muffin tops in the Baltimore area, according to Bloomberg News.

Since announcing all-day breakfasts in 2015, McDonald's has seen overall sales in the U.S. soften. The globe's largest restaurant company is now looking to take back breakfast customers who've since gone elsewhere.

Taco Bell started selling selling breakfast in 2014, and Jack in the Box offers breakfast all day.





you're the......top.........?!



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Re: top heavy?!.....brand new McDonald's menu item launching.......
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 27, 2018 05:12PM
Pay more for less -- God bless America!



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Re: top heavy?!.....brand new McDonald's menu item launching.......
Posted by: BernDog
Date: June 27, 2018 06:23PM
Top o’ the muffin...TO YOU!
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Re: top heavy?!.....brand new McDonald's menu item launching.......
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: June 27, 2018 06:57PM
Last week, I had opportunity (OK, driven by starvation...) to grab a couple things from the $1/$2/$3 menu.
I have to say, the "Classic Chicken" was markedly improved in quality over a few years ago (the last time I ate anything non-breakfast at McDonalds).
It was actually tasty enough that I'd consider eating one in a non-desperation manner. Like, by choice!

I'm not a fan of "sweet" breakfasts like muffins, so I don't see myself trying the muffin-tops.

I am cautiously optimistic about McDonalds "quality push" campaign.



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Re: top heavy?!.....brand new McDonald's menu item launching.......
Posted by: 3d
Date: June 27, 2018 07:08PM
Dang. Those actually look really good. I'd try the blueberry and lemon/poppy if it comes to NYC/LI.
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Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 27, 2018 07:32PM
I wonder what "The Cleaner" would think about these?
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Re: top heavy?!.....brand new McDonald's menu item launching.......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 27, 2018 07:44PM
.....perfect for this place 'cause everyone here loves it when a top is taken off........



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Posted by: jdc
Date: June 27, 2018 08:37PM
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3d
Dang. Those actually look really good. I'd try the blueberry and lemon/poppy if it comes to NYC/LI.

Looks can be... photoshopped... look at this delicous qtr pounder...





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Re: top heavy?!.....brand new McDonald's menu item launching.......
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 27, 2018 08:52PM
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Paul F.
Last week, I had opportunity (OK, driven by starvation...) to grab a couple things from the $1/$2/$3 menu.
I have to say, the "Classic Chicken" was markedly improved in quality over a few years ago (the last time I ate anything non-breakfast at McDonalds).
It was actually tasty enough that I'd consider eating one in a non-desperation manner. Like, by choice!

I'm not a fan of "sweet" breakfasts like muffins, so I don't see myself trying the muffin-tops.

I am cautiously optimistic about McDonalds "quality push" campaign.

Last weekend, curious to see if their "new" Quarter Pounder is as good as their old one, I tried one. I can't say I noticed a difference.



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Re: top heavy?!.....brand new McDonald's menu item launching.......
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: June 27, 2018 10:30PM
Eh.... my sample size of one chicken sandwich may be too small to really know anything for sure. But, next time I skip breakfast and forget lunch until 3pm, I may give a quarter pounder a try.


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N-OS X-tasy!
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Paul F.
Last week, I had opportunity (OK, driven by starvation...) to grab a couple things from the $1/$2/$3 menu.
I have to say, the "Classic Chicken" was markedly improved in quality over a few years ago (the last time I ate anything non-breakfast at McDonalds).
It was actually tasty enough that I'd consider eating one in a non-desperation manner. Like, by choice!

I'm not a fan of "sweet" breakfasts like muffins, so I don't see myself trying the muffin-tops.

I am cautiously optimistic about McDonalds "quality push" campaign.

Last weekend, curious to see if their "new" Quarter Pounder is as good as their old one, I tried one. I can't say I noticed a difference.



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: top heavy?!.....brand new McDonald's menu item launching.......
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 28, 2018 02:51AM
I can't say I noticed a difference.

Likewise.

But I like 'em just the same, too.




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Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: June 28, 2018 05:28AM
The grilled chicken patty is tasty. I usually get the grilled chicken, bacon, ranch salad. Real bacon, and very well done. I usually sub the dressing to be the Newman's Own Balsamic Vinegar, to keep the carbs low.
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Posted by: Markiscool
Date: June 28, 2018 07:20AM
I still say that they would make bank if they'd just put a chicken patty between two McGriddle buns and call it a "Chicken and Waffle" breakfast. I'd also like to see a McRib biscuit.

Forgive me. I'm on a diet and craving all kinds of stuff.

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Posted by: Paul F.
Date: June 28, 2018 07:57AM
That, actually, could be genius... Just put some griddle marks on the McGriddle pancakes to simulate waffleness.

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Markiscool
I still say that they would make bank if they'd just put a chicken patty between two McGriddle buns and call it a "Chicken and Waffle" breakfast. I'd also like to see a McRib biscuit.

Forgive me. I'm on a diet and craving all kinds of stuff.

-M



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Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Posted by: 3d
Date: June 28, 2018 08:36AM
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Markiscool
I still say that they would make bank if they'd just put a chicken patty between two McGriddle buns and call it a "Chicken and Waffle" breakfast.

Too late. Already tested last year.
The Chicken McGriddle -- a fried chicken patty placed between two maple syrup-infused McGriddle buns -- at select locations in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.



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Re: top heavy?!.....brand new McDonald's menu item launching.......
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 28, 2018 10:32AM
I like almost everything McDonald's sells.

But I just can't abide the grilled cakes. I've tried twice, and something just feels wrong about them. I love their hotcakes. I wish the biscuits were a little more durable.

It would be great if I could super-size egg sandwiches— just double the egg. My favorite breakfast sandwich is the Sausage Egg McMuffin, when the yoke isn't cooked super-solid.

A Chicken-and-Biscuit might be doable.

Chicken-and-Gravy Biscuit!




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must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

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by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

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Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 28, 2018 02:01PM
Muffin tops? Thanks, but no.

Mickey D’s is the safe harbor on my fast food map. Almost always there, wherever ‘there’ happens to be, and will get me full and happy without fail. More than a few above them on the favorites list, but great at the job I’ve assigned them.

Love their breakfast offerings, but I belong to the (apparently fringe) cult of Jack in the Box. They nail it not only on quality and taste, but variety as well. Then on top of that, you can snag ‘super sized’ versions of a lot of items when you need to bury your angst extra, extra deep.

The Jack in the Box of my yoot. First drive thru we’d ever been to.

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Re: top heavy?!.....brand new McDonald's menu item launching.......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 28, 2018 02:36PM
....eat enuf muffin tops.....and you will look like a muffin top....



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Re: top heavy?!.....brand new McDonald's menu item launching.......
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 29, 2018 10:01AM
I'm also a big fan of everything Jack in the Box, except for their breakfast menu.

For me, it's pretty weak, with the breakfast burrito being the only thing I like.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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