Saturday, September 25, 2010
Fast Food Corner
There was a time when McDonalds had a two cheeseburger value meal - it consisted of two cheeseburgers, fries and soda for I think around $3.99 initially. Now, that value meal can no longer be found at McDonalds ... at least not around the Philly area (there is an exception - a McDonalds in the WalMart in Exton still has it - I think it's like $4.99).
I liked this meal mainly because it was great "hand-food" whilst driving. The burgers easily fit into one hand and were not messy ... as most of you know, this is a major ingredient in hand-food (ease of handling whilst driving). And it was always a treat to reach into the bag for the fries.
So, why did McDonalds get rid of these? I'm sure they were a great seller. Did McDonalds not make enough cash on them? Was there no room on the menu (which is now up to 13 items, by the way)? What gives? Is there some sort of campaign in place to get this value menu item on the menu again?