The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 March 2004

Two mediums, please

Mickey D's will no longer supersize it.

Walt Riker, speaking for McDonald's, explains:

A component of [our] overall simplification, menu and balanced lifestyle strategy is the ongoing phase-out of the Supersize fry and the Supersize drink options.

Of course, if you really want to be frustrated at McDonald's, try ordering a Quarter Pounder without cheese. (I did find a location in suburban Indianapolis that didn't flinch at the request, but that's a long way to go for a burger.)

Posted at 9:06 AM to Dyssynergy


It is also fun to ask for a "small" drink at a place which offers only "large", "extra-large" and "jumbo".

Posted by: triticale at 6:09 PM on 3 March 2004

If four sizes are offered, I usually try for "medium," just to see what happens.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:07 PM on 3 March 2004

Just don't be a cheap-ass and get us McDonalds when you return the favor. Remember, I'm a vegetarian!

Posted by: Aniwarp at 8:05 PM on 3 March 2004

Who told you there's meat in McDonald's food? ;-)

Posted by: McGehee at 8:24 PM on 3 March 2004

Johnny Carson. Observing the increment of yet another billion on Mickey D's sign, he said, "Can you imagine? That's over a hundred pounds of beef."

Posted by: CGHill at 8:38 PM on 3 March 2004

If you live in an area with a large number of at least mildly observant jews, you should find McDonald's outlets that post the price of their cheese-free burgers. The city in which I grew up had a significant number of Jewish people, and they always had Quarter Pounders (without cheese)and Hamburgers posted on their price boards.

Posted by: timekeeper at 3:07 PM on 6 March 2004