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McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark after legal battle with Irish chain

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by stratman323, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Senior Stratmaster

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    Right? And tartar sauce?
     
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    We’ve got Five Guys now - there’s one on the Champs-Elysées. I took my son there the other day before a movie. We haven’t been to MacDo (its French nickname) in years and I don’t miss it...
     
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    Lettuce, tomato and onion definitely on top!!
     
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    Big Macs are gross... fast food is gross... self-limiting tragedy really, but still... fighting over trademark rights to world killing toxic practices is one of the proofs that money makes fools of people.
     
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    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My condolences!:(
     
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    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Oh, for a sleazy burger it’s not bad. And it’s not as if we can get really good burgers on every corner here.
    Even making them at home isn’t great because you can’t get decent buns.
     
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    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

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    Guy Named Sue Professor of Advanced Sarcasm Strat-Talk Supporter

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    We don't got that either:( I haven't stepped into McDonald's in years and I won't be breaking that rule anytime soon :cool:
     
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    dirocyn Senior Stratmaster

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    I enjoy Five Guys, the one in my town has very tasty burgers and they don't skimp on fries. My wife and I will split a "small" fries with our burgers and rarely finish them all.

    I haven't eaten a single bite from McDonalds since I got a horrible gut bomb in 1996. However bad you may imagine...yeah it was about that bad.
     
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  10. stratman323

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    Are we supposed to be discussing politics? I didn't think that we were?

    But if we are, all the Guardian is doing is revealing the sheer horror of the mess the UK is in now. Or don't you follow what's happening here?
     
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    You believed the McDonalds claim that the slime was frozen yogurt? :D You must be an advertiser's dream!

    As for "I mean, it wouldn't have always been that way, would it?", I can only suggest that you do some reading about the history of food adulteration over the decades - you'll be horrified at what manufacturers & retailers adulterated food with before there were laws to prevent them. I'll start you off with Borax.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borax

    It's useful stuff, it's used as a water softener, it replaces mercury in small scale gold mining, it's useful as a flux for welding & it's used as an insecticide. It was also widely used as a food additive & miracle cure for just about everything until the authorities realised it's toxicity & banned it. There's a suggestion that it's a possible carcinogen (that means it causes cancer).

    If it had been left to the food industry, it would probably still be in the food we will all eat today.
     
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    I do, with great interest.

    And yes, I thought you were discussing politics, albeit in a round about way.
     
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    How so?​
     
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    Tried SmashBurger , didn’t care for it ...
     
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    you guys should start your own religion. The Church of the Nasty Fast Food Burgers might work. Maybe Burger King will supply the hats.
     
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    I've had Five Guys once. It was in the 15 buck range for a bacon cheeseburger, fries, and a Coke Zero. Not a cheap hamburger meal in Saskatoon.
     
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    Wendy’s Tripple Baconator.

    Now yer talkin’
     
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    I'm not much of a fast food burger-man. We'll go to Applebees on "Burger Monday" when all Burgers w/fries are 6.99, but you have to buy a beverage, or to the ONLY Hardy's in town which has an EXCELLENT "Fatburger"...thick and juicy , prepared one of several ways. Now and then I may go to Burger King for a Whopper meal, if I have one of those discount "survey" coupons you find on the back of of their receipts.

    Edit: My mistake re: Hardy's Fatburger. It's not Hardy's but Hardee's, and not a FATburger but a Thickburger. I guess I need to go get one again soon to refresh my aging memory.
     
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    I tried 5 Guys a couple times, but decided there are better options around for the money and I didn't really like their fries. Checkers has REALLY good, seasoned fries, and their standard burger isn't too bad for the money..I prefer it to 5 Guys.
     
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    YES

    CHECKERS!!!

    oh man I miss Florida for that reason.

    do they still have the apple nuggets? I used to dip those in my milkshake
     
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