Diner A and E picked up a couple burger combo’ meals from Mickey-D’s the other day. Which otherwise would have been a non-event had it not been for a closer inspection of Diner E’s Big Mac that lead us to ask: “Where’s the beef!? Or in pidgin English, “Wheah’ Stay Da’ Beef!?”
Remember that famous Wendy’s television commercial back in the 80’s? If not, here’s a YouTube refresher….
That ‘Big ‘n Tasty’ Burger Diner A is holding up there in the first photo certainly’s got BEEF. Now let’s check out Diner E’s Big Mac…
OK, that side looks fine. But look what’s hiding (or NOT hiding) beneath the bun…
Hah? Eh Ronald, brah, wheah’ stay da’ beef!!!???
Last time we checked, a ROUND-SHAPED BUN was fitted with a ROUND-SHAPED BEEF PATTY. NOT OVAL! Look at how much (saddle) bun area is “naked”! Well, unless all you care to bite into is their “Special Sauce”.
Here from another angle…
And no, Diner E didn’t pull the patty out and eat it by itself so it looks lacking like this. This is exactly how it was shipped!
In comparison, here’s Jack in the Box’s Big Mac knock-off, the ‘Bonus Jack’…
Notice the two beef patties pretty much fill the entire space between the bottom, middle (saddle) and top bun, and it retains this all the way around. Best of all, the ‘Bonus Jack Combo’ was just $3.99 including fries and drink! That offer is no longer available though (I think).
This in comparison to the Big Mac Combo (including large fries and drink) Diner E got that he paid something like $6 or $7 for. For that amount, I’d be screamin’ ‘n yellin’ “Where’s the #@$%in’ beef!!!???” lol
While we’re on the subject of multi-tiered burgers, this Double Cheeseburger from Forty Niner Restaurant in Aiea looks mighty beefy and mighty ONO!…
But I haven’t seen anything more insane than Heart Attack Grill‘s “Quadruple Bypass Burger”….
Not only would they need to take me to my car in a wheelchair after eating that, but they’d also have to help me fill out my will. lol
Really though, I just don’t get the concept of stacking a burger twice or three times the size of your head with stuff, making it IMPOSSIBLE to get your mouth around all in ONE BITE. When I eat a burger, I want to taste EVERY ingredient on every layer together at once. The bun, the sauce, the patty, the cheese and the veggies. Not this kine where I need to take a nibble here and a nibble there. A burger just doesn’t taste COMPLETE when having to be eaten like that. I might as well chop this whole thing up, mix it around in a salad bowl and eat it with a fork.
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers’ biggest burger (wow, how’s that for a run-on) is their 18 oz. “Monster Combo”, which my teenage nephew once gulped down within two or three minutes. I could not believe it. It was a sight to behold.
Speaking of Big Macs and mixing things up, McDonald’s Canada locations have been testing the market recently with a new ‘Mac Snack Wrap’…
As you can clearly see and/or assume, they’ve taken a Big Mac, chucked the buns, and instead wrapped the two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions in what else? Not a Crepe, which you’d think, but a soft warm Tortilla. This, all the way up north in Canada. Brilliant or bust? You make the call.
This reminds me once again of the geniuses at “Taco Town”.
So anyhow, if you see three guys picketing in front of various McDonald’s locations on Oahu holding signs that read “Wheah’ Stay Da’ Beef!!!???”, that would be us — and now you know why. lol