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    Andy Guest

    Default Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    Whether or not anybody took advantage "two for one whopper weekend offer,
    they also proclaimed "new fries!"

    They amount to "thick cut" fries, not the pencil thin, wilt-ready "OLD"
    fries they've been making for decades.

    The "NEW" fries fall somewhere in the grey area between fries and steak
    fries.

    Worth it? They may stay hotter a little longer before wilting but that's
    probably all.

    A steak fry for the fast food masses.

    I didn't partake in the weekend 2 for 1 whopper offer. Having worked there
    as a kid, I couldn't muster up the interest/nerve.

    Andy

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Burger King discovers "new fries!"


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Burger King discovers "new fries!"
    >
    > Whether or not anybody took advantage "two for one whopper weekend offer,
    > they also proclaimed "new fries!"
    >
    > They amount to "thick cut" fries, not the pencil thin, wilt-ready "OLD"
    > fries they've been making for decades.
    >
    > The "NEW" fries fall somewhere in the grey area between fries and steak
    > fries.
    >
    > Worth it? They may stay hotter a little longer before wilting but that's
    > probably all.
    >
    > A steak fry for the fast food masses.
    >
    > I didn't partake in the weekend 2 for 1 whopper offer. Having worked there
    > as a kid, I couldn't muster up the interest/nerve.
    >

    They will be giving a limited amount out for free on the 16th of Dec.



  3. #3
    meh Guest

    Default Re: Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    On Mon, 12 Dec 2011 15:22:53 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Burger King discovers "new fries!"


    There are Burger Kings in Scotland??

    THAT is ****ing amazing!







  4. #4
    Andy Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Burger King discovers "new fries!"
    >>
    >> Whether or not anybody took advantage "two for one whopper weekend
    >> offer, they also proclaimed "new fries!"
    >>
    >> They amount to "thick cut" fries, not the pencil thin, wilt-ready
    >> "OLD" fries they've been making for decades.
    >>
    >> The "NEW" fries fall somewhere in the grey area between fries and
    >> steak fries.
    >>
    >> Worth it? They may stay hotter a little longer before wilting but
    >> that's probably all.
    >>
    >> A steak fry for the fast food masses.
    >>
    >> I didn't partake in the weekend 2 for 1 whopper offer. Having worked
    >> there as a kid, I couldn't muster up the interest/nerve.
    >>

    > They will be giving a limited amount out for free on the 16th of Dec.



    Julie,

    I don't even want to picture that event!

    Best,

    Andy

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    meh <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mon, 12 Dec 2011 15:22:53 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    >
    > There are Burger Kings in Scotland??
    >
    > THAT is ****ing amazing!



    Burger King was originally a UK held corporation.

    Whether it's still their interest, I don't care.

    Andy
    --
    I AM brave!!! I just saved a fish from drowning!
    --From "Scrubbs"

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Burger King discovers "new fries!"


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Burger King discovers "new fries!"
    >
    > Whether or not anybody took advantage "two for one whopper weekend offer,
    > they also proclaimed "new fries!"
    >
    > They amount to "thick cut" fries, not the pencil thin, wilt-ready "OLD"
    > fries they've been making for decades.
    >
    > The "NEW" fries fall somewhere in the grey area between fries and steak
    > fries.
    >

    (snippage)
    > Andy



    I didn't partake of any fast food offers but it's easy enough to make steak
    fries. And with nothing fancier than a sharp knife! And without a deep
    fryer. Steak fries are basically thick cut slices of potato. They can be
    baked just like baked potatoes. With a little brushing of oil and whatever
    seasoning you'd prefer, they crisp up on the outside and remain tender on
    the inside. They do need to be baked at fairly high heat. I see no reason
    to go to Burger King or any other fast food joint to make steak fries.

    Jill


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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I didn't partake of any fast food offers but it's easy enough to make
    > steak fries. And with nothing fancier than a sharp knife! And
    > without a deep fryer. Steak fries are basically thick cut slices of
    > potato. They can be baked just like baked potatoes. With a little
    > brushing of oil and whatever seasoning you'd prefer, they crisp up on
    > the outside and remain tender on the inside. They do need to be baked
    > at fairly high heat. I see no reason to go to Burger King or any
    > other fast food joint to make steak fries.



    Jill

    While quite right, there's a bar & grill in town that made the best deep
    fried steak fries. Served in shallow paper trays. If only it wasn't for the
    depressing drunken/dark atmosphere.

    Best,

    Andy

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Burger King discovers "new fries!"


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I didn't partake of any fast food offers but it's easy enough to make
    >> steak fries. And with nothing fancier than a sharp knife! And
    >> without a deep fryer. Steak fries are basically thick cut slices of
    >> potato. They can be baked just like baked potatoes. With a little
    >> brushing of oil and whatever seasoning you'd prefer, they crisp up on
    >> the outside and remain tender on the inside. They do need to be baked
    >> at fairly high heat. I see no reason to go to Burger King or any
    >> other fast food joint to make steak fries.

    >
    >
    > While quite right, there's a bar & grill in town that made the best deep
    > fried steak fries. Served in shallow paper trays. If only it wasn't for
    > the
    > depressing drunken/dark atmosphere.
    >

    I'm not interested in a bar & grill that made the best deep fried steak
    fries. I was offering an alternative since you didn't want to try the BK
    fries. I said you can make steak fries without a deep fryer. I know they
    can be baked. They're quite tasty.

    Jill


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    BillyZoom Guest

    Default Re: Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    On Dec 12, 4:48*pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > "Andy" <a...@b.c> wrote in messagenews:[email protected]..
    > > Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    >
    > > Whether or not anybody took advantage "two for one whopper weekend offer,
    > > they also proclaimed "new fries!"

    >
    > > They amount to "thick cut" fries, not the pencil thin, wilt-ready "OLD"
    > > fries they've been making for decades.

    >
    > > The "NEW" fries *fall somewhere in the grey area between fries and steak
    > > fries.

    >
    > > Worth it? They may stay hotter a little longer before wilting but that's
    > > probably all.

    >
    > > A steak fry for the fast food masses.

    >
    > > I didn't partake in the weekend 2 for 1 whopper offer. Having worked there
    > > as a kid, I couldn't muster up the interest/nerve.

    >
    > They will be giving a limited amount out for free on the 16th of Dec.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Bitch, please! You know you're "allergic" to everything.

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    BillyZoom Guest

    Default Re: Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    On Dec 12, 6:56*pm, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > "Andy" <a...@b.c> wrote in messagenews:[email protected]..
    > > Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    >
    > > Whether or not anybody took advantage "two for one whopper weekend offer,
    > > they also proclaimed "new fries!"

    >
    > > They amount to "thick cut" fries, not the pencil thin, wilt-ready "OLD"
    > > fries they've been making for decades.

    >
    > > The "NEW" fries *fall somewhere in the grey area between fries and steak
    > > fries.

    >
    > (snippage)
    > > Andy

    >
    > I didn't partake of any fast food offers but it's easy enough to make steak
    > fries. *And with nothing fancier than a sharp knife! *And without a deep
    > fryer. *Steak fries are basically thick cut slices of potato. *They can be
    > baked just like baked potatoes. *With a little brushing of oil and whatever
    > seasoning you'd prefer, they crisp up on the outside and remain tender on
    > the inside. *They do need to be baked at fairly high heat. *I see no reason
    > to go to Burger King or any other fast food joint to make steak fries.
    >
    > Jill


    Thanks for sharing, ****.

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I didn't partake of any fast food offers but it's easy enough to
    >>> make steak fries. And with nothing fancier than a sharp knife! And
    >>> without a deep fryer. Steak fries are basically thick cut slices of
    >>> potato. They can be baked just like baked potatoes. With a little
    >>> brushing of oil and whatever seasoning you'd prefer, they crisp up
    >>> on the outside and remain tender on the inside. They do need to be
    >>> baked at fairly high heat. I see no reason to go to Burger King or
    >>> any other fast food joint to make steak fries.

    >>
    >>
    >> While quite right, there's a bar & grill in town that made the best
    >> deep fried steak fries. Served in shallow paper trays. If only it
    >> wasn't for the
    >> depressing drunken/dark atmosphere.
    >>

    > I'm not interested in a bar & grill that made the best deep fried
    > steak fries. I was offering an alternative since you didn't want to
    > try the BK fries. I said you can make steak fries without a deep
    > fryer. I know they can be baked. They're quite tasty.



    Jill,

    Again, your right.

    I once bought a French fry cutter and tried to bake them.

    It was a semi-dismal failure!

    Realizing I'd never use it again, I added the gizmo to a springtime
    dumpster toss.

    Best,

    Andy

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    phaeton Guest

    Default Re: Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    I was just noting to a friend the other day that most of the fast food
    burger places are stepping up their offerings (or at least making it
    look like they are). Make no mistake, it's still fast food, but with
    all the upgrades in fries, thicker beef patties and 'gourmet'
    toppings, I wonder what's driving them to do this.

    The best burger in town is actually a local bar n grill for me too.
    Sometimes I head down there on the weekends for lunch, and it's
    usually pretty busy. Lot of families there and stuff. You'd never
    guess that it's a mildly seedy little dive after the sun goes down.

    -J

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    phaeton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The best burger in town is actually a local bar n grill for me too.
    > Sometimes I head down there on the weekends for lunch, and it's
    > usually pretty busy. Lot of families there and stuff. You'd never
    > guess that it's a mildly seedy little dive after the sun goes down.
    >
    > -J



    phaeton,

    The best burgers, if they haven't burned to the ground yet, are at the
    Smokehouse, Berkeley, CA, Telegraph Ave., a block or two north of Alcatraz
    Ave (which directionally dissected Alcatraz Prison [E-W] and divided
    Oakland and Berkeley.) A little geographic history, kids!.

    Their fries sucked.

    Andy

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "phaeton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I was just noting to a friend the other day that most of the fast food
    > burger places are stepping up their offerings (or at least making it
    > look like they are). Make no mistake, it's still fast food, but with
    > all the upgrades in fries, thicker beef patties and 'gourmet'
    > toppings, I wonder what's driving them to do this.


    Perhaps a decline in sales? I don't know too many people here that eat fast
    food very often. There is a McDonalds and a Subway within walking distance
    of my daughter's dance studio. Also a Terkyaki place but I hear that the
    food there isn't very good. There is also a grocery store that does sell
    some prepared food and the dance studio has a microwave and fridge. Mostly
    the parents who need a meal will get it at McD's for the younger kids. The
    older ones usually go on their own to the grocery store or sometimes to
    Subway.

    There are two other McD's near where I live. Both seem to be empty much of
    the time. I never see a line up at the drive through. And there have been
    a few times when we went in because my daughter wanted the toy they were
    giving out with the kid's meals. They will sell you just the toy. Burger
    King won't. At least not the one we went to. We through out the meal
    (except for the drink) and kept the toy.

    When I was a kid there were always long lines at McD's. I know they call it
    fast food but considering the amount of time we had to wait in line, it
    wasn't all that fast!

    I have not been to Burger King for a long time. Mainly because the last two
    times we went in there they got our order totally wrong. And the last time,
    the girl behind the counter even argued with me about it! I had ordered two
    burger patties with no buns. She said something like, "Nuh uh! You said
    you wanted them WITH buns!" Now who in the world is going to say that?
    Burgers normally come with buns. At least there they do. You would just
    say you wanted a burger and then what kind because I know they have
    different kinds.

    I will go there for the fries though. I may only eat one but I want to try
    them just out of curiousity. Heck, I may even go there on Friday! There
    isn't one near here but there is one near where I am going to grocery shop
    them.
    >
    > The best burger in town is actually a local bar n grill for me too.
    > Sometimes I head down there on the weekends for lunch, and it's
    > usually pretty busy. Lot of families there and stuff. You'd never
    > guess that it's a mildly seedy little dive after the sun goes down.


    The best place around here where I used to get a burger is no longer the
    best place. They are a little hole in the wall in a tiny strip mall. They
    mostly do take out stuff. They are best known for their fish tacos. But
    they also sell a wide variety of beers and wines. They do have some tables
    and seats in there.

    However... The last two times I got a burger in there, the meat was totally
    raw in the middle. Unacceptable in my book. Plus they are expensive. Over
    $8 for the burger and fries. Add on another $5 for a salad and probably
    another $2 for a drink. And burgers aren't even a favorite food of mine. I
    was going there for my daughter because she loved their teriyaki. They are
    one of the few places that made it gluten free. But they took it off of the
    menu and replaced it with a chicken with balsamic glaze which she didn't
    like nearly as well.



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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    On Dec 13, 1:46*am, phaeton <blahbleh...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > I was just noting to a friend the other day that most of the fast food
    > burger places are stepping up their offerings (or at least making it
    > look like they are). *Make no mistake, it's still fast food, but with
    > all the upgrades in fries, thicker beef patties and 'gourmet'
    > toppings, I wonder what's driving them to do this.
    >

    ....

    I would sure hope popular demand for less crappy food. I know that's
    the primary reason I never buy or eat FastFood if I can at all help
    it. I was very encouraged several years back when Hardee's threw out
    of old incredibly crappy menu and began offering it's Thickburgers and
    *real* milkshakes! I actually bought one of each. The burger was
    passable, but great but not bad, and the milk shake was great! It was
    actually make from ice cream! :-) I was very pleasantly surprised.

    I still rarely if ever eat FastFood, but it's good to see consumer
    demand for quality works!

    John Kuthe...

  16. #16
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    On Mon, 12 Dec 2011 16:58:53 -0800 (PST), BillyZoom
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Dec 12, 6:56*pm, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >> "Andy" <a...@b.c> wrote in messagenews:[email protected]..
    >> > Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    >>
    >> > Whether or not anybody took advantage "two for one whopper weekend offer,
    >> > they also proclaimed "new fries!"

    >>
    >> > They amount to "thick cut" fries, not the pencil thin, wilt-ready "OLD"
    >> > fries they've been making for decades.

    >>
    >> > The "NEW" fries *fall somewhere in the grey area between fries and steak
    >> > fries.

    >>
    >> (snippage)
    >> > Andy

    >>
    >> I didn't partake of any fast food offers but it's easy enough to make steak
    >> fries. *And with nothing fancier than a sharp knife! *And without a deep
    >> fryer. *Steak fries are basically thick cut slices of potato. *They can be
    >> baked just like baked potatoes. *With a little brushing of oil and whatever
    >> seasoning you'd prefer, they crisp up on the outside and remain tender on
    >> the inside. *They do need to be baked at fairly high heat. *I see no reason
    >> to go to Burger King or any other fast food joint to make steak fries.
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    >Thanks for sharing, ****.


    That was sharing? All I saw was an idiot who pretends to be a
    know-it-all.

    Lou


  17. #17
    Andy Guest

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    John Kuthe <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I still rarely if ever eat FastFood, but it's good to see consumer
    > demand for quality works!



    John Kuthe,

    It is ALWAYS nice to see fast food empires backfire on themselves!!!

    Best,

    Andy
    --
    I AM brave!!! I just saved a fish from drowning!
    --From "Scrubbs"

  18. #18
    Bryan Guest

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    On Dec 13, 8:11*am, John Kuthe <johnkuth...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > . I was very encouraged several years back when Hardee's threw out
    > of old incredibly crappy menu and began offering it's Thickburgers and
    > *real* milkshakes! I actually bought one of each. The burger was
    > passable, but great but not bad, and the milk shake was great! It was
    > actually make from ice cream! :-) I was very pleasantly surprised.
    >


    Hardee's went from worst to one of the best. What aggravates me is
    that they don't sell scoops of ice cream, even though they have it
    there for making shakes.
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    --Bryan

  19. #19
    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    On Dec 13, 5:05*pm, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Dec 13, 8:11*am, John Kuthe <johnkuth...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > . I was very encouraged several years back when Hardee's threw out
    > > of old incredibly crappy menu and began offering it's Thickburgers and
    > > *real* milkshakes! I actually bought one of each. The burger was
    > > passable, but great but not bad, and the milk shake was great! It was
    > > actually make from ice cream! :-) I was very pleasantly surprised.

    >
    > Hardee's went from worst to one of the best. *What aggravates me is
    > that they don't sell scoops of ice cream, even though they have it
    > there for making shakes.
    >
    >
    >
    > > John Kuthe...

    >
    > --Bryan


    What are they gonna put it in? Maybe they would make you a milk shake,
    hold the milk!

    Plus they don't have a button on their registers for "scoop of ice
    cream"!

    ;-)

    John Kuthe...

  20. #20
    MotoFox Guest

    Default Re: Burger King discovers "new fries!"

    And it came to pass that jmcquown delivered the following message unto the
    people, saying~

    > I didn't partake of any fast food offers but it's easy enough to make
    > steak fries. And with nothing fancier than a sharp knife! And without a
    > deep fryer. Steak fries are basically thick cut slices of potato. They
    > can be baked just like baked potatoes. With a little brushing of oil and
    > whatever seasoning you'd prefer, they crisp up on the outside and remain
    > tender on the inside. They do need to be baked at fairly high heat. I
    > see no reason to go to Burger King or any other fast food joint to make
    > steak fries.


    I just go to Cash & Carry and get an 8-pound bag of them for $5. 15
    minutes at 350 degrees, and they come out just like you'd get at
    restaurants. (Actual *restaurants*, not fast-food shoppes.)

    Pure and easy. And with nothing fancier than a sheetpan and some tinfoil!

    --
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    / /\/\ /_/ // // /_/ / __// /_/ /\ \ "enubulous"
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