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mighty mdog

a little while back, i was driving and in need of sustenance. not wanting to stop and eat, i pulled into the drive-thru at mcdonald's [don't judge me]. i was in search of a mcnugget meal; easy consumption with minimal distraction.

the only tiny breaded chicken chunk option on the larger-than-life-food-photo board was for a ten piece meal. now, yes, i realize i chose to eat at mcdonald's. perhaps not the most health conscious, but really, i don't need TEN tiny breaded chicken chunks. didn't they used to come in a standard smaller quantity?

"do you still have a six piece meal?" i inquired.

indeed, they did.

sort of.

as i was retrieving my order, it became apparent that i had just ordered a mighty kids meal. i was slightly miffed, as i desired a normal sized coke to supply me with caffeine for the drive, but mostly i was amused as i tossed aside whatever shrek toy was included in my mighty meal.

as i pulled back onto the highway, i became more unsettled [and no, not because of the content of the mcnuggets]. i mean, i am certain that the regular value meal used to be six pieces. [didn't it?]. at what point was it decided that six was now clearly not enough? at what point was it decided that six was suddenly an appropriate amount for a kids meal? NEED MOAR NUGGETZ.

perhaps my memory is faulty. and the fries were a small, not a medium. but regardless... my "kid"  sized meal was a perfectly appropriate amount of food for my mdog sized hunger.

i don't have a little bow in which to wrap this up. just putting some thoughts out there.

Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 06:48PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments3 Comments

Reader Comments (3)

Yeah. I encountered that same last week when I went to McD. I got four chicken nuggets and realized they were the KIDS meal. Stick with Wendy's if you have to, they are much more health conscious (hahaha) at least they have a 4-5 piece

Jun 25, 2010 at 01:11PM | Unregistered Commenterbeth

I think they have some compulsion which forces them to continuously make portions bigger. The current kid's size drink started out as the large adult size...

Jun 26, 2010 at 08:42PM | Unregistered CommenterIan

I hate that I've been so overweight my whole life or I would comment on this.

Jun 27, 2010 at 05:48PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul

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