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Can’t buy a regular hamburger at McDonald’s anymore?

May 24, 2006 at 05:05 AM | categories: General | View Comments

Super-Sizing Your Meal Costs More Than You Think talks about the hidden costs of super-sizing. “Once on the lips, forever on the hips” or something like that.

I stopped off at McDonald’s to grab lunch for my daughter Charlie and myself as we drove out to Nana Sue’s. To my surprise, the plain hamburger and “fancy” cheeseburger no longer seemed to be available. There was only the double cheeseburger or bacon cheeseburger. And there was now a “Mighty Kid’s meal” that’s the equivalent of super-sizing a Happy Meal.

I’ve read Fast Food Nation. I saw Super Size Me. I eat less and less fast food and there seems to be a virtuous cycle going - the less I eat, the worse it tastes. But it’s just amazing to me that it’s impossible to get a “regular” hamburger any more.

PS: I went through the drive-through. Maybe they have regular hamburgers on the menu inside. They didn’t outside. With a 2-year-old and a not-quite-3-month-old, sometimes you just don’t want to deal with unloading and reloading …

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