Monday, August 31, 2009

Empty but so-o-o GOOD!

I know, I know. This is a strangely empty cardboard container. What's up with that? Shortly before this portrait of the empty box was taken it held a bacon and cheese Angus Third Pounder from MacDonald's. I have been seeing so many television commercials about this new burger that in passing a MacDonald's mid-afternoon my car swung wildly into the drive-thru window and ordered for me. Honestly, I only eat at MacDonald's maybe twice a year, but this new Angus beef burger caught my taste-bud's attention. Oh, go ahead, they said, give it a try. It might be good. But do get a photo and see if you can duplicate the look on their print ads and TV spots. You know what I mean. Incredible fluffy bun. Ingredients piled a mile high. Overflowing with red onions, strips of bacon and perfect cheese slices angled just so. And, a burger that would win beauty contests. It would have been a good photo. Prize-winning even. I think it would. But, alas, I ate the entire thing. Kind of fast. Left a teeny bit of bacon and onion. (For this picture.) That's it folks. Gone. Except for this empty box and the MacD bag. I do not feel bad either. Turns out, it was pretty good. And big. (Now as I look today at some of your posts with the incredible food lovingly prepared and presented, I won't be so hungry.)


  1. It's too bad you ate the whole thing; I haven't seen a heart attack on a plate in a long time!


  2. Please tell me you did finish off that bacon Frank! I go to McDonald's at least a couple of times a week with my grandson (especially right now since the toy in the Happy Meal is a Lego race car and we are trying to collect all eight of them). I keep thinking about trying one of these new burgers, but I always end up with the southern style chicken sandwich.

  3. I can almost taste it myself. Have yet to try the "new" burger. Will have to digest your description till I give in to the urge.

  4. The only thing that would have made it any better would have been bacon bits on top of the bacon. I'm proud of you Frank. It's almost "unamurican" to drive by a McDonalds that many times without pulling in.
    You are such a martyr.

  5. I have to say, I'm a once a year man at the Yellow Arch. It would be a bummer if we all liked the same things.

  6. A sucker for advertising, eh Frank? :)

    Well, when you go again in six months time, you might try to replicate that photo of the Angus burger pre-digestion. I bet you can make look nearly as good as the advert.

    p.s. I don't believe you'll have the will-power to last six months though.