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#1 Hum

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 22:45

McDonald's is testing a family-sized meal package.

The Blitz Box contains two Quarter Pounders with cheese, two medium french fries, and 20 Chicken McNuggets, reports Burger Business. The meal, which comes boxed up like a Happy Meal, is priced at $14.99.

McDonald's is testing the Blitz Box in Kansas City, Missouri, according to Burger Business.

Burger Business editor Scott Hume writes that while boxed multi-person meals have been popular at KFC for years, burger chains have been slower to try them out.

"Cold chicken is fine, but cold burgers are not," he writes. "But now the tight marketplace has convinced McDonald's to try it."

McDonald's is also testing a more expensive value menu because food price inflation has made items on the Dollar Menu less profitable, reports Leslie Patton at Bloomberg News.

A drought put pressure on the beef supply, making McDonald's $1 burger especially problematic.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 22:51

Two quarter pounders and 20 chicken nuggets (and chips).  This is aimed at 4 people right?



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 22:53

That Blitz Box will hold me ... I don't know what the rest of the family will eat. :p



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 22:54

Two quarter pounders and 20 chicken nuggets (and chips).  This is aimed at 4 people right?

I would assume so. The average US family is 2 adults + 2 kids.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 22:54

McDonalds should start testing out a McDonalds all you can eat buffet! 



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 22:54

Oh, a meal for one



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 22:58

I would assume so. The average US family is 2 adults + 2 kids.

 

So the parents get a quarterpounder with chips each, and the kids get 10 nuggets and chips each?

 

Why not 6 nuggets each??? (Sorry, in the UK, not sure elsewhere - 6 nuggets is the "standard" size).



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 23:00

So the parents get a quarterpounder with chips each, and the kids get 10 nuggets and chips each?

 

Why not 6 nuggets each??? (Sorry, in the UK, not sure elsewhere - 6 nuggets is the "standard" size).

Its better that way.

 

With children portions of chicken nuggets, they also serve fries.

 

None of it is good for you, but 10 chicken nuggets is healthier than 6 nuggets and a serving of fries.

 

Edit:

 

Not by much though.

6 piece mcnugget w/ small fries = 510 cal

10 piece mcnugget = 470.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 23:01

Ding-dong! May I interject for a second? As a Burger Shack employee for the past three years, if there's one thing I've learned, it's that if you're craving White Castle, the burgers here just don't cut it. In fact, just thinking about those tender little White Castle burgers with those little, itty-bitty grilled onions that just explode in your mouth like flavor crystals every time you bite into one... just makes me want to burn this mother######er down. Come on, Pookie, let's burn this mother######er down! Come on, Pookie! Let's burn it, Pookie! Let's burn this mother######er down! Let's burn it down! Let's burn it! So you guys maybe should just suck it up and go to White Castle.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:53

Interesting, in Australia we had this introduced about two years ago and it has recently come back again. I always loved this idea of the meal deal because for the AU$20 chicken family meal you get 2 McChicken Burgers, 2 x Chicken & Cheese burgers, 10 Chicken Mcbites, 2 x medium drinks\fries and 2 x small fries/fries. It's really good value for us as a regular McChicken meal is like AU$8.95
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These meal deals are a winner for me and my friends, so I imagine these will do quite well over there as well.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:57

Sounds like it's aimed at 2 people to me.

 

2 burgers and 2 fries is 2 people. The nuggets are just for the side.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:07

Been doing this in Aussie for a few years.  They're good value.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:27

I used to eat that all by myself when I was 17. And I was still a slim nerd.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:29

Beta testing? Can't wait for Final version. lol!!



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:36

Been doing this in Aussie for a few years.  They're good value.

 

 until Heart attack....