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carls jr real deal

The insanity that is Carl's Jr. menu prices led me to try out the advertised $4 Real Deal. This is what we at Fast Food Source refer to not as a combo but rather a "bundle". The Wendy's 4 for $4 and the Taco Bell Big Boxes are other examples, and you can read those reviews here. A bundle is like a combo, but typically puts two or more entree items together for a fixed, flat price. In the case of Carl's Jr.'s Real Deal, that's a Double Cheeseburger, a Spicy Chicken Sandwich, a small order of fries and a small drink. How was it? Filling, but bready. Read on.

coupons

Let's take a quick look at the way Carl's Jr. coupons have evolved over the course of 2016. Recall that at the beginning of last year I was lamenting the fact that these coupons had gone from 2-for-1 deals to a simple $1 off or throwing in a free side and drink instead of a second sandwich. Well, the trend continues.

mcdonalds grand mac

They advertise the Grand Mac as requiring two hands and that was truth in advertising. The latest in the new Mac trifecta (along with the regular Big Mac and new Mac Jr. sandwiches) is nothing short of gigantic. But it's not so much big in height as in diameter, and that is where I think it's an improvement over previous experiments at adding meat to the Big Mac.

 

what was it

Eagle-eye fast food fans can probably guess what this restaurant is from some of the clues hidden in the shape of the building and other characteristics. Although it's been painted, there's no hiding some of the distinctive elements of this chain's stores of the late '90's and early 2000's. Here's another angle that might be a give-away if the above picture isn't:

what was it

mcdonalds special sauce giveaway promo

Last Thursday, McDonald's did a one-day promotion giving away bottles of Special Sauce. The event was limited to 10,000 bottles nationwide. With just 150 bottles at one restaurant near my home in Phoenix, I had to rush to check it out. The one participating restaurant in all of Phoenix was downtown and gave away 75 bottles at 11:30am and another 75 at 12:30pm. To get a bottle, you had to say the special phrase "There's a Big Mac for that," which ties in with the promotion of the new Grand Mac and Mac Jr. fast food burgers.

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