Why is it that McDonald's cannot master a decent chicken sandwich? I tried the Chicken Club premium sandwich the other day. Nice touch that you can opt for grilled rather than fried, but the kudos stop there. Look at what I got:
Does this look appetizing to you? The sandwich was as boring, dry, and tasteless as it looks in the pic. Built from the bottom up, the ingredients are assembled as heel, chicken breast, swiss slice, tomato, lettuce leaf, mayo, and crown. Interestingly, these are the same items in the superior Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Chicken Club. But while Carl makes his sandwich juicy and flavorful, McDonald's take is bland and uninspiring.
McDonald's - it is time for you to step up and put together a chicken sandwich worthy of your status at the top of the (fast) food chain.
In a recent article, I wondered whether or not a Fresco-style Ranchero Chicken Soft Taco would be the same as a (cheaper) Fresco-style Grilled Chicken Taco. Well, fast food geeks like me can wonder no more because the other day I ordered both and put them head to head.
On the outside, they both look the same. Same size tortilla, same weight and feel. But inside, the more expensive Ranchero taco had better looking strips of what appeared to be white chicken breast, with little grill marks for that tasteful look. I apologize for the poor quality of my cell phone pics!
Inside the less expensive Grilled Chicken Taco were a few lumpy blobs of chicken. It was less clear whether or not this was also breast meat but it was obvious that the look and quantity were lower than in the Ranchero sibling.
Aside from the apparent quality of the meat, the two tacos were in fact identical. They both had equal portions of Freso salsa (pico de gallo) and lettuce. Remember, Freso-style means no cheese so what you see in the pic is what you get.
I don't know why I get so excited about this - it's not like I've ever won anything. But I just think the Monopoly game concept is fun. Sure, everyone seems to get the same game pieces and there is probably only one actual piece printed that everyone needs. But that is beside the point.
The magic of this game, for me at least, is that you are always working your way toward some potential prize. For instance, getting two of the four pieces you need to win a car makes a person want to go back and try to get the other two. And when you are one piece away, that just amps up the draw. Clever.
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