Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

Now that we have an option

To get salad instead of fries, the question is do we opt for the salad?
Permalink  
March 15th, 2005
Um, wasn't "Fries" vs. "No fries" an option before? Me, I just hit a few off my husband's order if I'm jonesing for deep-fried starch. ;-)
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
March 15th, 2005
Watch out for the dressing.
Permalink John C. 
March 15th, 2005
Would those be freedom fries?





(I smile every time I think of that..)
Permalink Eric Debois 
March 15th, 2005
I find if you merely "buy the sandwich", and add a salad, and don't buy the coke, that you are a few pennies less than "the meal" with the salad and coke. It's the coke that does the damage just as much as the fries.
Permalink AllanL5 
March 15th, 2005
So, you just got the salad option then?
Permalink Simon Lucy 
March 15th, 2005
I love Wendy's dollar menu -- Side salad with a small bowl of chili -- $2.14 including tax.

Haven't eaten fries in over 2 years.
Permalink example 
March 15th, 2005
I gave up soda for New Year's. I have had 3 since then... so no perfect.

I have pretty much given up french fries and chips too... only a handful of times since Jan 01.

It doesn't take a restaurant offering a choice... the choice was always there.
Permalink KC 
March 15th, 2005
Oil pan lightly. Scrub potatoes. Cut each into 6-8 wedges. Drizzle with salt and/or cajun pepper mix. Bake 200C/390F until done (hint, outsides turn golden). Serve to general acclaim.

I used to do chips but these are BETTER and EASIER.

Big Macs, Wendies, what are these things?
Permalink trollop 
March 15th, 2005
When I was backpacking, Wendy's had a Pita Pocket thing, which I ate a lot of because they only have fast food places at rest stop. I gained around 20 lbs in 2 months.
Permalink MarkTAW 
March 15th, 2005
People being people, the salad buys the perception that you are eating healthy--so you might as well grab a side item as well. This means more purchase over all. The raw material of a few shreads of greens is not much more than a potato. So 1) they get to brand themselves as healthy 2) they get you to buy something outside of the regular packaged meal. I think they made a good move. If people can refrain from eating more when they have the opportunity to eat healthier it's also good for a nation.
Permalink Li-fan Chen 
March 15th, 2005
There are potatoes in french fries?
Permalink MarkTAW 
March 15th, 2005
Next you'll be telling me that there are actual fish in fish sticks... ;-)
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
March 15th, 2005
Just like there is ham in a hamburger.
Permalink Crazy Old Guy 
March 16th, 2005
Good one, Crazy Old Guy. Guess I'll be avoiding the bismarks at the bakery, now. ("Eeeeeewwww--it tastes like North Dakota!!")
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
March 16th, 2005
Adults go to McDonalds? On purpose? Without kids?

That's just... wrong.
Permalink Brad Wilson 
March 16th, 2005
Adults go to McDonalds? With children? That's just wrong.
Permalink MarkTAW 
March 16th, 2005
Optional?? French fries?? *Never*!
Permalink Rather die young than eat weeds 
March 16th, 2005
Yes... weeds. I'd much rather eat the roots of weeds. ;-)
Permalink MarkTAW 
March 16th, 2005
Do dandelions count as "weeds"? They make a kickass wine.
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
March 16th, 2005
"Do dandelions count as "weeds"? They make a kickass wine."

It depends. If you're growing dandelions, then they're not weeds. If you're growing corn, they are. "Weeds" as a generic term is not a specific class of plant, it's more any plant that's growing where it shouldn't be. In a field of daisies, a rose is a weed...
Permalink Mat Hall 
March 17th, 2005

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