Thursday, November 09, 2006

Would You Like Goo With That?

I was using Wikipedia at work to research everything celebrating a 25th anniversary in the next four years (because, yet again, these the the kind of open-ended tasks that you are required to complete when you have "Assistant" anywhere in your title) when my neighboring co-worker asked what time the McDonald's downstairs stops serving breakfast. A quick Wikipedia search confirmed you'll have to quash your McGriddle cravings after 10:30 (12:00 on weekends).

It also revealed these horrible regional variants and discontinued items that appear(ed) on McDonald's menus around the country and worldwide:

Hulaburger

Featured a slice of pineapple instead of meat. Originally intended for Roman Catholics who were not allowed to eat meat on Fridays. It flopped when it was test-marketed in 1963.

McStuffin

Pocket sandwich available with various fillings. Horrible only for its name.

Pasta Zoo Happy Meal
(Australia only)
10 Pasta pieces with Zoo Goo (Cheese), Italian sauce, pair of small plastic tongs, a toy, and a milk drink with a 'Sipaah' flavoured straw.

Also, here are some possibly racist international menu items, apparently created by pairing any sort of ethnic historic role with "burger:"
Maharaja Mac (India)
Samurai Pork Burger (Thailand)
Shogun Burger (Hong Kong)

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