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mcDonalds: the little business model that could…make other little business models feel less retarded

February 9, 2008

so, it was my turn to make the drink run for the marketing team at work yesterday.

normally we just go next door to jerry’s subs and pizza, but yesterday one of my cow-orkers™ (tip o’ the pen to mr. angry for that turn of phrase) was buggin for a milk shake, so i tooled a couple miles down the road to mickyD’s.



now, i am not a regular patron of this establishment anymore, because, well, it’ll kill you. so while i’m waiting in line i’m looking around to see if anything has changed.

apparently not.

i noticed this phenomena a few years ago. i even pointed it out to several general managers of the company, but nope, mc math still rulez:

4 pc chicken mc nuggets $.99

6 pc chicken mc nuggets $1.99 (or two 4 piece nuggets for $1.98 – that’s 8; two more nuggets for a penny less)

10 pc chicken mc nuggets $3.19 (or three 4 piece nuggets for $2.97 – that’s 12; again two more nuggets, this time for 22 cents less)

20 pc chicken mc nuggets $4.99 (or five 4 piece nuggets for $4.95 – 20: same number of nuggets for 5 cents less)

do they think their customers can’t do basic math?

i’m mcLovin’ it . . .

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 9, 2008 11:55

    Cheeseburger .99 cents
    Double Cheeseburger $1.00
    I hear ya! 😉

  2. amy permalink
    February 9, 2008 13:14

    Given all the chemicals, fat, and random chicken heads that people who actually consume that stuff regularly ingest…I sincerely doubt any of them can do basic math.

  3. Red permalink
    February 9, 2008 17:46

    You’re such a smartie pants!

  4. February 9, 2008 18:43

    @ h&a – my favorite is cherry/apple pie $.99 OR 2 for $1

    @ amy – you may have a point there

    @ red – we all have to keep our brains somewhere

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