The new amazing (shrinking) sandwich is an incredible feat in how a little bit of biological ingredients can command a hefty price substantially adding to the corporate profit margin.
This weekend, when a friend suggested having a small interim meal at McDonald’s I reluctantly agreed to come along for a burger. Since I knew that the event to where we were heading to probably wouldn’t have a restaurant available it made sense to eat something before we arrived at our destination.
I don’t normally frequent “fast food” restaurants and it was a long time since I bought a burger in a restaurant like McDonald’s, Burger King, or Wendy’s.
Attempting to spend as little as possible and avoiding those “happy meals”, “trios”, “Big Macs”, and the other well knowns I settled on the “new” Thai Sweet Chili Chicken sandwich.
I picked it because allegedly it contained chicken and appeared “normal size” on their big ad poster.
Prior to ordering, I remember that I had joked with my buddy that this burger/sandwich would probably be a lot smaller than advertised.
Well guess what, I was right however, only partly as my two pictures show living proof of what this “sandwich” really looks like.
By-the-way, that burger wasn’t worth buying, wasn’t worth the paper that advertised it, and definitely a flop soon to be dropped by McDonald’s.
What it consisted of was mostly a load of mayonnaise, two small slices one each of lettuce and cucumber meanwhile, that chicken tasted like a small piece of hot pepper spiced, fried, heavily softened cardboard.
Now I want to be clear, I didn’t take apart the burger/sandwich to verify all the components therefore, I may have missed one or two.
Please note my experience at McDonald’s is not unique and exclusive only to it because the same type of corporate culture, thinking, and method of profiteering exists elsewhere with its competitors some of whom I mentioned earlier.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”SANDWICH”.