Now where will all our cute anime girls go to have an afterschool\weekend meal? WcDonald's is leaving!
I don't know how McD works in Japan, but in the US, Corporate McD owns the real estate under most of its restaurants, but the restaurants themselves are normally operated by franchisees. Selling off their stake in the Japan subsidiary might not be hugely different from that, if it turns out they get most of their money from rental income instead of food sales proper.
The corporate-owned locations will end up shutting down, but the franchise'd locations will likely stick around if the franchise location's owner decides the loss of corporate's support is worth the risk.
End result will be a severe reduction in the number of golden arches, but there will most likely still be plenty of locations in areas where major profits were made (such as central locations in major cities and such).
That doesn't sound like they are closing, they are just selling the local shares.
711 became a Japanese company when the American owners told it. Similar applies with Mr Doughnuts when the American company got absorbed by dunkin doughnuts. Just because the Americans might be cutting ties doesn't change anything about the Japanese management.
Makes me feel good every time I hear this.
>is reportedly putting up for sale as much as a third of its 50% ownership stake in its Japanese unit,
Its selling 16% of ownership of Japan McDonalds, meaning after the fact it will still hold 34% ownership of the corporation. If the other 50% isn't held by some single entity, it will still be the largest shareholder.
Doesn't look like McDs is bowing out. Most likely reducing corporate influence on the market
McDonalds is basically circling the drain. I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't exist anymore in 10 years.
Basically it's current strategy is "let's sell everyone breakfast all day" while making its burgers so small they barely are worth the money.
McDonald's is mostly dying because they've run from their heritage. Most people think "cheap, shitty fast food" when they think of McDonald's, so they responded by gutting their dollar menu and serving a bunch of $6 burgers and starbucks style coffee.
Taco Bell is doing great because they've completely embraced their reputation as cheap, shitty garbage.
>Wendy good waifu material
When mcdonalds reduced the sizes of their meals because those fatasses won the lawsuit about not being able to stop eating mcd's, did mcd lower the prices as they reduced the portion sizes?
I went to McDonalds for the first time in like a year and it had what looked like gourmet options and you could pick your own bun and shit.
What the fuck is that about? I just wanted some cheap nasty garbage, if i wanted a nice burger I'd go to the family restaurant down the street or I'd make my own.
>fag who refuses to eat meat because animals too cute
>threads about burgers and fast food I haven't had in years
Would be nice if they also upgraded their burgers to match that price tag, but nope.
I only ever go like ever 3 months to make a McGangbang and get some fries. I wanted to get some nuggets once and they were like $8 for 10 cdn.
>>not based In'n'Out
>Half of /a/ will never taste burgers of this quality.
>not Five Guys
You west coast fags put way too much on these shit burgers.
They are not better than home cooked.
I hate faggots like you. Plants are the superior life form on this planet yet you faggots gobble em up because they're not muh cute or muh conscious. Do everyone a favor, walk off a cliff and fucking die.
Sounds about right. But I think lots of people, at least in America, are also turn towards healthier options. Decades of soda, fries, and burgers have helped kill plenty of relatives and the children are getting wise.
>In n' Out
I feel like the quality has dropped drastically. It's never cooked thoroughly.
I like their Number 1-3, anything else on their menu is garbage tier.
But since I don't know what cause my food poisoning a few days ago, I don't think I can eat fast food confidently ever again.
But how will they have their parties without McD?
The cuter the animal the tastier the meat
best meat I ever had was a fawn my uncle shot y, mmm wrapped in bacon then smoked
except for rabbits they are only mediocre, unless you braise them in wine
>Top Tier qt
>Remind me of the time my Asian bro came back from the Marines and ordered 50 McChickens and 50 McDoubles
>There were 13 of us, and I only could eat 2 McChickens
>The others just kept stuffing their faces
Wendy's is where you go if you want to have bacon, the burger is just an accessory to that.
Options are Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, Son of Baconator, or Baconator. Everything else is irrelevant especially whatever their promo item is as those haven't been good in 20 years.
I miss the gooey cheesy mushroom burger
I had McDonalds for lunch in Ikebukuro when I was on vacation because my phone was dying and I couldn't find a free outlet anywhere.
I ordered what I thought was a chicken sandwich, but was actually a fish sandwich that was pretty good. The fries tasted the same.
Ironically I had the most trouble ordering here, because nothing was in English and they didn't have too many pictures.
I guarantee you not.
We have convenience available to us everywhere.
Even Starbucks and many other similar places began making high fat meals to ensure young hipster teenagers such as yourself get hooked and gain weight by their late 20's early 30's.
You'd still have to fix the fact we never move, but that would help.
Please be joking, you colossal faggot.
>pleb caring about animal's "feelings"
The moral argument is the weakest argument why people shouldn't eat meat.
I bet you've never slaughtered your own goat and ate it afterwards
I totally agree with you. I can get 2x the food from Taco Bell and it's not like McDonald's tastes any higher quality. I've also heard their coffee machines are filled with gunk because 0 of their employees get hired intending to be baristas.
>What the fuck is that about? I just wanted some cheap nasty garbage, if i wanted a nice burger I'd go to the family restaurant down the street or I'd make my own.
Actually they still want you to buy the cheap stuff. It's just that the expensive stuff is what makes them look good, but once you are in the store you would gravitate to the cheaper menu thy actually WANT you to buy.
Had in and out first time in California, then had Carl's jr a day later
Not sure where this in and out praise comes from since it's so mediocre and the fries are total shit
A double bacon western burger from Carl's is other worldly
I would imagine shitting her binges out would be a huge pain, but I guess if she keeps doing it, it's not so bad.
Just order the McNuggets, because they're going to be the same thing everywhere - not great, but not bad either. And if it's good enough for Olympic athletes to eat a few hours before competing, it's good enough for you.
I like Moss Burger better anyway.
>mfw Woss Burger starts showing up in my animu
Burgers are good, but don't quite compare to pizza. Pic related, forgot about it and ate cold, but still delicious.
Why must we have off-topic food thread right before bed?
>not eating traditional Japanese fare
Well, not really, but chopsticks make everything a little oriental. I eat almost every meal with them.
All this disguting American food makes me vomit.
Breakfast menu is a shit concept that shouldn't have ever happened anyways. The idea of 'breakfast food' doesn't even exist for many people.
Now they just need to offer the full menu all day.
>casserole on dough
But Chicago deep dish is the best kind of pizza
MosBurger is a big small for my liking. They're good, but small.
Beckers in Akihabara is a bit better. Their fries are great too.
Here, have a pic of traditional Finnish fare. I crave it after a night of drinking
>Well, not really, but chopsticks make everything a little oriental. I eat almost every meal with them.
I would probably kill myself if i had to eat from mcdonalds or kfc
When I was in there it seemed like Mcdonalds was a really trendy place for teenagers to hang out and for business people to work. It was like starbucks in that shit. Wonder what happened.
Five Guys is literally the best burger you'll get in America. Shit is delicisousa.
What's the actual difference between a burger and a hotdog? Say you made a patty the size of a hotdog, and put it on the bun, would it still be a burgler?
Presumably if the McDonalds corporate entity folded, then the Yum! franchises would take over the market share since that's the second largest fast food corporation in the US.
So you'd see more KFC, Taco Bell, Wing Street and... Pizza Hut I think is their other major brand.
Which would ruin Japan's picture of us eating burgers every day.
>go to hibachi with coworkers
>they only bring out chopsticks
>all coworkers feel awkward about asking for silverware for some reason
>they all struggle for about 10 minutes before they finally have to ask
>I am nearly done
When I was a kid I found craft sticks like pic related and thought they were chop sticks so I practiced with them. I was delighted to find out I was wrong.
/ck/ please go and take your shit memes with you.
>dip into vinegar
Why though? To kill the potato taste?
>implying eating plain fries is healthy
Besides, the nips love their mayo and manage to not get fat.
>he didn't eat KFC on Christmas as all Japanese do
Elevens are fucking weird
Why don't Americans eat goat and lamb more? Goat is fucking GOAT.
>he thinks southern jello bundt cake is a meme
they aren't the best but they're pretty damn good and fast for not that much
w-what the fuck is this
why did he add an entire tub of cool whip
I don't need this on cough syrup
Breakfast has been their strongest point since the 80s at least.
Their "premium" sandwiches are good, but still over priced for what you get.
I don't like the fries as much as I used to.
If you put your cookie batter into a cake tin, do you have one big cookie or a cookie-flavoured cake?
The thing is, they've already saturated the markets with their multiple brands of non-burger chains. They'd need to get a major burger chain up and running fast to not simply be choked out of that market by Burger King and Carl's Jr./Hardee's.
>24/7/4/12 of great dishes with beans, cheese, avocado and sometimes spicy shit
I hate your beaner existence because yall have shit taste in everything, but your cuisine is special. Thanks, faggots
I will bring Whataburger to Japan /a/. Have faith in me.
>Steak with fucking ketchup
>Steak with anything other than A-1
You are absolutely disgusting and should be placed in a Penitentiary.
>go to a katsu restaurant in japan
>couple of young american girls sitting nearby
>their meals come out
>they ask for spoons to drink their miso soup
They also complained about the taste of the pickled veges and then their fuckass siblings finished eating wherever they had eaten and kept coming into the restaurant to bug them.
You can't expect a tripfag to have the taste and sophistication required to appreciate such succulent fare as a well-done milk steak with jellybeans. The reality is any less done is cheap and easy, and anyone can enjoy it and chew it.
Pretty reasonable, when you think about it seafood looks so damn different from literally everything else people eat except fish and even that can have a pretty wildly different texture than normal meats.
Its pretty much a do you live in coastal cities thing on whether or not they are common foods though
I was gonna ask /jp/, but I might as well ask here first.
Any good chains stateside that make a good hamburger steak?
Pic related from a local place last time I was in Japan.
Yeah I've lived on the East Coast for a decent time.
My best friend lives in the bay area, northcal.
I went to In and Out, was extremely dissapointed because everyone I knew in the military wouldn't shut up about it.
Is it a good burger, yes.
Is it worth the hype, not really.
Also for the record I am joking about five guys.
It's mostly shit now also.
However it use to be pretty legit.
>always hear about whataburger
>even muricans are jelly of other states for having it
>go to it while on vacation in texas
>just tasted like a better version of burger king
>strawberry shake was also good
The staff were super friendly though. I got better service there than at a 4 star restaurant.
Lamb is a staple in the cuisine and tons of them came to the US after the revolution, not sure what else to say.
I don't know if my grandmother bought expensive meat either but she's dead so I can't really find out.
Shame, a lot of the finest cuisine is centered around seafood.
I feel the same way. I can never really be bothered to cook for myself, but I'm more than happy to cook for many people. Additionally, most packaged goods provide for 2 or more people, so a fair amount of food goes to waste sometimes.
I just like to go to Costco instead.
Shame the one closest to me only has Pepsi and other Pepsi related products. I end up getting a water instead.
Man it's a good thing Japan has a Costco.
I haven't experimented. I had sushi a couple times and I had the worst stomach ache ever for about 3 hours. Then I had some tilapia another time and the same excruciating stomach ache.
Maybe it just wasn't cooked well. I don't know but I've been scared of eating seafood since then. Nothing is as fucking bad as stomach ache.
I'm from central VA and have eaten seafood all my life. Hearing classmates say they didn't eat fish weirded me out.
You could be allergic or eating undercooked seafood. Japan is the land of fish and fish accessories so be careful.
>tfw rosemary fries are out of season at Burgerville
They're the best and come with a great aioli dip.
>those weird looks you get whenever you order a fish-o-filet at any fast food place
I can make anything as long as I have the recipe and the materials.
But I'm also lazy, so most of my dinners are throwing some sort of meat into a pot with water, garlic powder, onion powder, lemon pepper and a splash of A-1, opening a can of vegetables and microwaving it for 3min, making hungry Jacks instant mashed potatoes, and half a small can of gravy.
Then putting them all into a bowl and eating.
What exactly does "nice" entail? I feel like many people put far too much biased emphasis on presentation at the expense of nutrition, convenience, and taste. For me, a nice meal is something simple but nutritious that tastes good. No need to go overboard
>It doesn't taste like melon at all
I'll use the same marketing tactic pizza and chicken places use, make it a "holiday food".
In addition to flashy promotions and a "down home" atmosphere to draw in people attracted to the whole Texas thing. Then as the Japanese slowly grow a Texas-sized appetite, I expand by buying out farmland and increasing the amount of livestock raised. Eventually, Japan will be Texas but with anime and more rice.
Overrated as fuck and not worth the price.
Local burger joints are way better in my experience. Especially ones in Texas. I don't live in Texas anymore but they had some of the best fucking burger places.
Ever had Oyster dressing.
Just take 1-2 cans of oysters, put them in a chopper, take 2 stalks of celery, put them in a chopper, mix it with one box of instant stuffing, bake/cook it as long as the box says.
Wala, Oyster Dressing.
May be green and smell bad, but delicious.
>Do you not realize how many Americans won't eat seafood?
A terrifying number.
I mean Yum brand owns Long John Silvers but the anon from before didn't even mention it.
There's like 5 locations within 50 miles of me.
To me they taste a lot like the default Wendy's burgers only with extra available options. Their fries aren't that good either, even cajun is so-so.
Still they're okay all said and done. I actually do prefer In n Out. Tourist shits come in and just order what they see not knowing about the secret menu.
With McDonalds out of the way, Pizza Hut can advance their plans.
>Steak and Bananas drizzled with ketchup
Wait, what the fuck?
Japan gets all the special shit from McDonalds, so why are they suddenly being dumped? Considering how many special burgers, events and whatnot they get i assumed McDonalds was insanely popular there.
Anime girls are confirmed to not approve of steak sauce.
It makes you wonder why America never gets these things.
The opposite. Because they're not popular, they do a bunch of special events to drum up interest.
The only event I've ever seen was a "Meet Ronald", and that was like, six years ago.
You can get peppers diced into the burger or separate in little bags. That's the main difference. Everything else is more like customizing what they do to your preference, but you'd be surprised what a difference it makes with for example whole grilled onions, extra toasted buns, fries well-done etc.
Is there anything more pathetic than eating and discussion fast food tripe with such glee as ITT? Having someone cook for you is a close second.
You haven't lived until you've ate pozole or albondigas
It's time to settle this once and for all.
I try to make okonomiyaki and fail over and over.
At least it is edible and the mayo and sauce make it tasty enough.
I should really do noodles to stuff into it as well.
>owning a slap chop or equivalent item
I thinking "this doesn't seem that crazy" until he got to the mayo, but the vinegar on top of that?
Describes okonomiyaki pretty well.
>Mayonnaise on a burger
>Mayonnaise with fries
>Mayonnaise on anything else
What the fuck are you doing
I used to be an open-minded, "try anything once before i judge" type of guy
Then I tried anchovies on pizza
I refuse to eat any seafood except properly cooked fish fillet. More often than not, guts are kept in the seafood, especially shrimp and lobster, so you are literally eating shit.
Yakisoba Pan is horrifying, and a dollar in Japan
and yet so good
I bet it is in part my lack of dashi stock, and a good skillet. I just make it in a pan.
If you're living off nothing it's pretty simple to make though. Cup of flour, cup of water, one egg, mix. Add some cabbage or bean sprouts or noodles or whatever, toss in a pan and fry for a few minutes each side and then liberally apply sauce and mayo.
Bacon is optional.
Most shrimp are now farmed, and those are left hungry in clean water to filter out. And why does it even matter? You've got bacteria and yeast chronically festering in your mouth.
>not appreciating the rich and creamy taste of mayo on select foods
>popcorn getting soggy in a watermelon 'basket'
>full logs of cranberry sauce topped with a roasted pineapple
>What the fuck is that about?
The franchise owners have been asking the same thing.
>“McDonald’s system is broken,” said one franchise owner. “They talk menu reduction to help our people, simplify our menu for customers, but add products to help sales and it does not work. We will continue to fall and fail.”
>Another franchisee says he was left “confused” by the summit: “McDonald’s management does not know what want to be. Expensive—and slow—custom burgers in the same restaurant where we sell the Dollar Menu?”
It's winter guys you should be eating air dried meat and cabbage rollings
The meat equivalent of pic related?
>there are people that never tasted horse and maybe never will because it's forbidden in their countries
I feel genuine pity.
KFC has won.
i mena it's a traditional Christmas meal for fucks sake.
I actually feel bad about the state of Christmas in Japan. It would be depressing to eat KFC on Christmas imo.
>ctrl f subway
the fuck is wrong with you /a/? I bet you're all out of shape and shit.
As for me, Imma have a footlong honey oat bread cut at a 90 degree angle. I make it a veggie delight with one scoop of tuna spread evenly along the top-half of the bread. Light mustard, salt and pepper on the tuna, avocado slices atop the tuna with swiss cheese atop that. Lettuce and spinach along the bottom, tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, olives, light yellow peppers and light hot peppers along the top. This arrangement makes closing and handling the sandwich easier. Cilantro, onions, bellpeppers, parmesan and oregano to top it off. Oil and vinegar on the side. Refrigerate sandwich for approximately 30 minutes before enjoying with a bag of whole-grain cheddar sun chips and sweet tea cut with water on the side. Distribute oil and vinegar on the sandwich just prior to eating.
>263g of sugar
Literal cup of diabetes
I would give it a shot.
Used to work at a subway. Made my sandwiches that way before going home.
Because he's a pig.
Them veggies are great though.
>enjoying with a bag of whole-grain cheddar sun chips and sweet tea cut with water on the side
I recognize that brand of bullshit anywhere; you're like me, who goes through inane rituals to delude themselves into thinking they're eating better. We both know we aren't though.
Except the post you're replying to is Hong Kong.
>throughout the world
I see you don't travel much, because in Asian countries, places like Pizza Hut aren't just serving cheap, shitty food and actually functions like a proper restaurants. The menu for KFC/McD in Asian countries are very different from those in American that if you only look that menus, you wouldn't even realize they're KFC.
a.) that's chinese
b.) I'd imagine it's more like the chains want to give a good impression of our food and also tastier/more-interesting items are more likely to tempt people to try it, whereas in the West we clearly don't need any extra convincing to go get it since we generally see it as just cheap convenience.
In China there are tons of faggots who literally do not even know what an apple pie is and would be too shy to order it, so instead they fill up the same pies with peach because they're far more familiar with peach desserts.
>ask for lettuce
>get 5 pounds of lettuce
>ask for anything else
>get 3-4 tiny ass slices of veggies that you can't even taste.
>Subway tastes like cheep plastic. For your buns aren't toasted your not liking your life correctly
Nigga, you can barely spell. Why should I listen to what you have to say?
>delude themselves into thinking they're eating better
Compare what I'm eating to a lot of the crap posted here and tell me I'm not eating better.