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CheapyD vs McDonalds' Japan "Mega Mac"


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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:21 AM

McDonald's recently launched the Mega Mac in Japan, which is basically a double Big Mac. Feeling like a regular Big Mac is something of a misnomer (it's not really that big), I decided to give it a try.

The sign exclaims, "Beef heaven!"
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As you would expect:
1) The Mega Mac tastes just like a Big Mac, but with more "beef".
2) Reality is a lot different from the poster:

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As an alternative to the normal "set" with with fries and a soda, McDonalds also offered a "special set" which came with fries, soda, Mega Mac, and 5 Chicken Mc Nuggets. I didn't notice that option until after I ordered, and my body appreciated the oversight.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:22 AM

That's disgusting.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:26 AM

That's disgusting.

Indeed it is. Exactly why I stopped eating at McDonalds.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:28 AM

Oh great, here come the food snobs.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:31 AM

I thought there was going to be a video like CheapyD vs the shrimp. :cry:

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:31 AM

That's actually making me hungry, I haven't had McDonald's in a looong time. How much is that tower of delicious-ness?
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:38 AM

Okay... there are only two delicious things from McDonalds... their spicy McChicken things and a Big Mac... a double big mac though, wow.

Isnt a normal big mac like 1100 calories?
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#8 weevles

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:40 AM

I can't believe a nihonjin would eat that. Is this particular Makudonarudo's catering to gaijin then?

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:48 AM

I would eat it.. I'm 6'0" and 170lbs. The occasional junk food doesn't hurt me much :P

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 02:09 AM

Could use a second slice of cheese on the top patty , otherwise looks good. I wonder if they'll ever come out in the US given the criticism that McDonalds has been dealing with since the movies "Super Size Me" and "Fast Food Nation".

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 02:22 AM

HOLY SHIT CHEAPY!!!!

Ok, so attempts are being made to combat Obesity here in america, but McDonald's are trying to "fatten" up the people of Japan?

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 02:48 AM

Wow that is disgusting
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 02:58 AM

That's sick. Seriously. It's overkill.
One Big Mac, according to the US, has 570 calories with 30 grams of fat and 10 grams saturated fat. You would nearly double the numbers for the Mega Mac, but not quite because it appears to only have one slice of cheese with only three pieces of buns. But it's still incredibly gluttonous.
The one poster above brings up an interesting point-- they seem to be trying to Americanize the Japanese's eating habits. Which would be a travesty...
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:14 AM

That's sick. Seriously. It's overkill.
One Big Mac, according to the US, has 570 calories with 30 grams of fat and 10 grams saturated fat. You would nearly double the numbers for the Mega Mac, but not quite because it appears to only have one slice of cheese with only three pieces of buns. But it's still incredibly gluttonous.
The one poster above brings up an interesting point-- they seem to be trying to Americanize the Japanese's eating habits. Which would be a travesty...


If I'm not mistaken those numbers fall short of several Hardee's burgers (maybe not several but I think they have 1 or 2 with more calories than 1200).

Looking at Hardess Nutirition calculator:

2/3 lb Double Bacon Cheese Thickburger- 1300 Calories, 96 Grams of fat, 40 Grams of Sat. Fat

Speaking of that, I had a friend who worked at Cheesecake Factory (restaurant in KC, not sure if it's anywhere else) and 1 slice of their cheesecake had something like 2200 calories (not sure which variety). It was disgusting but damn it tastes good.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:23 AM

Do nihon jin actually go to McD's? I'm curious because I wouldn't expect McD's to get alot of business in Nihon unless they offered local delicacies.
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:27 AM

I can't believe a nihonjin would eat that. Is this particular Makudonarudo's catering to gaijin then?

As far as I can tell, every McDonald's in Tokyo has the same menu.

Do nihon jin actually go to McD's? I'm curious because I wouldn't expect McD's to get alot of business in Nihon unless they offered local delicacies.

Yes, Japanese people go to mcdonalds. There are not enough foreigners living in Japan to support McDonalds and they seem to do good business here. The menus are very similar to the USA menus with a few special additions now and then.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:29 AM

Yep. I was in Japan (Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture) in October of 2006. I was actually quite surprised to find some of our stores/food places there. I think the one that suprised me the most was the 7/11s on every damn corner. They had cool little mario bros toys that we drove around trying to find the whole 2 weeks i was there. But yes, I ate McDonalds three times while staying in Japan. Once thru the drive thru, second inside a mall type shop, and third at the Tokyo Norita Airport. The one thing that shocked me was the lack of sweet N sour sauce. They simply said they did not have it. My wife was quite dissapointed. I do love the fact they call it MacDonarudo tho. Hilarious...Anyway, the food tasted the same as it does in the states...I was not brave enough however to try the Shrimp Burger.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:35 AM

I don't regularly eat fast food. In fact, I'm a little of a health nut... but I do enjoy eating fast food when the opportunity arises. With that said, here is to hoping that tower of cardiac arrest finds it's way overseas.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:45 AM

Just order 2 of the double cheeseburgers off the $1 menu and ask them to make it with thousand island dressing. You merge them to produce a $2 mega big mac.
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:47 AM

Oh great, here come the food snobs.



sorry to have standards. that's fucking gross. :lol:

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:53 AM

Food snobs..ugh...

Anyways, if you want to be more technical, the burger isn't that bad for you if you go meat and cheese only. You lose about 200 calories and about 20 grams of fat total, and it's still the heart of the burger.

Based on the size of the burger, plus what you're getting with it, it is good enough for one meal, if you had a light dinner and a light breakfast, you'd clock in around 2000 calories and 60-80 grams of fat depending on the other meals..

Therefore, it's not that big of a travesty or crime as some of you make it seem. I'm sure no one eats a mega mac daily, so what's the big deal?

And as for Japanese eating habits changing..let me tell you what changing Japanese eating habits gives you...

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Unless of course, you prefer Japanese A cups [practically flatter than a thin guy's chest]

#22 gofishn

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 04:12 AM

sorry to have standards. that's fucking gross. :lol:


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Posted 16 January 2007 - 04:22 AM

I'd like to slap some thousand island dressing on that girl.
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 04:50 AM

WTF is up with this "disgusting" talk? That Mega Mac, the BK Quad Stacker, and Scarlett Johansson are like the most beautiful things I ever saw.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 04:52 AM

It's like when people go into PS3/360/wii thread and shit on it, if you don't like what the thread is about just shut the Fuck up and don't post in it.
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:06 AM

Food snobs..ugh...

Anyways, if you want to be more technical, the burger isn't that bad for you if you go meat and cheese only. You lose about 200 calories and about 20 grams of fat total, and it's still the heart of the burger.

Based on the size of the burger, plus what you're getting with it, it is good enough for one meal, if you had a light dinner and a light breakfast, you'd clock in around 2000 calories and 60-80 grams of fat depending on the other meals..

Therefore, it's not that big of a travesty or crime as some of you make it seem. I'm sure no one eats a mega mac daily, so what's the big deal?

And as for Japanese eating habits changing..let me tell you what changing Japanese eating habits gives you...

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Unless of course, you prefer Japanese A cups [practically flatter than a thin guy's chest]



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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:36 AM

Havn't you guys heard of the ghetto Big Mac?

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:38 AM

how could they get this before us....

the fat asses are over here

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:40 AM

I'm a few years off in my Japanese, so I can't recall the on/kun readings for a number of (in other words, any) kanji...so what's the word next to "beef" on the top of that poster in the OP?

The combined character meanings seem to suggest "Heaven Country," which, next to the word "beef," makes me giggle like you wouldn't believe.

how could they get this before us....

the fat asses are over here


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Posted 16 January 2007 - 06:00 AM

Yeah, it's "Beef Heaven".