Would you eat a $41 hamburger?

rainman::|:|

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Yes, to say i did it. I'd make them leave the mushrooms off, tho, i don't eat mushrooms. Well for the most part ;)

But i'm one of those people who would pay $300 for a bottle of Dom from a particular year, for a special celebration. A lot of people would disagree with that.

You only live once :)

pnw
 
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cr2sh

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already did...

As some of you might know I was in London for New Years, while I was over I stayed in the Grosvenor House. Room service featured a hamburger that cost £25.00, at a current exchange rate of $1.65 to the unit, that's $41.25... I'll have you know I ate 3 of them while I was there (not to mention several $50 club sandwiches).
 
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cr2sh

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You're right.. the first night the bun was actually soggy, but other nights they were really good sanchwiches (although not $41 good).
Visit http://www.sininc.org for full photos and video of the trip! Including a 28second video of me walking from one end of our apartment to the other. :D
 
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moby1

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I practically did!

Went to McDonalds in Oslo some years ago.

I ordered a burger, fries & drink. It was over $25. It's probably more now.

I hate McDonalds & I never go there in U.S. but for some reason I love going there in when in foreign cities.
 
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mac15

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Well, a $41 hamburger, what is america coming to, you already eat to much junk food crap compared to any other country on ths earth and now your going to get ripped off in the process. USA USA USA :p
 
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Approx

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25$ burger in oslo?

I am from Norway, a 60 minutes drive from oslo and that was expencive.
And we have mac donalds here to.

The bigest menu = 15$ i think i never eat on mac´d
Id i am out on the town i go to a itelian pizza place or a little kebab store.
 
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rainman::|:|

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A lot of people go to expensive restaraunts and get food that they could have found cheaper, because of the dining experience and quality of the ingredients. It's not getting ripped off if someone pays it willingly. My favorite restaraunt here in Des Moines is called Cafe Chat Noir, and it's very easy to spend $50-75 for a light dinner there per person. That's without even touching the wine list.

i never feel like i got "ripped off" when i go eat there. i enjoy myself all night, the check notwithstanding.

:)
pnw
 
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mymemory

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Re: I practically did!

Originally posted by moby1
Went to McDonalds in Oslo some years ago.

I ordered a burger, fries & drink. It was over $25. It's probably more now.

I hate McDonalds & I never go there in U.S. but for some reason I love going there in when in foreign cities.
May be because (at list Mac Donlads) uses cleaner facilities in other countries.

I would pay $41 for a burger, of course may be once a year just to have experience, that is it.
 
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Computer_Phreak

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roflmao:

"Kobe beef, imported from Japan, comes from cattle raised on beer and massaged daily to make the meat soft and succulent. "
 
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springscansing

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Originally posted by mac15
Well, a $41 hamburger, what is america coming to, you already eat to much junk food crap compared to any other country on ths earth and now your going to get ripped off in the process. USA USA USA :p
Oh shut up for god sakes. I do not think one hamburger is a good reason to attack a whole country, joking or not. What the heck have you people given the world? A show and a movie that both have the word Crocodile in their names?

How's the bandwidth limit over there?
 
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mac15

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Originally posted by springscansing What the heck have you people given the world?[/B]
Well , I'd like to ask you the same question, the good ol US of A has bought the rest of the world fear, famine and other horrifying things, you are the most arrogent people in the world, at the moment, you say your trying to bring peace to world, ha whatever. You couldn't find Bin Ladin so to look big you have to go get Saddam.

I say again USA USA USA
 
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rainman::|:|

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mac15, i've agreed wholeheartedly with what you've said in other threads on this subject, but do shut up. this is not the place for political ranting. this is a thread about hamburgers. The question is whether or not you would buy this burger, obviously you would not. Moving right along...

pnw
 
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springscansing

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Originally posted by mac15


Well , I'd like to ask you the same question, the good ol US of A has bought the rest of the world fear, famine and other horrifying things, you are the most arrogent people in the world, at the moment, you say your trying to bring peace to world, ha whatever. You couldn't find Bin Ladin so to look big you have to go get Saddam.

I say again USA USA USA
Hey, I 100% agree there you dumb ****. I'm no crazy patriot. We mostly are arrogant *******s. But for you to insult the US over a hamburger... I mean, that just makes you look like the *******.

If it wasn't for the US, there'd be no macs. :)
 
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King Cobra

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>(springscansing) Oh shut up [mac15] for god sakes. I do not think one hamburger is a good reason to attack a whole country, joking or not. What the heck have you people given the world? A show and a movie that both have the word Crocodile in their names?

Even though he was joking, scansing, I think he meant that in a positive way. Just because he uses the Australian flag as his avatar, it doesn't mean he hates all other countries.

Judging by how you replied, however, it didn't sound like you meant to imply any positive comical aspect. How do you think he feels?

>(mac15) Well, a $41 hamburger, what is america coming to you already eat to much junk food crap compared to any other country on ths earth

The hamburger I wanted to have discussed was not for the intent of McDonalds, or some other place. There was a report on NBC, or CBS (I don't remember exactly) discussing the hamburger, and the hamburger is only presented in NYC.

>and now your going to get ripped off in the process. USA USA USA :p

Not ripped off. According to the TV report, those who commented on the hamburger would buy it again. The people dedicated to perfecting the colassis mentioned they were not doing this to rip off people, but to make people "get their money's worth". One of the comments about why $41 was it's better than a $40 hamburger. :p

>(springscansing) Hey, I 100% agree there you [mac15]. I'm no crazy patriot. We mostly are arrogant *******s. But for you to insult the US over a hamburger... I mean, that just makes you look like the *******.

I have this rule that goes "Anyone who is or tries to look like an ******* is not allowed to be given a responsibility." mac15, i.e. chris, is an administrator at FunMac.com and manages the site quite well. If you don't trust me, check out the site and register, if you would like.

Again, I don't think chris meant this as an insult, except in a comical fashion.

But let's get back to the meat at hand. :cool:
 
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mac15

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Cheers Cobra I think you summed up what I meant there very well, I never really meant to insult the US, it was more a comical gesture to pic at your foibles.
 
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redAPPLE

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Originally posted by mac15


Well , I'd like to ask you the same question, the good ol US of A has bought the rest of the world fear, famine and other horrifying things, you are the most arrogent people in the world, at the moment, you say your trying to bring peace to world, ha whatever. You couldn't find Bin Ladin so to look big you have to go get Saddam.

I say again USA USA USA
hey mac15. u forgot somethin'. america gave us cameron diaz... yeah baby...

pertaining to that bin laden (not bin ladin ;) ) and saddam story...

sad but true, i guess. (ok. let's move on)

and back to the topic, i cannot imagine eating a 41 $ burger.

i would pay for such a burger if i would get an orgasm-like feeling, eating it... :D
 
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Hemingray

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Ha ha haaa!
Yeah, I would, just to say I'd tried it. :D I love "gourmet" hamburgers but I only eat maybe three or four a year (which is a good thing. ;) )

I've cut down a LOT on junk/fast food, and it's definitely helped my weight.
 
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Roger1

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I would eat a $41 burger, provided someone bought it for me :D Oh, I'd want a side order of onion rings to go with it, if you don't mind:D :D
 
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