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BAMAPHIN 22
10-14-2005, 11:28 AM
Struggling to lure customers back amid increased competition, McDonald's is adding a new item to its menu in Japan: the shrimp burger.

The 270 yen ($2.40), burger, shown to reporters Friday and set to go on sale this month, is the latest effort by the Japan unit of the U.S. fast-food chain to win over Japanese palates — and spark sales.

McDonald's Japan is also testing other additions, including chicken salad and yogurt.

The hamburger chain with more than 3,700 stores in the world's second largest economy has tried everything from tofu burgers to advertising blitzes to coax diners back to the Golden Arches after the company posted a loss in 2002 amid the mad cow scare.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051014/ap_on_fe_st/japan_mcdonalds;_ylt=Ah3nroStDAac4.YskXoDOZCs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3b2NibDltBHNlYwM3MTY-

Talos
10-14-2005, 12:26 PM
Two words I thought I'd never hear together: McDonald's and Shrimp

RWhitney014
10-14-2005, 12:45 PM
Two words I thought I'd never hear together: McDonald's and Shrimp

Two words I don't trust to be together.

WharfRat
10-14-2005, 12:53 PM
Two words I don't trust to be together.

:yeahthat:

:barf:

Talos
10-14-2005, 01:32 PM
Yeah, that sounds pretty much like an unhealthy dose of something bad.

Sounds as bad as "Chicken Fries"....

painnotpleasure
10-14-2005, 02:45 PM
Yeah, that sounds pretty much like an unhealthy dose of something bad.

Sounds as bad as "Chicken Fries".... At least better than Chicken McTesticles.

WharfRat
10-14-2005, 03:01 PM
At least better than Chicken McTesticles.

yeah....what exactly is that gelatinous mystery substance that finds it way into those things? Blech!

d-day
10-14-2005, 03:02 PM
yeah....what exactly is that gelatinous mystery substance that finds it way into those things? Blech!

stuff

WharfRat
10-14-2005, 03:03 PM
stuff

:yikes:

ih8brady
10-14-2005, 04:13 PM
Vincent (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000237/): And you know what they call a... a... a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Tokyo?
Jules (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000168/): They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with cheese?
Vincent (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000237/): No man, they have a fear of mad cow. They wouldn't touch a Quarter Pounder.
Jules (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000168/): Then what do they call it?
Vincent (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000237/): They call it a Royale with shrimp.
Jules (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000168/): A Royale with shrimp. What do they call a Big Mac?
Vincent (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000237/): Well, a Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call it le Big-Mac.
Jules (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000168/): Le Big-Mac. Ha ha ha ha. What do they call a Whopper?
Vincent (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000237/): I dunno, I didn't go into Burger King.


Seriously, I'd try it and if it made me sick, I'd sue and become a millionaire!

painnotpleasure
10-14-2005, 04:34 PM
stuff I just lost my appetite... :barf: and my lunch.

Roman529
10-14-2005, 05:39 PM
Vincent (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000237/): And you know what they call a... a... a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Tokyo?
Jules (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000168/): They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with cheese?
Vincent (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000237/): No man, they have a fear of mad cow. They wouldn't touch a Quarter Pounder.
Jules (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000168/): Then what do they call it?
Vincent (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000237/): They call it a Royale with shrimp.
Jules (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000168/): A Royale with shrimp. What do they call a Big Mac?
Vincent (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000237/): Well, a Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call it le Big-Mac.
Jules (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000168/): Le Big-Mac. Ha ha ha ha. What do they call a Whopper?
Vincent (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000237/): I dunno, I didn't go into Burger King.


Seriously, I'd try it and if it made me sick, I'd sue and become a millionaire!

Pulp Fiction...what a great movie. :lol: I love shrimp but I would not trust McDonalds with anything fishy, not even a fish filet, unless you want to spend the evening in the bathroom. In India, they make the Bic Mac with chicken instead of beef and they call it the Maharajah Mac. :D Le Big Mac. LOL

QB2RonnieTD23
10-14-2005, 05:52 PM
At least better than Chicken McTesticles.

:rofl3:

I love Shrimp, and i loved Chicken Fries. But somehow i doubt that the combination McDonalds is trying to sell here wont work. Considering how awful the Fish Fillet and the "whaler" sandwhich (was that it?) were, i just couldn't stomach shrimp from the golden arches.

byroan
10-14-2005, 07:27 PM
chicken salad and yogurt.

That wouldn't be chicken yogurt would it?

unifiedtheory
10-15-2005, 01:38 AM
That wouldn't be chicken yogurt would it?

Yuck!