Sunday, March 8, 2009

What ever happened to....?

In an ever changing world we live in we all need a few things that stay the same. After I left Dunkin' Donuts yesterday I had an old memory pop up that begs the question......what ever happened to the day when you could get a warm Dunkin donut? I recall being able to arrive bright and early most mornings and you could actually get a fresh donut that was made in the back by Fred himself. Now you can't ask for a glazed cruller or the employees will look at you funny-you have to ask for a glazed stick. Somehow glazed stick does not roll off the tongue quite as easily as glazed cruller. I say we start a petition right now to get back the term glazed cruller. Fred would be proud of us.

While we are on the topic, whatever happened to the McDLT ? Don't we all remember George Costanza skipping around in this 80's commercial for the new McDLT? I have to be honest with you, that was one of my favorite McDonalds burgers. I can't fault them for doing away with it though. The McDLT was sold in a novel form of packaging where the meat and bottom half of the bun was prepared separately from the lettuce, tomato, American cheese, pickles, sauces, and top half of the bun and both were then packaged into a specially designed two-sided container. The consumer was then expected to finalize preparation of the sandwich by combining the hot and cool sides just prior to eating. The company discontinued the sandwich in 1990 to appear more environmentally friendly as it moved away from polystyrene packaging which was integral to the McDLT experience. I just remember a visit to Mickey Dees a few years ago where my wife misread the name of the newest burger called Big 'N' Tasty. I think she read it is Big 'N' Nasty. Imagine her relief.

Hey, at least I still have the old classic jingle for the Whopper committed to memory for use at a later date.


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