Nerd Lunch Podcast 55: Fast Food On The Cheap

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Nerd Lunch Podcast 55: Fast Food On The Cheap

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When Pax is called away on a top secret mission for Colonel Sanders and The Hamburglar, CT and Jeeg break the “in case of emergency” glass around Movie Hodge Podge and bring out fourth chair regular Aaron Nix. The three of us welcome back Nick from Dude Foods to discuss cheap eats in the already cheap world of fast food. We kick around our favorite value menus and promotions of yore from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Subway, Arby’s, and more. Then we turn our attention to the current state and future of fast food deals where social media promos, coupons, and big box store eating have taken hold. In our Nerd To-Dos, we plan a delicious potluck of James Bond, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, Halo, and Cheerwine.

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  1. Jeeg February 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Kevin, I have no idea how I forgot the 29 cent hamburgers at McDs. We did a very similar play to get around the 10 count limit. My Dad would pull into the drive-thru and send my brother or me into the store with a $5 bill. We'd meet him on the other side of the restaurant and roll out with our 20 cheeseburgers.

    It does sound like it's a rough go for fast food and junk food up there, Chris. Though I had no idea it was so different until I heard the Atomic Geeks talk about it a few years ago.

  2. Chrisloc1701 February 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    you guys have way more and better fast food options down in the USofA than we do up her in Canuckland. We never had 29 or 39 cent McDonalds prices. Lowest i think we ever got was 99 cents for hamburgers or $1.09 for cheeseburgers.

  3. Kevin Hellions February 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    How can you forget 29 cent hamburger and 39 cent cheeseburger days? True story: This was back in 1999 or 2000. McDonalds had the aforementioned sale, but the limit was 10. There were two of us. I walked up, ordered 10, and handed the change back to my friend. He walked up and also ordered 10. Then I went right behind him and ordered 10 more. We went to the t-shirt store I was working at at the time and ate all 30 during the shift. Good times.

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