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Don’t screw up the french fries

My vegetarian wife is horrified and frustrated that McDonald’s fries are cooked with beef.

She says, “But if they took out the meat, think of how many more people would buy them.”

I disagree — they would be insane to change the recipe.

Those fries may be the most popular single hot food ever invented. How much bigger could it get? Should they bet it all on a small percent of possible increase in sales?

Don’t mess with a winner.

P.S. Hostess cakes, too.

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Comments

  1. Joe Mescher November 10, 2010 at 9:13 am #

    And what’s the deal with trans fats being taken out of Twinkies??

  2. Kirsten (Results Not Typical Girl) November 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    ((popping out chunky girl chest to show off “new blog visitor” button))

    Hey Andy! They were throwing you an e-parade over at smartbrief.com so I had to come see what all the hullaballoo was about. Turns out? McDonald’s french fries. WHO KNEW?

    As a carnivorous beast, I’m even more excited about eating my next order of McFried spuds. YAY!

  3. Tiara the Merch Girl November 10, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    I believe they do so in India since cows are sacred there. Doesn’t seem to have affected them any.

  4. Chris Ferdinandi - Renegade HR November 10, 2010 at 9:35 pm #

    Or to put it another way, try to please everyone and end up with a mediocre product.

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