News McDonald's new menu item is a huge surprise

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  1. rory

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    An unexpected companion to fast food.
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    McDonald’s is testing out sales of Monster, the nation’s largest manufacturer of energy drinks, in about 20 of its U.S. locations, the Wall Street Journal reports. The test began over the summer in five states—Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio—and the fast food giant has yet to divulge whether or not it plans to expand Monster MNST 2.58% sales to more outlets.

    McDonald’s MCD 8.12% and Coca-Cola KO 2.49% have been in business together for over half a century. Coke has been the restaurant’s beverage supplier since 1955, according to the New York Times, and the testing of Monster sales began after Coke bought a $16.7% stake in Monster over the summer for $2.15 billion.

    The beverage company is diversifying its offerings as soda sales in the U.S. have steadily been declining in the past decade, while energy drink sales rose by 6.4% just last year. McDonald’s has been selling 16-oz. cans of Monster for $2.29 and two cans for $4 at its test sites.

    Robert Ottenstein, a beverage analyst at Evercore ISI, has said that “McDonald’s long-standing relationship with [Coke] suggests a strong endorsement from [Coke] and the possibility of spreading.” So it’s likely that we’ll soon start noticing Monster being sold at other fast-food restaurants as well.

    This is just the latest attempt by McDonald’s to reverse its downward trajectory and boost sales. Other efforts include a kale burger endorsed by James Franco, all-day breakfast, and a documentary shown to schools that promotesMcDonald’s as a weight-loss tool.

     
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    Nice.... sugar rage in the inner cities

     
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    idiotbox Looking for a dime and found a quarter. VIP

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    you need something to give you a kick after you've consumed 300g of carbs in one sitting.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I went and tried breakfast at McDonald's for lunch today. They only had biscuit items, since it's the south I guess. I'd hope for a eggamuffin'

    Had a Bacon, Egg, and cheese biscuit. It was fucking awesome. Perfectly cooked, tasty, service was prompt, the staff were wide awake and friendly, even gave my dog a treat. Health inspection score was 100A.

    450 calorie lunch, quite filling.

    It was in an area that is very upscale and I'd eaten there before once or twice and it was always better than you'd expect. My theory is that rich people won't put up for that shitty gross food shit.
     
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    I like those too, but they give me heartburn every time. But it's worth it every now and then.
     
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    another healthy cjoice
     
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    Actualluy, it's not that it's from McD's ... ALL breakfast sausage gives me HB for some reason. Even the stuff I've made myself. Maybe it's the sage?
     
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    Anything in moderation is OK in my book. I'm not a health nut, but I'm still pretty healthy (I think). I might have a McD's biscuit 2 or 3 times in a year. Then again, I get two of them, so I guess one every two months? Who cares anyway.
     
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    Drug them up with caffeine and sugar so they keep coming back for more of their crap food.
     
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    im sure this was said after this groundbreaking idea. yeah Monster might just patch up the hole in the sinking ship.



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    Am I the only person on this site who has never had an energy drink?
     
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    Probably! And they taste like shit, so you're not missing anything. Once in a wehile I'll fire down one of these if I'm really dragging mid-day ... they taste like shit too, but it's like doing a shot of tequila or tearing off a band aid.
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    I tasted a red bull that someone had left in the fridge. It was so fucking terrible.... awful taste with a fizziness similar to flat pop. I haven't had any energy drink since.
     
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    Monster with food? :puke:
     
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    My neighbors son used to live on energy drinks.

    Then out of the blue at the age of 44, he had a stroke and died.
     
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    Well, he should have just had portions of energy drink. Or cups of very hot water.
     
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    They should have given him an energy drink and revived him! :grad:
     
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    Good God, Magnum! I seriously hope that's photo-shopped! :haha:
     
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    I've heard of kids pounding crazy amounts of this stuff and going into cardiac arrest. :grad:
     
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