Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Get Lean: McDonald's Launches New "Favorites Under 400" Menu Platform

By: Finance Foodie 

In addition to introducing the limited-time “Flavors of Summer” menu, McDonald’s is also continuing to focus on the nutritional commitments they made a year ago to make calorie information more accessible to its customers. Last month, McDonald’s launched “Favorites Under 400 Calories,” a new national menu platform featuring popular food and beverage choices for under 400 calories at counters and drive-thrus nationwide. This menu puts the calories front and center, and serves to empower customers and employees to make choices that are right for their nutrition needs.
Premium Grilled Chicken Sandwich (350 calories)


Many customers will be pleasantly surprised to learn about calories of some of their favorite menu options at McDonald's – in fact, about 80% of McDonald's menu items are under 400 calories! Additionally, throughout the duration of the London 2012 Olympic Games, McDonald’s Executive Chef Dan Coudreaut, Champion of Food Kids, and Olympic Athletes will team-up to share creative home meal ideas, using fun, wholesome and great-tasting recipes with McDonald’s ingredients to help encourage family meal-time activities (You can view them on McDonald’s website by clicking on “The Best Of Our Best Taste” icon).
Fruit and Yogurt Parfait (150 calories)
So you ask - what is my "Favorites under 400" menu item? Well most people are shocked to discover that I eat a Egg McMuffin twice a week for breakfast (300 calories) and have been consistently doing this for the past three years. Not exactly the most glam of foods for a food writer like myself, but hey, it's convenient and gets the job done! Not only is the McMuff a good source of protein and tasty, but the calorie count / filling you up ratio is quite low (favorable) as well. And a little consistency in a volatile market is all I can ask for some days....
Egg McMuffin (300 calories)
***Giveaway***
Congrats - Lara! 

McDonald's wants financefoodie.com's readers to get healthy this summer with a month of free "Favorites Under 400" meals ! One lucky reader will a $25 Arch Card, ten (10) coupons good for any Premium Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Egg McMuffin and Fruit and Yogurt Parfait (10 each)!

Grand Prize: $25 Arch Card, 10 Grilled Chicken, 10 Egg McMuffin and 10 Fruit and Yogurt Parfait free product coupons (ARV: $50)


There are THREE ways to enter
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what item on the "Favorites under 400" menu you are most excited to try. Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ends Friday, August 24, 2012 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards!!

Full Disclosure: The  coupons are being provided by McDonald's. Finance Foodie Media Productions purchased the Arch Card. I was not compensated for this post.

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Karen said...

The egg mcmuffin

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kdkdkd said...

I love the Spicy Chicken McBites, one of my new favorites. The McCafé Strawberry Banana Real Fruit Smoothie (Medium)is also a favorite

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kdkdkd said...

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V. Ramsey said...

i like getting a vanilla cone- yes.4eva.r@gmail.com

V. Ramsey said...

i follow on twitter @vivaciousgold

V. Ramsey said...

https://twitter.com/vivaciousgold/status/237942937177174016 - tweeted

Mami2jcn said...

I'm excited to try the Fruit and Yogurt Parfait.

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Mami2jcn said...

I follow you on Twitter (@mami2jcn)

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Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

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Sherri said...

Well, I am all about the egg mcmuffin!! I love them!!

MANDY83 said...

i like the premium grilled chicken sandwich

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MANDY83 said...

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MANDY83 said...

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slb3334 said...

strawberry banana smoothie.

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Mysharona said...

I'm an egg mcmuffin maniac

peg42 said...

I'd love to try the Filet of Fish. Looks really tasty.
Thanks so much.
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Anonymous said...

I am most excited to try the Mango Pineapple Real Fruit Smoothie!
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peg42 said...

I'm a twitter follower (peg42)
Thanks
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tristatecruisers said...

i want to try the filet o fish sandwich :)

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tristatecruisers said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter @MarciHurst

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akronugurl said...

Premium Grilled Chicken Sandwich
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akronugurl said...

following on twitter @akronugurl

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Chrissy Nestor said...

Medium fries! Yummy!

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JACLYN said...

The mango pineapple smoothie!!
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BowieTip said...

Filet-O-Fish on a Friday night.

Hope to win!

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Pamela said...

I would love to try some grilled chicken. Nice to see McDs try to improve their menu.

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PR4GatheringRoses said...

I'd love to try the Grilled CHicken Sandwich!

Terri P
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PR4GatheringRoses said...

I follow @financefoodie1 on Twitter @Gathering_Roses

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PR4GatheringRoses said...

August 21 Tweet:

https://twitter.com/Gathering_Roses/status/238011186304655360

Terri P
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shootin4par said...

I'm excited about the Premium Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Jessica To said...

I would love to try the Fruit and Yogurt Parfait.
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KPort207 said...

egg mcmuffin

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LUCKYLADY48 said...

Premium Bacon Ranch Salad.
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KPort207 said...

follow you on twitter @JT2ofusanddeals

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LUCKYLADY48 said...

I follow you on twitter.
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LUCKYLADY48 said...

I tweeted this giveaway.
https://twitter.com/LUCKYLADY4663/status/238034785228967936
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nyyfan09 said...

i am interested in trying the grilled chicken sandwich.

nyyfan09 said...

i am interested in trying the grilled chicken sandwich

Tracee L said...

Hi Finance Foodie!

This is GREAT! I think the Egg McMuffin is one of my favorite things to eat in the morning! And it is awesome to see it is only 300 cals! Mmm.. Maybe I could pick one up tomorrow!

Thanks for the chance to win these awesome prizes! Crossing my fingers!

-Tracee Lopez

traceezepp@yahoo.com

Marianna said...

Premium grilled chicken sandwich
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Marianna said...

follow on twitter - @mannabsn
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Kia89 said...

The Fruit and Yogurt Parfait.
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paula michele said...

the cheeseburger

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ky2here said...

Angus Bacon and Cheese Snack Wrap

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ky2here said...

following financefoodie1 twitter as ky2here1

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ky2here said...

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jzagarjr said...

I would get the premium grilled chicken sandwich

mildred floyd said...

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait is great

mildred floyd said...

following finace foodie on twitter
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Anonymous said...

Love to try the medium mango pineapple smoothie, tracietrump@yahoo.com

Pat said...

I'd like to try the premium grilled chicken sandwich
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JC said...

I'd like strawberry banana smoothies

JC said...

https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/238074754312048640

JC said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter

Anonymous said...

Two vanilla cones ring in under 400 calories and taste awesome.

rachel b. said...

cant wait to try the orea mcflurry. haven't had a mcflurry in years because of the calories
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Anonymous said...

I would get the bacon ranch salad.

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Anonymous said...

I would get the bacon ranch salad.

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Anonymous said...

Follow finance foodie on twitter

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jenmalonee said...

I want to try the strawberry banana fruit smoothie

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jenmalonee said...

I follow you on twitter (JenniferCNP)

Jennifer Marie

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jenmalonee said...

tweeted

https://twitter.com/JenniferCNP/status/238095540204732416

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Sami Carter said...

My favorite is the Egg McMuffin its nice to know its under 400 caloires!

Sami Carter said...

I followed you and retweeted! https://twitter.com/financefoodie1
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MamaStace said...

Following you via twitter @amomofboys

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MamaStace said...

Tweeted https://twitter.com/aMomOfBoys/status/238105549319852032

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sohamolina said...

I wanna have Egg McMuffin

sohamolina said...

I am @sohamolina twitter follower----eddiem11@ca.rr.com

Connie said...

Egg McMuffin!

8 tries and I still haven't gotten the Askimet right - it's not easy when you have bad site :(

Kellie's Camera said...

I am most excited for the egg mcmuffin!

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Kellie's Camera said...

following you on twitter-@kelliechio

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Denise M said...

fruit and yogurt parfait

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Kellie's Camera said...

https://twitter.com/kelliechio/status/238117123635957760

tweeted

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HOA143 said...

The egg Mc Muffin


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Amber said...

I am most excited to try the Crispy Chicken Ranch Snack Wrap!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow you @financefoodie1 on Twitter, I'm @AmberGoo
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I tweeted about the giveaway, I'm @AmberGoo:
https://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/238121811865382912
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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eclairre said...

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I've never tried the bacon ranch salad. I'd like to though!

smilekisses said...

Premium Bacon Ranch Salad
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smilekisses said...

I follow financefoodie1 on twitter @smilekisses
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Deal Bunny said...

i'm digging the strawberry banana real fruit smoothie

ferriz said...

totally the egg mcmuffin. :: drools ::

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ferriz said...

twitter follow @xferriza2

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ferriz said...

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wcc said...

I had no idea McDonald's even had an under 400 cal menu - I never would have guessed. That would make me visit more! I would like to try the Strawberry Banana Smoothie. Thanks for the chance! :)
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wcc said...

I follow you on twitter (username: @whitechocolatec).
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wcc said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/whitechocolatec/statuses/238192396633010176
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GALENA said...

grilled chicken yum

sweepmom said...

I would like to try the premium grilled chicken sandwich.

Lara said...

Grilled chicken

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debbie said...

The premium grilled chicken sandwich. I have never had one, and it sounds good.
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Claire said...

I love the hash browns!

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Kristy Thiel said...

The strawberry banana smoothie, definitely! Thanks for hosting!

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jenspurg said...

I like the fruit and yogurt.
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jenspurg said...

Twitter follower. @jen_r_horn
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jenspurg said...

https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/238262583587655680
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Linda said...

I want to get the Egg Mcmuffin!
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Holly B said...

Their fruit & yogurt parfait looks delish!

Holly B said...

https://twitter.com/prismperfect/status/238266738662330368

Reagan Cowley said...

The Egg McMuffin!

kellyr78 said...

I would like the Grilled Chicken Ranch Snack Wrap.
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kellyr78 said...

I follow you on twitter(kellydinpa)
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kellyr78 said...

tweet
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Cody said...

Filet O'Fish!
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Peter Schott said...

Probably the egg mcmuffin (less the ham - wish I knew the way to order that correctly so as not to pay for the ham, too).

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BethElderton said...

I always liked the Fish Sandwich
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mogrill said...

The premium grilled chicken sandwich.
Thanks for the chance.
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Anonymous said...

Egg McMuffin
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Brandon Bethea said...

I'm most interested in trying the STRAWBERRY BANANA REAL FRUIT SMOOTHIE

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Brandon Bethea said...

I follow you on Twitter. User name: @b22squared

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Debra Guillen said...

egg mcmuffin dguillen at kc dot rr dot coom

Debra Guillen said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter @rrob1111

Debra Guillen said...

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Anonymous said...

Fruit and maple oatmeal
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tia said...

I would like to try the Fruit and Maple Oatmeal.
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tia said...

I follow you on Twitter..tmoyer6980
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tia said...

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Amy Z said...

The filet-o-fish sandwich, for sure!

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Amy Z said...

I'm following you on Twitter @isitinmyhead

Amy Z said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/isitinmyhead/status/238340509234520064

llinda29 said...

My fave is Egg McMuffin

sarah said...

i am most excited about the fruit and yogurt parfait

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sarah said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/stigay/status/238342497661763584

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Elizabeth said...

medium fries...can't beat french fries

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Chisum Crew said...

Grilled Chicken Ranch Snack Wrap sounds good. trinitygsd at yahoo do tocm

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Chisum Crew said...

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Barrie said...

I love egg mcmuffins so I would choose them
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Barrie said...

follow on twitter
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Anonymous said...

I have always love the egg mcmuffin

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dwarzel said...

bacon ranch salad

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PAIGE said...

The Grilled Chicken sandwich. Mmmmm
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Aimee Fontenot said...

Premium Grilled Chicken Ranch BLT Sandwich sounds so good! I used to get the regular one, but I've never tired the ranch blt.

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Aimee Fontenot said...

I follow you on Twitter @pierreplover

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Daniel M said...

wanna try the premium grilled chicken sandwich - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Sarah S said...

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Anonymous said...

I like the egg mcmuffin.
Jason
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Anonymous said...

I WOULD LIKE THE MANGO
PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE
CATHY TRUMAN
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Melissa said...

Fruit & Walnuts snack

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Princess Golden Hair said...

the Fruit and Yogurt Parfait is divine

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Rebecca Graham said...

I would like to try the fruit and yogurt parfait.

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Mellanhead said...

starwberry bannana smoothie

Stephanie said...

filet-o-fish

Stephanie said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter

Angela Cisco said...

Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips

Jennifer said...

The Medium Fries!

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Breanne said...

Strawberry Banana smoothie

Anonymous said...

I really like the egg mcmuffin. I'd like to try the strawberry banana smoothie

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GAHCindy said...

I love the McCafe Iced Latte!

GAHCindy said...

Twitter follower @getalonghome

Dawn said...

i like the premium grilled chicken sandwich

stracey2010 said...

i'm excited the egg mcmuffin is under 400 calories
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Debbie C said...

I would like to try the Premium Grilled Chicken Sandwich

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Debbie C said...

chrisdeglen tweeted:
twitter.com/chrisdeglen/status/238621955002089472

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ehhogan said...

strawberry banana smoothie

Nicole Smith said...

Well, I've already tried everything but the grilled chicken sandwich. So I guess that's what I will try next.
I have a McDonald's on the corner from where I work, so I eat there almost everyday. :-)

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Anonymous said...

Since I've already tried everything else, I will try to grilled chicken sandwich.


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Sarah G. said...

Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken

Sarah G. said...

Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken

Sarah G. said...

Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken

Sarah G. said...

I follow on twitter. I'm sjdio.

Chris said...

I love the egg muffin. Plus their grilled chicken sandwich is one of my favorite.

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Sarah G. said...

https://twitter.com/SJDio/status/238670051425796096

Lori Stutts said...

I love the strawberry/banana smoothie, it is so refreshing and I can really taste the fruit

Nicole C. said...

I would love to try the McCafé Strawberry Banana Real Fruit Smoothie.

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Nicole C. said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter.

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chris z said...

im most excited to try the egg mcmuffin
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Valeen said...

The Fruit and Yogurt Parfait looks yummy!

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Sarah said...

Angus bacon & cheese - really?

Sarah said...

Twitter follower @sarohioan

ellie said...

I'm most excited to try Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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ellie said...

I follow you on Twitter @eswright18
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ellie said...

tweet
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Chrystal said...

I like the Strawberry Banana Real Fruit Smoothie.

Chrystal said...

Follow you on Twitter - @chryskay

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Chrystal said...

Tweeted:

https://twitter.com/chryskay/status/238704369783173120

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1porkchop said...

I want to try the Strawberry Banana real fruit smoothie.

1porkchop said...

I follow you on twitter under @1brisket

1porkchop said...

I tweeted at https://twitter.com/1brisket/status/238707583031062529

amy16323 said...

the Fruit and Yogurt Parfait.
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amy16323 said...

i follow on twitter under amy deeter
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Harold D said...

Premium Grilled Chicken Sandwich

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Anonymous said...

the strawberry banana smoothie

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joel.sternenberg said...

yes i just to have it

joel sternenberg said...

yes give to me

MichelleS said...

I would like to try: egg mcmuffin

MichelleS said...

I follow you on twitter @llehciMMichell
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MichelleS said...

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linda a said...

yogurt parfait

linda a said...

yogurt parfiat

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I would want the egg mcmuffin

katybaby said...

Frozen Yogurt Parfait sounds yummy
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katybaby said...

Follow on twitter @katyjv1988
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Jennafer211 said...

I would like to try the Fruit and Walnuts. Thanks!

Elisabeth said...

I'm most excited about the sausage mcmuffin!

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Jennafer211 said...

I follow you on Twitter @jennafer211

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Elisabeth said...

I'm most excited for the sausage mcmuffin!

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Elisabeth said...

I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter!

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Elisabeth said...

I retweeted too!

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susan1215 said...

I like the Egg McMuffin

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