I think either In n' Out (A california original) Tommyburgers or Fatburgers would be awesome and yummy! I voted for In n' Out ... because I loooove their frys!
Originally Posted by drunkmom
this is my first buzzed post in the DMCA -- I'm really in this club because I'm a bitch more than anything. I've only had to hit the backspace 4 (oops, make that 5) times in (now 7) in this (now 9) (now 15) in this post! Damn, now I'm up to 18! Our neighbors were (19) (20) making tequilla sunrises. I thought I couldn't do tequilla (22) anymore but (24) this stuff (26) was good! It started (27) with an s
I don't think the problem lies with sponsorship. Cooking hamburgers isn't rocket science. Anyone can do it if they try. I don't eat a lot of fast food burgers but when I do, all of the restaurants on the list are equally delicious (in their own unique ways) and equally nutritionally disasterous.
I agree that the current theming of Burger Invasion is cheap, cheesy and uninspired. It just isn't very "Disney" is it. A vintage Route 66 "burger joint" would be a lot more interesting and would actually contribute to the "California" theme of the park. Having lunch would be an immersive experience. The current experience is nothing different that you get at any fast food restaurant any day, anywhere. (...and I paid admission for what???) This whole corner of DCA is pretty irrelevant with regard to theming.
The bigger problem, in my opinion, is price. I remember the very first time we visited DCA and got hungry. I was thrilled to find a McDonalds franchise. Disneyland Resort food, in general, has become so horrible and overpriced that the idea of eating a familiar, predictable and inexpensive Big Mac was welcome. Of course, I was shocked to find that DCA Big Macs cost twice as much as the Big Macs in the rest of the known universe. McDonalds has made bazillions of dollars selling burgers at a cheap price all over the globe. Why do they have to cost twice as much on Disney soil? Well, of course, it's greed and Disney's propensity for bleeding a captive audience. So, what started out as a positive feeling quickly turned into bitterness. Believe me... if the Big Macs at Burger Invasion were priced the same as at the McDonalds down the street, the lines would extend out to the entrance plaza at feeding time. Frankly, I don't think McDonalds is doing themselves any favors by participating in Burger Invasion. It's like my old pal Ronald McDonald... who has always been willing to sell me a scrumptious high-fat meal at a fair price... has suddenly turned on me and become Simon LeGree rubbing his hands together. This is not great PR, folks.
"Yesterday, a man walked up to me and said, 'Isn't it a shame that Walt Disney couldn't be here to see this?' and I said, "He did see this, that's why it's here."
-Art Linkletter July 17, 2005-
McDonald's, furthermore, originated in California and is a truly global brand.
True, but that's like saying Disneyland originated in Marceline. Dick and Mac McDonald opened the non-franchise McDonald's in San Bernardino, CA but sold out to the true man behind McDonalds, Ray Kroc who opened the first true McDonalds in Des Plaines, IL in 1955. So true, it's a California brand but it grew up in Illinois.
Other hamburger places have originated in California. In-N-Out was founded in 1948 (before McDonald's) in Baldwin Park, CA. Although carhops were common then, the Snyders came up with the idea of drive-throughs. Today it is relatively small company with a huge fan base. When the first one opened here in the Phoenix area there was a minimum of 2-3 hour wait for at least the first month (compare that to the lines at DL)
Then there's the overlooked hometown original. Carl's Jr. which was started by Carl Kartchner who owned several hot dog stands in the mid 40's throughout LA. Then in 1945 he opened the first Carl's Jr in Anaheim known then as Carl's Drive-In Barbeque. Today CKE Enterprises corporate location is just down the street from DL and they now have expanded to own Hardees on the east coast and the Green Burrito.
So, I would say that McDonald's time has come and gone at DL. The TDA people hoped that Burger Invasion sponsored by McDonalds would help increase the bottom line, but all I've ever heard in bad reports. My vote goes to a hometown original such as In-N-Out or Carl's Jr. At least they have remained true to their origins.
I personally pay so much money to go to Disney so I don't experience what I can experience in my daily life. One of the biggest complaints about DCA was that it was an inferior version of what is just down the street. If they want DCA to be more successful, it needs experiences you cannot find next door or around the block, dining included.
-Kyle, Member of the DCA Lovers Alliance I'M GOING TO YALE!!!!!!!
i voted In-N-Out. I no longer live in So. Cal. though so I can't experience the best burgers anymore. If anyone has not tasted or even heard of In-N-Out burgers, please do visit it in California. You'll love the decision to do so.