r/worldnews Jul 05 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 2 Wholesome 1

Mold, bugs in burgers at Russia's McDonald's substitute spark outrage Russia/Ukraine

https://www.newsweek.com/mcdonalds-russia-vkusno-mold-bugs-burger-1721715
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u/MillenniYUP Jul 05 '22

Real life Chum Bucket

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u/nsfw-throw_away1 Jul 05 '22

Hey, at least Plankton tried!

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u/PapaCousCous Jul 05 '22

He's tried every scheme except for walking up to the register and paying for a Krabby patty.

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u/Romboteryx Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

Chum is made out of fish parts and juices, so it‘s no wonder why Plankton‘s restaurant failed so hard, as his core customer base would have needed to be cannibals

Edit: An interesting amount of people replying apparently think that in a show aimed at children it should be appropriate for humanoid cartoon fish to eat each other‘s remains to stay true to real life.

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u/SissySlutColleen Jul 05 '22

Sure, but also Krabby Patties are probably crab

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u/Romboteryx Jul 05 '22

I believe Stephen Hillenburg once said that he thinks the secret ingredient is probably something vegetarian

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u/SissySlutColleen Jul 05 '22

While that may be true, it just makes too much sense to me that money grubbing Mr Krabs is using the limbs he is able to regrow for meat. Plus that one recipe that used to be on Nickelodeons website had crab.

Making it being vegetarian is super dope tho, don't get me wrong

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u/Rhowryn Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

The best hot dog I ever had was at some truck in Austin, some chipotle sauce and peppers on top. Nice beefy jumbo dog.

Brought a girlfriend a couple years later and she pointed out it was a vegan place. Like so obviously vegan that I did one of those "stare for a minute and say 'huh'" faces. Still the best though.

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u/blGDpbZ2u83c1125Kf98 Jul 05 '22

Aren't they plankton? I remember it being revealed at some point that the secret ingredient is plankton.

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u/SissySlutColleen Jul 05 '22

I think that was a fake out to scare plankton, but my memory is hazy on that ep

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u/french_snail Jul 05 '22

You’re right, Krabs had a fake recipe that said the main ingredient was plankton as a failsafe for it plankton ever got his hands on it, I don’t remember the episodes name but it was where like all of plankton’s family visits him and agree to help him steal the recipe in exchange for root beer

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u/KimCureAll Jul 05 '22 Helpful

"This burger is a bit crunchy, unusually strong 'old library' flavor too"

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u/Bigbadchadman Jul 05 '22

I love a good slab of cheese that smells like an old book, probably don't want that in a burger tbh lol

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u/floatablepie Jul 05 '22

Skinner: Newspaper is a valuable source of roughage and essential inks. Plus you didn't notice the old gym mats.

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u/nottodayspiderman Jul 05 '22

Malk?

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u/Eastern-Mix9636 Jul 05 '22

Now with Vitamin R!

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u/Hyperion1144 Jul 05 '22

Why are my bones so brittle???

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u/gnitiwrdrawkcab Jul 05 '22

Lunch lady doris: There's very little meat in these gym mats!

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u/Fnurgh Jul 05 '22

More testicles means more iron

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u/holesumasphuc Jul 05 '22

Lunch lady Doris, have you got any grease?

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u/Fnurgh Jul 05 '22

Yes. Yes we do.

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u/goodcanadian_boi Jul 05 '22

Then grease me up woman!!!

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u/Fnurgh Jul 05 '22

Okey-dokey.

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u/Frozenwood1776 Jul 05 '22

I been wrestling wolves since b’fore you were at your mama’s teat!

Something like that

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u/Whyevenbotherbeing Jul 05 '22

Nothin brings a smile to my face faster than the memory of that greased-up Scotsman

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u/HappyraptorZ Jul 05 '22

I haven't seen this episode in a good 15 years (i think) but i can still see the face lunch lady dorris makes haha

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u/5Plus5IsShfifty5 Jul 05 '22

Yes. Yes we do.

"THEN GREASE ME UP WOMAN!!!"

Okey dokey.

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u/TheAlternativeToGod Jul 05 '22

They should be happy if it's warm. For real, that's the old Soviet logic.

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u/Ancient_Demise Jul 05 '22

Warm from the radiation?

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u/EvaUnit_03 Jul 05 '22

delicious, nutritious radiation.

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u/Netsurfer_x2 Jul 05 '22

I read that in Steve1989's voice!

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u/where-am-i_ Jul 05 '22

That’s disgusting…. Let me take another bite

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u/Veldron Jul 05 '22

"I probably shouldn't eat this one"

Takes a bite

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u/AfricanisedBeans Jul 05 '22

Let's put all that into a word.

Nice.

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u/merlin_griffin Jul 05 '22

All right. Let’s get that out in the tray!

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u/Schutzengel_ Jul 05 '22 Gold Helpful

"Mold Mac D'oh-nalds had a 'farm', E-I-E-I-O!

And on his 'farm' he had a bug, E-I-E-I-O!

With a chirp-chirp here and a chirp-chirp there,

Here a chirp, there a chirp,

Everywhere a chirp-chirp,

Mold Mac D'oh-nalds had a 'farm', E-I-E-I-O!"

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u/Pioustarcraft Jul 05 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

I'm loving it :)

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u/Pioustarcraft Jul 05 '22

GERMans are responsible for it !

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u/More-Swordfish5831 Jul 05 '22

Dah duh daa da duhhhh

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u/Dustmuffins Jul 05 '22

да да да да даaaaaaaaaaa

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u/SwingNinja Jul 05 '22

Translation: Yes yes yess yes yeessss

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u/Walrave Jul 05 '22

Finally free from western liberal food safety tyranny!

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u/MagicMushroomFungi Jul 05 '22

The Hambugger .. issued the above quote.

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u/Geppetto_Cheesecake Jul 05 '22

Komrade Grimace has been promoted to General supreme. He will be deployed to the front line in Ukraine to improve morale.

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u/KyivComrade Jul 05 '22

No more pesky regulations, freedom!

As some mentally deficient people would see it.

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u/cerebralkrap Jul 05 '22

Ironic the guy doing the McDonald’s jingle played a Russian operative in the “Red” series

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u/DaveyJonesXMR Jul 05 '22

you mean "dah duh daa da ewwww"

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u/Swagspray Jul 05 '22

I read somewhere that customers were still getting ketchup and other dips that used to be McDonalds branded but with the logo scribbled out with marker. That picture seems to prove it.

In the video you can see that even the order screens are the same as they were before.

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u/nyaaaa Jul 05 '22

Yea, not like mcd shipped stuff out, whatever was left there was left there.

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u/sunnbeta Jul 05 '22

I don’t understand why they’d even bother… what is McDonald’s gonna do, sue them in Russian courts?

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u/TyperMcTyperson Jul 05 '22 Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote To The Stars

If they think that is bad, wait until they hear what their country is doing to Ukraine....

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u/Teplapus_ Jul 05 '22

The thing is, you can deny something 1000 km away, but you can't deny that your burger is bad. It's right here. You can't just hear the tv say it's a good burger and eat it thinking it's good.

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u/hikingmike Jul 05 '22

Wait until they make it illegal to tell someone that their burger is bad.

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u/TheA1ternative Jul 05 '22

Just like talking about the war?

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u/hikingmike Jul 05 '22

Yes, exactly like that. They might also have 100 vans waiting outside McD's to take people away.

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u/FragrantExcitement Jul 05 '22

What if they put out the feedback machine with smiling and frowning face buttons. You hit a frown face button and people take you away.

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u/Nonadventures Jul 05 '22

A guy protested the fake McDonalds at their grand opening with a “bring back the Big Mac” sign. He was detained and hasn’t been seen since.

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u/GroupieXL Jul 05 '22 Silver

They don't care. This is what outrages them.

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u/Fig1024 Jul 05 '22

I talked to Russian guy who lives there now. He is convinced Russian army is not hurting any civilians and only going after the Nazis. They also don't know how many people die on either side. Russian news keeps creating fake stories about how they are helping "freed" Ukrainians.

There is no outrage cause they are convinced Russia is helping the "poor Ukrainians"

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u/aceshighsays Jul 05 '22

I have family in Moscow. No one wants to talk about anything. Everything is good. Prices on some items have increased. Other than that everything is good.

They’re either afraid that their phones are tapped or they don’t want to admit anything because awareness is too scary.

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u/moriclanuser2000 Jul 05 '22

My grandparents continue to refer to Jews as "Frenchmen" because there is no anti-Semitism in the USSR.
example: "Frenchmen aren't being allowed into Moscow state university"
"Such a nice French boy..."

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u/Puzzleheaded_Bear_58 Jul 05 '22

To be fair to them, the way they are arresting people now I probably wouldn’t say anything out loud either

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u/ItalianDragon Jul 05 '22

Yeah I wouldn't be surprised if it was both at the same time: blissful denial that there's anything bad happening both because thinking that would be immensely discomforting and upsetting and voicing it out loud would grant you a one way ticket for a Siberian penitentiary colony. Easy to see why they'd rather take the "sunshine n' lollipops" approach.

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u/Quirky-Skin Jul 05 '22

Wouldn't be surprised if calls coming from the States are monitored at a minimum if thats where this person is calling their fam from

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u/ItalianDragon Jul 05 '22

Oh I'm sure they are. I don't see how else the Kremlin would keep an eye out on Russian expats and dissenters in exile.

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u/soulbandaid Jul 05 '22

I heard some reporters urging all reporters to stop doing 'man on the street' pieces in Russia or other repressive regimes.

Doing so can put your source at risk if they say anything that's taken as oppositional.

Any intelligent person would refuse or puppet propaganda to protect themselves. The alternative to the real takes that get people killed is propaganda.

So when a reporter does a 'man on the street' bit in Russia they either host propaganda or cause someone to risk their lives over a trivial story, but mostly you just end up reporting propaganda.

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u/Tannz0rz Jul 05 '22

You don't have to say anything. Holding a blank sign is enough to be arrested.

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u/kremlingrasso Jul 05 '22

exactly this, everyone who ever lived in an authoritarian country knows that everyone is fucking clear on what's going on, there is no such thing as 100% effective propaganda lockdown. it didn't work during communism and it especially doesn't work now. hell, it doesn't work even in North Korea. there is always someone who has permission to travel west, there is always smuggling and black market, there are always people live close to the border to catch foreign tv/radio, there are always workarounds and word of mouth and samizdats and bootleg copies of outside stuff.

people just repeat the bullshit when asked coz they are afraid you are secret police. my grandma still closed all the windows 10-15 years after '89 when my parents were taking about politics with friends or latter us. the only Russians left in Russia are the ones who are not poor enough to have nothing to loose and leave, or not rich enough to buy their way out, or smart enough to have in demand skills anywhere. the meager possessions they have chain them to where they are (most wouldn't even be able to relocate within Russia) so all they can do is shut up and duck.

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u/Bay1Bri Jul 05 '22

He is convinced Russian army is not hurting any civilians and only going after the Nazis.

Which is true, if you are like Russia and define "Nazi" as "anyone not submissive to Russia". Then yes, they are only killing "Nazis".

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u/Fig1024 Jul 05 '22

but even by that definition, they are hurting plenty of civilians, even those who favor Russian side. Russian army doesn't bother asking, they bomb everyone

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u/MeadowcrestRPGMV3D Jul 05 '22

If this War is going to lower the quality of our McDonalds, perhaps I am all turned around on the subject, comrade. Some losses are too great for the Russians to bear. Cough.

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u/Present_Structure_67 Jul 05 '22

Food safety must have left Russia too.

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u/[deleted] Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

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u/kielu Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 05 '22

Remember what happened to KFC when they switched to a cheaper logistics company? They ran out of chicken.

Edit: seems people find this unbelievably hilarious. Here: https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-43169625

Nice logo change for a moment.

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u/is-Sanic Jul 05 '22

Oh god, the mass KFC panic in the UK. What a time to be alive.

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u/IM_AN_AI_AMA Jul 05 '22

People calling 999 to say they couldn't get chicken.

Some people are beyond help.

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u/Puzzleheaded_Fox3546 Jul 05 '22

Some people are beyond help.

Look, if Kentucky Fried Chicken doesn't have chicken, then it's obviously the End of Days and yeah I'm gonna call emergency services.

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u/GarySmith2021 Jul 05 '22

People also call 999 to say they saw a UFO when they have a full moon. People are going to people.

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u/DinkleberryDick Jul 05 '22

I'm convinced that most people on this planet barely qualify as sentient and I'm only half kidding.

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u/Miaoxin Jul 05 '22

Remember the huge LA blackout back in '94? Call centers were inundated with people calling in massive UFO sightings.

It was the first time many of them had ever been outside in the dark at night... the "UFOs" were stars.

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u/alaskanloops Jul 05 '22

They should have called 0118 999 881 999 119 7253 instead!

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u/Stable_Orange_Genius Jul 05 '22

That song is so catchy!

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u/ProbablyMyLastPost Jul 05 '22

And everyone remembers the number. It's super effective!

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u/Subrisum Jul 05 '22

Alternatively, just send an email. Make sure it isn’t too formal.

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u/WolfCola4 Jul 05 '22

Lmao beat me to it, what a unifying moment for our island

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u/prolapse_pope Jul 05 '22

I remember more than one video of angry mothers rocking up to KFC and angrily demanding how they were going to feed their children.

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u/cyb3rg0d5 Jul 05 '22

They can go forage in the woods 😆

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u/Visual_Traveler Jul 05 '22

Did KFC switch back to the old one, or did the new one get their act together?

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u/kielu Jul 05 '22

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u/P2K13 Jul 05 '22

Just imagine the smug face of the old distributer when KFC came knocking.

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u/USSMarauder Jul 05 '22

"Well, well. Look who's come crawling back..."

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_FOOTJOBS Jul 05 '22

"You cheap sack of shit!"

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u/djamp42 Jul 05 '22

Yeah price has gone up slightly since our last chat.

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u/Ollietron3000 Jul 05 '22

"Well, I'm sure Chicken Cottage won't have a problem with the raised prices..."

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u/SloopKid Jul 05 '22

I got 2 chicken dealers playing off each other!

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u/BeautifulType Jul 05 '22

They laid off a bunch of people so I imagine nobody was happy

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u/fucktheocean Jul 05 '22

Funnier imagining the faces on the execs of the interim distributor after going out and buying themselves Ferraris and a mansion or something after landing a whale, only to lose it all in 5 minutes.

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u/The-True-Kehlder Jul 05 '22

Golden Parachutes

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u/slobcat1337 Jul 05 '22

It was DHL lol

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u/mhummel Jul 05 '22

Well there's their problem then. They probably just drove the chicken around in vans and left notes at the restaurants telling them where and when they could come collect it.

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u/DreamMaster8 Jul 05 '22

Most likely raised their prices too lol.

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u/Keudn883 Jul 05 '22

They probably didn't want to and were just happy to get a large client back. However, reality is much different. When you lose a large client like that you shift resources around or remove them. Now this old client wants to come back and you have to redo a lot of the work which is costly and you pass that to your client.

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u/jeffersonairmattress Jul 05 '22

Fuck DHL, every contradictory bit of content on their sites and in their emails, their bullshit, impossible to find customer service, every lie they train into their people and every business decision they have ever made.

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u/Electronic_Couple437 Jul 05 '22

DHL is the slowest, most useless shipping company in the USA. I fan the flames of hate towards them.

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u/wwwdiggdotcom Jul 05 '22

How do they still exist, honestly? I used to work for a company that would ship pallets of UPS and Fedex packages every day and maybe once a week a DHL person would come in and grab one singular package.

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u/CDNChaoZ Jul 05 '22

They're huge in the rest of the world, so they must maintain bare bones operations in North America.

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u/heinzbumbeans Jul 05 '22

I can only imagine the huge shit eating grins that would have been on the faces of the old logistics company when that happened. Nothing like watching your old employer flounder without you.

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u/foxx-hunter Jul 05 '22

I thought it was in the real estate business

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u/IllegalThings Jul 05 '22

Most big companies at a certain point start to resemble more of a bank and/or commercial real estate company than anything else.

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u/skalpelis Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 05 '22

Not neccesarily. Some are complete economic ecosystems in themselves, e.g. Samsung in Korea

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u/ZeePM Jul 05 '22

It's crazy how the Samsung conglomerate alone is responsible for 20% of South Korean's GDP.

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u/isawagoose Jul 05 '22

I can't imagine that possibly being a problem...

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u/catsNpokemon Jul 05 '22

It's actually insane. Every time I watch a Korean show on Netflix, all the characters always have Samsungs as their phones. I watched The Uncanny Counter recently and got a little giddy at seeing all the characters have the exact same phone as me (Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra). It was the flagship phone at the time.

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u/314159265358979326 Jul 05 '22

I did the calculation and EVE Online was something like 1% of Iceland's GDP at one point.

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u/CallOfCorgithulhu Jul 05 '22

There's a good YouTube video about how airlines, particularly American ones, are basically banks with their own currency via the mileage programs. It's insane how much money they make that way vs ticket sales.

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u/0_0_0 Jul 05 '22

Of course it's a Wendover video...

https://youtu.be/ggUduBmvQ_4

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u/FriarNurgle Jul 05 '22

I was told we were a family

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u/VanimalCracker Jul 05 '22

You might be thinking of Olive Garden

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u/Datslegne Jul 05 '22

That is only when you are there at the Olive Garden. Don’t get it twisted, the second you leave out it’s doors, Olive Garden wants you dead.

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u/water2wine Jul 05 '22

Ah Madonna’s

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u/endlesscampaign Jul 05 '22

It is a real estate business. McDonald's largely makes profits off of buying prime commercial real estate, building a McDonald's on it, and then leasing it out to franchise manager's (they call themselves owners, but c'mon), who are the one's who take the profit for the food sales (a much lower profit margin business in general).

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u/jimicus Jul 05 '22

And the beauty of doing it this way (indeed, one of the main reasons they do it this way) is that if they're not happy with a franchisee, they can evict him fairly easily.

Rumour is that back in the day, they allowed franchisees to own the building itself. That stopped when they tried to kick a franchisee out - and he pointed out that they didn't have authority to kick him out of his own building.

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u/Waterfish3333 Jul 05 '22

It’s a real estate company at heart, but food logistics are the like the blood. Without being able to deliver and sell food, the real estate portion falls apart.

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u/Chris_8675309_of_42M Jul 05 '22

I don't think they even had time to implement bad logistics. I bet they just started serving whatever McDs left behind (months ago) while they desperately search for alternative sources.

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u/Luis0224 Jul 05 '22

I belly laughed when the Russian troll farms said that Russia could easily keep the business operating like a normal McDonald's because they had all of the logistics figured out and the workers could keep working as normal. Especially after putin said he wanted to revive the soviet union.

Ah yes, the soviet union: best known for commodities and generally working towards good quality of life for its citizens /s

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u/0ne_Winged_Angel Jul 05 '22

Fun fact: In 1969, the United States put a man on the moon, and the CCCP opened their first toilet paper factory.

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u/Redditforgoit Jul 05 '22

"amateurs talk tactics, professionals study logistics".

Everything about the Ukraine invasion and its aftermath has been handled amateurishly.

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u/PuchLight Jul 05 '22

It also has a grueling process to get franchised, which gets checked and rechecked on a regular basis. People love shitting on McD, but they are the royalty of fast food when it comes to standards.

This "Russian McDonald's"-thing is a pathetic joke and everyone inside and outside of Russia knows it.

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u/Kthak_Back Jul 05 '22

Technically the logistics company is HAVI Global. They are the ones that did everything for McDonald's.

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u/Xenton Jul 05 '22

Havi logistics feels like a very.... Dystopian company.

They're one of the few companies I know of that had Wikipedia remove almost every reference to them, including their own page.

You can see archived mentions of them, but otherwise almost every piece of information about the company was written... By the company

They're trying very hard to make sure the only information about them is what they provide.

Which... I mean, they seem perfectly innocuous, but that behaviour is so bizarre it actually makes me think otherwise.

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u/TheKappaOverlord Jul 05 '22

I mean, the parent company of pornhub and most major Porn sites is the same more or less.

They go to great lengths to scrub their name from the internet, and even more to hide their presence overall.

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u/bg-j38 Jul 05 '22

It's MindGeek if anyone wants to know. There's a pretty substantial Wikipedia page, but most people probably don't realize that they're responsible for both hosting and creating a huge amount of today's internet porn.

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u/blacklite911 Jul 05 '22

They’re on German Wikipedia

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u/Juergenator Jul 05 '22

They can't replicate the success of McDonalds because it isn't about the food it's about the supply chain and consistency. People don't go to McDonalds for amazing food they go because it's relatively cheap and it's almost always exactly the same with everything available.

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u/oddinpress Jul 06 '22

True. But also, it tastes pretty good

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u/WitchyBitchy2112 Jul 05 '22

In Russia they probably charge more for the extra protein.

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u/-CaptainFormula- Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 05 '22

"Yo, this taste like piss and flies to you?"

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u/Wiki_pedo Jul 05 '22

"Hey wtf?? I only got piss in mine"

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u/Amsterdom Jul 05 '22

I still think this is one of the funniest lines ever. The timing and delivery are perfect.

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u/sergecoffeeholic Jul 05 '22

that's just a new recipe - organically open-air fermented meat with extra protein, comrade needs extra strength to fight NATO

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u/highoncatnipbrownies Jul 05 '22

But does the milkshake machine work?

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u/el-art-seam Jul 05 '22

That’s 10yrs in the gulag for you.

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u/Bigbadchadman Jul 05 '22

And not fancy Siberian gulag, to Kolyma with you!

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u/washiXD Jul 05 '22

-"Yeah, but we have only the new salmonellae flavor here"

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u/BiBoFieTo Jul 05 '22

Subsequently, McDonalds Russia announced that infestation was the work of the hamburglar.

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u/suomikim Jul 05 '22

McDowell's never had this problem :P

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u/WhyShouldIListen Jul 05 '22

They had big sponsors though, Soul Glo and all.

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u/toorad4momanddad Jul 05 '22

🎶JUST LET YO' SOUL GLO!!🎶

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u/No-Situation-4776 Jul 05 '22

a local version of the burger chain called Vkusno & Tochka (tasty and that's that)

Tasty and what?

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u/UnderstandingPale188 Jul 05 '22

Tasty, and that's that, or else....

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u/No-Situation-4776 Jul 05 '22

These fast food chains don't happen to have a tiny vial of polonium stored somewhere in them by any chance do they?

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u/zolikk Jul 05 '22

If they could afford that they'd be running the country not the fast food chain :)

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u/KimCureAll Jul 05 '22

"you want bullet dessert with that?"

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u/UnderstandingPale188 Jul 05 '22

We see you ordered a side of bullets but sadly we have to make substitute.

Is potato.

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u/KimCureAll Jul 05 '22

"Do you now serve borscht?"

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u/jamesbideaux Jul 05 '22

"tasty, period" would be another translation.

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u/No-Situation-4776 Jul 05 '22

I actually checked Google Translate after making this comment and they had it as, well,

"Delicious and dot"

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u/sdn Jul 05 '22

You could translate it to English as “It is tasty. Period.”

Sounds ominous.

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u/Wiki_pedo Jul 05 '22

Trust us, it's tasty

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u/ric2b Jul 05 '22

Do not question it...

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u/Orangenbluefish Jul 05 '22

Delicious and Dot somehow sounds more catchy and appealing than the alternatives

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u/BienPuestos Jul 05 '22

Home of the Period Burger.

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u/ItalianDragon Jul 05 '22

"I like my meat... bloody"

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u/ButtingSill Jul 05 '22

Tochka means point, or full stop.

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u/spektre Jul 05 '22

Sounds like when a parent is done arguing with their children. You eat your food! It's tasty, and that's that!

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u/mr_doppertunity Jul 05 '22

Yes, that’s an imperative. Many people don’t understand that this slogan literally means that they need to feel as they are told to.

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u/hbs18 Jul 05 '22

A more correct translation would be Tasty, period.

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u/overfloaterx Jul 05 '22

Thank god for commas.

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u/BenTCinco Jul 05 '22

There’s very little meat in gym mats.

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u/SH4D0W0733 Jul 05 '22

You know things are dire when they can get a McDonalds burger to develop mold.

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u/FUThead2016 Jul 05 '22

Its not a bug, its a creature

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u/Conjectureisradical Jul 05 '22

It's finger lickin good.

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u/KimCureAll Jul 05 '22

Oh, that place is now called Colonel Sanderovsky's Kirov Fried Chicken

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u/john_b12354 Jul 05 '22

Supplied by Chernobyl farms . (Al Bundy joke )

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u/margenreich Jul 05 '22

Tripple the wings and legs per chicken!

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u/Pork-Roll Jul 05 '22

Vkusno & Tochka, more Gavno & Tochka now

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u/Vegasome Jul 05 '22

gavno & mochka

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u/bad_syntax Jul 05 '22

So wait, there was no outrage when McDonalds left, only when the Russian replacement for it sucks?

This tells me 2 things:

#1. People there do not know why McDonalds left

#2. Russia can't even run a McDonalds without western help.

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u/AZHWY88 Jul 05 '22

It seems like the people that know why McDonalds left also left (brain drain),and grand scale logistics isn’t really their thing.

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u/stellvia2016 Jul 05 '22

The country bad at logistics for their army is also bad at logistics for food? Shocking.

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u/anarkyinducer Jul 05 '22

Logistics is hard when 10% of the supplies disappear at each handoff and protocols are a laughing matter.

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u/ends_abruptl Jul 05 '22

Yup, The 10% disappearing is a real problem, if only the people doing the logistics wouldn't take 35% it wouldn't be a problem. But when people take 55%, well, that 85% really starts to add up.

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u/karmastealing Jul 05 '22

Here's a video of a guy chaining himself to McDonald's door in protest https://youtube.com/watch?v=obJ6auZuDkw

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u/mr_doppertunity Jul 05 '22
  1. People think that it’s either traitors, or Western capitalists that should gtfo and take their poisonous food with themselves (and give space to the Russian companies which “aren’t worse”). Anyway, probably there are different opinions but they’re kinda not vocal. You can only allow yourself to be vocal if you support the party and the president, otherwise you don’t want to waste your time arguing because your vocabulary is limited by the law if you know what I mean, so you won’t be able to convey the message. Because of that, many people believe the West wants to hurt regular citizens for nothing.

  2. Nobody can run McDonalds help, even the West. McDonalds is a company with good logistics and management, they’re very efficient. That’s why they can keep prices low and have a more or less quality product. If McDonalds decides to sell their business to Taco Bell or Wendy’s, but will not share their secrets on how run the said business, chances are those companies won’t be able to run the business as well. An owner of another big Russian fast-food chain, said that it’s not possible to replicate McDonalds, especially in Russia. Anyway, in Russia there’s also this, eh, corruption tax, so if they want to keep prices low, they need to ditch quality.

As for outrage, I mean, there’s not much a regular citizen can do, especially if they don’t know what exactly happened (because of propaganda and censorship). And they were promised that “McDonalds will stay under a different brand, so nothing will change”.

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u/batmansthebomb Jul 05 '22 edited Jul 09 '22

As to your second point, I truly do not think that McDonalds can run outside of a global system where there isn't the infrastructure that western countries provide. Absent those systems, McDonald's wouldn't be able to run outside of the major powers. Even the McDonald's in Russia was having trouble getting enough ingredients from within Russia and had to find foreign suppliers, which isn't necessarily unusual, but it wasn't an issue of cost, it was that Russian suppliers literally couldn't supply the volume.

Edit: Looks like I was right. https://www.newsweek.com/mcdonalds-russia-vkusno-i-tochka-french-fries-stopped-serving-potato-shortage-1723142

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u/macroober Jul 05 '22

The Bug Mac

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u/HiFiGuy197 Jul 05 '22

“You want flies with that?”

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u/justforthearticles20 Jul 05 '22

They wanted the "Good Old Days" of the Soviet Union back. They are getting what they wished for. They probably should not put much thought into what meat is in the burgers.

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u/Muddpup64 Jul 05 '22

Welcome back to the Soviet Russia Putin has always been dreaming of.

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u/FantasticalFusion Jul 05 '22

In Putin's Russia, burger bite YOU!

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u/halfanothersdozen Jul 05 '22

That's what genocide tastes like

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u/koboldium Jul 05 '22

That basically says a bunch of incompetent idiots is good enough to run a war but it’s far from enough to run a complex logistics and fast food operations.

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