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Terilyn
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I was talking to an acquaintance a while ago, about the apparent downfall of Hardees restaurants in past years. He said that Hardees is about to go completely out of business because they've just been caught serving horsemeat in their burgers. He didn't/couldn't give me any more information than that, but he swore by the story. It sounded like an out and out UL to me, but Hardees Hamburgers ARE pretty nasty, so I thought I'd ask.
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IMightBeGettinNuttinForChristmas
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I did a couple of searches and came up with nothing.

I saw something about horse slaughterhouses(here or on SDMB), and how there's not many left in the US, so I would imagine horsemeat is not all that easy to come by.

So, probaby UL material.

I remember that I loved Hardee's biscuits... mmmm.

IMightBe"Horsing around"


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Meddik
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Actually Their Biscuits aren't as good as they were about 5 years ago. Much much greasier, and they aren't as fluffy.

/sigh


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Cool Hand Luke
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I always thought Hardee's burgers tasted kind of different. Not that I beleive there's any horsemeat in them, they just taste odd. That's why I very rarely go there anymore.

Cool "And their prices are too high" Hand Luke


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Finite Fourier Alchemy
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Having eaten at Hardee's once (and having never made that mistake again) I would like to suggest that it would require quite a bit of effort to make horse taste that bad.

Alchemy "tasted more like slug"

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Meddik
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The sad part is that they used to be one of the best Fast Food places around, quality as good or above the rest, with lower prices.

Now, they just cost too much, with poor quality food.


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Gold-Toes
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I doubt it's horsemeat... now if it were a fast food joint in Europe or Japan, then you might want to wonder. Also horsemeat is actually tastier (in my opinion) and better for you (higher protein less fat) than beef, so if it's nasty mystery meat, it's probably not horse, but more likely really low grade beef or beef byproducts.

And the tidbit on horse slaughterhouses is here.


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Chava
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but more likely really low grade beef or beef byproducts.

Or cereal products.

It must be 25 years since I ate anything from Hardee's but I do remember some scuttlebutt from thenabouts (in the college newspaper) to the effect that Hardee's put cereal in their burgers whereas more upscale places just used meat. I think McDonald's was also implicated in CerealGate but I can't remember if they claimed innocence or justified the cereal on the basis of improving the burger's ability to hold together during grilling.

Chava


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Finite Fourier Alchemy
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Gold-Toes reminds me of a conversation in my apartment this week.

Roommate #1: Man, I love these hotdogs so much more than what my parents get.
Roommate #2: What are you talking about? All hotdogs taste the same.
Roommate #1: No, these are much better.
Roommate #2: Why? Do they have more anus or less anus?

Alchemy "ate two myself . . . hotdogs, that is"

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junemiller31
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Originally posted by Alchemy:
Gold-Toes reminds me of a conversation in my apartment this week.

Roommate #1: Man, I love these hotdogs so much more than what my parents get.
Roommate #2: What are you talking about? All hotdogs taste the same.
Roommate #1: No, these are much better.
Roommate #2: Why? Do they have more anus or less anus?

Alchemy "ate two myself . . . hotdogs, that is"



Reminds me of an episode of "The Simpsons":

Homer: This hotdog tastes different.

Apu: I cleaned the grease trap. So the hotdog you are enjoying has not been soaking in rancid fat.

Homer: But without the grease all I can taste is the hog anus.

Sarah "'Simpson's' quotes for every occasion" T.


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GravyTrain
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Anyone looking for a whole heapin' helpin of hot dog should go to the "Westward Ho" hotel and casino in Las Vegas. There, you can get a 3/4 lb hotdog for 99 cents. Chili, cheese or sauerkraut on top for only 50 cents each, and you can wash it down with a 99 cent, 27oz lime margarita that actually has some kick to it.

It's a tradition of mine whenever I go there - it's a wierd feeling to only eat once in 24 hours, though..

GT.


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Koshka
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I'd never heard the horsemeat story, but I know several of the local Hardee's had quality control problems before they closed down. When you go through the drive-through 10 minutes after the store opened and the food is ice-cold, you've got to wonder ....
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Aslan
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When I was younger, in the South, the Jack in the Box near my house was shut down after a very public media case that they were,indeed, serving horsemeat.
Imagine my shock when years later I moved out West and found Jack in the Box to be quite a thriving chain.
I still can't bring myself to eat there, however.
I also couldn't stomach White Castle when I lived in the Midwest.

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ravensbane
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The Jack-in-the-Box franchises in the western U.S.were not part of the distribution territory that was unknowingly sold horsemeat and were unaffected by the resulting scandal amd loss of business.

Jack-in-the-Box's in the state of Washingston were hurt by a somewhat more recent kangeroo meat debacle however.


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Mr. Pixies
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When I was little my mom used to tell me that all fast food hamburgers were made out of horse meat. I actually always thought that's what hambugers were made out of. Never seen a Hardys around here. So what are hamburgers made out of? Cows?
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Lithiate
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Originally posted by ravensbane:
The Jack-in-the-Box franchises in the western U.S.were not part of the distribution territory that was unknowingly sold horsemeat and were unaffected by the resulting scandal amd loss of business.

Jack-in-the-Box's in the state of Washingston were hurt by a somewhat more recent kangeroo meat debacle however.


Nah, we just get all the salmonilla and e-coli outbreaks at Jack-In-The-Box here in the Western end of things. But what's this I hear about kangeroo meat? Wouldn't that be a bit hard to come by or were you being facetious?

There is, however, a great hamburger joint in the next town over that serves a mean ostrich burger. Very yummy.


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B Hamilton
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I'm going to have to call for references in the Jack-in-the-Box/horsemeat scandal. I have quite a bit of knowledge in inspections of food establishments in the USA and also am very familar with slaughter houses and meat processing plants. I have not found any documented cases of horsemeat sold as beef by fast-food establishments in the U.S. in the last 30 years. I did know that Jack-in-the Box had some deaths from e-coli but it was from undercooked beef. I have also done an exhaustive search today on horsemeat and Jack in the Box and have found nothing. I would label it as false but would welcome any proof to the contrary.

Bev "neigh-sayer" Hamilton


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