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LinkSlayer64
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(10-08-2017, 01:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Belfast

Having worked at a sandwich shop for quite some time, it can happen. Well, at least prepared bread. You have sales projections, but if you end up baking too much bread, you encounter a lot of waste. However, sometimes a day’s sales will exceed your projections by a large margin for any number of reasons. We’ve never completely run out of bread, but we’ve come close, and taking bread from frozen to fully baked typically takes hours.

You’re right, it’s important to stay on top of your bread production, but maintaining the balance between what you need and what you might waste can sometimes be more difficult than anticipated.

Sorry, why did you quote me?

I just wanted a poster regardless, that is what I was upset they gave away.

For the record, I didn't mean it just on the employees,. but I'm sure if someone paid closer attention they'd have noticed. The employee who came out went "it started at 11 and ended at 2" no, check your email, that's wrong.
It's also on McDonalds itself, for making like, 20 sauces and posters available at each store, or not even that. if there truly was only 1000 posters, that averages to about 20 per state (rounding to 50) across multiple locations? the entire thing was fucked, and McDonalds is playing it off with the tweet

The best fans in the multiverse showed us what they got today. We hear you & we're sorry not everyone could get some super-limited Szechuan.

When if they made that little, there is no way they couldn't have made more sauce and posters.

I was already going out to catch some deals, today, figured "hey, why not try" so it just sucks when they can screw up a good promotion so bad. They had a chance for my money, and they lost it.
SpaceCadetKeon
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(10-08-2017, 01:30 AM)
My local McDonald's ran out of it 20 minutes after they started serving it. D:
cheez124
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(10-08-2017, 01:32 AM)
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I don’t really watch R&M so I wasn’t planning on going to this, but I ended up taking my brother and our cousin to one of the participating locations near us since they both watch the show. We left at around 1:30, thinking there wouldn’t be many people, but there was a huge line once we got there, and some police cars as well. My brother and cousin jumped out of the car to get in line while I tried to find parking across the street at a small restaurant, but one of their employees who was standing outside turned me away saying that people were getting towed for parking there. By the time I finally found parking in the McDonald’s lot, the police announced that there was no more sauce left and that they were gonna start towing people who parked outside of the McDonald’s lot. We ended up just going to Five Guys, lol

I want to watch the show eventually, but man this fanbase is kinda weird. Never thought I would see people line up for sauce, lol
GhostWriter24
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(10-08-2017, 01:33 AM)
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Go to the grocery store and buy a 60oz bottle of Szechuan sauce for $4.99.

There, I just made your fuckin' day.
Nuts2U
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(10-08-2017, 01:35 AM)
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Coming back to this thread and seeing that people actually ARE dropping $1,000+ on sauce. Holy shit.
Bam Bam Baklava
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(10-08-2017, 01:46 AM)
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This entire ordeal paints Rick and Morty fans in a pretty bad light. A TV show told you a sauce you likely never even tasted was good so you mindlessly decided to waste most of your day waiting for it in line? Then there's another group of people paying exorbitant amounts of money to try that elite McDonald's sauce? Since their ingredients are most definitely not hyper-processed bottom barrel quality right?

I vaguely remember that sauce from when I had it as a child and wouldn't mind checking it out again for the novelty but that's it.
DietRob
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(10-08-2017, 01:49 AM)
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I hope McDonald's workers pocket a bunch to sell on eBay so they can cash in on this idiocy.
Man God
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(10-08-2017, 01:50 AM)
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I thought Disney cut all ties with McDonalds recently so I doubt Mulan live action will bring back the goods.
Sandfox
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(10-08-2017, 01:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Argus

Went to a McDs here in NYC that the official website listed as a participating location. There wasn't much of a line and some kids with posters. Turns out they never got their shipment. So we just ordered a frap and waited and waited until they let is know they were fresh out. They gave us a card for some 2 free meals and we bailed. Disappointing, but shit happens. A location on Steinway had a line 3 blocks long supposedly. Brilliant marketing.

I wouldn't be surprised if the employees were lying and pocketed it at this point.

Originally Posted by Bam Bam Baklava

This entire ordeal paints Rick and Morty fans in a pretty bad light. A TV show told you a sauce you likely never even tasted was good so you mindlessly decided to waste most of your day waiting for it in line? Then there's another group of people paying exorbitant amounts of money to try that elite McDonald's sauce? Since their ingredients are most definitely not hyper-processed bottom barrel quality right?

I vaguely remember that sauce from when I had it as a child and wouldn't mind checking it out again for the novelty but that's it.

If anything this makes McDonalds look bad because they are clearly playing with people after having already done a previous giveaway to gauge interest.
Jedi2016
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(10-08-2017, 01:51 AM)
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I didn't realize they were actually R&M branded packets. Here I was planning to actually eat it. Moot point, really, since the closest McDonald's that had it is two hours away.
white dynamite
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(10-08-2017, 01:52 AM)

Originally Posted by GhostWriter24

Go to the grocery store and buy a 60oz bottle of Szechuan sauce for $4.99.

There, I just made your fuckin' day.

Yeah, but Rick and Morty didn't promote that so why bother?
Redd
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(10-08-2017, 01:56 AM)
Soooo glad I passed on this when I found yesterday how big it was gonna be.
HP_Wuvcraft
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(10-08-2017, 01:58 AM)
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Going out in a bit.
NervousXtian
Thought Emoji Movie was good. Take that as you will.
(10-08-2017, 02:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Makai

These Honey Mustard posters are worthless, right. I'm just gonna put it on a wall unless they sell for something ridiculous

You got Hot Mustard... not Honey yo.
Violet_0
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(10-08-2017, 02:19 AM)
just how popular is Rick & Morty now, exactly?
Sandfox
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(10-08-2017, 02:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Violet_0

just how popular is Rick & Morty now, exactly?

According to the numbers from Nielsen, the show isn’t just “popular”—it was the #1 comedy on all of television for adults 18-34 during the 2017 calendar year.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articl...ed-comedy.html
old
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(10-08-2017, 02:28 AM)
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I'm starting to see lines for it on twitter. I never thought in my life there would be lines like this for McDonald's. Like not even for some cool happy meal toy.
Fox Mulder
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(10-08-2017, 02:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bam Bam Baklava

This entire ordeal paints Rick and Morty fans in a pretty bad light. A TV show told you a sauce you likely never even tasted was good so you mindlessly decided to waste most of your day waiting for it in line? Then there's another group of people paying exorbitant amounts of money to try that elite McDonald's sauce? Since their ingredients are most definitely not hyper-processed bottom barrel quality right?

I vaguely remember that sauce from when I had it as a child and wouldn't mind checking it out again for the novelty but that's it.

The Rick and Morty dudes are probably just laughing. They said this sauce is so good and people go line up at a fucking McDonald's for some packets.

Think for yourselves, don't be sheep.
BoosterDuck
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(10-08-2017, 02:29 AM)

Originally Posted by GhostWriter24

Go to the grocery store and buy a 60oz bottle of Szechuan sauce for $4.99.

There, I just made your fuckin' day.

come on man, nerds live off fast food and 7-eleven hot dogs they don't go to grocery stores
Violet_0
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(10-08-2017, 02:33 AM)

Originally Posted by Sandfox

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articl...ed-comedy.html

oh, neat. I didn't know the show resonates so well with the general audience
The Technomancer
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(10-08-2017, 02:33 AM)
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It is incredible to me they didn't allocate 200 packets to each location
PixelatedBookake
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(10-08-2017, 02:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bam Bam Baklava

This entire ordeal paints Rick and Morty fans in a pretty bad light. A TV show told you a sauce you likely never even tasted was good so you mindlessly decided to waste most of your day waiting for it in line? Then there's another group of people paying exorbitant amounts of money to try that elite McDonald's sauce? Since their ingredients are most definitely not hyper-processed bottom barrel quality right?

I vaguely remember that sauce from when I had it as a child and wouldn't mind checking it out again for the novelty but that's it.

Lol I never thought of it like that. Most fans haven't even tasted the sauce Rick just told them it was amazing so they went out to get it. Weird.
ReAxion
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(10-08-2017, 02:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bam Bam Baklava

This entire ordeal paints Rick and Morty fans in a pretty bad light. A TV show told you a sauce you likely never even tasted was good so you mindlessly decided to waste most of your day waiting for it in line?

It doesn’t say anything about any particular group. People lined up for bottled Big Mac sauce when they just serve it and you can ask for it in packets.
Ominym
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(10-08-2017, 02:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bam Bam Baklava

This entire ordeal paints Rick and Morty fans in a pretty bad light. A TV show told you a sauce you likely never even tasted was good so you mindlessly decided to waste most of your day waiting for it in line? Then there's another group of people paying exorbitant amounts of money to try that elite McDonald's sauce? Since their ingredients are most definitely not hyper-processed bottom barrel quality right?

I vaguely remember that sauce from when I had it as a child and wouldn't mind checking it out again for the novelty but that's it.

Right on the money, this whole thing feels so weird. It actually resulted in a massive traffic backup in my area that police had to show up to.

Would love to see the amount of money the show’s writers are going to be shown to try and get them to drum up fervor for some other product no one cared about before then.
Belfast
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(10-08-2017, 02:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by LinkSlayer64

Sorry, why did you quote me?

I just wanted a poster regardless, that is what I was upset they gave away.

For the record, I didn't mean it just on the employees,. but I'm sure if someone paid closer attention they'd have noticed. The employee who came out went "it started at 11 and ended at 2" no, check your email, that's wrong.
It's also on McDonalds itself, for making like, 20 sauces and posters available at each store, or not even that. if there truly was only 1000 posters, that averages to about 20 per state (rounding to 50) across multiple locations? the entire thing was fucked, and McDonalds is playing it off with the tweet When if they made that little, there is no way they couldn't have made more sauce and posters.

I was already going out to catch some deals, today, figured "hey, why not try" so it just sucks when they can screw up a good promotion so bad. They had a chance for my money, and they lost it.

I actually don’t know why it quoted you, too. I was replying from my phone so maybe I hit an extra button somewhere. Sorry!
Mass Effect
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(10-08-2017, 03:42 AM)
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I was goaded into making the vain attempt of trying to get this crap by a couple of friends, knowing full well it was a bad idea and a waste of time. I wasn't even going to bother originally (since I really didn't care), but since they unexpectedly showed up at my house to get me I was just like "fine... whatever." Come to find out when we get there, they were doing a raffle system for only 10 packets total, and they ran out of tickets. So we were like "oh okay then" and left. At least we didn't waste a lot of time waiting around.

I don't even understand why'd you go about doing it that way. It's not going to drive any extra substantial business. It was interesting all these people show up for this small chance at some sauce, though. Since the McDonalds was right by my university, the vast majority of people there were other college kids. Even saw a person dressed as Rick.
Fat4all
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(10-08-2017, 03:44 AM)
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swing and a miss over here

:(
Snaku
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(10-08-2017, 03:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bam Bam Baklava

This entire ordeal paints Rick and Morty fans in a pretty bad light. A TV show told you a sauce you likely never even tasted was good so you mindlessly decided to waste most of your day waiting for it in line? Then there's another group of people paying exorbitant amounts of money to try that elite McDonald's sauce? Since their ingredients are most definitely not hyper-processed bottom barrel quality right?

I vaguely remember that sauce from when I had it as a child and wouldn't mind checking it out again for the novelty but that's it.

Eh, I wouldn't blame any of this on R&M fans. McDonald's are being withholding dicks about it, only sending 20 packets to a handful of stores across the country. There's no excuse for that, they could have dumped hundreds of these sauce packets at every single McDonald's location in the country and not lost a single cent. But they didn't want to do that, they wanted to trend on Twitter. And if you wanted to try this sauce, lining up hours in advance seems to be the only way to have done it so how can I blame those people? Not to mention the people at the head of these lines were probably rat bastard scalpers who make a living off these piece of shit companies that practice artificial scarcity.
FantasticMrFoxdie
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(10-08-2017, 03:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Violet_0

just how popular is Rick & Morty now, exactly?

Originally Posted by Sandfox

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articl...ed-comedy.html

holy hell

I figured its gotten huge because everyone I know seems to be quoting this shit now, but damn. I didn't know it was that huge.
dirtyjfosho
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(10-08-2017, 04:17 AM)
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My local McD's didnt even carry them. I went to a few places around me and they are all owned by the same person. One of the employees said they tried to get them to carry it for today but the owner thought it was dumb
HP_Wuvcraft
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(10-08-2017, 04:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Violet_0

just how popular is Rick & Morty now, exactly?

Popular enough to start a fight in Berkeley.
old manatee
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(10-08-2017, 04:20 AM)
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Next time Rick and Morty should bring back Obama for a day.
Alligatorjandro
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(10-08-2017, 04:25 AM)
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Fucking Rick smh
LumpOfCole
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(10-08-2017, 04:28 AM)
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Someone screwed up, deciding on 20 packets per location

https://youtu.be/qS_PbSP4TOI
ThisGuy
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(10-08-2017, 04:30 AM)
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Checked the website, said the about twenty minutes away had some. Go there, they never got a shipment.

A small town about 40 minutes north, prob an hour drive all said and done. Got a shipment and it sold out in 40 minutes. 40 minutes. That's insane.
joeyjoejoeshabadoo
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(10-08-2017, 04:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Snaku

Eh, I wouldn't blame any of this on R&M fans. McDonald's are being withholding dicks about it, only sending 20 packets to a handful of stores across the country. There's no excuse for that, they could have dumped hundreds of these sauce packets at every single McDonald's location in the country and not lost a single cent. But they didn't want to do that, they wanted to trend on Twitter. And if you wanted to try this sauce, lining up hours in advance seems to be the only way to have done it so how can I blame those people? Not to mention the people at the head of these lines were probably rat bastard scalpers who make a living off these piece of shit companies that practice artificial scarcity.

How fast do you expect a giant corporation to act on a joke from a cartoon? The episode aired in April. It wasn’t like McD was planning on the joke to go viral. Also making the sauce isn’t free. It costs time and money and for a big corporation like McDonalds mass producing the sauce on the scale you are suggesting is a huge risk just to join in on a joke.

From my perspective McDonalds didn’t have to do shit. The joke would have been forgotten like every internet meme and the world would move on.
KaYotiX
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(10-08-2017, 04:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by dirtyjfosho

My local McD's didnt even carry them. I went to a few places around me and they are all owned by the same person. One of the employees said they tried to get them to carry it for today but the owner thought it was dumb

Owner was correct.
snap
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(10-08-2017, 04:45 AM)
the one near me with szechuan that a line out the door three hours early. i went directly to the one that didn't have szechuan but had the rest of the stuff a few blocks away and they had no line, but started to gather one. managed to grab a ticket and when they started it they only had one of each poster. the first person got the szechuan one, i was still able to grab the hot mustard one.

Originally Posted by ThisGuy

Checked the website, said the about twenty minutes away had some. Go there, they never got a shipment.

A small town about 40 minutes north, prob an hour drive all said and done. Got a shipment and it sold out in 40 minutes. 40 minutes. That's insane.

40 min? try like 5min at every location remotely near a major city.
Spyder_Monkey
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(10-08-2017, 04:49 AM)
I would imagine they're going to sell these full time at all locations at some point. I mean hey this is the most publicity McDonald's has gotten in a long time.
Snaku
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(10-08-2017, 04:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by joeyjoejoeshabadoo

How fast do you expect a giant corporation to act on a joke from a cartoon? The episode aired in April. It wasn’t like McD was planning on the joke to go viral. Also making the sauce isn’t free. It costs time and money and for a big corporation like McDonalds mass producing the sauce on the scale you are suggesting is a huge risk just to join in on a joke.

From my perspective McDonalds didn’t have to do shit. The joke would have been forgotten like every internet meme and the world would move on.

They literally sent a giant jug of the shit to the R&M creators two months after the episode aired. The whole point of it was to go viral. They've been producing it since at least June. And capitalizing on the highest rated comedy show of the year is hardly a gamble for a company of McDonald's size.
snap
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(10-08-2017, 04:51 AM)

Originally Posted by Spyder_Monkey

I would imagine they're going to sell these full time at all locations at some point. I mean hey this is the most publicity McDonald's has gotten in a long time.

yeah it's pretty much a given. they looked at their calendar and found the closest event they could attach szechuan to but i imagine they've already slotted another event at the end of their schedule entirely dedicated to szechuan
Massive Duck, C.M.
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(10-08-2017, 04:52 AM)
Shit is wild, people going crazy over a readily available condiment because a cartoon told them too lol
Korey
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(10-08-2017, 04:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by LumpOfCole

Someone screwed up, deciding on 20 packets per location

https://youtu.be/qS_PbSP4TOI

So it wasn't communicated beforehand that it was 20 per location?

Poor fans lol
SalvaPot
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(10-08-2017, 04:53 AM)
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Making it one day only was really dumb, lol.
WrenchNinja
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(10-08-2017, 05:08 AM)
If Rick told people to jump in a silly episode ending rant would people in real life ask how high. This seems really stupid.
Permanently A
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(10-08-2017, 05:11 AM)
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Wow this is crazy. I enjoy the show but nowhere near this level of intensity.
Cross-Section
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(10-08-2017, 05:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by WrenchNinja

If Rick told people to jump in a silly episode ending rant would people in real life ask how high. This seems really stupid.

Given the turnaround time between seasons, I wouldn't be surprised if they addressed this stuff in such a way.
Zulithe
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(10-08-2017, 05:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by HP_Wuvcraft

Popular enough to start a fight in Berkeley.

What's the story here? I almost went to that location but had a creeping suspicion it was going to be a shitshow. Dodged that one.
Strimei
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(10-08-2017, 05:27 AM)
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I was wondering why the McDonalds I passed on my errands today had a line out the door. I thought it was some local event.
shoepolishsmelling
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(10-08-2017, 05:29 AM)

Originally Posted by Massive Duck, C.M.

Shit is wild, people going crazy over a readily available condiment because a cartoon told them too lol

It isn't readily available, they brought it back after a 20 year hiatus buuuuut it's possible to make or so I have read.

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