McDonald’s New Supersized Meal in a Box

The burger chain introduces the Blitz Box, its first multi-person boxed meal in the U.S.

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The McDonald's Blitz Box

You know that nerve-racking moment when you arrive at your local McDonald’s eatery and you’re so incredibly hungry that you want practically everything on the menu, but don’t want to go through the hassle of requesting each item individually? Good news: you have one less thing to worry about.

McDonald’s introduced the Blitz Box to the Kansas City, Mo., market on Sept. 2, tied to a promotion with the city’s NFL team, the Chiefs. The plus-size meal — which is meant to feed two or more — contains two Quarter Pounders with cheese, 10 Chicken McNuggets and two medium fries for just $14.99 (and 2,940 calories!).

(MORE: Burger King to Serve Up French Fry Burger)

This promotion, which is slated to run through the end of the football season, is the fast-food giant’s first attempt at a box meal in the U.S., but McDonald’s has been exploring the large-scale approach on the international market since as early as 2010. If the program is a success, there’s little reason to believe it won’t be expanded beyond the Kansas City market and well into 2014 as the fast-food industry attempts to boost stagnant sales.

So the next time you’re driving through Kansas City and have a hankering for, well, just about everything, you’ll know just where to turn. No word yet on how this will impact the growing potato-party fad.

106 comments
DuaneRelandRichardson
DuaneRelandRichardson

What's so unnerving about this is my 450 lb ex wife and her 500 lb boy toy are badgering the McDonalds corporate office to bring it to Columbus Ohio so that they can eat them on a DAILY basis. And the funny thing is.....I'm serious. 

WilliamAFinch
WilliamAFinch

That's disgusting. I hope that's for a family of four, obviously what doesn't care where they eat. 

jimmyjimmyjimmy111
jimmyjimmyjimmy111

That's it? Just 2, 730 calories? BOOOOOOOOOOO. We can do better. When one American routinely consumes the required caloric intake of a Somali village, then we've made progress. Almost there. 

DeeJayVeras
DeeJayVeras

2,370 calories, 4,580 mg of sodium.  No thanks

TiredOfTrash
TiredOfTrash

Unbelievable! Countries laugh at us now with our super sized meals and oversized bodies.

RejectTed
RejectTed

Just to be clear, for those who insist on throwing the "obesity epidemic" catchphrase around like a frisbee, obesity isn't an epidemic. It's not catching. It's not a disease, like some people claim. It's a symptom of a broken society. Who decides whether or not you should eat this food? Who decides whether or not you're going to make a medium meal a large? Who decide's whether or not you're going to have "fries with that"? Who decides to set foot in McDonalds in the first place? You do. No one is forcing this food down your throat. 


theshappyfactor
theshappyfactor

Let's get real. This is going to be the new single guy's dinner box. No friends or family needed...

MarkTuckerman
MarkTuckerman

Just what the Midwest needs:  More fat people with impaired judgment due to poor nutrition carrying guns.  Can't wait for my next visit to Kansas City, MO.

MandySparkles
MandySparkles

Yuck this food is so bad for us yet taste so good! 

EricaTruleman
EricaTruleman

Well THIS will certainly help the country's overweight epidemic....

RutegerHandsom
RutegerHandsom

Read "Fast Food Nation." McDonald's hamburger meat comes from very scary origins in un-hygienic slaughterhouses. The author's main point is that Capitalism works. If people choose NOT to eat fast food, these joints will change their menus and their wage scales to adapt to the market conditions.

oldtimer1
oldtimer1

Is it just me, or does anyone else see 16 nuggets in that picture?

kruemmel
kruemmel

Here you have food-like products that make you fat and ill.   Why not eat real foods, like an apple, banana or some nuts if you need to eat fast.  Being slim and healthy is a choice.   it is long known that heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity are well preventable diseases.  They also support a 200 billion dollar / year medical and pharmaceutical industry.  And this industry loves people who eat this crap.   So go ahead, spend money on fake foods, get fat, get sick and support corporate greed - all in a few bites.   

tfbuckfutter
tfbuckfutter

That's similar to what my wife and I get when we have McDonald's (2 McDoubles, 2 Fries, 2 drinks (it doesn't say if those are included) and we split a 10 piece nugget).....


Of course, we only eat at McDonald's when we know we're going to be getting super stoned.

MikeHadidy
MikeHadidy

McDonalds is garbage and is not fit for human consumption.  Not only that but they exploit people with their terrible wages.  Meanwhile the execs and shareholders make millions.  No thanks. 

KenParker
KenParker

Meh...it looks just like the "family meal" from KFC. Mom and Dad each get a burger. Kid gets the nuggets. All share the fries.....unless you're a fat slob who decides to eat the whole thing.

noahph1896
noahph1896

A parent who would often, and I emphasize often, feed this to their child is far from good parent. 

EricFuhrer
EricFuhrer

It's got the NFL & Chief's logo on it, what more do you want?  That alone is gotta be worth at least $25.00.  Consider it a gift from the commissioner that  it's only $3.00 more than purchasing the items separately. 

Coolcat123
Coolcat123

Qtr pounder  value meal includes, burger , fries, and drink = $6, Take away two drinks it comes to $5 so we are at $10.  20 piece McNugget  combo includes Nuggest and fries and drink = $5   take away fries and drink and you are at $2.    10 + 2 = 12.  You are not paying 3 bucks for the box.   

alastes
alastes

I know some people who would consider this a light snack

ricport
ricport

And cue the howling from the nannies.

rylock
rylock

This really isn't that big a deal.  The problem is when you order this type of meal for only 1 or 2 people, when it's obviously meant for 4-5.

ricport
ricport

@MarkTuckerman Just what the Midwest needs: A pompous, self-important, pseudo-intellectual, nannying coastal type paying a visit. 

tfbuckfutter
tfbuckfutter

@oldtimer1 I count 19, but don't SEE them all. Just using logic on the ones that are clearly stacked on other nuggets.

KenParker
KenParker

@kruemmel Hmmm....I eat "this crap" and I'm at my optimum weight of 164 lbs.

tfbuckfutter
tfbuckfutter

@MikeHadidy Companies offering jobs that require no skills aren't exploiting people with terrible wages. Those jobs are designed to be stepping stones and assist people while they develop skills that are more in demand. Which is why it used to be you rarely saw anyone over college age working there (aside from possibly the managers).

Why on earth would you think someone who can be replaced by a 16 year old with no experience whatsoever should earn more than minimum wage? Or why would you think a 16 year old with no experience whatsoever should earn more than minimum wage?

franktheman
franktheman

@noahph1896 pffft, you've eat at McDonalds, you've fed it to your kids, don't try and lie like that. 

gvn
gvn

@noahph1896 A person who often, and I emphasize often, judge others is far from a good person.

JenniSimonis
JenniSimonis

@Coolcat123 

Actually, the 20 piece nugget is $4.99 without any fries or drink.

It appears there is no real price difference in buying the box as opposed to buying two quarter pounder meals and a 20 piece nugget. Not surprised. Went in there to get the 20 piece nuggets and inquired about making it a meal (adding 2 drinks and 2 fries). It's $5 more to add on two medium drinks and two medium fries. Not worth it.

JenniSimonis
JenniSimonis

@rylock 

Definitely not 4-5. Their medium fries are small. You might be able to share them between 3 people, but not 4 or 5. According to the story, there are 2 burgers and one 10 piece nugget. So that would be enough for 3 people. If you had two small kids, they could do 5 nuggets each and then you could stretch it to 4 people, but you'd be talking about maybe a handful of fries each.

twobitcoder
twobitcoder

@rylock Well, yeah, maybe 4-5 if you're talking two adults with kids, then one box for the family might work. No drinks though.

ihatepundits
ihatepundits

@tfbuckfutter @MikeHadidy Those jobs are designed as stepping stones. It has nothing to do with corporate profits. Unfortunately, there are laws that prohibit companies from hiring 5 year olds, which I feel is very unfair because they could use the training as stepping stones to adulthood.

JenniSimonis
JenniSimonis

@Coolcat123 

But it appears this meal comes with a 10 piece nugget and not a 20. So that would definitely not make it worth it.

ellisseawell
ellisseawell

Because no one can live on the US minimum wage. Teenagers can't vote, and the American working class has been de-educated for the last thirty years, thus we have working class Republicans, the insanity of creationism, and the Tea Party wing-nuts. McDonald's is the perfect dystopian meal for the American future.

tfbuckfutter
tfbuckfutter

@ihatepundits @tfbuckfutter @MikeHadidy Jobs that require no skills aren't meant to support families of 4.

 That's not McDonald's fault. They offer cheap crappy food, at cheap prices, and people like the food and the convenience, and that is why their profits are high. They aren't being greedy by paying wages inline with the skill set involved in doing that job. They certainly aren't generous, but that's not a sign of greed. Why would someone doing the simplest job possible be deserving of more than the minimum amount a company can pay?

Greed is oil companies who have a product people NEED gouging consumers and bringing in record profits. Companies operating sweat shops to avoid minimum wage laws is an example of greed. 


If McDonald's could outsource their jobs (and maybe they do, I don't know) I am absolutely positive they would. Because I'm sure they are just as greedy as every other huge company. However, paying unskilled workers the least amount of money they can to do a job that requires the least amount of skill possible isn't an example of that.