DailyDirt: DIY Fast Food

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Some restaurants guard their recipes as if they were the blueprints for a nuclear bomb. But it's usually not that difficult to reverse-engineer some kind of copycat meal that tastes pretty good, and there are tons of foodies out there with blogs dedicated to replicating all kinds of famous dishes. Here are just some examples of folks giving away the secret recipes for a few fast food favorites. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.
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Filed Under: big mac, chalupa, diy, fast food, food, recipes, secret sauce
Companies: chick-fil-a, mcdonalds, taco bell


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 3 Aug 2012 @ 6:32pm

    Why would I want to make that any of that shitty, bland, corporate crap in my own home?

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    Michael Ho (profile), 3 Aug 2012 @ 7:44pm

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    If you make it yourself, it doesn't have to be bland...? These recipes just serve as a starting point.

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    Anonymous Coward, 3 Aug 2012 @ 8:16pm

    The secret sauce...

    ...is PEOPLE!

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    Liz (profile), 3 Aug 2012 @ 8:53pm

    Wow, McDonald's secret sauce has more compounds than a Jr. Chemist set.

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  5. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 3 Aug 2012 @ 10:22pm

    Re:

    aren't most of those a bit cancerous?

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    Anonymous Coward, 3 Aug 2012 @ 10:23pm

    Re: Re:

    But then it wouldn't really be McDonald's, would it?

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    Rekrul, 3 Aug 2012 @ 10:44pm

    A McDonald's chef shows everyone how to make a Big Mac at home

    He left out the part where you sit on it to squash it down so that it's under an inch tall.

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    Gwenny (profile), 4 Aug 2012 @ 8:35am

    Chikfila has tasty food??

    Has it changed since about 20 years ago when I had the only Chikfila I ever had? Because it was not all that tasty. LOL

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    The Groove Tiger (profile), 4 Aug 2012 @ 9:20am

    Re:

    Sometimes one wants his food to be shitty crap.

    That's why once a year or so I go for a McRodent, even tho every other alternative is superior.

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  10. identicon
    gnudist, 4 Aug 2012 @ 12:54pm

    Re: The secret sauce...

    The "soy" in "soy sauce" is short for "soylent green"?

    Well, there goes my appitite for chinese food...

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  11. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 4 Aug 2012 @ 9:06pm

    Hooray for propylene glycol! Commonly used in aircraft deicing and cleaning out your gut for a colonoscopy.

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    Anonymous Coward, 4 Aug 2012 @ 9:07pm

    When will they publish the recipe for pink slime?

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    Anonymous Coward, 5 Aug 2012 @ 1:56pm

    Of all the things one would want to DIY would fast food really be one of them ? rotten ronnies ? blecht

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  14. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 5 Aug 2012 @ 2:03pm

    It is good to find out what is really in that stuff they sell to people

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