Why does the Filet O Fish have cheese?

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  1. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I have never eaten a Filet-O-Fish, nor would I ever, but I don't see the big deal about putting cheese on seafood. I've seen it put on chicken, why not fish?

    Now cheese on APPLE PIE, however, that's another matter. :barf:
     
  2. Gaseous Anomaly

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    As far as McDonald's goes the Filet-O-Fish is one of their better sandwiches, as far as the cheese just order it without.
     
  3. Trekker4747

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    I honestly really liked the Arch Deluxe back in the day.
     
  4. Venardhi

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    I've never talked to anyone who didn't like it. Still not sure why it vanished. Too low of a profit margin maybe? Too expensive? I was a kid so I barely remember it other than ordering it every time and giving up the option of getting a kids meal (and a toy!)
     
  5. Trekker4747

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    I ate almost every night during play practice in high school, or when I stayed after to work on the paper. I think they got rid of it because it was just too expensive to produce vs. how much they were selling. I don't recall what the price-point of it was but it was obviously a bit higher than everything else on their menu. But, man, it really was a good sandwich.

    Wikipedia says the failure was a combination of an ill-advised marketing campaign and the burger being too expensive.
     
  6. Coloratura

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    When I used to eat that kind of stuff, I used to like the Filet O' Fish, and I always got it with cheese, and without tartar sauce.
     
  7. Trekker4747

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    Tartar sauce is a vile abomination that should be considered a substance of torture by the Geneva Convention.
     
  8. sonak

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    it's not a big deal, just unusual. As I wrote, other fast food fish sandwiches don't have cheese, and the combination of fried fish and a slice of cheese is just a strange one to me.

    Yeah, I've seen people add cheese to a Burger King original chicken or a McD Mcchicken, and that's kind of disgusting, too.

    I'm really trying to psych myself into trying a filet o fish, though.
     
  9. Third Nacelle

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    I can't stand McDonald's, but when I have to eat it, I either go for McNuggets or the filet-o-fish - but never with "cheese."

    It's not that I find the combination of fish and cheese strange, it's just that I can't stomach that orange processed vegetable oil stuff.
     
  10. Trekker4747

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    Yeah, really, calling it "cheese" is unfair to cheese. American "Cheese" I can handle on a burger (but prefer cheddar, swiss) but on anything much else? Oy, it's a chore. Congealed colored vegetable oil with some milk added. Yep, that's "cheese" alright!
     
  11. iguana_tonante

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    I love tartar sauce. Wonderful with battered fish. Steak tartare is fantastic, too. But that's another story.
     
  12. Mr. Adventure

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    The whole sandwich has a really strange after taste. I worked the closing shift at a Mickey D's when I was 18 (oh to be 18 again....) and we got to split and take home whatever was left unsold. For some reason the Filet O Fish were like gold nuggets the way they'd fight over them which led me to discovering that the Quarter Pounder is an underrated burger.
     
  13. Sector 7

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    I worked at McD's in 1977-78, while in high school. I cannot stand tartar sauce, so I would put Mac Sauce [Big Mac's special sauce] on mine. To this day, I still order my occasional Filet-O-Fish that way. :techman: