We don't know what the going rate for cow eyeballs is, but we suspect that — just like worms — they're too expensive to be practical as an alternative to real beef for a restaurant chain looking to save on their food costs. You'd think they'd be dirt cheap, because after all, who the heck would want cow eyeballs? They actually do have other uses, however — many schools purchase them for students to dissect in biology labs, for example.
Whatever the market price of cow eyeballs, the idea of using them as filler in beef (or even in place of beef) just isn't practical. The wholesale price of beef for companies who purchase as much of it as McDonald's does is already very low, and the amount of "eyeball meat" available per cow is miniscule compared to the amount of "real" beef produced per animal.
Originally posted by Gazrok
Well, they're not the best burgers in the world, but they're passable... If there's cow eyeballs in there, just try not to confirm it for me eh?
*orders a Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Large Fries, and a Diet Coke....*
Originally posted by ThunderCloud
Here's a corollary question: Why don't the other fast food burger chains -- such as Burger King, Wendy's, Whataburger, Hardy's, Chick-Fil-A -- get the same kind of bad press that McDonald's does? You never hear bad rumors about any of those restaurant chains... for some reason, it's always McDonald's you hear about.
Originally posted by SE7EN
From what Ive heard they put sugar in the buns that why they taste so good to eat and you always want more after.
Originally posted by The Last Patriot
I dont' know about cow eyes, but I heard a rumor that McD's uses horse meat from Australia because it's cheaper than beef. But the protein levels are too low to pass for cow meat, so they mix earthworms(which are very high in protein) into the horse meat to raise the protein levels.
yea, but eye balls do come from the cow, which is beef. wonder what else is in that hamburger i ate......... no wonder i felt soo sick
Originally posted by Vietnow
Doesn't McDonalds claim that their burgers are 100% beef? If this was untrue you would think it would be an easy claim to disprove.