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Never in my life have I known of anyone that is as elusive as The Griddler. The Griddler is so elusive that many individuals strongly believe that he never even existed, to begin with. The following information best explains what you need to know about this mysterious character from McDonaldland.

 

Griddler – A short-lived McDonaldland character in 2003-2006 to promote the McGriddles by stealing them from Ronald and his friends. Source: https://mcdonalds.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_McDonald's_characters

 

McDonald has introduced so many mascots over the decades that the list of gradually forgotten ones could fill several articles — Captain Crook, who loved Fish Filet sandwiches; Fry Kids, who looked like cheerleader pom-poms come to life by a devil’s curse; CosMc, an alien who traded intergalactic weapons for McDonald’s food; Uncle O’Grimacey, Grimace’s green Irish uncle who showed up to sell McShakes and embarrassing stereotypes.

 

But perhaps the most forgotten McDonald’s mascot is The Griddler, who — like a Hamburglar who woke up earlier — stole McGriddles. The only problem was, no visual evidence of the character exists anywhere on the internet. Not even the McDonald’s wiki has an image. And so we are left to wonder, was he like a Riddler smeared in syrup? Did he secretly steal McGriddles or take them at gunpoint? Or was he just the figment of some feverish kid’s imagination? The world may never know. Source: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/articles/5-forgotten-fast-food-mascots

 

Now, I have good reason to believe that The Griddler actually does exist. A handful of uncorroborated postings scattered about the internet claim that The Griddler has a giant McGriddle for a head (I guess that makes him a cannibal), and that he appeared in two separate commercials. I have contacted McDonald's customer service inquiring about the matter, but as expected, they were of no help. I figure that eventually, video/photographic evidence of The Griddler will find its way online, and when that happens, it will be a spectacular moment in time for the McDonaldland community. But until that happens, The Griddler will continue to be surrounded by mystery. 

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This reminds me of that Homestar Runner episode where Strong Bad uses the expression, "lost as four armed Grimace," and in the DVD commentary he adds that he has a journal for it like the one Indiana Jones' father used in his search for the Holy Grail.

 

I wonder if anyone on Twitter will inform @StrongBadActual that there's now something loster.

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I recall Cosmic and the Fry Kids. Like Sonic, McDonalds realized it had too many characters so Grimmis ate them. Not a joke. Literal lore. You can look it up.

 

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As for the Griddler... amazing no one can find anything about him. Maybe he just left his calling card. Perhaps a radio commercial.

 

To add to the cringe worthy name, McGriddles and breakfast are always aimed at adults and not kids. So having a mascot would be counter productive.

 

 

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What a tantalising little slice of McDonalds™ history! All this thinking has me hungry, maybe we should stop at the drive-thru and get a Big Mac™?

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@doomkid Blech, no thanks. I've never tasted a Big Mac before, nor have I ever finished eating a McDonald's burger in its entirety. McDonald's hamburgers are nauseating. 

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Lmfao I love that our local fast food mascot/guru hates Big Macs, it’s perfect. They are horrible yet I’ve eaten far too many throughout my life.

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I like Quarter Pounders, I like Double Cheeseburgers, and I miss the McDLT, but I have always hated the Big Mac.

 

I remember the Fry Kids and Early Bird, and I remember when Grimmis was first introduced as a monster that came down from the hills to steal milk shakes and put them in his many pockets, but I don't specifically remember him having 4 arms, which doesn't mean that he didn't.  I also remember Mayor McCheese and a policeman character named Big Mack, and I also remember Mack Tonite.

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Grimace was originally depicted as a villain with four arms who would steal milkshakes. 

 

 

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Aha!  I see what happened.  When I was a kid, I confused those lower arms that always stayed against his belly for pockets.

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I said it once and I'll say it again. The burgers are better at hungry jacks.

 

@Doomkid get yourself a grill master burger. They are one of my favourite burgers despite how many awesome burgers available in Melbourne.

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No mention of Mayor McCheese or Officer Big Mac, or hell, Mac Tonight?

 

Son, I am disappoint. 

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4 hours ago, Dark Pulse said:

No mention of Mayor McCheese or Officer Big Mac, or hell, Mac Tonight?

 

Son, I am disappoint. 

 

On 1/22/2019 at 11:36 AM, Empyre said:

I remember the Fry Kids and Early Bird, and I remember when Grimmis was first introduced as a monster that came down from the hills to steal milk shakes and put them in his many pockets, but I don't specifically remember him having 4 arms, which doesn't mean that he didn't.  I also remember Mayor McCheese and a policeman character named Big Mack, and I also remember Mack Tonite.

 

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