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McDonald's

The world's largest chain of fast food restaurants

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A mouse in my chicken?

  • May 19, 2009
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...someone said that once, hopefully in jest since it would be both libelous and untrue. The only questionable thing I know about is the butane-type chemical in their McChicken sandwich, which apparently acts as a 'stabilizer'. Of course, you know you're kind of screwed when you eat in places that need food stabilizers, but then reading the labels of almost anything you buy these days is really alarming.
All that aside, the Sausage and Egg McMuffin Sandwich is where it's at. Some very mysterious sausage-looking product and an unnaturally flat egg, unceremoniously wedged into a bun, then dressed with a coating of some transfat-rich artery-blocking grease - that's the way to start the day. As for the hash brown, I'm not sure it's physically possible to load anymore oil into that much potato - every molecule of moisture has been fried out - and short of several fried slices of bacon, it's almost the perfect breakfast experience.

As for service, for the most part the attitude in McDonalds is more 'beaten down' than surly. There are plenty of people with better wages and less-crappy lives who are truly awful to deal, but McD's seems to keep a general level of understated politeness about the whole transaction. You don't see packs of staff chatting or texting in the back, since somehow they all seem very very busy all the time but in an averagely slow way. I've never seen any of their staff use the restroom... not once.

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May 19, 2009
Oh, and if you were wondering where the other McDonald's reviews are at, they're here ;)
 
May 19, 2009
You scared me with your title! The only thing that I like about McDonald's...their French Fries. Probably the best of all the fast-food chains. Otherwise, I tend to sample the Wendy's Spicy Chicken sandwich and Culver's Butter Burgers (which really are ridiculously good) AND the owner is a former McDonald's employee!
May 19, 2009
Very true - the fries are excellent. I somehow end up at McDonald's once a year and wonder why I bothered. Culver's sounds good...hmmmm....
 
May 19, 2009
Ugh... your description of Mickey D's sausage and egg McMuffin, and hash brown just gave me heartburn!

....But I still want a hash brown :x

Have you ever read Fast Food Nation?  If you haven't, I think that you'd be interested to know where your food has been and the Mickey D's employee experience.
May 19, 2009
:-) I'll have to check out Fast Food Nation - sounds cool. Now to figure out how to merge data points on Lunch...
May 19, 2009
Fast Food Nation is a must read!  Their Taco Bell stories are equally, erm, interesting.  The only fast food joint that the author approved of was In-N-Out.

In regards to the data points, I actually discovered three McDonald's ones, so I've notified the Lunch gods about merging them :)
 
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review by . August 21, 2013
I normally use the drive thru, but last week I went inside the restaurant to eat. There were several employees and they were all bullying and teasing another young employee. A management-type person was standing right there and did not do ANYTHING!      I will not go to a place that condones this type of behavior by its employees - I will now go to a different place for lunch - maybe the burger place across the street.
review by . January 21, 2012
posted in Love Bites
Best junk (food) in the world!
I like McDonald's especially when I crave for fried food. French fries is good but I only like them with chilli (especially the sweet and hot version; like Thai chilli) sauce and not ketchup. The only burger I eat is Filet-O-Fish and nothing else  (oh, may be once in a blue moon the McChicken). McDonald is also great to have when I'm broke! Other than that, I've no idea what the rest of McDonald means ;-)      Oh, I do love its hashbrowns! Matter of fact is, …
Quick Tip by . November 13, 2011
posted in Dining Out
There's nothing I can find appealing about McDonald's, as I think they're the epitome of cheap, processed garbage passing as food. Hell, just thinking about their name and image is enough to make my skin crawl.  Don't get me wrong, I like fast food when it's done right, but McDonald's and quality are like antonyms. I haven't been to one in five years, and the only things I ate there were the chocolate shakes and fries (which I didn't eat frequently). Ever since …
Quick Tip by . November 13, 2011
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Someone has to speak up for McDonald’s. I’ll gladly accept the challenge. I’ve eaten their burgers in cities across the nation since 1964 and I’m still munching with delight. The regular hamburger is my favorite, with the perfect combination of soft bun, meat patty, catsup, mustard, dill pickle and chopped onion. For the price, I’m always surprised by the consistency, the lack of grease, the flavor and the…well, unami.       Transfat? …
Quick Tip by . January 07, 2011
The least favorite of fast food options, I'll only eat here as an absolute last resort and I'm starving to near death. I used to like their fries until I tried Carl's Jr's which are far better. I think that Mickey D's has long ago given up on any sort of quality and gone for profit and expansion. When I'm traveling, I get a little frustrated that this fast food place is in a culinary city like Paris or somewhere where travellers should be encouraged to try the local cuisine which is going to be …
Quick Tip by . January 07, 2011
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The French Fries at McDonald's are about all I will eat there. They are probably one of the better fast food fries around. Otherwise, watch out for the chicken nuggets which are made of sketchy excess chicken parts that are turned into paste, dyed and re-modeled into what resembles a nugget. Yum, yum.        
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
A cheap tasty fix, but beware, as the quality can change making it exciting to eat at sometimes.
Quick Tip by . July 23, 2010
Personally McDs makes me sick to eat anymore except for the occasional breakfast sandwich, but they do serve their purpose. As a person that home cooks most of my children's meals, happy meals now and then can be effective tools for treats for them and they can burn off most of the crap they eat playing on the play structure until they are worn out.
Quick Tip by . May 27, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Just had their Reese's McFlurry and found it to be a delightful little treat. I still prefer the Reese's Sonic Blast from Sonic, though.
review by . August 25, 2009
posted in Awesomeness
You can order the McMystery meal if you want-it is either fresh cooked or a greasy gray patty!
It's hard to say what you can get at a McDonalds these days.      After I moved I got to experience a whole new slew of fast food locales with more visits then I have in teh past.  The more I ate at them, the more I realized that McDonalds can't cut it for me in my fastfood diet anymore.      Sure they're fries are okay, and only okay.  Compared to the freshness of In N Out fries or the beefiness of Wendy's …
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McDonald's is the world's largest fast food chain, serving more than 47 million customers daily, and having more than 31,000 locations worldwide. The restaurant serves traditional American foods like burgers, fries, shakes, and chicken, and has branched out into other foods in recent years, such as salads, Mexican cuisine, and snack wraps.

McDonald's has come under heavy criticism in recent years for its role in contributing to growing obesity trends in many nations. As a response, the company prints nutrition information on many food wrappers, in addition to serving healthier fares such as salads.

The company was founded in San Bernardino, CA, in 1940, and is currently headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois. As of 2008, the company had over 380,000 employees worldwide. 
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