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You want fries with that?
Member Name: MR.COATES
Date: 25/10/00, updated on 25/10/00 (50 review reads)
Advantages: Cheaper than Burger King, ideal for a quick bite.
Disadvantages: Food not always brilliant (overcooked/bad portions).
I am not afraid to admit that I am a big fan of McDonalds.
Apart from those who ‘don’t use fingers’ , I’m sure most people have been to a McDonalds at some point in their life.
It’s a fast food restaurant serving a decent range of food but mainly centred around burgers and fries.
For those who aren’t into burgers, a few chicken options are available and of course the low-selling Fillet o’ Fish.
Personally I’m a McChicken sandwich person (Chicken burger in bun with mayo and lettuce).
There is a large variety of drinks available ranging from the usual soft drinks to orange juice, milkshakes and hot drinks too so most tastes will be covered there.
If you’ve got kids then they will absolutely love it if my two year old is anything to go by.
They’re catered for with the Happy Meal which comes with a meal of their choice (burger, chicken nuggets etc) inluding fries, a drink and a toy.
The toys vary and usually are linked to some kind of promotion. At the moment it’s the turn of the new Disney film ‘Dinosaur’.
The best thing about these meals is that they’re only £1.99 which is good value as far as I’m concerned.
Adult meals are generally £2.99 or if you’re feeling big you can upgrade to large fries and large drink for an extra 20p.
The restaurants are usually clean although some staff are students/teenagers so don’t expect the best service that you’ve ever had. (Don’t take this as a knock against the young ‘uns, I don’t think I’d be wild about working in a fast food restaurant either).
McDonalds restaurants are VERY popular and therefore become quite busy around lunch time so I’d recommend going before 12 or after 2 to avoid the main rush. If you’re lucky you may have a drive-thru option which is usually quicker at peak times and o
f course you have the comfort of your car while you’re waiting.
The main reason for choosing McDonalds over the main competitor Burger King is price. An adult meal will cost you between around £3.29 and over £4 which is about a £1 more than McDonalds. Child meals are £2.49 but I will admit that the ‘free’ toys are occasionally better than the ones in Happy Meals.
I’ll be sticking with McDonalds for now, I know that some burger ‘professionals’ (if there is such a thing) prefer the Burger King burgers but if you’re wallet concious go for a McD’s.