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Member Name: neon__trotsky
Advantages: cheap and convenient
Disadvantages: food portions have decreased, staff are unfriendly
I must confess I am a big fast food junkie and have regular cravings for really unhealthy food, which leads me straight to Mcdonald's. I have been going to McDonald's since I was about 5 and am now 22. I like convenience food when I am on the go and McDonald's is somewhere I pop into after work for an affordable meal. I see it as more low end than somewhere like Burger King, which has much nicer quality food. However, the prices are quite extortionate for what is essentially fast food and that is where McDonald's has done good.
Recently, the burgers have got a lot smaller and I have had a few bad runs with food being really cold or dry and the quality being really bad, in general, but you get what you pay for, I suppose and £1.99 (using a voucher) for a big mac and chips is a good deal in the world of ever inflating prices. I usually buy from McDonald's when I get money off vouchers for a burger and a portion of chips, as I don't like the soft drinks anyway (they are usually 80% ice!).
McDonald's frequently introduce new products to the menu in an attempt to entice new customers, though I rarely, if ever, go for these. I prefer to stick to my usual of chips and a fillet o fish burger or chips and a big mac.
The service is usually very good with regards to queueing and waiting for your food. There are also express lanes in some branches of McDonald's, which is a really good idea for those pushed for time and know exactly what they want to order. However, generally speaking, I've had bad customer service from staff members who seem put out to have to take your order, as well as forgetful of basic manners, which is very off-putting. If this place wasn't cheap and I wasn't such a fast food addict, I would probably just say 'forget it', as the customer service can be very shoddy.
Summary: cheap food for on the go at the cost of moody staff members