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Old McDonald had a chain of restuarants, oo-er missus
Date: 01/08/01, updated on 01/08/01 (155 review reads)
Advantages: Erm, the food?, Price
Disadvantages: The food, Employees, etc etc
McDonalds gets alot of slack. Let's face it, the food isn't exactly perfection is it? But the popular food chain does hold a special place in my heart, and of course, in my gut. I've havent really listened to the ins and outs of the war against McDonalds, so I'm not too sure what the problem is. In my experience the food is always average, but I still love to eat it. It has a charm, a quality if you will. Must be what they put in those burgers.
OK. The service is rubbish. In my life I have been to McDonalds many times. Too many infact (I can feel my stomach imploding into a big fatty waste as we speak). They always seen to mess up my order. No matter how simple it is, they mess it up. Why! How hard can it be? It's not like you need any specialist training to remember a small list of items. The cliched stereotypes of McDonalds workers are infamous. The words spotty and teenagers spring to mind. If you want to be treated like a total moron, then go to McDonalds, they have a way with words there.
One of my families more embarressing experiences was when my father wanted to complain to the manager of McDonalds. A young lad approached him, and my dad demanded "I want to see the manager!" to which the young lad replied "I AM the manager" It just sums up everything about the place. I now only do drive through, merely because it limits my contact with the stupid staff to a minimum. Of course you do get the extra fun of picking up the food when the worker drops it before you have reeled it into the car. Total incompetancy (is that a word?).
Now onto the food. Of course the most important part. McDonalds wouldn't have become so popular if the food wasnt good. I love the stuff. Sloppy burgers, plenty of mayo. Soggy chips that melt in the mouth. Ii would certainly complain about the Chicken Nuggets if I was brave enough. Theres more elastic than chicken in those things. So your out on the town, you've ne
ver experienced a McDonalds before (unlikely, but always possible), and you wanna know whether to go inside and take a bite. Well if it's a quick saturday after snack your after, by all means go in, but if you want a gourmet meal to satisfy your taste buds, then dont even think about it.
Mascot! Surely every companies gotta have a mascot, right? Ronald McDonald scares me. I have never had a brilliant love for clowns, but this half man half circus creation is taking the urine. How do keeps like this guy? To me he represents all thats evil in the world, yeah maybe a little harsh, but would you like to meet him down a dark alley? I think not. I would have a prefered a big plastic chicken as a mascot to be honest, at least its more realistic.
OK what about the prices. Very good I think. But then again you do have to consider the quality of the food and the service, which is not their strongest features. But you can buy a pretty good meal for 2 for about £10 which isn't too bad at all. It's enough to give that plastic chicken the life it deserves. Honestly, thats where the money goes. You didnt think they PAID the workers there do you?
The restuarant itself, the one in my area anyway, is simple. Tables, chairs, your basic restuarent layout. However our local McDonalds has a new childs play area, which was an excellent addition. Ball pit, climby thingies, all those things kids want to play on after a 2 course meal. Don't forget the wet wips ladies and jellyspoons.
Spose I better round this bad boy off. McDonalds, a restuarant with a bad rep, I dont intend to analyse what they put in the food, thats for them to know and molecular scientists to find out. Want slob food? Try Maccie D's...thier new official campaign slogan..."It'll do, eh"