McDonald’s: Not The Worst
The obvious choice when you think about getting some fast food is McDonald’s. Where I live, McDonald’s is pretty much the only fast food restaurant around. They’re everywhere around the world, and you won’t struggle to find one in NYC. So I thought it would be a good idea to make the comparison. Don’t mind the cringey pictures I made of the food.
First thing to notice is, if you’re from Europe or somewhere else other than the US, the menu looks very different. There are a lot of choices, but it’s also a bit complicated. I had a hard time figuring out whether they sold some stuff that I saw on the internet. The easiest way for me was ordering through a touchscreen, as you get an easy overview of all the available products.
If you’re looking for a nice place to sit down, McDo is definitely the place to be. I have to give them credit for the free wi-fi. It was also very nice to experience the service at one of the restaurants, where you get served at your table. You order through a touchscreen, get a little electronic device and take it to your table. You will get served by an employee after just a few minutes.
But we’re here to talk about food right? Here’s a piece of advice: ask for fries without salt. At first, I thought someone had been generous with it, but after the second and third visit, I realized that’s how Americans eat their fries. So if you don’t want to have a heart attack, leave the salt behind.
I definitely can recommend getting the Grand Big Mac. You’ll pay around $ 9,50 for a meal with a medium drink and fries. Nice to know; condiments are (almost always) free, as well as refills for your soda. You’ll have trouble choosing your refills because there are a billion of flavors to choose from. Oh, and there’s light mayonnaise to compensate everything else, lol.
But I also tried playing around with the deals. So I got 20 McNuggets with 3 sauce packs ($ 6), 2 small fries ($ 3), and one large drink for $ 2,69 (and keep in mind, the American large drink comes nowhere near to the European size… it’s HUGE). In total, I paid $ 12,84. Was it a good deal? I have no idea. I do know that it was more than enough, as with a regular meal I sometimes still was a bit hungry.