What has happened to McDonalds food?
I'll be the first to admit that I am no expert on fastfood . I rarely eat it, and usually only when I'm out and about at events or on the road and it's all that can be found.
So yesterday Mr Chazer and I betook ourselves to Milton Keynes MK Dons stadium for Collectormania comic-con event. We spent a few hours there and also some time wandering round Marks & Spencers and Ikea.
Last time we were there there were no hot food options available apart from either McDonalds or KFC. My husband refuses to set foot in KFC and I'm not much better with McDonalds. But Mackiedoos it was. I had a Chicken McLegend and fries with a Sprite. The coating on the chicken was lovely and spicy. The chicken inside was bland and uninteresting. The fries tasted of salt and cardboard and the Sprite was 90% water, I swear.
So what on earth has happened? The last time I had a McD it wasn't that bad. True, not up to the standard that the local Burger King delivers (hot food cooked specially for you, yes, you have to wait but the quality is superior). And certainly not up to the standard of the local fish shop which does chips and battered sausage worth the waiting time to cook and serve and the price tag attached to that level of service.
I quite cheerfully told my husband that I preferred Nando's chicken and chips if it came down to it. The prices are comparable to McDs and bottomless soda is a good innovation that we don't see much here in the UK. We walked around the corner of the stadium on the way to Marks & Spencer. And there was a whole row of proper restaurants, which had not been built when we were there before. Either side of the multiplex IMAX cinema were a range of restaurants covering every taste. A Chinese restaurant, a Frankie & Benny's, a tex-mex, a TGIs, and a Nando's.
I know where we'll be eating next time. McD's has seen the last of us in that location.
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