Big Tasty in McD France
Want frites with that?
> "the best McD"
Dude, McD is the same wherever you go. That's the whole point, isn't it, that, to whatever corner of the world you travel, you can always ignore local cuisine over the ever bland taste of McD.
(with the exception of a few regional specialties)
Just to be the contrarian here, I'd like to come out and say that McDonalds isn't especially bland. The flavor is actually quite good. The problem is that people eat so much of it that they're used to it. They're conveniently placed and fairly inexpensive, so it's very easy food to grab on the road.
A couple of years ago I put in a day of extremely hard labor. I poured footings for a cement block wall, except that I didn't have any electricity, so I was my own cement mixer, sand hauler and water pump (and because of where I was, using pre-mixed concrete wasn't an option). At the end of the day, footings poured, the calories from the lunch I had bought were long since burned up and physical exhaustion was a force to be dealt with. My savior? A double cheeseburger, fries and soda from McDonalds. One of the best meals I've ever eaten, and it had the saving grace of something I could buy with the $5 I had in my wallet. I even tried to go somewhere else first, but I couldn't get a meal for $5.
Figuring that my appreciation of the food had a lot to do with hunger, I have tried McDonalds again, and I'm still of the opinion that the double cheeseburger is very tasty.
July 30th, 2007 9:14am
Try recreating that double cheeseburger at home. With real bread, burgers that taste like they contain meat, real cheddar and you favorite brand of ketchup. Apply salt & pepper to your taste.
All of those igredients will have the original undiluted taste. I don't know what they do to that stuff at McD's but all their ingredients blend into the same dull-but-familiar taste you'll find in any spot on earth reachable by tourists.
Right, point being that if I was anywhere near home, that's what I would have done. But as I was an hour and a half out, driving in the dark and exhausted, McDonalds made a pretty good alternative. Accept them for what they are, don't expect them to be something they aren't and never tried to be.
The local Japanese steakhouse doesn't try to be my kitchen at home either. And this isn't a problem for me.
Damn, now I want to grill some calamari.
July 30th, 2007 11:04am
>Dude, McD is the same wherever you go.
Funny thing, it's not. McD's stuff in France and Germany tastes way better than in America. I remember I've read some article few years ago how they put all force to conquer the world and neglected local McD branch.
"Big Tasty" sounds so phallic.
July 30th, 2007 11:47am