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McDonalds has been around for many years now and is probably the most popular fast food chain in many countries.
I'm quite a fan of fast food, so over the years I've probably spent a lot of money at McDonalds restaurants. I can't resist they're burgers, not any specifically, just any of them! My favourite has got to be the Big Mac which I think is truly amazing.
I'm aware that McDonalds really isn't good for you, and I don't care to elaborate on the calorie content of any of the food that they serve because it will only make me feel guilty next time I eat it. All I know is that it isn't healthy, and you probably shouldn't eat it all the time.
McDonalds do a wide variety of food, pretty much something for everyone. There's chicken, beef, fish, salad and they do a really nice coffee range too. The happy meal is something I'm quite the expert in seeing as I've bought plenty of them over the years for my grandson. They're great for kids, as you get a small portion of fries or carrot sticks, a choice between nuggets, burger or fish fingers, a small drink and a free toy for £1.99. Aside from the happy meal, I don't really think the food at McDonalds is cheap. When I've gone with my daughter, two meals has come to the best part of £9, which isn't much because they are filling, but is quite a lot for fast food.
One of my favourite things about eating at McDonalds is the dips. I love the barbecue sauce with my fries and have been faithful to that one for years. A while ago though, my granddaughter had some of the other ones and got me to try them. The curry one is really nice, and the ketchup isn't bad though doesn't really go with the fries as well as barbecue. I also tried a chilli one but it wasn't my cup of tea. I wasn't even aware before then that they did such a variety.
I've never had a problem with McDonalds, for me, the food tastes good, fills me up and isn't ridiculously expensive. I tend to visit the drive-through's which are quite quick normally unless you go during a really busy time. Occasionally I've eaten in the restaurant and I think they're really nice too. My local two restaurants have recently been made up and look very modern and posh now. The toilets are always clean and the staff have always been polite to me when I've gone in there. I've been to a variety of different restaurants, incluiding Birmingham, West bromwich, Great Bridge etc. . and found that they're all of the same good standard, although the ones in town are a lot busier than the smaller ones, i.e in great bridge.
The milkshakes are another reason I used to visit McDonalds a lot. They come in chocolate, strawberry and bannana and they're lovely and thick and creamy. They're lovely. They're not too dear, I think about £1.99 although it's been a while since I bought one individually.
McDonalds is good for snack items when you're on the go too. for 99p you can get things like a cheese burger or a medium fries which isn't bad for a quick refill. They've also introduced the new snack wraps, both these small ones and the large ones. I've only had one of the big ones, a chicken and bacon one. It had barbecue sauce, salad, chicken strips and bacon in a big tortilla wrap for £2.99. It was outstanding so I must recommend these. My only qualm was the big tomato slice they always put on it. I don't like tomato so everytime I have one I have to unwrap it and take it off, and I always make a mess!
McDonalds is widely available, I actually thought you only got them in the likes of America, UK and Japan, but when I went on holiday to Lanzarote I saw a few there too, so they're expanding! Normally, you can't go to a town without seeing a McDonalds which is a good thing if you like them.
Overall, I really do like McDonalds. They're good for pretty much everyone, and although they really aren't healthy, I don't think it hurts to have a treat now and again, especially one that tastes so good!
* This review is also posted on Dooyoo under the username ask_eve.