I don’t eat at McDonald’s and in general only eat fast food a few times a year. It’s just not how I eat — the food is terrible and will shorten your lifespan, and I don’t have that kind of death wish.
I’ve pretty much got the girls in agreement with me about McCrap and they won’t eat there either. Think I’m kidding? A year or two ago, we were driving back from another part of the state and needed to stop to fill our bellies. The route we were on was so rural that wasn’t much along the way… except for a McDonald’s about 30 minutes from our house, so I offered to stop for milkshakes and burgers. The girls looked at me with abject horror and said that they could wait for food and drinks until we got home.
That said, Pete sent me a link to an article about McDonald’s around the world and variations on the menus and now I’m want to try some of them, if only to satisfy my curiosity.
- Japan – Deep fried pie filled with mashed potatooes, bacon, and cheese. I know, this is a heart attack waiting to happen, but I really just want a bite. Or two. Or maybe half of one.
- Russia – Brie nuggets. That’s right, deep fried brie. You know you want a bite.
- Australia and New Zealand – One kiddie meal option is “pasta zoo” — animal-shaped ravioli stuffed with cheese and vegetables.
- Canada — McLobster Roll, which is exactly what it sounds like: a lobstah roll. Need I say more?
- Canada, again – Poutine. Hell to the Y-E-S.
- France – Fried cheese nuggets. Definitely.
Clearly, it’s time for me to dust off my passport.
What do you think? Is there something on that list that you’d be willing to try? And do you eat at McDonald’s or do you avoid it?