To be clear – this is NOT a sponsored post; I was not invited or enticed to visit McDonald’s and I was not provided any encouragement nor incentive to write this post.
I did something I have not done for many years…I went to, and I ate at a McDonald’s restaurant!
My kids are always asking me, “Why don’t you like McDonald’s? Why do you never go to McDonald’s? Can we go to McDonald’s today?”
And I have always said, “No, we are not going to McDonald’s. I don’t like McDonald’s. I don’t like the way they make food in a factory. I don’t like the way they treat people. No we are not going to McDonald’s.”
Until yesterday. We got a bundle of coupons in the mail and I looked at the pictures of the “Seriously…” burgers and I have to admit, I was intrigued. The burgers – in the pictures looked … good.
So yesterday while I was out and about with one of the Bears, I said the words they have been waiting forever to hear, “Do you want to stop at McDonald’s.”
And you know, I was pleasantly surprised by what we found.
When we walked in, there were crowds of people around the “self-checkout like” screens (I detest anything self-checkout-like) but there was a young lady standing at the counter.
I approached her and asked why everyone was over there and if I could just order from her. She said sure, she can take my order. At that point my daughter pulled out the coupon for “Two can dine for $14.99” and we ordered two of McDonald’s Seriously Chicken sandwiches. One grilled, the other crispy.
And then the young lady hands us an electronic device of some sort and says we can go find a seat and they will bring the food to our table!
I was shocked! This is McDonald’s? Table service at McDonald’s? Seriously?
And the food? It was actually pretty good. No, it wasn’t great. But it was actually pretty good. We ordered the McDonald’s Seriously Chicken BLT and the sandwiches had a brioche-style bun with a generous slice of fresh tomato, a nice, fresh looking piece of lettuce, and lots of bacon crumbles.
Of course my healthy-minded daughter ordered the grilled chicken – makes me look like the unhealthy one for ordering crispy chicken. But I had to – it was for science!! I liked the crispy chicken. The outside coating was crispy and not too salty and the chicken inside was moist.
My daughter really liked the grilled chicken as well. I can’t say how it was because she at it all without offering me even one bite. It was all I could do to get her to stop so that I could get a picture of it!
Oh, and remember those people poking away at the self-checkout screens? They were still poking away at the screens after we got our food and started to eat!
Bottom line – will I return to McDonald’s? You know, I might. I just might. In the name of science.