Mcdonalds Fast Food

Very few people have never heard of McDonald’s, and most of us have probably eaten there at least once.  It is one of the most popular and recognizable fast food restaurants in the world.  The Big Mac is a name known around the world, and is possibly one of the most famous sandwiches ever made.

As a fast food restaurant, McDonald’s seems to be more focused on delivering the product quickly and efficiently than on the total customer experience.  This fact is evident when you go into a McDonald’s – rarely are you ever greeted with a smile, and sometimes all you get is a blank stare.  At most locations, customer service is not one of the restaurant’s strong points.

But people don’t go to McDonald’s for the customer service.  They go because of the great-tasting food (especially the French fries), the good bargain selection on the Dollar Menu, and the late hours.  McDonald’s is a convenient place to get a good burger and fries, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money.  (Although you certainly can.)

There are McDonald’s locations everywhere.  In most major cities, you can’t drive for more than a few minutes without seeing a McDonald’s.  Most, if not all, have drive-thrus, and some even offer free Wi-fi service.

Using the drive-thru is great on a hot summer day when you don’t want to leave the comfort of your air conditioning, but make sure to check your order before you leave.  I can’t count the number of times my drive-thru order has been missing one or more items.  It really takes away from the convenience when you have to park and go inside to get whatever food or drink they forgot to give you.

McDonald’s has been branching out a lot from the standard fast food fare.  They’ve recently expanded their coffee drinks with the McCafé section, and ideas from the not-too-distant past include the McRib sandwich, the Chicken Select strips, and several different salads.  Parents can even order apple slices for their children, instead of French fries.

McDonald’s has been criticized a lot for the poor nutritional value of their food.  However, if someone wants nutritious food, they shouldn’t be going to McDonald’s in the first place.  And for those who want to know the nutritional information of what they’re eating, the McDonald’s website lists a breakdown of calories, fat, and nutrients for just about everything on the menu.

If you’re looking for a cheap meal – you can get a McDouble, small fries, and a small drink for just $3 – or if you want to fill up on a Big Mac, McDonald’s will deliver.  Just don’t expect fine dining, flawless customer service, or friendly employees, and you won’t be disappointed.

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