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Post by shelldrake on 29th October 2012, 15:55

I have never set foot in Mc Donalds before as I always felt it was "Fast Food, Junk Food" but my lady wife took our grandson to the pictures yesterday and asked if he would like a McD. Obviously he said "Yes" & so we did the drive in thing & I saw what I felt may be an OK snack so I ordered a Chicken Wrap (I do wraps occassionally) at £1.19. I was actually quite surprised at how good and tasty it was.
Mind his Kiddies Meal of chicken nuggets with chips tasted like cardboard (he didn't finish the meal and I hate to waste food)
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Post by milpol1 on 29th October 2012, 20:41

After all the places you no doubt visited in a far flung country many years ago how can you call, MaccyD Junk food, lol lol4
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Post by Dutto on 29th October 2012, 20:49

Hi there,

In France and Spain McDo do a great hot chocolate for €1 and you can log on to the internet for freeeeeeee!!!! allthumbz allthumbz

For anything else? Sorry but I normally give it a miss on the basis that what they show "up there" on the board bears no resemblance to what is "down here" in your mitt! tap_fingers

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Post by CC on 29th October 2012, 23:09

is it just me or are McDonalds just not as tasty as they used to be? I remember years ago having a BigMac or a McChicken Sandwich was a real treat... but these days they seem to have gone downhill along with the design of their restaurants with that horrible depressive dark dowdy look makeover and stupid seating, which came about as a result of some clever clog suggesting the previous appearance was too enticing for children rolleyes

Did Ronald McDonald also get the push with the makeover?

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Post by SteveUK on 29th October 2012, 23:31

CruizingComet wrote:...........
Did Ronald McDonald also get the push with the makeover?

He is, apparently, making a guest appearance at my local branch next week!!!! Can't wait!!!! Not!!!! lol4



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Post by Robbie on 30th October 2012, 00:50

We prefer burger king but first comes country fried chicken or kentuckey. smile!

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Post by Paulmold on 30th October 2012, 08:15

Can't resist a KFC myself. The only thing I tend to use McD's for is a coffee when I'm on the road, particularly when doing an early morning taxi run to the airport when McD's are about the only place thats open (24 hour drive-through at many stores)
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free wi fi

Post by shelldrake on 30th October 2012, 17:53

is there free wi fi in all McD's?
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Post by Tonyt on 30th October 2012, 18:03

It's still stretching it for them to describe themselves as restaurants.

I cringe when I see the fat splatters on the pavements outside.
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Post by andygump on 30th October 2012, 18:54

Tonyt wrote:It's still stretching it for them to describe themselves as restaurants.

I cringe when I see the fat splatters on the pavements outside.


Do you mean the cutomers hugegrins hugegrins

I think their coffee is one of the best, and I must say there have been many a trip through France, when we have been relieved and delighted to see the big M sign.


Andy up!

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Post by Chubbs on 30th October 2012, 22:53

Big fan of their lattes happyyes

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Post by Guest on 31st October 2012, 09:39

Hi,

I know they are now few and far between, but any one remember the (pure beef hamburger) 'Wimpy'? BBQ

Yes there are still a few about and far better tasting than the Mc Carpet burger. lol4

Still do the same ice creams, rum babas etc. up!

Well worth a trip to Croydon!

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Post by CC on 31st October 2012, 22:11

Do they still do the Knickerbocker Glories hugegrins

We even had a Wimpy in our small town years back... My mum used to treat me occasionally up!


Talking of McDonalds we were recently travelling through the night and came across a 24hr drive thru so thought we would pull in for a coffee... restaurant was shut and due to the barrier we couldn't drive through the drive thru in our motorhome, so we got out and walked through the drive thru... trying desperately to get someone inside to notice we were there by banging on the little window, eventually a member of staff came to the window and said "Sorry we cant serve you this is a drive thru only" hugegrins We explained that we were driving a motorhome and can not use the drive thru due to the height barrier and that we only wanted a Tea and a Coffee... after a pause, the chap said uhhh OK, then served us but made it quite clear that they shouldn't shrugg We thought it was pretty funny snigger

Anyway best get to bed.. heading off to Burford in the Cotswolds in the early morning wakey

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Post by Tonyt on 1st November 2012, 08:10

I still prefer J Lyons & Co - their apple pie cannot be beaten.

Come to think of it, I haven't noticed one lately. smile!
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Post by Guest on 1st November 2012, 09:51

O.K., a couple of answers here.

CC, Wimpy's 'Knickerbocker glory', yes they do, but not as big! (Or is it us thats grown UP?)

They also still do the 'Brown Derby' -doughnut and a splodge of icecream. snigger

Tonyt, J.Lyons apple pie, (and blackberry and apple, mmm.) Last time I say a Lyons Corner House was in 1966 (?) near Trafalgar Square.

Pies, coffee, tea in china pots and cups. 'Nippys' in black and white outfits.......Those were the days! allthumbz

Dream on...

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Post by Paulmold on 1st November 2012, 10:37

We saw a Wimpys last week on our tour and commented about not having seen one for years but if you look at their website location map there are loads. Had to laugh when I googled them and it came up 'Wimpy -The home of fresh cooked nutritional meals'.
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Post by Dutto on 2nd November 2012, 17:00

Hi there,

There's no doubt about it - nostalgia isn't what it used to be!! allthumbz

Lyons and young girls dressed like the French waitresses from "Allo Allo!"!!! Ah, the dreams of dirty old men eh? allthumbz allthumbz

Well how about "Cardoma" (or was it "Kardoma"?) they served THE best coffee in the UK at a time when our French friends referred to all coffee sold in the UK as "Pee-pee de chat!"!

With regard to the Knickerbocker Glory, my Dad bought me one when I was a kid; but only so that he could nick the spoon and bend it so that he could lift eggs out of a long-tailed tit's nest! wave

Ah, those were the days; when frothy coffee in glass cups was revolutionary enough to be discussed on TV as a "What is the youth of today coming to?" topic! Whistle1

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Post by Groper on 2nd November 2012, 18:15

My goodness - Lyons takes me back to 1958 .As a squaddie doing National Service I used to arrive at Kings Cross station at 4 a.m. Had to wait for the tube to open and the only food available was Lyons apple pies from a cart(but they were warm)! rolleyes
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