Their "gourmet" burgers are now only available from 10:30am to 10:30pm, even in 24 hour joints.
Their "all day breakfast" they spent a lot of money advertising now ends at midday. This was notably not advertised. When I rocked up at 12:15pm looking for my regular Sunday McMuffin, and was informed of the new policy, I kinda understood that famous scene in Falling Down.
They have vanilla shakes! Sometimes, maybe. Plenty of the other shakes, but vanilla is hit and miss.
The Monty Python and Pulp Fiction quotes, though... Yes I hope that they figure those out some day!
When was this?
Other poster lists some tangible changes made to their menu but for me the difference is simply that I was a kid with a working-class single parent and my tastes were simpler. Hamburger + small fries + small Coke was an affordable "treat" for us.
Perhaps marketing is as responsible for killing McDonald's image: when small disappeared and it was "regular" size. Super-size dinks.... "Would you like fries with that?" Or when giant burgers (Bic Mac, Quarter-pounder, Double Quarter-pounder, Double cheeseburger) started dominating the menu and the small hamburger took a back seat.
I know a few people who go to McD because "you know what you'll get", but I personally never felt the need, the competition is better in taste more often than not, and McD are not even cheaper than most of the alternatives, sometimes even more expensive. The last time I was at McD was when I was stranded at some small train station some years ago and didn't have the time to look around and just settled with the McD located right in the station building (I would have gone with the Burger King in the same building, but it was closed for renovations). That's when I found out that the quality of their fries took a slump, at least in my humble opinion.
Personally, I'd rather have a Dürüm from a Döner shop, or Pho Tron from one of the Asia places, or maybe some Masala from an Indian place.
I always get a stomach ache, and possibly the runs. Something in those burgers just doesn't agree with me..
Funny that the last times I did that, I didn't get what I expect. Broken machines (not only ice-cream), missing products, and it seems it was harder on the stomach as well, etc.
I just gave up on it if it doesn't even do that anymore.
There are better choices, even around BK, AW, Quick in Europe, etc
I don't eat there at home, I'm not interested in trying them in other countries.
Right... I am convinced now :P
> tourists seemed to prefer them
Eating from the wall is like late night window shopping in Amsterdam's culinary red light district.
>Window-shopping for fast food at FEBO.
>If you must, eat from the wall at FEBO, an inexplicably popular Dutch tradition that satisfies appetites 24/7 with automated fast food displayed in tiny windows. No telling how long those mayo-slathered frikandel and burgers have been sitting there under heat lamps, but if you’re starving in the wee hours, they may be your only snack option.
And I'm not sure that that wasn't on the money with respect to what goes into their frikandellen and kroketten.
But their fries are pretty good.
Too bad we lost Broodje van Kootje to the chains.