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Angus Bacon Cheeseburgers
Posted by DebtorBasher on 09/22/2009
Although I knew there would be a ton of calories and fat in the McDonald's Angus Bacon Cheeseburgers, I decided to try one. I was also aware it would be the ONLY thing I ate all day!

I was expecting the commercials and ads to be much better than the actual burger. We all know you never get what you see on the pictures. But, I have to say that was not the case this time.

As you can see from the attached photo, the burger was exactly the way they advertise it.

Ok, that covers the looks...now the taste.

McDonald's Angus BurgerThe Angus Bacon Cheeseburger was AWESOME! It was hot and you are actually able to taste all the different flavors of the burger (juicy but no way greasy), purple onions, cheese and the pickle they use are not the same pickles used on their other burgers and they are not paper thin...they are a dill pickle and have a great taste. They were not skimpy on the bacon and it had three large slices of bacon that covered the burger...and it wasn't a little burger either!

For those who can splurge a bit on fat and calories, I highly recommend this burger. I haven't tried their other Angus burgers but would like to hear from anyone who has.

The only thing I'd change IF I can, would be to have this awesome burger with Miracle Whip on it!
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Yeah, yeah but how does it stack up against a Basher Burger?
Posted by MSCANTBEWRONG on 2009-09-22:
I had the Bacon and Swiss Angus burger and it was awesome. Mickey D's has a hit....
Posted by Sparticus on 2009-09-22:
I must admit, the new Angus burgers are pretty good. I've tried the Mushroom n Swiss, and the Deluxe. Both were excellent... and pretty good size as well. One is pretty much a full meal...
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
Stewie, NOTHING stacks up to the Basher Burger!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
I had the burger a few times, I had the bacon and cheddar one its really good.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
I just hope they continue making them this way. I know most of the time, a place will add something new to their menu and make them really good...then as time goes by they get skimpier and skimper on it and it ends up being a dud. The Arby's Ruben Sammies...they were really good at first then started making them on plan bread and less and less meat until it wasn't even worth the price.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
AHA! My picture is showing!
Posted by Skye on 2009-09-22:
Good review. You are aware that Miracle Whip comment is going to send some people over the edge, lol.

I myself, love Miracle Whip.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
Now the picture is gone again!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
Skye, you know I like pushing people over the edge...My guess would be Steve first then ZZ will follow.
Posted by Skye on 2009-09-22:
Well then, I see your work here is done!!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
I had the Mushroom Angus Burger and I must admit that it was pretty good. Personally, I don't want any pork touching my beef and vice versa, let alone MW or Mayo'.
WE Coloradoans are just a like that, right SKYE?!
MW, indeed!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:

The stench of humans rotting
Smells just like fish filet

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Ew, TW.... just ew.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
TW, they are not that bad.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
My cousins Bf, likes to hunt elk allot, and we had a Elk burger the other night not bad really lean.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
were they bacon slices,or that bacon patty thing they slop on the egg Mcmuffs?

I'm pretty sure the MW would have ruined your day,had it globbed onto your pantsuit..
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Excellent point TW.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
they look pretty decent in the pix.
Posted by Slimjim on 2009-09-22:
Oh I see, this is an original review from my Angus burger one becuase you substituted the mushrooms for bacon? Are you going to do an original piece about how to order its condiment levels because the PICKLES fell on your lap driving away too?? Gimmie a N for NOT Original or helpful Alex!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
"...had it globbed onto your pantsuit...."
That is Ham that they place on the "EMcM".

I prefer my bacon, eggs (easy over) with the yoke oosing out with buttered toast and a Coke as opposed to a sammie.

Posted by Skye on 2009-09-22:
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, please never use the phrase, "Sammie".

That's what Rectal Rey uses. She makes me sick.

Thank you.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Skye, make sure you drizzle a little EVOO on that.

Posted by Skye on 2009-09-22:

Runs away as if hair is on fire.................
Posted by Slimjim on 2009-09-22:
ZZ, you don't mind if I drum up some easy helpful votes by writing an informative about some raw chicken FINGERS I had at The "Court", do you?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Dand it Basher, I was hoping you'd leave the 'g' out of angus at least once so I could make fun of you
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Why of course not Slim but alas, my mere existance here is to help people as opposed to posting mundane reviews for the sole purpose to see them go "green" right , DB?.

No Vote!
Posted by Slimjim on 2009-09-22:
Talk about pulling a biz! I think they're even condemning this lame move on paltalk.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Actually, I've been having a bit of trouble with the A/C in my dodge truck. Thought about writing a review about it but then again that one's already been nailed so eh what could I add to the dodge A/C debacle.
Posted by Slimjim on 2009-09-22:
Then we can call you Sweaty Stew! Anyone got any ladder tales they'd like to pen for a quick star??
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Well Stewart, you could do an informative on OnCue Cuisine or how bad your college football teams blow this year! *snickers*
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
Ok first of all...Basher does NOT wear PANTSUITS because my name is NOT Hillary or Ellen!

Second...I did not see any review of Slim's for his burger and if I did, it must have been many moons ago.

Third...I made it a point to read my review at least THREE times just to make sure I DID use the 'g' in Angus so no one would make fun of me.

Fourth...the word sammie came from ZZ, so don't blame the Basher for that!

Fifth...yes, it was REAL bacon slices, not Canadian bacon roundy thingies.

Sixth...Skye IS a Coloradian and loves MW...so, speak for yourself Mr. Zman!

Seventh...Mr. Stew, if you're having a bit of trouble wiht your A/C in your Dodge truck, just sweep the coils!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Slim had a very nice review about the burger a few months back.
Posted by Ytropious on 2009-09-22:
VH Basher, I had one of the plain Angus burgers with cheese only and I thought it was pretty good.
Posted by Slimjim on 2009-09-22:
Didn't see it!!??? It was 3 months ago and you blogged ALL OVER it! How many more lies will it take before we start seeing some star deletion is all I can think about right now. *dialing attorney while seething*
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
Eighth...I just went back to read Slim's review and that was back in JUNE and the Angus burgers here were not available until August.

Ninth...Slim's review was for the Mushroom and Swiss, NOT the Bacon Cheeseburger!

Tenth...Slim's review was void and null because he did NOT capitalize the "B" in Basher!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
Slim...I SAID, either I didn't SEE it or it was many moons ago...being it was JUNE, that is considered many moons ago when you consider how many reviews have been posted on here since yours.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
I choose slims review over this one. It made me wanna go try the burger.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
Now, if you would take some writing lessons from our Pirate, then maybe your reviews would be more memorable...I've never forgotten any of Pirate's reviews!
Posted by Slimjim on 2009-09-22:
So how many times didn't you "see it" I counted ELEVEN! I think even Vanilla Ice did a better job making excuses once busted.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
I gave you REASONS...not EXCUSES!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
You can't count 10 comments on one review on the SAME day as 'seeing' it 11 times! I read it ONCE, and carried on a conversation during that ONE viewing ! ! !
Posted by Slimjim on 2009-09-22:
And it still is a delicious burger Wally, thank you. I think it's better than a lot of restaurant ones.
Just remember where you heard it first.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
ZZ...I don't see you telling Slim how lame it was to post his link to his review on mine, hoping for more votes! LOL! And I see he got one more! That's ok, I don't mind helping out the little people.
Posted by Slimjim on 2009-09-22:
Looks like you don't mind lifting a review or two from us common folk either! Boooooooooooooooo!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Don't you mean 12 helpful votes?

Basher there's no shame in Slim being your mentor.
Posted by madconsumer on 2009-09-22:
and this news worthy?

best answer slimjim!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Wow did I ever call that one right. Some people are just so dang predictable it's boorish if you ask me.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Quite frankly, I am appalled at you two's behavior, Slim and DB!
I for one try to compose myself at all times here and do my best NOT to point fingers and try to help my fellow members here! I for one am demanding you two to cease and abstain from these practices or there will be grave consequences! *wink-wink*
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Zz, it's way overdue for another one of your rambling fast food date night missives. When do you plan on posting another review? You gotta let me know ahead of time so I can vote it helpful before addy tosses it back into the community forum closet.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Whatever Stewart, I am not into going "green" I am into helping people anyway.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
How much was the burger Basher?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
Hey Stewie...that's 1...we have 3 more to go to prove the "Basher Is Right" again! LOL!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
YaYa, it was $3.99.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
That's a bit pricey for a burger. I usually stick to dollar menus.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
Going green means nothing to me ZZ. That's an Addy thing.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
Yeah, it is a bit pricey. But, I just wanted to try one to see how they were. I still wish they'd bring back the Mac Jr. Or Little Mac or whatever they called it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Those dollar menu burgers don’t taste nearly as good as the Angus.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
Agree Wally, the other burgers are thinner than the lettuce.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
The double cheeseburger is pretty good.

Well sorry Basher, I can't afford the real burgers *sniffing*
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
A burger sounds good now. I'm sitting here eating Lean Pockets
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
I just had some left over Gumbo...it was pretty decent when I first made it...a WEEK ago...but not so tasty now.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Week old Gumbo, Yuck.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
I'll stick with my Lean Pockets
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
DB, you gotta be joking! Keeping celery for three months is bad enough but WEEK old GUMBO?! You are lucky to be texting instead of flexing if you know what I mean.
*shakes head*
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
Yeah, that's what I said Wally, "Yuck"...I don't even care much for it when it's just made.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
ZZ...thanks for mentioning that celery...'cause you just reminded me, it's still in my fridge. I'll have to check on it. LOL!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
I have a neighbor from new Orleans, he knows how to make some Awesome Gumbo.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
My Mom made a real good one and I found her recipe for it. I'll probably make it for ZZ when he comes over.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-22:
Real Gumbo has Sassafrass tea in it (File'). Does this recipe call for that?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-09-22:
I don't know what's in it, I'll have to check...I DO know it was better than that Gumbo packet I bought.
Posted by k-tura on 2009-10-01:
The new Angus burgers are very good as long as you do not buy one from the Mcdonalds in Sylvania,Ga.That is unless you have pica and crave cardboard.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-10-01:
Are they that bad there K-tura? LOL! It really does depend on the individual places.
Posted by beanbagbritches on 2009-10-03:
DB...what a nice post! You know that I love hamburgers & so I will take my husband to get one with me sometime soon. The bacon & cheese looks great!
Posted by 2C2H on 2010-04-14:
There are very few people who take the time and let others or the establishment know about great experiences they have. Everyone is so focused on the negative. More people should step up and let the stores know when they do a good job as a little encouragment. Granted it's their job, but appreciation goes a long way.
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Disgusting Sanitation
Posted by Seacap2000 on 05/03/2009
OAKRIDGE, OREGON -- Stopped at the Mcdonalds in Oakridge on 5-2-09 about 9:30 A.M. The bathrooms were dirty and out of paper products. Stopped again on my return trip about 3:20 P.M. and the bathrooms were even dirtier and still without paper products. Went to complain to the manager and watched a female employee stick her hands down the front of her pants and again down the back of her pants and then back to handling food. Before I could say anything to the manager, watched a male employee stop packaging a meal, cough with a very dirty sound into his hands and then go back to packaging the meal.

All the time, the manager who was standing and talking to these two employees said nothing. I left without purchasing anything. Will not eat at a Mcdonalds ever again.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
You saw the place was dirty and you went back later that same day?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
Ummm...what was she doing in the front and the back of her pants? LOL..sorry, but that is funny.

I don't blame you for not going back to this McDonald's, but you shouldn't boycott the whole chain b/c of one dirty restaurant. If you're going to boycott the whole chain, do it b/c you care about your health.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
Just, maybe she had an itch she couldn't scratch
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-05-03:
I'd have so many issues if I was there, I don't even know where to start.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
LOL little...so many horrible thoughts come to mind about that comment! LOL
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
jbc, LOL. He coughed a dirty sound into his hands? Maybe he has Swine Flu? Run for your life.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
I have to wonder if the male employee coughing a dirty sound and the female employee's hand actions are in any way related to each other.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
C2O, sounds like you have first hand knowledge of that
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
Perhaps a case of crabs. And butt crust
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
Butt crust. Ew wally!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
That’s why my mama always told me to wipe good. When I make Bears.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
*Too many jokes running through my head. Can't pick just one*
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
If I'm thinking what I think you're thinking about when I think about what I think what went on, you may be right little.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
LMAO at wally! Mama done good!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-03:
I think I'm thinking what you're thinking C2O
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-04:
That the female employee was smiling?
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Late Night Menu Choices
Posted by BigMacAttack on 12/30/2007
MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Before I continue, I am a big fan of McDonald's but the late night menu is insulting to my taste buds and I want to continue to do business with mcdonald's because I look at them as the Good Guys in the fast food business with their charity's and hiring of special people, instead of immigrants like burger king seems to do.

Now for the rant:

I'm so sick of marked up quarter pounders with cheese on the late night menu. The only alternative is the chicken sandwich which isn't the "good" chicken sandwich, its the one that tries to look like real chicken. I want BigMacs and crispy chicken options on the late night menu.

What is the actual reason for lack of options? The only thing I can think of is its easier to maintain/project the next orders to speed up service with fewer options? It seems like I'm waiting on average 12 minutes no matter what, so at that point I wouldn't mind waiting another 5 to get what I want. I WILL say however the fries have been phenomenal at that hour.

How bout ditching the quarter pounders and only cooking the smaller burger meat, so then you can have cheese burgers, hamburgers, and even *shutter* bigmacs! That is if you can handle putting lettuce, sauce, and a center bun on it at 3:00 in the morning.
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Posted by mgavett on 2007-12-31:
In our area the late night menu is the same discounted price as during the day at some of the stores while others inflate the price at night. We have made it a point to avoid the stores that change pricing between day & night menus. FYI $1 dbl cheese during the day, up to $1.79 at night. That blows... no more slaes to us day or night.

We visit McD regularly and mention this as often as we can to help keep others informed.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-12-31:
I never realized the menu choices were different at late night. If they'er going to be open, they should have the full menu OR they should offer a late night discount. I'm guessing they don't want to have everything fired up and not used, so they limit what the offer. But, you go to McDonalds, I would expect to be able to get what they offer on their menu, no matter what time of day or night.
Posted by Ponie on 2007-12-31:
I never knew they had different menus during late night/early morning hours. Guess I should get out more often. I always get good fries. I order them without salt so they have to dump them in that delicious grease to get them ready for me. Then I pick up three containers of salt. :)
Posted by Principissa on 2007-12-31:
I'm with Ponie. I didn't know they changed the menu at night. I guess it has to do with lack of staff and the fact that aside from you, they probably don't get that much business that late at night. Although I wouldn't think it's that hard to drop a piece of chicken in a deep fryer and serve it at that time of night.
Posted by Dr. Jeecheroo on 2007-12-31:
Seeing as it's late night, I imagine there's probably just a shift manager and a crew member working. The reason for the marked up price is most likely because where else you going to go for a "late night" meal? McDonalds believes they can take advantage of the opportunity. As for not serving all the things that they do during the day, you have to realize that in the morning, people come in for breakfast. Those McDonalds locations which aren't 24 hours spend an hour or so after closing cleaning up and preparing for the next morning. During 3rd shift, it makes the transition easier. Besides, beggars can't be choosers; just be glad the location is open at 3 AM to begin with.
Posted by BigMacAttack on 2007-12-31:
beanbagb itches I agree with your suggestions (maybe not your wording) but you have to realize, I'm not losing sleep over this, rather I just wanted to voice my reason for stopping my late night business with McDonald's.

I think most people in my situation would simply take their business elsewhere. (probably already have!) Like I said I'm a fan of McDonald's and at least owe them a reason.

Health reasons are not necessary, this is my cheat meal :)
Posted by music4life75 on 2008-01-26:
This must be in certain areas. Remember franchised means they make up their own prices. The ones near me don't mark up their sandwiches.
Posted by Tony Douglas on 2013-06-06:
First of all, it doesn't matter. the quality of their food for a long while has been terrible. The best time to get fresh food is during the lunchtime period from noon till 2 pm if the store is crowded.
That way they are constantly cooking up fresh stuff to keep up with the crowd. Late night, you get a dried out burger which is pre-,made and popped in the microwave for a few seconds.
I give up on them. Burger King is expensive, but much better.
Posted by My Name on 2013-11-16:
In my home town the menu stays the same day or night. But in the city that I go to school at the McDonalds does the same irritating thing. I was quite upset when I couldn't order a BigMac, isn't that kind of their thing? The only cheese burger I could get was a marked up quarter pounder for around $6. I didn't get anything that night.
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30 Cents For Extra Mayonnaise On Southern Chicken Sandwich
Posted by Maria s. on 04/30/2009
I hadn't been to McD's for awhile and had an urge for a Southern Chicken Sandwich. It comes with mayonnaise and pickles. I asked for extra mayo and was charged 30 cents for it! I could understand if I'd ordered chicken nuggets and asked for tons of extra sauce packs but for mayonnaise already on a sandwich?? And the amount on a sandwich is in no way equivalent to a BBQ sauce packet either. Mercenary.

As far as I am concerned that's just poor customer service.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-30:
Mayo is gross
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-01:
A southern chick. sandwich has been a dream of mine for a long time
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-01:
I was just going to say..speaking of Southern Chicks, where was Boki today, but there she is!
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-05-01:
McDonald's is stingy with their condiments, but to charge for xtra mayo is just desperate...lame.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-05-01:
My mama-in-law is in the hospital so its just been busy around here. Thanks for noticin'! :D
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-01:
That sucks..I doubt they would take any money off if you asked for a condiment to be removed... :/
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-01:
Sorry to hear that Boki..I hope she's better soon.
Posted by DRVROFRED on 2009-05-01:
If you do get the time let the corporate office know about this as it may be a new employee. I had ordered a salad at their store and when asked what type of dressing I picked one. On my bill I found they had charged me for it. It seemed stupid to have a salad and pay extra for the dressing. I called them on that as well as asking if when I order my drinks now are they gonna charge for the ice and when I order fries are they gonna charge for the salt. These things should all go together without extra charge. They did admit an error. I know it's only .30 cents but they can afford it more the the adverage person and it adds up in their favor if no one complains. My best to your Mother-in-law and your family as you go through this together. May she get well soon!
Posted by Principissa on 2009-05-01:
Sorry to hear that Boki, I hope everything is alright! Let me know if you need anything. :)
Posted by sarahnkrystal on 2009-05-01:
The Southern style chicken sandwich actually DOES NOT come with mayo on it. Just pickles.....so they were charging you to put something on the sandwich that wasn't on there to begin with.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-05-01:
Thanks everyboedy about my mama-in-law. For right now she's ok, but they're elderly, its expected. I really appreciate your concern for my family, just, FRED and Princi. Its very sweet!
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-05-01:
Oh, and FRED, I couldn't agree with you more! Nice comment.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-01:
i have to agree with yaya..Mayo is gross!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-01:
Miracle Whip is where it's at
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-01:
yeah i think id rather drink coffee
Posted by mrnmrsweibel on 2009-05-03:
Actually the southern chicken sandwich comes with butter and pickles. I do agree that it is nuts that they charge for extra things. Our McDonalds charges a dollar to have bacon added to sandwiches. Nuts!!!
Posted by hardworkers on 2009-05-08:
i don't know where you got your chicken sandwich, but if you ordered a southern style chicken sandwich it they only put pickles and butter...if you went to the grocery store do think they should give you mayo for free..get real cost mcdonalds too..its people like you the prices go up
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-05-08:
Butter??? Yuck poo!
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Terrible Service, Disgusting Product, Repulsive Atmosphere
Posted by Annoyed_customer on 04/28/2009
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA -- I rarely go to McDonald's, and my last outing to the location at 8415 109 Edmonton reminded me why.

When I arrived, there was a slight lineup, and I assumed my position at the back. It moved forward slowly, and when I was finally next in line, a McDonald's employee came from behind the counter and wordlessly stepped in front of me to place an order. I was exhausted and hungry, so I gritted my teeth and let her get her food, although any halfway respectable fast food outlet would have her wait until her break wouldn't disrupt customers.

It was finally my turn to order (after about 10 minutes since arriving), and I purchased a six-piece nugget meal with a sundae on the side. The teller fumbled with the register and we eventually exchanged money and change after she corrected her mistakes for 5 minutes.

She then proceeded to pour my drink, at which point I noticed that a bottle of disinfectant and a dirty rag were sitting immediately beside the ice container. This was slightly off-putting, and should not be left in clear view of the customer.

While she was pouring my drink, another staff member approached her and whispered something to her, to which she distinctly replied "that's gross". I didn't even want to speculate as to what they were referring to. Again, I was just tired and needed sustenance.

I received my food, which was technically the correct order, but completely inedible. The coke was overflowing, spilling on some of my fries, and it didn't taste at all like coke--more like tonic water and some vague, faint chemical. I took one sip before giving up on it and setting it aside to toss out.

The nuggets and fries were both lukewarm and tasted as if they had been sitting around for a while. I forced myself to eat half of both before giving up and tossing them out as well. And I was VERY hungry. The sundae was okay, at least.

I went to the dump my uneaten meal out, and couldn't find the garbage anywhere. After checking the usual spots, I noticed that it was, for some reason, located directly in the way of stairs that lead to further seating. I threw my food out in disgust. By the way, there was another disinfectant and rag combo lying on one of the tables.

Since one of the rude and indifferent employees there was clearly a manager, I looked for a complaint form, to no avail. I went home and looked online for a way to contact McDonald's. This only turned up phone numbers for their branches in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver and a mailing address. I assumed that head office would want to protect their reputation and punish irresponsible branches, but apparently it doesn't matter to them at all. So I went here. If the company doesn't care, hopefully someone in Edmonton will read this and I can do the least bit to spread the word about the quality of that branch.

I know that the service industry sucks and that those people make minimum wage and are yelled at by morons, but they are put in a position of trust when they handle people's food. I'm surprised that I didn't get food poisoning, and I don't think that anyone who works there should even be cooking for themselves. Their commitment to sanitation is extremely suspect, and their contempt toward their customers is obvious.

Their service was horrible, their food was repulsive, and there were garbage cans and chemicals lying around randomly. I won't be coming back.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-28:
Sounds like a real bad trip, but thankfully you missed out on what the employee found to be gross.
Posted by annoyed_customer on 2009-04-28:

Yeah, ignorance is bliss.
Posted by bargod on 2009-04-28:
Finally, someone who has a bad experience at one branch but doesn't give up on the whole company only that one branch. I do the same thing I don't don't write off the company I just don't go to that particuler location again.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-28:
Well written with a touch of humor even..lol!

Too bad you didn't take the time to talk to the manager on duty, I would have liked to have read how they responded to your complaint.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-28:
I looked for where the employees were 'rude'. 'Incompetent', yep. 'Rude' gets tossed into so many complaints that it's become meaningless. It's like many people believe 'incompetent' and 'dirty' isn't convincing and they must toss in 'rude'.
Posted by sarahnkrystal on 2009-04-28:
They were probably talking about how someone smeared poop on the bathroom walls.
Posted by annoyed_customer on 2009-04-29:

Exactly. I can completely sympathize with franchise owners who lose business as a result of the incompetence of other managers. Glad to see that someone else feels the same way.


Thanks. Glad I could at least get a laugh out of it. Although I felt a bit ripped off and grossed out, I can appreciate the social commentary that these experiences offer. It will keep me eating healthy in the future.

Re:Ghost of Doc J

I consider it "rude" that an employee cut in front of me and ordered while I was in line, and that all of the other employees thought that this was acceptable. I'd consider it rude if a non-employee did it as well.

I agree that the term gets thrown around too much. I think that it's ridiculous and downright abusive that clerks are expected to project phony happiness constantly, and am fine with relatively indifferent or uninterested but still competent service. In this case, I think that it's fair to characterize my service as "rude" and am kind of annoyed that people who abuse the term make my claim just seem like noise.
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Mcdonalds Workers do not wear gloves when handling our food!
Posted by Citcat on 11/06/2007
Going to Mcdonalds on 13875 Cypress North Houston Road for a simple big breakfast meal turned into a very upsetting encounter.

Glen the restaurant manager was very rude! He was not wearing a name tag and his workers cooking the food were NOT wearing Gloves which I find DISGUSTING! I am not going to eat anything that has been touched by HUMAN HANDS! Every time I go into this store I ask the workers to put on there gloves, which I should not have to do every time I eat there. If GLENN was doing his job he would make his employees wear gloves while touching and handling the customers food.

I have been going to this Mcdonalds for 20 years . The person at the register spoke NO ENGLISH and had to go get the Manager Glen, I proceeded to order a big breakfast, with NO BISCUIT, add an xtra egg and have never in 20 years been charged for an extra egg. Glenn was Rude and tried charging me $1.50 extra for an extra egg. Instead of making a regular customer happy, Glen made a scene in the store in front of everyone and told me " Well thats not the way it is here, you will pay extra for your egg from now on!!" HELL no I will not pay $1.50 extra for my egg, I have been ordering my big breakfast this way for several years and have NEVER been charged! Glen is Black and I am White.... I bet if I was Black my needs would have been accommodated! DISCRIMINATION!!

Glen is Rude, Unprofessional, and is a sorry excuse for a manager. I plan on contacting the health board and filing several complaints against GLENN, all over the way he treated me....and to think all this over an extra egg. Glenn needs to take classes on how to treat his customers and he needs to make his workers wear gloves everyday.
I am tired of seeing those mexicans back there scratching there heads, rubbing there noses and touching our food.
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Posted by bigboxworker on 2007-11-06:
I rarely see any fast food establishment that requries their food handling employees to wear gloves. If you're paranoid about food safety don't eat out, all fast food restaurants are dirty and you can get sick from eating their food whether the employees are wearing gloves are not. And do you wear gloves when you're preparing food at home?? my guess is no as most people do not, but you'll eat that food without complaining. And there's no need to use racial references in your complaint about McDonalds here, the fact that the food handlers were Mexican is not relevant here. Would it have made a difference if a white man was not wearing gloves and preparing your McDonalds breakfast?? No it does not.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-06:
You accuse the manager of discrimination when it is you who is discriminating. Instead of saying "I am tired of seeing those mexicans back there scratching there heads, rubbing there noses and touching our food" why not just refer to the "employees" back there scratching there heads . . . and so on. If ethnicity was not an issue for you, you would not have brought it up. You want an extra item added to your meal? Then PAY for it. You will not eat food that has been touched by human hands? Good luck with that. Everything that you have eaten, even the food YOU prepare has been touched by human hands.
Posted by Starlord on 2007-11-06:
FYI, not all states require gloving. If you don't like your food being handled, then move to a state that requires gloving. I got a news flash for you, heat kills germs. I don't know why we waste our time. A bigot is going to stay a bigot. If the restaurant were staffed with whites, this complaint would never have appeared here.
Posted by trumania on 2007-11-06:
I agree with all three above, bigboxworker, JohnInSoCal, and starlord.

Not all states require employees to wear gloves. Often gloves carry more germs then hands. In fact, do you know what kind of stuff is on a dollar bill?

As far as the "Extra egg" well... when you get something... extra... there is an extra charge. Sorry about that but that's how it is! Be happy that they didn't charge you extra for the "20 years" you've been doing it before.

Also, you sound a bit racist as well. I'm mexican, does that mean I'm dirtier and less educated then you are? Absolutely not. Just because the manager is African-American and the workers are Mexican does not mean you're being discriminated against. You certainly don't know the manager. What makes you think he would give another African American free food? That sounds like racism right there. I don't give discounts out to Mexicans that I see.

You need to get over yourself. If you're so upset, stop eating out for breakfast, it's going to kill you one day... or make you fat.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-07:
Standing ovation for trumania!!!
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-11-07:
Good Shot Tru!!!!! Mornin Stew
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-07:
Joining Stew in his Standing ovation for trumania and can only add you citcat, are being an aras!

morning jkt!

trumania, I got to ask, you are here legally right?
Posted by Principissa on 2007-11-07:
Morning guys! I too applaud tru and would also like to add this. Being a mom I see and do a lot of disgusting things on a daily basis, and if I walk into a restaurant and see them wearing gloves I'm less likely to eat there. Gloves are a breeding ground for bacteria, especially after prolonged periods of use because they are not porous. Take a look at hospital workers, they wear the gloves to protect their hands from coming into contact with infected body fluids. Meaning that all the germs and bacterium are going to stay on the gloves. So now all the sweat and grease from a person's face is on the gloves and is now going into your food and about thirty other people's. Umm can you say nasty! Second reason I prefer human hands, they can be washed. Most places have a strict policy regarding hand washing. So instead of them using gloves that have a ton of germs and bacteria on them I'm getting hands that have been washed and are now free of germs. I'll take the germ free food please! And as far as your racist comment goes, I doubt that. Things in life aren't free. They pay for the eggs that you are eating. If you want more, eat at home. They'll taste better anyway.
Posted by *Brenda* on 2007-11-07:
Their gloves are probably nastier than their bare HUMAN HANDS.
Posted by Sparticus on 2007-11-07:
Sometimes those gloves are more disgusting than hands! I'd prefer they simply wash their hands periodically. If you are handling food all day, that is fine. If you expose your hands to something (trip to the bathroom, leave the food prep area, etc) then you should wash them upon return.

Looking back over my lifetime I'd have to guess about 95% of my meals were prepared by someone without gloves... and I'm still here... ;-)
Posted by killerklown on 2007-11-07:
Food preperation employees are not required to wear gloves when handling food. They ARE required to follow safe food handling proceedures, such as regular hand washing and not touching anything but the food/food prep equip. without rewashing their hands. If they follow that basic rule, your health department claim will just waste your time.

As for charging you for the extra egg, you won't get very far there either. It's no doubt company policy to charge for any extra item, as it is at almost every restaurant I've ever been to. It's a simple choice of the managers whether to piss off a regular customer or break company policy and give you free food. You really have no complaint there either.

And pulling out the race card only shows that you don't have any legitimate complaint here, just that you're racist.
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2007-11-07:
I agree with everyone above. Gloves are nastier than bare hands. Do you thing that wearing gloves would have stopped them from scratching and rubbing. I would rather see someone handle my food without gloves. If you are that paranoid then you don't need to eat out. Quit trying to add to your complaint by adding bogus discrimination charges, they are not justified.
Posted by sarahnkrystal on 2007-11-07:
Gloves are gross. If someone was wearing gloves, I wouldn't want to eat the food they made.
Posted by MRM on 2007-11-07:
If you are fearful of someone else handling your food with bare hands or with gloves, I would suggest that you make your own food.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-07:
So if they scratch their heads, rub their noses and touch teh food with gloves on, it's OK? If you think that the gloves offer you any protection at all, you are as sadly deluded as they would like you to be.
Posted by heaven17 on 2007-11-07:
"I am not going to eat anything that has been touched by HUMAN HANDS!"

So you wear gloves at home?
Posted by bargod on 2007-11-07:
I'm voting this xenophobic/racist rant not helpful.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-07:

No kidding right?

OP- I hope you never eat in a 5 star establishment- no one there wears gloves.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-07:
20 years? That's a lot of McCancer eating. I would say your lucky you have not had a heart attack yet.
Posted by Carpe_Mofo on 2007-11-19:
Yeah, this is just ignorant. My only complaint I would have had judging by his story is the cashier not speaking enlish which i seriously doubt, why would someone put a non english speaker in a postion to talk to customers? And worrying about hand washing is stupid. The only places they ever wear gloves is at fast food reseraunts. Professional Chefs in upperscale resteraunts sure the hell don't wear gloves, hell, I have a friend who worked at applebees and they don't wear gloves. Plus, I can see the workers and what there doing, but I can't see what a factory worker in china did to the nitrile gloves he's wearing.
Posted by uarestupid on 2007-12-06:
I agree with heaven17. You wear gloves at home?
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Mcdonalds Owner Thinks She Can Treat Anyone Anyway She Wants...I Don't Think So!
Posted by KCParker on 08/02/2007
MISSION, KANSAS -- I work for a small company, so when ever someone goes for lunch, they usually take everyone else's order such as I did on 8/02/2007. After ordering 2 chicken sandwiches and a Double Cheese burger plain, I picked up my order and drove back to work only to find out that they forgot 1 chicken sandwich and LOADED the double cheese burger w/ "Big Mac" sauce and pickles. Obviously I can understand if you mix up an order or two, but this is a common "mistake". I drove back and decided to go in to correct the orders only to get nothing but ATTITUDE from a lady in gray slacks, which must have made her feel very important, because when I explained that this happens all the time she told me I could go somewhere else and let me know exactly where another MCd's was. She told me that I needed to move away from the counter before I had even gotten my food!! I stayed as calm as I could and refrained from using any foul language while she continued to patronize my friend and I. Taking as much attitude as I left. When I returned to work I decided to call the store and get the managers name so I could call the 1-800 number on the bag to complain only to find out she was the OWNER/OPERATOR! Unbelievable!!! What kind of a person says to actually take my business else where when I did nothing wrong? After speaking w/ a gentleman at the call center he said that my complaint would be handled by the McDonalds Franchise and I would be contacted w/in 48 business hours. I hope they do the right thing. I WILL call just to follow up.

I just thought other people should know that the McDonalds located on Roe in Mission KS is an AWFUL fast food joint and if you think the employees are bad, you should have to deal with the MANAGER!!!
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Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-08-02:
gotta check the order before you leave.
if it happens "all the time", why DON'T" (emphasis only) you go somewhere else?
Posted by Extended Warranty on 2007-08-02:
You probably left some details out.
Posted by FoggyOne on 2007-08-03:
"She told me that I needed to move away from the counter before I had even gotten my food!! " So? I automatically move out of the way while I wait, especially at lunch time so the next person can place their order.
Posted by heaven17 on 2007-08-03:
"Obviously I can understand if you mix up an order or two, but this is a common "mistake"."
I suppose this complaint is more about the manager's attitude, but I can't understand why anyone would continue to patronize a specific restaurant that gets the order wrong on a consistent basis and not check the order before they leave.
Seriously, it makes no sense.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-03:
Great review KCparker! Bravo!!! I'm very selective with my praise but in this case I see no other choice than to vote this review 'very helpful'.
Posted by heaven17 on 2007-08-03:
Stew, you forgot to get the word 'sexy' in there somewhere.
Posted by shawnp80 on 2007-08-03:
Stew is very selective. He only gives his praise on every review he posts on. Not on the reviews he doesnt post on.
Posted by Burny on 2007-08-05:
I just wanted to point out that if the person that gave you attitude was in fact the Owner, then contacting McDonalds is almost next to pointless. Yeah they will contact the franchise but the Owner is the "Franchise" therefore the person responsible for taking action on the complaint is in fact the person that you are complaining about. You can go above and beyond I do believe as McDonalds does watch out for their name and will snag a franchise out from under someone if they are hurting the Trademark but I'm putting my money on the fact that doing getting anything accomplished by one complaint is basically a waste of your breath and your time.
Posted by chris513 on 2007-08-08:
you shoulda got the double cheeseburger with no pickles, no onions...but check this, add big mac sauce. just a thought.
Posted by Tiffany3 on 2007-12-21:
We had an experience last night that had me up in flames. One the employees that McDonalds in Bessemer, AL on Academy Dr. threw cups at me and threatened my husband. The manager did nothing about it and then had the police called on us because she said that we were the disturbance. I will not go to McDonalds again. The service was horrible, the place was dirty it had food on the floors and hair on the tables.
Posted by Principissa on 2007-12-21:
If the place was filthy why did you eat there? Especially with kids? I have two kids and would never allow them to eat, let alone play in a filthy restaurant. They don't call the police on people for no reason. I don't believe you.
Posted by Hank Hankins on 2011-08-11:
Yes, McDonald's employees, not all but most, tend to be rude. Apparently, McDonald's prefers it employees to be nasty and extremely rude.
Posted by Firedyesterday on 2012-07-28:
Why do most Mcdonalds employees suck? Because when the better ones, who expect their managers and fellow Mcdonalds employees to do their job right and professionally, make a formal compaint, they are ignored, then fired. After having a manager sit on my back, while I was reaching in the bottom cooler for an OJ, punched 6 times in the leg by the same manager, yelled at by another for bagging my orders when no one else was around to help, then trying to file a formal complaint I was fired. Their reason... because I allegedly approached the Grill manager about being told that we would not get lunch breaks since "Corporate" was coming. Funny thing is they have cameras everywhere... cameras that show the physical and verbal abuse, plus the Grill manager approaching me and me telling her it was none of my business. Funnier thing is that, as that same video will prove, I was the employee who impressed "Corporate", just like I have impressed customers and fellow employees with my hard work and tendency to do my job right all the time. Yeah Hank Hankins, you're right, it does seem that Mcdonald's prefers its employees to be nasty and extremely rude. Sorry to all of you, that those of us who care are not allowed to bring the company a truly good name. By the way, one of our local managers was fired for sexual harrassment, another quit after she was caught embezzeling, and our owner spent the night in jail, after being arrested for a DUI. Not exactly the best role models for our children!!!!
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StarStarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
2 Sauce for 10 Nuggets
Posted by Yahooryder on 05/21/2012
Its pretty screwd to say you get 2 for a 10 piece but only one more for a 20 piece ? I run out of sauce and you want me to pay more. screw them I won't eat there anymore to many other fast food chains to eat at that don't rip you off
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Posted by Anonymous on 2012-05-22:
McDonald's isn't ripping you off. They are following corporate mandated policy. Ripping the customer off would be them stating they give x-amount of sauces per order, and then actually giving you less. There is nothing dishonest about it.

Now is it a value worthy of your money? That is a different question altogether. I too was turned off by their penny pinching strategy. But can we really blame them? How many times do we customers toss away an empty bag littered with unused packets of sauce, ketchup, salt, etc...? While they may seem minor and insignificant, you can rest assured all those unused packets add up quickly. But eh', what do we care? We're not paying for them. At least we don't want to...
Posted by madconsumer on 2012-05-22:
this has been reported many times.

i find this a very helpful review, and voted it as such.
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-05-22:
Sauce packets cost money. Therefore, it isn't a "ripoff" to charge for additional packets. It is simply what you are given with your order in return for giving a certain amount of money. As consumers, we have the choice to take our business to where we get the most for our money. If you can do better elsewhere, that is where to go.

Perhaps McD's believes the ideal amount of sauce for 10 pcs is 1-1/2. That is one possible explanation for why they would supply 2 for a 10 pc and 3 for a 20 pc.
Posted by Churro on 2012-05-22:
Sounds like a ripoff to me. Good grief three sauces for 20 nuggets is just ridiculous. I wonder if McRippoff offer a discount to those who don't want sauce?

The OP makes a very valid point.
Posted by madconsumer on 2012-05-22:
here is the link to another review for the very same thing.

Posted by FoDaddy19 on 2012-05-22:
I'm not a McNugget man myself, though I do partake in the Filet-o-fish combo meal about once a week (no cheese, no tartar sauce). But 3 things of sauce for 20 piece Mcnugget does seem quite stingy to me. You'd think they would give you 4 for a 20 piece if they give you 2 for 10 piece.

But I'm guessing it's a decision that the franchise owner made. Unfortunately it's entirely possible to go to another McDonalds in the same area/town and find the same policy as it's been my experience that the franchise owners tend to own multiple McDonalds in the same area. Maybe you'll get lucky and find one that has a more generous policy towards condiments.
Posted by ChuhBaca on 2012-05-22:
I think the best approach is to find a Chick-Fila and avoid the Franken-McNuggets altogether.
I also think Churro makes a valid point. If they can add a cost to the sauce, then those that don't want it should receive a discount of the same amount.
McDonald's is really getting away from their market. I end up at a McDonald's may 1 or 2 times a year. The last time, I was in a hurry, hadn't had breakfast, so I thought I would get an egg McMuffin (which used to be $0.99 fairly recently). It was over $3.00 for 1 sandwich! If it's that much for McDonald's, guess where I'm going; Not McDonald's! For another $1.00, I could have had a quality breakfast sandwich!
Posted by madconsumer on 2012-05-22:
i personally do not like my chicken nuggets drowned in sauce. to me 2 sauces per 10 is too much!!
Posted by jktshff1 on 2012-05-22:
I tend to agree with the op. 2/10 would equal 4/20 IMHO. Makes sense to go elsewhere.
Posted by robridingbike on 2012-05-22:
I agree with chuh. Go to chik-fl-a. Gotta be better for your body than 'rotten ronnies'
Posted by Nohandle on 2012-05-22:
A few years back I ordered from the drive thru a hamburger and fries. At the pickup window requested some ketchup. I arrived back at the office, opened the bag and have never seen as many ketchup packets in my life for a single order. Apparently a large heaping handful was tossed in. It was unbelievable at the number of packets. You never know.
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-05-22:
There is a sign at my local McDonald's that says there will be a charge for extra sauce. I think 3 sauces for 20 nuggets is reasonable. As DIRM pointed out, a lot of unused sauce packets get thrown out and it does add it. So McDonald's either raises the prices across the board or charges for extra sauce.
Posted by Churro on 2012-05-22:
I think 3 sauces for 20 nuggets is NOT reasonable.
Posted by UnknownNuggeter on 2012-07-12:
Just now at a 24/7 in Depford NJ and a server Jamie intially gave 4 sauces for 40 nuggets seriously is it going to cost them that much more to give a little more? I should get at least 6.
Posted by UnknownNuggeter on 2012-07-19:
I'm at another Mcdonalds in NJ this one gave even less than others! I was given 2 bbq containers for 40 nuggets. Now this in unreasonable...Are all NJ mcdonalds like this?
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The Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back
Posted by Churro on 07/14/2011
MIDWESET CITY, OKLAHOMA -- I'm letting my angry inner child type this one out because I'm mad as hell and I want this to be largely extemporaneous and unedited. Ya know I'm usually the sensible one on my3cents but this time I'm playing the rage card. I think I've earned that privilege.

I wake up this morning feeling good and with an appetite for the first time in a long time. I got a little pep in my step and a hunger in my belly and McDonald's on my mind. I order my breakfast burrito and *rolls eyes* *finger quotes* UNSWEET *finger quotes* iced tea, pays my $2.16 and drive off. Sounds like a happy ending, right. Oh HELL NO. Not by a long shot. I reach in the sack for my straw so I can sip some iced tea and you ain't gonna believe this but Jar Jar Binks forgot to give me a straw. Yeah. No straw. What the bloody hell?

The drive-thru line is too long for my time so I had to spin right back around out of my truck into the store for a damn straw before I could be on my UNHAPPY way. I ask you who forgets the straw, man? How hard is it to put a freaking straw in a sack. You serve a drink you give a straw. It's that way every time. This ain't no decision tree requiring judgment or thought. DRINK – STRAW. DRINK-STRAW. DRINK-STRAW. DRINK-STRAW. There's absolutely no excuse for forgetting the STRAW. GEEZE GEEZE GEEZE GEEZE. If I wanted to get out of my truck for some abuse I'd gone to the Waffle House.

They SCREWED with the WRONG guy this time. I'm never going to McDonalds again. NEVER EVER ANYWHERE. McDonalds in Texas? – NO! In the Kansas? - NO! On a turnpike or in a Walmart or at a mall food court? – NO! NO! NO!!! I AM DONE with McDonalds and I might add for morally superior reasoning.

Bottom line. You just don't treat people like that so early in the morning. It's just that simple.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-07-14:
Good one Churro....

Posted by Anonymous on 2011-07-14:
Great review Churro (not charro)
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-07-14:
Unbelievable! I hope you took the time to address this with the manager and sent this to McD's corp.

They didn't try to charge you extra for the straw did they?
Posted by Anna Molly on 2011-07-14:
Wow. I'm not the only one who drinks iced tea at breakfast.
Posted by Churro on 2011-07-14:
JC, No charge for the straw. I'm carefully contiplating my next move. I'm not saying I have a legal case here but I'm not shutting that door either.

Anna Molly, Iced tea for breakfast is awesome in the summer. The tea I had this morning was PERFECT. Really, really hit the spot as well as did the breakfast burrito. Whoever rolled it did a spectacular job with an even distribution of egg, sausage and McBurrito McFixens. It's a shame I'll never get to enjoy another one.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2011-07-14:
Got up feeling well, but on the wrong side of the bed huh? :)
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-07-14:
I would go to the nearest ATM, the ones in Oklahoma that refuse to bend to the will of The Man by not charging withdrawal fees, and march your McUnhappy #ss over to the nearest Burger King and spend your money on the ham-egg-cheese croissant...the only good thing that franchise offers. They used to serve a mighty mean Whopper. But lately their standards have reduced it to The Whimper. Good review!
Posted by madconsumer on 2011-07-14:
i found this review very helpful!

well done Churro (not charro)
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-07-14:
The outer adult oughta be kicking that inner child's {snip} for not checking the bag at the window. Haven't you taught it anything?
Posted by DV8 on 2011-07-14:
I agree with the last comment. You can't trust the employees to have your back.
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One In A Million
Posted by Happymealbabyy on 11/19/2010
I am a current employee of the McDonald's corporation and currently work as a "Swing Manager" at a local McDonald's in upstate NY. (A Swing Manager is just a shift manager) I'm sure upon entering this it will just become one in a million, seeing as McDonald's is the second most "commented" corporation on this site, which does not surprise me. Let's be honest and get two facts straight first.

Number 1: McDonald's is franchised

What does that mean? There are owners within the corporation who control on a few stores and then report to supervisors, who reports to area reps, who report to the corporate aspect of McDonald's.

Now some of you out there, may be doubting my all knowing McDonald's factoids, but I dare you to go to a local McDonald's and ask for the store manager who can give you the number of the store supervisor, and upon speaking with an actual supervisor, ask for the number of their area rep)

Sure it's a long line of lanky-s and who-dads, but did you honestly think it operated so simply? okay, moving on..

Number 2: "It's all in the fine print"

What I mean by Number 2, "It's All In the Fine Print", is that upon quickly glancing through several "complaints" these are easy fixes, at the end of all the commercials, it says, "at participating locations only" or "while supplies last" or "individual locations may vary"

Also, McDonald's does not serve breakfast all day/ nite, plain and simple, they just don't, it would be a pain in the u- know- what, to cook breakfast meats and make eggs, and make lunch meats-- it's not a complimentary system when combining breakfast and lunch.

As I explained before, the whole McDonald's franchised- thing. Very few, "crew members" ( ie basic employee) know exact McDonald's "going's ons" like where "they" are building a new McDonald's or where happy meal toys are made.
**This type of information is not shared with "crew members" unless it is happening specifically in their franchise or if there is a national promotion ex. McRib, or a special event, like Monopoly.

Obviously, I haven't worked at McDonald's my entire life, but before I worked at McDonald's I was a customer of McDonald's.
I have to say though, some of these complaints are legitimate, ex. finding inanimate objects in food, or bugs in drinks, things like that are clearly sanitation issues at those specific locations, and I can ensure "you" (whoever reads this) that not all McDonald's are operated that poorly. Honestly, if I'd had an experience equal to that, I would never want to look at another McDonald's ever. Other complaints, such as, getting a cheeseburger with pickle when asking for no pickle, again, sadly, you just received a daft order taker, sorry. I'll explain..

When you walk up to the front register there is a person pushing buttons on a computer screen that is connected to a computer screen in the back the "grill area" where the food is made, that tells that food makers what to make, and to put or what not to put on the sandwiches.
The same thing happens when you pull up to the speaker in the drive-thru, it is distinctly TWO different people that take the order and make the order. and without going back to complain about how your food was made, that specific McDonald's may never change training processes or fire that rude person that ignored you when you asked for, "no tomato".

P. S--> If you're so curious ask to speak with the store manager and set up a date to get a store wide tour, and ask sanitation ( ie cleanliness) questions and ask why they don't serve breakfast all day, or what the register looks like from an employee's position.

Please, if you have any more questions comment this post, with your e-mail address and I will answer, to the best of my knowledge, any and all questions you have.

P. P.S--> For more information check out Mcdonalds.com, if you have a receipt and recently received an incorrect order please let that location know, so they can correct the situation.

Love and Gagas fellow blabbers,


(Disclaimer: This was meant to be a helpful and informational post, please keep it informative)
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Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-11-19:
Sorry, but your definition of franchise is wrong. While there may be corporate employees that do have franchises, "More than 70 percent of McDonald's restaurants around the world are owned and operated by independent local businesspeople."
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-11-19:
Good info, thanks!
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-19:
He's mostly right jkt. It isn't like Subway who will sell a franchise to whomever has the bucks. They sell their stores to people within McD - former area supervisors etc... become Owner/Operators. It is EXTREMELY difficult to get one.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-19:
That is interesting incrediblelee, I always thought if someone had enough money and/or credit they could buy whatever they wanted, regardless of who they were.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-19:
Nope - you have to be a member of some special Burger Brotherhood or something I guess...lol.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-11-19:
Oh you! *smile*
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