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Jun. 14th, 2006 | 01:11 pm

I went across the street to McDonald's for lunch today, because I had a $5 gift certificate that the red cross gave me for trying to give blood. As I was sitting there I realized the last time I can remember that I ate at McDonald's was summer two years ago, when I was working in Culver City and one day realized I had a total of $2 on my person for lunch. McDonald's was the only place I could think of that would have something for me to eat for $2.

McDonald's Observations:
  • You can't get a decent lunch for under $5. McDonald's didn't seem any cheaper than any of the other better places around.
  • My grilled chicken sandwich was bland bland bland. They seem to be aware of that, because they covered the thing with a metric ton of mayo. The box for the sandwich had a jumping person on it and it was supposed to be all healthy-like. Not with that mayo.
  • I couldn't afford their asian salad with my $5 red cross gift card. Even my chicken sandwich came out to $5.51.
  • The clientèle of McDonald's looked completely different than the clientèle of other local fast food places such as Baja Fresh, Chipotle, Koo Koo Roo, and that Chinese place, despite the negligible price difference. McDonald's felt much more working class.
  • They were out of ketchup. Unacceptable!
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Janet

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from: limnrix
date: Jun. 14th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)

Stay away from the chicken sandwiches next time. Every "grilled" chicken breast in every fast food chain in the country is made in the same factory. If you're going to do McDonald's, don't even bother eating something with lettuce; their healthy stuff is too pricey, as you've noticed, and just doesn't have that McD Comfort Food (sugar, salt, starch and fat: the 4 American food groups) taste. The parfaits, I've discovered, are very good and pretty cheap, but you have to let them thaw for an hour. If they have no dollar menu up, try asking for it. I stick to cheeseburgers and fries.

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Alex P.

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from: wetzel
date: Jun. 15th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)

I must confess that without another $5 gift certificate, I probably won't be going back to Micky D's any time soon.

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Karla

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from: karlykarz
date: Jun. 15th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)

Dood! McDonald´s here all have McCafe, internet access/fomputers and filet-o-fish doesn´t exist here (according to the girl I´m living with)! Mc Cafe is like a hardcore, fun coffee shop/cafe! It´s nuts! They´re caffeiene addicts here! It´s amazing!

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Alex P.

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from: wetzel
date: Jun. 15th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)

Are you saying you're going to move to Argentina?

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Karla

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from: karlykarz
date: Jun. 16th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)

haha i love it here, but Berkeley has a special place in my heart :)
p.s. I met an Argentinian lawyer last nightj ;-)

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a Buffalo Sause

from: anonymous coward
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)

I stopped at the Mcdonalds in Italy Texas today for Lunch, On the counter there were these Boxes that had Dipping Sause in them, I took one of the Buffalo Sause,s When all at once this very Large Black Woman grabbed me by the Hand and Shook it loose from me, She said thats 11cents, Why were they on the counter it they werent free.

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