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sydnytrains Chief Commissioner

Location: McDonalds Front counter serving customers


Talking of McDonalds. I could've eaten x2 of this when I was 12, two years ago. Now I can eat x4 of this and get full.

I try to cut down on McDonalds, because I can eat a lot and not gain too much. Although, when I do, I order a fair bit.

Some restaurants around Mt Druitt in Western Sydney, are ok. There are some restaurants in Sydney that have really greasy products that are pretty bad, but pretty much taste the same. I had a DD Quarter Pounder w/ bacon from Auburn once because I was starving and it was really greasy, but when I go to Mt Druitt, it's not as greasy as it was in Auburn.


 
Pressman Minister for Railways

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Is it wierd that the banner ad below the previous post was for resturant vouchers! Shocked
 
sydnytrains Chief Commissioner

Location: McDonalds Front counter serving customers
.... I'm still uncomfortable eating with my hands, and I ab-so-lut-ely refuse to eat in my car like some of the cultural hoodlums I see there, but other than that, a general thumps up for Maccas. 
- billybaxter


I eat with my hands A LOT, even with a homemade cooked meal. Although I agree, it is pretty uncomfortable eating in a car. 
 
Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
I eat with my hands A LOT
- sydnytrains


Strange, I eat with my mouth... Mr. Green
 
GORT-KLAATU Train Controller

.... I'm still uncomfortable eating with my hands, and I ab-so-lut-ely refuse to eat in my car like some of the cultural hoodlums I see there, but other than that, a general thumps up for Maccas. 
- billybaxter


I eat with my hands A LOT, even with a homemade cooked meal. Although I agree, it is pretty uncomfortable eating in a car. 
- sydnytrains


Especially trying to eat in a car with NO CUP HOLDERS Mad

But then I bought a second car and I made damn sure it was a car with cup holders. All good now.
 
tranx Assistant Commissioner

Location: Somewhere in Southwest Sydney
Hvae a read of John F Love's book on McDonalds: Behind the Arches, its very interesting.
 
Ballast_Plough Chief Commissioner

Location: Lilydale, Vic
Sometimes I grab something form there thinking that it must be about 3 months since I'd been. Once eating, I remember why it's been 3 months.

Worst thing they did was the "cook it fresh" policy. Absolute no difference in the quality of what gets served up except that now you have to wait 5 times as long.
 
Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Sometimes I grab something form there thinking that it must be about 3 months since I'd been. Once eating, I remember why it's been 3 months.
- Ballast_Plough


I can relate to that...

Worst thing they did was the "cook it fresh" policy. Absolute no difference in the quality of what gets served up except that now you have to wait 5 times as long.
- Ballast_Plough


On the rare occasion that I have been to Macca's in recent years I have noticed the wait has increased, I just thought the staff were incompetent. Wink

On the subject of waiting, in our local HJ's it's a wonder nobody has yet starved to death whilst waiting for their meal!
 
alstom_888m Chief Commissioner

Location: South Morang Railway Line, VIC
The advantage of Maccas (and other well known food stores) you know what to expect. When you go to the corner take-away, you take your chances in getting the best tasting hamburger or the worse. 
- johnboy

This sums it up quite nicely. When you're on the A8 or M31 in the middle of nowhere and want a bite, you don't want to take that risk.

I can't go near Kentuck-Chuck though, the SO works there and she's told me what goes on behind the scenes...  Shocked
 
Draffa Chief Commissioner

I can't go near Kentuck-Chuck though, the SO works there and she's told me what goes on behind the scenes...  Shocked
- alstom_888m
Don't ask me about Pizza Hut. Very Happy
 
bowralcommuter Chief Commissioner

Location: Asleep on an L90
On the very odd occasion I do stop at Maccas for some lunch I'll usually get their might Angus burger which I find ok. I tried HJ's angry Angus burger and didn't like it. Who makes the better (or less worse) "gourmet" burger in the fast food business you reckon?
 
Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
The advantage of Maccas (and other well known food stores) you know what to expect. When you go to the corner take-away, you take your chances in getting the best tasting hamburger or the worse. 
- johnboy

This sums it up quite nicely. When you're on the A8 or M31 in the middle of nowhere and want a bite, you don't want to take that risk.
- alstom_888m


Macca's and similar chains don't have outlets in places that are literally "in the middle of nowhere". I believe they have a population quota that a town must meet before they will consider opening there. Such towns likely have some sort of take-away food joint, so you probably don't get much choice. Chances are the local take-away joint will provide better fare than Macca's, most do. One thing I will say is that unless there has been a significant improvement, don't buy anything to eat at the only take-away food joint in Woodenbong NSW.
 

Location: Exit...Stage Left!
the only thing I buy nowadays is a takeaway pack of Fries for an occasional snack.
- Valvegear


But you can get a huge packet of chips from the local fish and chips shop for the same price you can get a small pack of fries from Macca's (or HJ's, KFC, Red Rooster etc)!
- Graham4405
That may be true, but is the local chippy still open at 2am? Usually they stop cooking by 20:00-ish.
 
xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
From what I have been told. MacDonalds do extensive research on where to site their fast food outlets. The best place in a given area gets a MacDonalds, such as massive traffic, and/or posibly a high pedestrian corridor. Which explains the 3 garden variety outlets:
i. those that are stand alone outlets
ii. those located in service areas of freeways
iii. shopping centre (and airport) food courts.

MacDonalds only places their outlets in areas that would be expected to have a high food turnover, and consequenyly achieve maximum profit. And interestingly, sometimes other fast food outlets such as Hungry Jacks, Pizza Hut, KFC, Subway, and Red Rooster will let MacDonalds do the research, and plant their golden archs; come along and then set up shop knowing that they will be on a good wicket for if the location is good enough for MacDonalds, it's good enough for them!
 
boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned

(Graphic of three burgers, fries on a plate and drink set on top of an aqua coloured table bench)
Talking of McDonalds. I could've eaten x2 of this when I was 12, two years ago. Now I can eat x4 of this and get full.

I try to cut down on McDonalds, because I can eat a lot and not gain too much. Although, when I do, I order a fair bit.

Some restaurants around Mt Druitt in Western Sydney, are ok. There are some restaurants in Sydney that have really greasy products that are pretty bad, but pretty much taste the same. I had a DD Quarter Pounder w/ bacon from Auburn once because I was starving and it was really greasy, but when I go to Mt Druitt, it's not as greasy as it was in Auburn.

- sydnytrains

This is true. It's no good for value, except when they have the limited $1 a burger deal kind of thing.
As for drinks, don't bother paying for 99.99% Ice and 0% actual drink. 
The Wifi is horrible too, even Dial-up beats it.
 
Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
the only thing I buy nowadays is a takeaway pack of Fries for an occasional snack.
- Valvegear


But you can get a huge packet of chips from the local fish and chips shop for the same price you can get a small pack of fries from Macca's (or HJ's, KFC, Red Rooster etc)!
- Graham4405
That may be true, but is the local chippy still open at 2am? Usually they stop cooking by 20:00-ish.
- TheRev


That too is true, but our Red Rooster closes at that time too. HJ's & KFC at 10:00pm. Macca's (drive through only) was open 24/7 but I'm not sure if that is still the case as there was some trouble a while back. Personally I don't recall ever looking for take away food after 8:00pm anyway.
 
xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
We're lucky where I am in that there is a place called Kardinia Park Cafe which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and has home delivery available until at least 3am I believe. Their fish is awful, chips are passable, but they make quite nice souvlakis......a souvlaki and a couple of fried dim sims, or a large pizza with the lot, home delivered, now that's a treat! And if there is 2 or 3 people ordering, then the $4 home delivery charge becomes very reasonable Smile
 

Location: Exit...Stage Left!
the only thing I buy nowadays is a takeaway pack of Fries for an occasional snack.
- Valvegear


But you can get a huge packet of chips from the local fish and chips shop for the same price you can get a small pack of fries from Macca's (or HJ's, KFC, Red Rooster etc)!
- Graham4405
That may be true, but is the local chippy still open at 2am? Usually they stop cooking by 20:00-ish.
- TheRev


That too is true, but our Red Rooster closes at that time too. HJ's & KFC at 10:00pm. Macca's (drive through only) was open 24/7 but I'm not sure if that is still the case as there was some trouble a while back. Personally I don't recall ever looking for take away food after 8:00pm anyway.
- Graham4405
HJ's in Ballarat is open 24/7 now. Only Pizza Hut; Red Rooter, and KFR shut at 22:00-ish.

If you're like me and travel around in the car a bit (especially late at night), a 24/7 HJ's or MuckDonalds can be a godsend if you haven't had anything to eat yet, and are starving. Having said that, it's not uncommon for me to find a servo that sells pies or pasties either if I need something to eat.
 
Serviceton_Kev Chief Commissioner

Location: Fecking here!
the only burger i will have from Mc Chucks is a cheese burger after i take out that horrid pickel , Big Mac would be the most vial thing i have ever tried to eat  
Would choose Hungry Jacks over Maccas any day
- Bills_Billboards


The pickle is only good for hurling at the window and racing to see who wins. 
- Typhon


Also good for sticking to the ceiling or piffing at your mates! Mr. Green 
 
Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
the only thing I buy nowadays is a takeaway pack of Fries for an occasional snack.
- Valvegear


But you can get a huge packet of chips from the local fish and chips shop for the same price you can get a small pack of fries from Macca's (or HJ's, KFC, Red Rooster etc)!
- Graham4405
That may be true, but is the local chippy still open at 2am? Usually they stop cooking by 20:00-ish.
- TheRev


That too is true, but our Red Rooster closes at that time too. HJ's & KFC at 10:00pm. Macca's (drive through only) was open 24/7 but I'm not sure if that is still the case as there was some trouble a while back. Personally I don't recall ever looking for take away food after 8:00pm anyway.
- Graham4405
HJ's in Ballarat is open 24/7 now. Only Pizza Hut; Red Rooter, and KFR shut at 22:00-ish.

If you're like me and travel around in the car a bit (especially late at night), a 24/7 HJ's or MuckDonalds can be a godsend if you haven't had anything to eat yet, and are starving. Having said that, it's not uncommon for me to find a servo that sells pies or pasties either if I need something to eat.
- TheRev


I guess I was brought up to eat at meal times and not at any other time under any circumstances. For Dad, dinner had to be on the table at 5:30pm sharp or there was hell to pay. These days I'm somewhat more flexible than that, but still eat 3 meals a day at reasonably similar times each day. In summer we tend to eat dinner later, say 7:00pm or even 8:00pm. In winter it will be more like 6:00pm.
 
boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
the only burger i will have from Mc Chucks is a cheese burger after i take out that horrid pickel , Big Mac would be the most vial thing i have ever tried to eat  
Would choose Hungry Jacks over Maccas any day
- Bills_Billboards


The pickle is only good for hurling at the window and racing to see who wins. 
- Typhon


Also good for sticking to the ceiling or piffing at your mates! Mr. Green 
- Serviceton_Kev


The pickle is actually one of the things I look towards in a burger :
 
Serviceton_Kev Chief Commissioner

Location: Fecking here!
the only burger i will have from Mc Chucks is a cheese burger after i take out that horrid pickel , Big Mac would be the most vial thing i have ever tried to eat  
Would choose Hungry Jacks over Maccas any day
- Bills_Billboards


The pickle is only good for hurling at the window and racing to see who wins. 
- Typhon


Also good for sticking to the ceiling or piffing at your mates! Mr. Green 
- Serviceton_Kev


The pickle is actually one of the things I look towards in a burger :
- boxythingy


I'm referring to when I used to be in a youth group in the late 80s/early 90s when we went to the Maccas in Tullamarine before going to see Circus Oz in the city. We had a bit of a food fight, pickles and fries everywhere but when one of my mates had another mate in a headlock and tried to stick his head in to one of the bins just as 2 cops walked in, that's when we got kicked out! The youth group leaders weren't impressed!
 
Bills_Billboards Chief Commissioner

Ordering something "special" or "different" may take a little longer to get, but also ensures it's made fresh Wink
- Pressman


HJ's always used to advertise that you could "customise" your burger to your own taste. I never tried it out though...
- Graham4405


They still do , always get it made the way i like

Bill
 
xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
I must admit, although I think MacDonalds serve absolute garbage, Hungry Jacks do make some really nice burgers, and you can get them assembeld anyway you like.
 
Guss Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
McDonalds also will customise a burger. It's called a grill slip.

HJs burgers dripping in oil and grease... they make me sick. I do prefer McDonalds burgers myself, predominantley the Chicken deluxe.

At least you don't get charged extra for cheese on most burgers...unlike at HJs.


 

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