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#31 Phil00



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Posted 10 August 2013 - 22:30

I work on the road across Canada, and in some remote towns there's nothing. Pizza pizza closes at 11. One night we left the bar starving and me and my buddy took an 80 dollar cab ride round trip for McDonald's.

#32 DocM


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:47

No way I'd pay $80 on a cab to a McDonalds.

As to higher end burgers: One-Eyed Betty's in Ferndale has what's considered the best burger in the Detroit area: fresh ground steak, sharp artisan cheddar, applewood bacon, green tomatoes and garlic aoili** on a sliced brioche. Lots of restaurants & taverns with high-end burgers around here.

(** may-like sauce made of garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and egg yolks, sometimes with mustard or other goodies)

#33 Jason S.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 19:00

McDonalds is for food emergencies only


agreed. i dont understand this perpetual fascination w/ McDonalds. there are so many better places that offer way better 'fast' food.

#34 Xerino


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 19:47

What about those Mcdonalds fanatics that travel the country following "Where to find a McRib" leads?

#35 ahhell


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 19:52

agreed. i dont understand this perpetual fascination w/ McDonalds. there are so many better places that offer way better 'fast' food.


McD's is great for stomach Drano.

#36 notchinese



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 19:58

This must be Americans traveling 25 miles. I dont see people in Europe would do this. Americans are a very strange bunch now just on this but on eveything.

The food quality in the US is garbage compared to the rest of the world. Been over seas to Europe many times and EU food standards and quality by far surpasses the US. People in Europe actually "cook" their own meals while most Americans eat out or make frozen foods at home or buy stuff already made.


Not to mention Americans have no right to a paid vacation or no labour protection from abusive employers that can force them to work unlimited hours in a week.

This article just proves again that society in USA is so messedup.Most of the sheep in USA are so blind and have never been over seas and they will defend usa all the way lol.


Food quality is not better in Europe. There is just more cheap/crap food available in the US. This is as dumb as the "US Beer sucks" argument.

#37 Buttus


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 19:59

i wouldn't go out of my way to eat at a fast food place...   but if i happen to be driving past one, and it's easy to get through, and i'm hungry, i might stop. 

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 20:04

How far would you travel for a McDonald’s burger?


I wouldn't, I'd rather cut my own balls off with a rusty bread knife than eat there.

#39 jerzdawg



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 20:08

5 min drive is my max.  but in that 5 minutes ill pass a wendys and a burger king.

#40 OP Hum


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 23:26

^ You are so spoiled. :p

#41 techbeck


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 23:37

I'd buy my own meat, cheese, buns, cook at home -- before I'd travel 25 miles. :laugh:


Me to.  Same or cheaper cost and 75% more food.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:50

I agree with people here, McDonalds is ######.  I find Burger king to be much better.   My local takeaway is much better than both of them, and they deliver to my door :)

#43 Nick H.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:01

Don't get me wrong I wouldn't go out of my way for a McDonalds, but I don't agree with the general consensus here that it's awful food. It does what I need it to do. And when everywhere else is closed on a Sunday evening, I'm not snobbish enough to go, "eww, McDonalds. Never!"

That said, traveling 25 miles for a meal there? That's insane.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:30

IF a fast food joint is necessary for time reasons, and that situation does does pop up occaisionally, I'd go to Wendy's, Checkers, Sonic or Culver's, or one of the local independents (several good options) before McD's or BK. Odds are it won't even be a burger.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:44

In the UK the McD's is way better to what you find when you're in the US. Even still, I only go there to either eat the Big Tasty or the Chedder Deluxe like what they've got on now, other than that, bit crap. 


In the UK, its more about the 5 trillion take away's you can pick from on sites like just-eat. You can find some corkers to deliver to your door.