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[–] Reddit_Exodus 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'm kind of disappointed that all the hate is being thrown at McDonalds. Here is a list of the places I consider worse than McDonalds.

Taco Bell Wendy's Arby's Burger King Dairy Queen

It just seems like all the blame is being put on McDonalds and people go to these places to feel like they are eating "healthier".

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[–] Picalo 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Wendy's is far superior. The rest...sure. Most arbys that lived are dead

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[–] DjangoRed 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Don't agree with you on Taco Bell. They serve a cuisine you won't find at the other chain fast food places. Everyone else serves burgers. Now if you don't like Taco Bell that's fine. But otherwise when you want something different, Taco Bell rates pretty high up among the fast food options.

And the Doritos Tacos are amazing fast food.

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[–] volkov 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

While I think most fast food places are in a very similar quality category, almost everyone I know generally regards Wendy's as better than most. You might be the first to say that McDonalds would top that list.

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[–] Edward_Nygma 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

dairy queen is largely location based on quality. most i have been to have been truly terrible. i went to one a year ago and got an cone. the ice cream wasn't even cold. it was just this weird lukewarm foam. and the hot food section was inedible. but now i live by one and its incredible. everything is great. good deserts. great burgers and such. it sucks that the experience varries so much from store to store.

that's what McDonald's has going for it. consistency. you have a big mac in Texas and will still taste the same as one in Vancouver.

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[–] Mess 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

It is surprisingly expensive for fast food these days. I can either pay $7-8 for a combo meal from a drive thru or spend an extra dollar or 2 and get some decent take out, only catch is I'll have to go through the horrible trouble of getting out of my car. The lazy will keep fast food alive but it will fall from where it's at now for sure.

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[–] Shagoosty 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Eh, time plays a big part of it. I can go to McDonald's and get my food in 5 minutes tops. Take out takes much longer. I only get 30 minutes break, so you can guess which I'll pick when I haven't packed a lunch.

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[–] Eyevory 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

This doesn't surprise me. My experiences with McDonalds the past few years have not been great - and it seems to be the same story in every city I've visited so this isn't a local issue.

First, the quality of their food has been going downhill fast. It is now to the point that all of their competitors make better tasting food. McDs burgers are horrible, their nuggets are only tolerable if you happen to get them very fresh, but most of the time you could use them to repair masonry as they are so hard. Their fries still trump the competition, but fries are a side - so they need sandwiches which simply taste good.

I think what has caused part of the downfall is when they went to their model of cooking everything and then storing it in warming drawers for hours until it can be assembled. The taste has suffered, and if someone doesn't like the taste they aren't going to come back.

Also, it used to be that McDs was the price leader. You could eat a value meal for $4 and be left satisfied. Now you can hit BK or Taco Bell and get better tasting food - and more of it, for less money. I'm not spending $7.30 for a value meal at McDs when the burgers taste like they were cooked yesterday and have been sitting around waiting for someone to order them.

Finally, their customer service is crap. Absolutely horrid. They have spent so much time and energy focusing upon efficiency that they never bothered to realize human beings don't enjoy being treated like a number. They have employees standing around staring at LCD screens waiting for some number to appear before they slap an item on a tray or put it in a bag... but they ignore someone at the counter who just needs a spoon. They also struggle with opening more than one or two registers at once even when a line exists, and they can't seem to work on more than one order at a time.

They seriously need to reevaluate everything. Develop new menu items, examine pricing, re-train employees, and put the customer and the service back in customer service.

Meanwhile I go to Culvers and for maybe 50 cents more I get a much better meal with employees who actually seem to care. It is night and day different, and explains why I eat at Culvers about six times for ever single visit to a McDonalds these days.

I do love that McDonalds breakfast though - that is some tasty stuff.

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[–] RedSocks157 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Good, McDs has been making people fat slobs for far too long/

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[–] Shagoosty 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Yeah! Who cares about personal responsibility! It's McDonald's fault! Even though most sit-down restaurants have higher calories than a combo meal at McDonald's, it's clearly their fault for the obesity.

It's not McDonald's fault that people are fat, it's people's fault. A man lost weight exclusively eating McDonald's. Calories in, calories out, it's that simple. McDonald's is no worse than any other food out there.

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[–] RedSocks157 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

This is true, it is people's fault. That said, McD's is nasty (I haven't eaten at one in 5 years) and their food definitely does not provide what a body needs aside from straight calories. The decline of the chain is a sign that fewer people are eating there though, so I see that as a positive indicator for people's health!

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[–] RedSocks157 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This is true, it is people's fault. That said, McD's is nasty (I haven't eaten at one in 5 years) and their food definitely does not provide what a body needs aside from straight calories. The decline of the chain is a sign that fewer people are eating there though, so I see that as a positive indicator for people's health!

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[–] Irony_Dan 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So where's your mom going to eat then?

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[–] RedSocks157 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm sure she'll get by with burger king

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[–] Ashra 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

At first I thought this thread was posted in fatpeoplehate.

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[–] Shagoosty 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

A tenth of goats are subscribed to /v/fatpeoplehate. Also, fatpeoplehate doesn't blame food for making people fat, it blames fat people for being fat.

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[–] pitbullslyricist 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I go to McDonalds because I have kids, and they love it. But I would much prefer Wendy's, Carl's Jr., or Jack in the Box. The first is cheaper, the last two taste better. And they are all pretty fast.

For an "upscale" burger, I like 5 Guys.

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[–] Grunge 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I was pretty disappointed with 5 guys, I felt like the burger was just a greasy mess. That was years ago though and I haven't eaten any fast food in about 4 years now. I've always wanted to try an in-n-out from what I've heard though, but there aren't any around here.

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[–] Irony_Dan 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Fuck 'em. I take my kids to a local sandwich shop or hot-dog joint. Or better yet, a real restaurant, because by the time I've paid my bill at a fast food place, I might as well have gone to a restaurant that has table service.

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[–] DreamsAndSchemes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Same boat. It's the happy meals and the play parks for him. When he's at moms house for the weekends, if I'm feeling a burger, I'll pay a few extra bucks, hit up Five Guys and get a Bacon Cheeseburger with A1, Grilled Onions and Grilled Jalapenos. Closest I can get to an A1 Thick n Hearty in the Northeast.

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[–] matt 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Are you kidding? This is one of the first signs of the coming of the apocalypse!

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[–] FatBallerina 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Not in Australia. But here, apparently all we need McDonald's employees for is to assemble the food. Self-ordering, self-purchasing. All they do is put it together how you want it. More are opening - but it's KFC that I am seeing disappear. Oh, the sadness of the loss of fried chicken :'(

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[–] GilligansGhost 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I've always felt that McD's is by far the worst large fast food chain, I've never understood why people like it so much. When I'm faced with chain fast food, they are definitely the last on my list. On the rare occasion that I'm suck with only a Mcdonalds, I'll usually just get some fries to hold me over until I can find something better.

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