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2021-05-18 1:48:46 PM  
I have about six, just in the US.
 
2021-05-18 2:00:14 PM  
What a POS site.  Totally unreadable on an iPad when the un-dismissable ad pops up.
 
2021-05-18 2:08:51 PM  
Product cost and quality are completely sideways in Venezuela?

Ya think?
 
2021-05-18 2:16:37 PM  
The pizza pockets I ate at a McDonald's in Switzerland were pretty bad, and they were like $10 (and that was 20 years ago).

Yes, you read that right. Switzerland is often overlooked for its very confusing blend of cultures, some of which show up completely at random.
 
2021-05-18 2:31:09 PM  
Interstate highway gas station MicDonald's.

Any of 'em.
 
2021-05-18 2:32:00 PM  
So, a burger was expensive in a country that's currently experiencing some of the worst economic problems of its timeline?

Maybe we should save that article until they start having to add new zeros to their currency, ala Zimbabwe's old dollars....
 
2021-05-18 2:33:28 PM  
Was it a 74 way tie for all the countries he ate McDonald's in?
 
2021-05-18 2:44:59 PM  
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2021-05-18 2:48:18 PM  
FTA: He's at 194/197, with only Saudi Arabia, Palau, and Jamaica still on the list.

Strange to see Jamaica on there.. that's a pretty easy get. I wonder how his trip to the Central African Republic worked out.
 
2021-05-18 2:55:08 PM  
Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their own fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.
 
2021-05-18 3:27:14 PM  

EnzoTheCoder: Interstate highway gas station MicDonald's.

Any of 'em.


That matches my experience as well...especially the one just off I-80 in Winnemucca, NV.
 
2021-05-18 3:45:12 PM  
FTA:  "Durian McFlurry in Singapore"

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...I think the last time I ate at McDonald's, it was because I was in an airport and it was the cheapest thing available.  McDonald's in Canada used to have pizza, and I regret not trying it when I had the chance.
 
2021-05-18 3:50:23 PM  
I got a Mc Cheeseburger in Tampines, Singapore. It was the most perfect McD cheese I've ever seen. The bun was perfectly round and unmarred. The cheese was centered exactly. The toppings were all neatly arranged with nothing hanging out. It actually looked like what was on the menu.

/I wept
//then I ate the burger
///CSB for three
 
2021-05-18 4:04:49 PM  

ElPrimitivo: Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their own fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.


Agreed. But when you've already been in-country working (and eating your way though everything) for about 3 weeks, you've put in a 20 hour day, and around midnight it's the only thing open within walking distance...sometimes it just sounds good.
 
2021-05-18 4:13:06 PM  
My Dad...in his 80's..and WWII vet and Battle of the Bulge Vet...when with his group on a tour of Checkelovaka.
He said the best meal he had there was the MacDonalds
 
2021-05-18 4:17:10 PM  

ElPrimitivo: Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their own fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.


Sometimes 'fantastic local cuisine' is simply a joke they play on tourists. Here...try the eyeballs. "have you tried them" "Heck no, we don't eat that crap"
Same if you go to the South and find "chitlins" on the menu. No southerner has actually eaten that crap unless they ran out of "Yankee" during the civil war.
 
2021-05-18 4:28:02 PM  

optikeye: ElPrimitivo: Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their own fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.

Sometimes 'fantastic local cuisine' is simply a joke they play on tourists. Here...try the eyeballs. "have you tried them" "Heck no, we don't eat that crap"
Same if you go to the South and find "chitlins" on the menu. No southerner has actually eaten that crap unless they ran out of "Yankee" during the civil war.


Except Malort.

malort is fantastic!
 
2021-05-18 4:29:12 PM  

danceswithcrows: FTA:  "Durian McFlurry in Singapore"

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...I think the last time I ate at McDonald's, it was because I was in an airport and it was the cheapest thing available.  McDonald's in Canada used to have pizza, and I regret not trying it when I had the chance.


It tasted like a frozen pizza from the supermarket.
 
2021-05-18 4:47:48 PM  

bingethinker: danceswithcrows: FTA:  "Durian McFlurry in Singapore"

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...I think the last time I ate at McDonald's, it was because I was in an airport and it was the cheapest thing available.  McDonald's in Canada used to have pizza, and I regret not trying it when I had the chance.

It tasted like a frozen pizza from the supermarket.


Dude you're doing it wrong; you're supposed to wax poetic about how amazing it was to instill FOMO. How can you post in the food tab if you don't know that rule?
 
2021-05-18 4:56:45 PM  

bingethinker: It [Mcdonald's pizza] tasted like a frozen pizza from the supermarket.


That's crazily stupid.  If any place could get good pizza into a national distribution network, McDonald's could.  I can only conclude that making pizza that is just good enough to sell is more profitable than making good pizza.  Which explains a lot about the USA food system....
 
2021-05-18 4:58:40 PM  

optikeye: ElPrimitivo: Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their own fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.

Sometimes 'fantastic local cuisine' is simply a joke they play on tourists. Here...try the eyeballs. "have you tried them" "Heck no, we don't eat that crap"
Same if you go to the South and find "chitlins" on the menu. No southerner has actually eaten that crap unless they ran out of "Yankee" during the civil war.


It helps to find guidance from locals who don't hate you.

The worst thing any local guide ever convinced me to try was kumis (fermented mare's milk- absolutely farking godawful) But I ended up marrying her anyway.
 
2021-05-18 5:07:21 PM  

ElPrimitivo: optikeye: ElPrimitivo: Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their own fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.

Sometimes 'fantastic local cuisine' is simply a joke they play on tourists. Here...try the eyeballs. "have you tried them" "Heck no, we don't eat that crap"
Same if you go to the South and find "chitlins" on the menu. No southerner has actually eaten that crap unless they ran out of "Yankee" during the civil war.

It helps to find guidance from locals who don't hate you.

The worst thing any local guide ever convinced me to try was kumis (fermented mare's milk- absolutely farking godawful) But I ended up marrying her anyway.


Did you marry the Mare or the local?
 
2021-05-18 5:32:20 PM  

ElPrimitivo: Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their own fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.


Depending on where you are (and how long you're there), American fast food can sometimes fill in for the lack of variety or sometimes just desire for a moment of familiarity.
 
2021-05-18 5:38:06 PM  

FarkKnuckleDos: ElPrimitivo: optikeye: ElPrimitivo: Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their own fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.

Sometimes 'fantastic local cuisine' is simply a joke they play on tourists. Here...try the eyeballs. "have you tried them" "Heck no, we don't eat that crap"
Same if you go to the South and find "chitlins" on the menu. No southerner has actually eaten that crap unless they ran out of "Yankee" during the civil war.

It helps to find guidance from locals who don't hate you.

The worst thing any local guide ever convinced me to try was kumis (fermented mare's milk- absolutely farking godawful) But I ended up marrying her anyway.

Did you marry the Mare or the local?



I chose the one I wouldn't watch out for the butcher over.

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2021-05-18 5:39:21 PM  

ElPrimitivo: Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their own fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.


Totally. About 20 years ago I was in Rome. I visited the Pantheon around lunch time so went to a small restaurant nearby for some food. Came outside and saw about 20, clearly American students sitting next to the Pantheon all with McDonald's bags at their feet. I just thought 'they've traveled at least 3,000 miles to the home of pizza and pasta and they choose to eat Maccy Ds'.

That said, I did try the chicken Maharaja burger in New Delhi. In my defence 1) I was there for eight months, and believe me, I totally indulged in the local food and 2) I was piqued to try something utterly different.
 
2021-05-18 5:56:11 PM  

danceswithcrows: bingethinker: It [Mcdonald's pizza] tasted like a frozen pizza from the supermarket.

That's crazily stupid.  If any place could get good pizza into a national distribution network, McDonald's could.  I can only conclude that making pizza that is just good enough to sell is more profitable than making good pizza.  Which explains a lot about the USA food system....


Think about the difference between a good hamburger and something you get at McD's. It makes sense for their pizza to be inferior too.
 
2021-05-18 6:06:53 PM  

ElPrimitivo: The worst thing any local guide ever convinced me to try was kumis (fermented mare's milk- absolutely farking godawful) But I ended up marrying her anyway.


You should look up "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
There's a bit in there about finding "mares sweat' to make a potion.

Also....it's pretty much a influence for Disney's "Gastons" intro in the animated Beauty and Beast.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) - Bring Me My Bride Scene (3/10) | Movieclips
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2021-05-18 6:51:32 PM  

optikeye: ElPrimitivo: Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their obwn fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.

Sometimes 'fantastic local cuisine' is simply a joke they play on tourists. Here...try the eyeballs. "have you tried them" "Heck no, we don't eat that crap"
Same if you go to the South and find "chitlins" on the menu. No southerner has actually eaten that crap unless they ran out of "Yankee" during the civil war.


We used to have chitlins twice a year when my dad was alive.  I liked them but the smell of them cooking was something else.  Pig's feet was another of my dad's favorites but I could never get into them.
 
2021-05-18 6:53:08 PM  

ElPrimitivo: optikeye: ElPrimitivo: Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their own fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.

Sometimes 'fantastic local cuisine' is simply a joke they play on tourists. Here...try the eyeballs. "have you tried them" "Heck no, we don't eat that crap"
Same if you go to the South and find "chitlins" on the menu. No southerner has actually eaten that crap unless they ran out of "Yankee" during the civil war.

It helps to find guidance from locals who don't hate you.

The worst thing any local guide ever convinced me to try was kumis (fermented mare's milk- absolutely farking godawful) But I ended up marrying her anyway.


That showed her!
 
2021-05-18 7:03:03 PM  

bingethinker: Think about the difference between a good hamburger and something you get at McD's. It makes sense for their pizza to be inferior too.


I... guess?  The last time I ate at McDonald's was early 2012.  I haven't had a burger at all since 2020-01-11, and that was White Castle, so only barely barely a burger.  They do have drive-through service at the nearby Culver's, but I've got to get my driver's side window fixed before I can do that.
 
2021-05-18 7:07:58 PM  
A week in Taiwan for business, natch. My Taiwanese rep took me to a great underground buffet. So even though i have a bit of colitis, I tasted and samples a lot....Thanks Imodium.  He took me to a McDonalds because he thought it would be fun for me. The meal was almost identical to the US versions. Except the little ketchup packs were an Asian brand....spicy. 
Same trip, one night in Bangkok and I was so tired I barely left the glamorous hotel...Stepped outside and saw the monks and the bamboo scaffolding many stories high. Didn't try the street food though...
 
2021-05-18 7:41:36 PM  
I remember being in the Bahamas during college and we ended up in a Burger King. The preparation of the food there looked almost identical to the product pictures on the menu board. It was quite impressive.
 
2021-05-18 8:17:26 PM  
https://youtu.be/cVwk5_2IlkY

The video.

Anyway, is he Australian? The single most annoying thing about Australians are how they insist talking like 6 year olds. It's called McDonalds, not Maccas.
 
2021-05-18 8:56:36 PM  

ElPrimitivo: Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their own fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.


He explains it if you read TFA, but most people aren't adventurous anyway and end up eating in tourist traps that are expensive and not that much better than McDonalds.

I ate there occasionally when living in Germany since it is a culinary wasteland.
 
2021-05-18 8:57:34 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: FTA: He's at 194/197, with only Saudi Arabia, Palau, and Jamaica still on the list.

Strange to see Jamaica on there.. that's a pretty easy get. I wonder how his trip to the Central African Republic worked out.


He must be counting countries that doesn't have one. CAR doesn't for instance.

Cuba does though, in Guantanamo. How did he go there?
 
2021-05-18 8:59:07 PM  

ElPrimitivo: Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their own fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.


I can understand it.

Because it's fun.

I looked at the Venezuela video, and he stayed there for a week, and visited McD once.
 
2021-05-18 9:09:12 PM  

lilplatinum: I ate there occasionally when living in Germany since it is a culinary wasteland.


Um... what?  German food is kind of heavy on pork, potatoes, and cabbage, but that'll get you things like this:

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...you could totally rearrange these ingredients Taco Bell style into multiple tasty dinner or lunch things.  I think.  EPID, YMMV.
 
2021-05-18 9:22:25 PM  

danceswithcrows: lilplatinum: I ate there occasionally when living in Germany since it is a culinary wasteland.

Um... what?  German food is kind of heavy on pork, potatoes, and cabbage, but that'll get you things like this:

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...you could totally rearrange these ingredients Taco Bell style into multiple tasty dinner or lunch things.  I think.  EPID, YMMV.


yes if you idea of heaven is pork and potatoes and your range of seasoning is salt, pepper, and if you wanna get nuts a little paprika, then central Europe is just for you.

fark their national farking dish these days is hot dogs cut up in farking ketchup.

Döner is solid tho, thanks Turks.
 
2021-05-18 9:27:09 PM  

danceswithcrows: lilplatinum: I ate there occasionally when living in Germany since it is a culinary wasteland.

Um... what?  German food is kind of heavy on pork, potatoes, and cabbage, but that'll get you things like this:

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...you could totally rearrange these ingredients Taco Bell style into multiple tasty dinner or lunch things.  I think.  EPID, YMMV.


also appetizing is watching them slather raw minced pork and onion on a bread roll for breakfast.  That's a nice smell in the office.
 
2021-05-18 9:40:02 PM  

lilplatinum: yes if you idea of heaven is pork and potatoes and your range of seasoning is salt, pepper, and if you wanna get nuts a little paprika, then central Europe is just for you.


lilplatinum: also appetizing is watching them slather raw minced pork and onion on a bread roll for breakfast.


Raw pork?  Fark that.  Trichinosis is still a possibility; you've got to cook that shiat to at least medium in most cases.  However, if you add garlic, apples, onions, and peppers, baby, you've got a stew goin'.  A bunch of my ancestors were German, so I sort of know where they're coming from, but I can still recognize there are places where the food could be improved.  The casserole pictured (search for "Alsatian Sausage Gratin") usually got "Hey, this is pretty good," from ex-GF and family and friends.
 
2021-05-18 10:00:07 PM  

lilplatinum: danceswithcrows: lilplatinum: I ate there occasionally when living in Germany since it is a culinary wasteland.

Um... what?  German food is kind of heavy on pork, potatoes, and cabbage, but that'll get you things like this:

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...you could totally rearrange these ingredients Taco Bell style into multiple tasty dinner or lunch things.  I think.  EPID, YMMV.

yes if you idea of heaven is pork and potatoes and your range of seasoning is salt, pepper, and if you wanna get nuts a little paprika, then central Europe is just for you.

fark their national farking dish these days is hot dogs cut up in farking ketchup.

Döner is solid tho, thanks Turks.


Really wish there was Döner anywhere near me. And Lagman. And Shashlik.
 
2021-05-18 10:41:01 PM  

ElPrimitivo: Really wish there was Döner anywhere near me. And Lagman. And Shashlik.


Arby's does Gyro's
 
2021-05-18 11:23:59 PM  

optikeye: ElPrimitivo: Really wish there was Döner anywhere near me. And Lagman. And Shashlik.

Arby's does Gyro's


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2021-05-19 2:54:35 AM  
My friend brought me a sausage egg Mcmuffin the other day. She knows me too well.
 
2021-05-19 3:00:44 AM  

ElPrimitivo: Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their own fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.


I mean, the guy's a travel blogger and it said in the article he mostly eats local fare.  Does it bother you that among all his travel activities he decided to compare McDonalds?
 
2021-05-19 5:22:08 AM  

DarkLancelot: optikeye: ElPrimitivo: Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their obwn fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.

Sometimes 'fantastic local cuisine' is simply a joke they play on tourists. Here...try the eyeballs. "have you tried them" "Heck no, we don't eat that crap"
Same if you go to the South and find "chitlins" on the menu. No southerner has actually eaten that crap unless they ran out of "Yankee" during the civil war.

We used to have chitlins twice a year when my dad was alive.  I liked them but the smell of them cooking was something else.  Pig's feet was another of my dad's favorites but I could never get into them.


My Dad is a fan of trotters (called "Pigs Toes" in our part of Ireland). Either in a stew, or with cabbage and spuds. I used to like pigs tails when I was younger, but had them again recently and they're basically all fat with a thin layer of meat. Obviously didn't bother me much when I was a kid but now I find that amount of fat a bit much. Still tasty though.
 
2021-05-19 10:00:18 AM  

Ostman: DarkLancelot: optikeye: ElPrimitivo: Honestly can't understand why anyone would choose to eat at one of those places anywhere, but especially while travelling to locales with their obwn fantastic cuisine. The point of travel is to see new things, meet new people, do new thing, and eat new things. Last thing I'm going to do in another country is try to find their version of the shiatiest food from mine.

Sometimes 'fantastic local cuisine' is simply a joke they play on tourists. Here...try the eyeballs. "have you tried them" "Heck no, we don't eat that crap"
Same if you go to the South and find "chitlins" on the menu. No southerner has actually eaten that crap unless they ran out of "Yankee" during the civil war.

We used to have chitlins twice a year when my dad was alive.  I liked them but the smell of them cooking was something else.  Pig's feet was another of my dad's favorites but I could never get into them.

My Dad is a fan of trotters (called "Pigs Toes" in our part of Ireland). Either in a stew, or with cabbage and spuds. I used to like pigs tails when I was younger, but had them again recently and they're basically all fat with a thin layer of meat. Obviously didn't bother me much when I was a kid but now I find that amount of fat a bit much. Still tasty though.


My dad would eat the pig's feet right out of the jar.  Did like there was no meat on them to me.  But dad grew up POOR, the son of a tenant farmer on a tobacco farm so he probably learned to eat whatever they had.
 
2021-05-19 2:25:30 PM  

danceswithcrows: Raw pork?  Fark that.  Trichinosis is still a possibility; you've got to cook that shiat to at least medium in most cases.  However, if you add garlic, apples, onions, and peppers, baby, you've got a stew goin'.  A bunch of my ancestors were German, so I sort of know where they're coming from, but I can still recognize there are places where the food could be improved.  The casserole pictured (search for "Alsatian Sausage Gratin") usually got "Hey, this is pretty good," from ex-GF and family and friends.


They eat raw pork all the time and have less Trichinosis then America.. But then again they have a lot less factory farming, so if you don't raise your animals crowded together wallowing in their own shiat you probably have less of a risk.   But not the most pleasant smell in an office kitchen at 9 a.m. in the morning.

Individually german food can be decent.  Living there it gets very tedious very quickly.
 
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