McDonalds around the world- NOT A DEBATE

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Jodi - posted on 12/22/2010

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"what the heck is a "rocket and lettuce" and a "bacon rasher"?"

Rocket is a type of salad leaf (like baby spinach and lettuce). A bacon "rasher" is a piece of *real* bacon.

Stifler's - posted on 12/22/2010

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I've never been to the USA so I don't know, but is it true that you can get 1L cups? People I know who have gone over there reckon that our large chips is like a small there and same with drink sizes. I remember going to McDonalds as a teenager and eating a happy meal, we used to do it every time we walked up town in exam week.

Rosie - posted on 12/22/2010

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oh and the caramel thing. my older kids do just fine, younger ones, well it's messy but it's yummy. that's kindof the point of going to mcdonalds, lol. we don't go there to be healthy!! :)

Krista - posted on 12/22/2010

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I agree, Mary. It really DOES just seem like it'd be a sticky, gloppy nightmare. Maybe for older kids, it'd work. But there's no way in hell i'm giving Sam a container of caramel -- can you imagine? A better option would be to give them a little packet of cinnamon that you could sprinkle on their apples instead, if they want to jazz up their apple slices a bit.

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OhJessie - posted on 06/13/2011

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Ok, the McPepper burger sounds wonderful!



JuLeah they make what their customers want to buy and eat; anyone who doesn't like it goes somewhere else (like Cheeseburger in Paradise lol)

OhJessie - posted on 06/13/2011

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It's very interesting - in some places McD's is more like a higher-end restaurant than a fast food joint, carrying all sorts of pastries and various items. Thanks Meghan.

JuLeah - posted on 12/25/2010

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So, McDonalds can make healthy meals, well, healthier, they simply don't care enough about people to do so unless it is demanded by the community.

Jodi - posted on 12/25/2010

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" I have wondered why you Aussies call it Maccas - it would make sense to me if it was MACDonaldn't instead of MCDonald's."



Because of the Big Mac.....

And we Aussies will shorten anything. Honestly though, they don't call it the Big Mc.



@ Christina, no we don't call it MacDonalds. I also believe it was always called MCDonalds - it originated from the McDonald brothers who owned the original hamburger outlet.



And just for the record, the term "Maccas" is even used on the Australian McDonalds Website :)

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It's Maccas in NZ. Does it have to have a logical reason why? My family calls in Nonnalds because that's what my brother called it when he was little (even though he is 25 now).

C. - posted on 12/24/2010

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At least I could have sworn it was changed.. Have to keep looking it up later. I still have cookies to finish icing.

C. - posted on 12/24/2010

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"it would make sense to me if it was MACDonaldn't instead of MCDonald's"



Actually, Jenn M.. In England, and I believe Australia as well, they call it MacDonald's (and spell it that way, too). And that's how it used to be spelled in America, too. They shortened it to McDonald's.. (I'll get back to you when I can find out when)

Krista - posted on 12/24/2010

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We usually call it Mickey D's. I sometimes call it Rotten Ronnie's. My French-speaking friend's call it "McDo".

And yeah, the McDonald's pizza hasn't been seen or heard from in years and years. The only "regional" thing that we tend to see is the McLobster. I've also tried the McDonald's poutine, and it wasn't very good -- they just used plain mozzarella cheese instead of proper cheese curds.

Jenn - posted on 12/24/2010

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I call it Rot Donald's, Mickey D's (McD's for short), McDawnts. I have wondered why you Aussies call it Maccas - it would make sense to me if it was MACDonaldn't instead of MCDonald's.

C. - posted on 12/24/2010

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We call it both Mickey D's (though I spell it McD's for short) and McDonald's.

Sherri - posted on 12/24/2010

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Okay here's a quick question what does everyone call McDonalds?

We call it Mickey D's. I have noticed a lot of different nick names so curious what everyone's are.

Meghan - posted on 12/24/2010

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speaking of classy and Mcdonalds, I lived in a town where the Mcdicks had leather (well it was probably pleather) booths/chairs...BARS of soap (*gag*) and dim lighting...the ambiance was really romantic. Almost forgot where you actually were.

Stifler's - posted on 12/23/2010

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we call it a value meal here. i wish we had classy little forks to eat fries with lol

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They call them 'Cheerios' here too, as well as 'Saveloys' or if you're being really sick and disgusting "Little Boys". I think the latter is from Australia but I'm sure you Aussies will deny that, LOL

I'm fairly certain we use canola oil here too and they used us as a test case for only offering diet sprite instead of normal sprite (why its such a big deal I don't know).

I have had Maccas in other countries but obviously was never in the mood to try anything different. The differences I have noticed have been #1 they sell Beer in France #2 they provide little fork thingys in Greece, I could only guess that they were to eat fries with so you didn't get greasy #3 What we call in NZ a combo ie a meal with a burger, fries, and a drink for a slight discount is called different things in different places. I think in Greece they called it a 'Menu'. Can't remember anywhere else.

C. - posted on 12/23/2010

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That's interesting. But I kind of wish that they had Hawaii on the list. They have Teriyaki burgers, Haupia Pies, Taro Pies, Spam and eggs for breakfast (no lie), etc.. It's almost like being in another country.

Danielle - posted on 12/23/2010

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I live in Ontario and we haven't had McDonald's pizza in years. I had a poutine in Quebec once and it kinda sucked LOL. But it is neat seeing the different menu items!

Hannah - posted on 12/22/2010

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When I was in Thailand (Bangkok Im pretty sure) I really wanted McDonalds food as as not everything foodwise was my cup of tea....I ordered the chicken nuggets and fries and let me tell you....the 'chicken' nuggets DO NOT taste like chicken nuggets....The taste is really hard to describe but it prolly some other creature which I care not to know.....

Dana - posted on 12/22/2010

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Emma, I just recently went to a fast food place for the first time in over 10 yrs (probably close to 15) and got a small pop, it was HUGE! I commented to my husband that what was once a large is now actually considered a small! And yes, I live in the states.

Stifler's - posted on 12/22/2010

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hahah it probably is because everyone that lives here from elsewhere calls them "little boys" or something

Stifler's - posted on 12/22/2010

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Devon is like spam only in a big plastic sausage. MMM i'm going to buy some devon today.

Stifler's - posted on 12/22/2010

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What I call cheerios you probably call cocktail frankfurts haha the little red sausages

Stifler's - posted on 12/22/2010

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I know, I have this weird taste for shit things like spam, cheerios, Hans meat sticks, fried devon... anything meat. I am proud to say though that I've never bought spam in the time I've lived out of home. My grandma used to always keep spam so we'd have spam and salad for lunch at her house and fresh bakery bread, I loved it.

Sherri - posted on 12/22/2010

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It reminds me kind of like bologna but more thick and in a slab when you cut it. I DON'T like it. I had it once in a blue moon as a kid. I think the main ingrediant is sodium.

Stifler's - posted on 12/22/2010

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Spam is like processed meat in a can with this jelly brine shit on it. I love it, sadly.

Krista - posted on 12/22/2010

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Yeah, I suppose even if they didn't offer it, you could even just ask them to make a cheese sandwich.

I've never tried the McLobster, actually. I hear it's actually not bad. But I'm rather spoiled for lobster -- I live in a fishing village, so if I want a lobster roll, I'm going down and getting myself a fresh lobster and making myself a proper lobster roll.

Stifler's - posted on 12/22/2010

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16oz i think is the largest cup you can get at McDonalds in Australia

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I don't eat Spam often... too salty for me, but it's not BAD and is pretty much a staple in most Hawaiian homes. That and white rice (which I don't buy... only brown). ;)

42oz of soda is crazy! When we DO soda, it's the 12 or 16 oz cups and like I said.... split between 3-4 people. ;)

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Ummm, we did so absolutely have the McRib....who is everyone that told you otherwise. And, pssst......they're fucking disgusting. Kati took the words right out of my mouth. They were, however, a limited time thing and they haven't brought them back since.......perhaps because they're DISGUSTING! Did I mention that they're disgusting?

Meghan - posted on 12/22/2010

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lol, I thought we did have it at one point a few years ago...but everyone tells me otherwise. Maybe someone else from BC can verify that?

Rosie - posted on 12/22/2010

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yeah teresa my husband had to try the spam when we were there. he likes it anyway, cause like i said in my previous post he'll eat anything, lol. i couldn't bring myself to eat it *shivers*

Rosie - posted on 12/22/2010

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the biggest cup i've seen at a mcdonalds was 42 oz.

and meghan you are lucky you don't have the mcrib, it's nasty. my husband loves it though, but he's the king of processed, nasty gross gut wrenching food. he's like a human garbage disposal.lol!!

Stifler's - posted on 12/22/2010

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This thread is making me want to go traveling and taste all these weird sounding foods. 42 oz is a HUGE cup! we had special edition supersize cups here once but they were only 1L. 42 oz is like 1.2L :S

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Mary, we've been eating the Apple Dippers for the past 7ish years. I think I let the girls use the caramel ONCE. They didn't even know it came w/ caramel for the longest time. ;)



And my 2 year old ate 90% of a double cheeseburger on Monday......



And hey, Spam isn't bad. ;)

Meghan - posted on 12/22/2010

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mmm I remember the pizzas! I really wish we had the mcrib here...I just want to try it-just once.
Mexico has most of the same items-except I don't recall there being a mcchicken. I seem to remember it being THE tastiest big mac I have ever eaten though-don't know if it is made different or I was just really hung over?
There is something really enticing about that lobster sandwich-but I make it a habit not to eat any kinda of seafood from fast food joints lol

Rosie - posted on 12/22/2010

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oh i forgot i used to work at mcdonalds and we didn't have it then, but that was like 14 years ago.

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Sherri, do you KNOW for certain they don't have grilled cheese? Like I said, it's not on the menu here but if you ask, they do have it!

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