Called into a McDonalds for lunch today.
Chose to have a Grilled Chicken Salad as on a diet and wanted to be a good boy.
Collected the food and they presented me with what was supposed to be cutlery, in their mind, made out of pressed paper.
Now to me, something with points should be able to pierce a cherry tomato to pick it up. But NO. The fork bent on the first attempt. As for the knife, I could ride it bare a$$$d to Luton, use my b$$$$$$ks as a brake and still not cut myself. In the end, used my fingers, which actually meant I could eat.
It would be easier to just give everyone a spoon. (Plus it would reduce their inventory and costs.)
I know they want to reduce single use plastics, but who in their tiny little mind thinks that this would be a good idea.
Use fingers indeed. It is also a protest to the French influence to avoid unnecessary use of cutlery.
If you eat sh1t in a tray, you get cutlery to match.
The fundamental problem was: you went into a McDonalds.
If prongs don’t work for tge stuff they sell, how about fingers?
Other than utilising their useful public convenience function, I have not willingly entered one since first trial experience probably getting on for 50 years ago. I have been with others buying what they call food there maybe dozen times since, but not eaten.
The fundamental mistake was going into McDonalds, and expecting to be offered food.
One of the first ever pieces that I read about The Doors in the music press over 50 years ago, was them protesting about the ever growing presence of McDonalds in the US. They weren’t wrong!
Plastic cutlery will be banned from 1 October so they are probably just getting ready for that.
I was in Moscow in 1994. McDonalds offered the cleanest public toilets in the city.
Unnecessary ? Well, I agree. Over too much. But I can be a game too.
Must remember to add a spork to my day bag’s contents.
Should have just ordered the burger.
Wonder if they’ve stopped those awful ‘Happy Meals’ for young kids with the plastic toys which hold their attention for 30 secs before breaking or being binned.
What’s with the poncy ponciness?:)))
A simple salad is a salad, you can even opt out of the dressing and stay completely above the phlebs. I’ve tried it and it’s … a salad. Not worse quality than the not always fresh one in your posh supermarket.
It’s true I think that McDonalds outlets in the UK are only just a notch above than the rather depressing US ones. In e.g. France, however, you can have a much better (incl food and yes, salad) experience and some of them are quite evocative of the 50s.
They now offer a toy or a book.
It’s not just the cutlery, try one using one of their recycled-paper straws. Soggy after 30 seconds. Not sure whose idea was to change from plastic to paper but they are not even recyclable. Rant over
Oh I don’t know…
A descriptive mixture of phlegm and The Masses.
Or, maybe The Masses can also be phlegmatic about McDonalds.
Yes, there was a reason for the adoption of plastic in place of paper… but for stupid reason people seem incapable of disposing of them correctly fir recycling. Nowadays you can buy your own stainless steel straw to carry with you. There are even collasibke (telescopic) ones, with a carry case and cleaning brush. And on holiday in the Philipines a few years ago some places used straws made from banboo. Or of course you can apply mouth to rim of vessel and tilt…