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Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Posted: Sun 07 Oct, 2018 21.59
by Philip
WillPS wrote:
Sun 07 Oct, 2018 21.52
Philip wrote:
Sat 06 Oct, 2018 23.15
On the plus side, they've brought back the beloved Smarties McFlurry.
Did it ever go away? The one they're advertising now has a chocolate sauce. I found it a bit underwhelming.
It was permanently replaced by Oreo in 2015. Haven't been there recently to try the new one though.

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Posted: Sun 07 Oct, 2018 22.22
by Martin Phillp
The Strand McDonalds in London which was infamous for not having the touch screens now has them. They stripped out a load of tables to install those.

There must be few and far between where it's all counter POS only now? Croydon North End still has it as the site is being demolished as part of the Westfield development next year.

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Posted: Sun 07 Oct, 2018 23.06
by gottago
Martin Phillp wrote:
Sun 07 Oct, 2018 22.22
The Strand McDonalds in London which was infamous for not having the touch screens now has them. They stripped out a load of tables to install those.

There must be few and far between where it's all counter POS only now? Croydon North End still has it as the site is being demolished as part of the Westfield development next year.
Funny you should say that, Westfield Stratford is entirely counter POS.

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Posted: Mon 08 Oct, 2018 02.19
by Martin Phillp
gottago wrote:
Sun 07 Oct, 2018 23.06
Martin Phillp wrote:
Sun 07 Oct, 2018 22.22
The Strand McDonalds in London which was infamous for not having the touch screens now has them. They stripped out a load of tables to install those.

There must be few and far between where it's all counter POS only now? Croydon North End still has it as the site is being demolished as part of the Westfield development next year.
Funny you should say that, Westfield Stratford is entirely counter POS.
I don't think that will change considering how busy the food court is there. McDonalds Stratford Centre has the touch screens.

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Posted: Wed 31 Jul, 2019 18.03
by scottishtv
New format McDonald's to Go has opened on Fleet Street, with a pared-back range and no sitting-in.

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Posted: Thu 01 Aug, 2019 14.27
by tillyoshea
And updated branding coming worldwide too.

Suggests an interesting shift in their approach to product photography: "No more muddling up the photos with unrealistic props like marble surfaces, cutting boards, glass bowls, and linen tablecloths. We wanted to be more authentic and celebratory of the way the food is actually enjoyed."

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Posted: Fri 02 Aug, 2019 01.25
by JAS84
Does that mean the main signage is going back to being bright red instead of olive green?

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Posted: Fri 02 Aug, 2019 05.46
by thegeek
JAS84 wrote:
Fri 02 Aug, 2019 01.25
Does that mean the main signage is going back to being bright red instead of olive green?
Is that a McDonald's UK thing, or do they use the green elsewhere? It does feel 'right', especially in high street facias - but it doesn't feel like it would fit in as well in other countries.

[edit]
Having spent a wee while looking at photos of random stores from around the world on Google Maps, it seems to be a Europe (including Russia) thing. Also it seems the 'make the store look like it's not still in the 80s' refresh doesn't seem to have made it to much of North America.

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Posted: Sat 03 Aug, 2019 09.27
by WillPS
Interesting that there's still references to "I'm lovin' it" - we hear plenty of the accompanying jingle in the UK but rarely see the words now.

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Posted: Sat 05 Oct, 2019 10.56
by Pete
Greggs have stopped putting the bit of plastic on top of a single doughnut to please Greta Thunberg. The problem is now the icing sticks to the paper bag and rips off :(

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Posted: Sat 05 Oct, 2019 12.30
by all new Phil
Well I hope Greta is happy now