Check out this Bloomberg news story about McDonald’s Testing Mobile Order App for U.S. Stores. Will this be a great new feature, or another obstacle for walk-up customers?
Last December, I posted an article asking whether double drive-thru's were more efficient. There was some good discussion on it at the time (before I switched to Facebook comments) and the general consensus was that yes, they can actually work pretty well.
Recently, I found myself with a hotel room overlooking one such drive-through at McDonald's. Some people ask for ocean views, but I digress. This gave me a good opportunity to watch the cars move through the two lanes and see if there were any issues with their merging. So I video-recorded about 15 minutes of hot drive-thru action and present the following frame grabs for your reading pleasure:
Things start out with dark car 1 in the right lane and white car 2 in the left lane. This is gonna get long, so click the Read More link to see all the pics...
I tried one of the new "plussed" Quarter Pounders at McDonald's the other day. These new versions of an old favorite come in three flavors: Bacon Habanero Ranch, Bacon and Cheese, and Deluxe. Here, I take the Bacon and Cheese version out for a test drive, but it was advertised in the restaurant as the Quarter Pounder BLT, which is a better name, I think:
I found the burger to be overall very pleasing. The big slabs of bacon went well with the thicker meat of the QP. Lettuce, tomato and a chunk of fancy onion rounded out the sandwich, which was delivered on a sturdy premium bun.
I wonder if these will sell better than the Angus burgers. They've got to be about the same size and weight. Perhaps the clout of using a familiar name will help these to become a staple on the McDonald's menu.
If you're craving a bigger burger but tired of the old thing, give one of these a spin.
Not to be left out, here are some shots of Burger King in Dubai, including pics of some of the food up close:
First thing that caught my eye was that they had the GLORIOUS Steakhouse Burger that I first encountered in Barcelona. Yay! I ordered one and there are pics, so read on.
Here is a pic of my pulled pork sandwich meal from Honey Bear's in Phoenix. Delicious, plus they serve RC Cola in their fountain.
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