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.
Going through some old VHS tapes I came across this cool 1984 TV commercial for Wienerschnitzel:
Reggie Jackson was the spokesman for the new extended menu including a spotlight on breakfast. Enjoy!
There's no doubt McDonald's is a clever innovator, but whoever designed this cool soft drink lid dispenser is a genius:
Next to the drink dispenser is this neat little rack of lids stacked horizontally. When you pull down on the door, plastic claws on the inside of the door grab ONE drink lid that comes away from the stack neatly. All you do is lift it out of the top of the door and the spring-mounted door closes and grabs a lid for the next patron.
Simple and clever!
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