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March 21, 2017

They'd prefer the exact kind of bad they're sure to receive to an outside chance of better.


Why do people eat at McDonald's?
It's because they know exactly what they're going to get, and what it's going to cost. There are no surprises. Well-to-do people sneer at McDonald's because they don't understand the concept of no do-overs. Their budgets allow them to experiment. Regular people know they have one shot, so they take no chances. They'd prefer the exact kind of bad they're sure to receive to an outside chance of better. This explains second presidential terms as well. Sippican Cottage: Getting Fresh and Familiar

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I like McDonalds. Their fries used to be the best but they have gotten a little worse over the last 10 years or so. Still good if fresh and hot though. Their Sausage, egg, McMuffin is awesum. They still make a great quarter pounder. Not everyone is afraid of fast food and some just like it.

Posted by: GoneWithTheWind at March 21, 2017 3:02 PM

Haven't been there in years, but I remember it was very expensive for what it was, and it looked like it fell off the truck. But every time I drive past the parking lot is slammed.

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 21, 2017 5:30 PM

My #2 pit stop on a road trip, always with an order of fries. Family tradition mandates that my #1 is Dairy Queen, always with a root beer float. Totally irrational, but I'm willing to rationalize if you're buying the next round.

Posted by: Mike Anderson at March 22, 2017 2:36 AM

I'm with Mr. Anderson. There is always a McDonald's close to a highway exit. Grab a bag of cheeseburgers and a coffee, hit the can if required, and then back on the road. The food is marginal, the coffee good and it is a time saver on a long trip.

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at March 22, 2017 5:00 AM

The places to stay away from along interstate exits are those picturesque local eateries. There's a good reason they're not out in the community, the community knows what they sell.

Posted by: billH at March 22, 2017 7:32 AM

In the Summer of 1967 me and my buddy were riding our motorcycles to the East coast. We were somewhere in the middle of Colorado on old hwy 40 when we decided to stop for the night. It rained off and on and we had sleeping bags and nothing else for cover. The next day we pulled into a tiny town with a tiny rundown restaurant. An old geezer (jeez, that's me now!) waited on us and his wife was the cook. Eggs, over easy, four slices of bacon, pan fries two slices of bread and a tall stack of pancakes. The old guy had to make two trips to get it to the table. He stood there and said "are you really gonna eat all that?" Best breakfast evah! Two days later pulled into Allentown PA for dinner at one of those old style diners. A one man operation the guy looked like he had never sobered up from the night before. Large chunks of roast beef with gravy, carrots and roasted potatoes! Best dinner evah!
You just can't tell where or when that little roadside restaurant will be good.

Posted by: GoneWithTheWind at March 22, 2017 8:56 AM

I have driven many thousands of miles in this country, and though the little oddball cafes and such can be fun and can be good, I love McDs for the big clean all night bathrooms. The food is ok too. Its just food.

Posted by: pbird at March 22, 2017 11:04 AM

The interstate joints sell you the stuff that was on the floor, cause they know you're never coming back.

If I'm going over the road I hit Subway where I can watch my stuff being prepared, and I have them cut that 10" foot long into 4 pieces for easier handling at 80 mph.

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 22, 2017 11:06 AM

No matter how long the trip and how sparse the choices, for me, Cracker Barrel will always be a place to stay away from. McDonalds is just fine.

Posted by: Harry at March 22, 2017 5:33 PM

I'm amazed Yoko ever let John set foot in a McDonald's.

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