When traveling, some travelers use McDonalds as a gauge for how expensive a place is to visit. They equate the cost of items on a McDonalds menu with the cost of living in that location. Other travelers pop into a McDonalds to see if any interesting local foods are on the menu, foods they can’t order from a US McDonalds menu. And though I rarely pop into a McDonalds, the more I read about some of the local items on their menus that I’ve missed in my travels, I’m thinking I just might start checking out McDonalds menus when I visit a place.
For instance, the Cadbury Cream Egg McFlurry in Canada and Australia could be yummy. Hummus and chicken salad on a McDonalds menu in Sweden? Just got back from Sweden, so missed this one too. A Georgie Pie in New Zealand sounds tasty. Pork Porridge in Thailand. Just missed this opportunity as well. Diversity of menus in chains we’re familiar with is interesting, and frankly I had no idea chain restaurants provided such local offerings.
These two articles here and here are fascinating glimpses into the food scene in MANY countries and how it has been incorporated into a McDonalds menu. My list of having tried ANY of these starts at zero. Which ones have you tried and are they any good?