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McDonalds Signature Collection increased to 600+ locations

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by Craig1981, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. something daft already!!


    Joined: Jan 11, 2007

    Posts: 3,563

    Location: South East

    That looks like fresh road kill.
  2. robj20


    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 5,563

    Location: Manchester

    Has anyone actually complained about the end product looking nothing like those pictures. Not been in a McDonalds since i was 5 but they look terrible, like they have been microwaved and stood on.
  3. Steeps


    Joined: Nov 8, 2003

    Posts: 4,586

    Location: Bedfordshire

    I go to McDonalds for cheap and nasty, if I wanted to pay more for a burger then I'd be getting an XL bacon double from Burger King.

    It's interesting seeing how staff members react to the new assembled on demand system and how they process orders. This new system is supposed to reduce waste but it's increased the time waiting for a customer, which isn't always an advantage.
  4. TS7

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 16, 2010

    Posts: 2,478

    Location: East Mids

    I think they must have invested a lot of time/expertise to calculate and assess whether it is worth the wait and how people would respond. It's quite a big step for McD's. However I think most people would be happy to wait those extra few minutes for what is supposed to more well put together and interesting meal. There's also the fact a large number of McDonalds are located in and have customer base of individuals for who time is not of the essence...
  5. Uther


    Joined: Jun 16, 2005

    Posts: 7,538

    Location: Nr Stratford Upon Avon

    My son is in management at a McD's, the new burgers are proving very popular,even with the longer wait times (6 minutes?) . It is all about trying to appear more 'upmarket'
    Saying that I wouldn't buy one, even at the discount I would get, I always just have a big mac!
  6. MikeTheNative


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 6,449

    Location: South Wales

    Are these anymore expensive than the normal special burgers (tastes of america etc.) or about the same?
  7. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 16,754

    Location: Welling, London

    More expensive. £4.79 or £6.29 for the EVM.
  8. Steeps


    Joined: Nov 8, 2003

    Posts: 4,586

    Location: Bedfordshire

    I only find it frustrating because my orders used to be for common "off the shelf" items and now I have to wait to see if an item might skip the queue. Witnessed 2 ice creams get binned by staff because the customer was waiting on a burger and the staff wouldn't fulfil a partial order, but they kept making the icecream and leaving it to sit on the shelf until the burger arrived.
  9. doofski


    Joined: Mar 22, 2009

    Posts: 4,056

    Location: New Hampshire, USA

    to be honest i'd rather goto Fuddruckers and build my own with unlimited fries for not much more money.

  10. jpaul


    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 3,157

    Fuddruckers seems to be exclusively USA based ?
    it is not a very fair competition USA versus UK burger scene :D
    with economy of scale you have much better quality available at reasonable prices, my recollection from a few years back was Chilli's,

    Uk for me, seems to me, has a big division between pricing in the likes of McDo/bk/kfc and the next tier with their, questionably, more premium products,
    I suppose that is once again economoy of scale that worldwide's can bring to table.
  11. Ryan-3


    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

    Posts: 7,198

    Location: Northumberland

    All local stores near me do these, but if I'm going fast it means cheap, so saver menu FTW. :D
  12. TheVoice


    Joined: Aug 15, 2005

    Posts: 19,261

    Location: Glasgow

    The flight to the States would put me off. McDonald's is just down the road.

    I went and got a Signature Spicy last night from the better of the two McD's near me, had to wait a few mins after going through the drive-through but they brought it out to me. The guy who did said it was only their third day of making them so he hoped I enjoyed it, which was nice.

    The burger itself was pretty good. A decently thick patty, the mayo had a nice subtle bite to it and the relish added a bit of sweetness. It was all nicely put together too, although that's why I tend to go to that specific McD's as the other one seem to just throw it all at the box and let you assemble it properly at home.
  13. snapdragon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 11, 2010

    Posts: 1,294

    Location: Here and There (mostly)

    Son works at Maccies and he treated me to one of the Spicy variety today.

    I don't mind Maccies standard fare, I don't rave about it but for quick n tasty it does the job,I found the signature to be much nicer, decent patty, good bun, decent sauces and cheese.

    We both agreed that as far as budget burgers go we prefer BK.

    Going to take him to a five guys next week for his first one.
  14. uvarvu


    Joined: Apr 29, 2004

    Posts: 3,678

    Location: Bath

    Do their drinks have electrolytes in them?
  15. DrToffnar

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2013

    Posts: 2,108

    Had the BBQ on Saturday.

    Ehh, it was alright. It's a Maccies burger so I was hardly expecting the dogs, but almost every Burger I've had from there has been better.

    Heel thick piece of dry meat and TERRIBLY thick lettuce. Brioche bun was on point though!

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