At the McDonald's in England...

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    Does the menu board say Chips instead of Fries? If not, do people call them chips anyway?

    For people who have eaten McDonald's foods in the US and in a foreign country does the food taste different?
     
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    I've never eaten at a McDonalds in another country, but the McDonalds in Yerington (where my grandma lives and I used to live) they are ALWAYS out of ice cream (like 90% of the time that you want ice cream they don't have it) and they've been out of french fries and medium cups on several occassions as well.
     
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    In Rome they have some Italian foods on the menu like a fresh scungilli salad. They also still serve the much loved fried apple pie. When I was there instead of a Big Mac I ordered 2 apple pies and a strawbery shake. It was sublime. :smile:
     
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    Won't set foot in one in the US (except Hawaii) because they have Haupia on the menu. Other than that the one in the T-CAT station in Tokyo is good!
     
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    I'm of two minds on this...

    First, the zoning commissions of each respective nation should be run out on rails for even considering allowing the construction of a US fast-food franchise in their towns.

    Second, since these atrocities already exist, there should be someone stationed inside the entrance to bitchslap any US citizen who walks in.

    Seriously, people...you're going to expend the time and money to travel abroad, but you go into McDonald's to eat? Sheesh.
     
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    I don't travel to eat. I travel to see places. I could be happy going to France or Italy and eating PB&J sandwiches.
     
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    Sometimes you're on a long trip and McDonald's becomes comfort food. It's just a bit of home, tacky and all, but it is a bit of home and that's all you need. Other times it's just fun to see what they have. The famous Rome McDonald's is tiled in marble, has brass fixtures, a fountain, serves wine, and a stained glass ceiling. It's literally a palace. The bathrooms are immaculate (something frequently not found in most of Italy). They even have a little gelateria and espresso bar on the ground floor that's pretty good.

    McDonald's in a foreign country can teach you a great deal about the people of that country and how they differ from Americans; how an American formula that works here in the US with only very limited regional variations, has to be modified to suit a foreign market.
     
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    When I am broke from paying a lot of money to visit those countries...there will be a McDonald's somewhere so I can eat a double cheeseburger. Hehehe. :biggrin1:
     
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    I saw that recently on TV in one of the shows that feature the 10 most extreme McDonald's in the world. The only other ones I remember were the one with the biggest playland and the one on the edge of a farm that is made to look like a barn, and farm tractors can use the drive-thru, and one I think in Canada that had a McDonald's Bistro next to the regular one
     
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    You can come here are still get a double cheeseburger for $1.
     
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    Yes, they are called fries.

    Fries in England = Fries in North America.

    'Chips' are much thicker, closer to what most Americans probably know as 'steak-fries'.

    I can't recall being in a McDonalds post millennium, but I've never seen them serve chips.
     
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    I thought all fires were called chips in the UK and what we call (potato) chips you call crisps.
     
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    So the "les deluxe" potatoes at the McDonalds in France would be considered "chips" in England? In Western North Carolina, we call those thick-cut batter coated fried potatoes, MOJO taters. But we don't have them here at the McDonalds, though:frown1:. We just have the skinny fries. You can get MOJO taters at the Ingles grocery. Those things are addictive.
     
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    Academically, I understand your point clearly. However, I'm not the least bit interested in the cultural lessons to be learned by such establishments here in the States...so I'm not really all that inclined to sample any such parallels in foreign cultures.
     
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