Why McDonald’s in France Doesn’t ‘Feel’ Like Fast Food

No, I never set foot in a McDonald’s in Europe, except for one, desperate day in Dundee, Scotland, where my friend Julia and I escaped the damp cold with our husbands to eat McDonald’s “local” specialty, the Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry, all other ice-cream-like options (I think we were actually aiming for Thornton’s ice cream?) being closed.

Before you go getting all jealous, I’ll assure you that it wasn’t nearly as glamorous as it sounds.

Anyway–for your weekend reading pleasure, I present (HT Ellen!) Eleanor Beardsley‘s NPR piece on Why McDonald’s [MacDo, they call it] Doesn’t Feel Like Fast Food.

{Spoilers: Among other things, the restaurants are nicer for sitting and relaxing in, and the food is better quality.}

I’m no longer posting on Sundays. Enjoy the weekend, and I’ll see you on Monday!

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