In October 2005 The McChronicles rattled about within the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International airport, looking for a McDonald's. Problem was, there wasn't one. So we filed a complaint.
Step two: we received a form letter in reply.
Step three: A McDonald's appeared! Coincidence? Definitely.
Anyway, we are glad to see that travellers can now eat at McDonald's while traipsing through the Atlanta airport.
The Atlanta airport McDonald's sits within a food court way out at the end, Terminal E. But don't let that put you off. The terminal shuttle train is fast and efficient. So, no matter which terminal you are arriving or departing from, it is only a few minutes away.
The food court features a handful of dining alternatives as well as a piano. Many times you can catch a real person (in a tuxedo) playing for people as they grab a quick bite between flights.
As you can sort of see in the image, this McDonald's employs a serious McShuffle policy. Customers enter from either side of the counter. Once the order is taken, customers are McShuffled into the center area. While there, you wait until your order number is called. Your order number appears on your receipt. This technique is used at many high volume McDonald's. If the order takes too long, customers end up feeling like they are living on The Island of Misfit Toys while they wait.
The food court is well-lit, bright, and clean. There are many places to sit, and napkins, etc. are readily available.
This McDonald's was opened this past Spring. We noted it during a trip through the airport, but absent-mindedly deleted the photo we took. So, we waited until we grabbed this image before updating.
The McChronicles: a blog about, not affiliated with, McDonald's.
Image: The McChronicles