Saturday, November 17, 2007

Vegas, baby!

The glitz, the glamor, the disappointment.

The McChronicles was walking the Las Vegas strip last week - taking in all the opulence. Suddenly, amongst the Ferrari dealership, the waterfalls, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Eiffel Tower was this scuzzy little strip mall. And, shoehorned between FATBURGER and a tour agency, was a McDonald's.

The McChronicles has long expressed its supreme satisfaction with "theme McDonald's" - stores that adopt a local (or other) design theme. They evoke a oneness with their locale and gain energy from the synergy. When visiting a location with a strong theme (like San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury) or ... say ... Las Vegas, we HOPE for a McDonald's with a really cool local theme. Alas, it was not to be.

This McDonald's looked so generic that, upon walking in, the disappointment caused a loss of appetite. Later that afternoon, upon finding a second McDonald's on the Las Vegas strip, The McChronicles couldn't muster the enthusiasm to even check it out.

A little creative energy would have been greatly appreciated.

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Anonymous said...

That's too bad about the non-descript stores in Vegas.

On a completely unrelated topic, I thought I'd bring up the topic of broken or misshapen patties being used on the Big Mac. My last Big Mac had half the bottom patty missing. And this is not the first time I've come across this issue. I've actually had this happen to me at least six times in the last three years.

Have you ever come across this?

I'm not suggesting that it's a widespread McD's problem, but my local restaurant seems to like hiding broken or misshapen patties in Big Macs. I suppose they think that people won't notice because there are two patties, whereas you would notice on a hamburger.


McChronicles said...

The McChronicles has never noticed this - and has never heard the complaint before.

Interestingly we do receive the rare complaint that the Filet-O-Fish only has a "half" slice of cheese on it. In fact, that size slice of cheese is the proper design element (it doesn't overpower the other items in the sandwich). People just don't know it and are expecting to see the cheese match the size of the fish filet.

The McChronicles always asks for Filet-O-Fish (or Double FOF) sans frommage.

Thank you for the comment!