DIARY: TOP GEAR - McDonald’s

It may be an American corporate monster clearly bent on world domination. It may have been accused of ruining the livelihoods of local caterers from Madrid to Madras. And it may have been blamed for cutting down huge swathes of Amazonian rainforest. But you have to admit, McDonald’s does a very nice bacon and egg McMuffin.

It may be an American corporate monster clearly bent on world

domination. It may have been accused of ruining the livelihoods of local

caterers from Madrid to Madras. And it may have been blamed for cutting

down huge swathes of Amazonian rainforest. But you have to admit,

McDonald’s does a very nice bacon and egg McMuffin.



Let’s face it, your principles run for cover when you’ve got a hangover,

you’re short of time and there’s a rumble in your belly like an

approaching juggernaut. And it’s so cheap that you can get some decent

scoff without eating into your after-work beer money.



Which brings me to the other essential fact about McDonald’s - it’s a

magnet for famished drunkards. How many times have you staggered out of

a taxi at midnight, dimly aware that the only thing in your larder is a

piece of cheese that’s doubling as living space for an entire city’s

worth of micro-organisms? Suddenly those golden arches look like

gateways to a magical land.



The only downers are the horrendous queues, the service that casts doubt

on the legitimacy of the phrase ’fast food’, and the fact that they

never have a Fillet o’Fish.





Big Mac meal - around pounds 2.99



Available from McDonald’s restaurants worldwide.



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