I'm not eating in McDonalds or Burger King very often. But when I do, I'm usually disappointed about what I'm getting because it's so much different to what I see on the pictures.
Last time I ate something (a BigMac) from a fast food chain was back in the early 80s.
Since then, I'm extremely grateful that I have never once been in a position where I was so hungry that I had
to eat something from one of those places.**
If it's a toss-up between eating a Whopper, BigMac or a TacoBell whatever - I'd rather go without.
Same goes for some of what they call "coffee." I'm a coffee addict, no bones about it. But if my only choice is Starbucks, I'll pass every time.
**Note: I think it's important to realize some of these places provide a valuable community service despite my low opinion of the food being served.
I recently took a walk with another tech who decided he wanted to go to a MacDonald's not too far from where we were working. I accompanied him to provide 'backup' since this place wasn't located in the best part of the city.
While standing in line, I couldn't help but notice how several of the poorer looking people were paying well below what the cashiers told them was the price for the meals they were getting. Some of these folks were doing little more than dropping a couple of dollars (or in one case, pocket change) for a burger/fry/drink combo.
In every case, the cashiers took what was offered and handed these people their meal, without comment - and with the manager looking on.
Obviously this was some sort of a policy they were following.
After my partner ordered, I remarked to the manager that I thought it was a nice thing they were doing for these people. He only shrugged and said: "People gotta eat."