July 25, 2007
But Where's the Royale with Cheese?
Posted by scott at July 25, 2007 02:21 PM
While the titular menu item is not in this list of "localized" MacDonald's menus, a bunch of other things are. Hey, I'm all for beer at a McD's, but I think I'll pass on the shrimp burgers.
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I stopped at a McDonalds in Germany (Bavaria, about 50 miles west of Munich) on my first trip to Europe in 1995, just to get a coke since I was driving the rental car on 2 hrs of sleep. I was delighted to see, as i stood in line, that a coke was 5 Deutsche Mark (roughly $1.50 back then), but a beer there was only 4 DM. While I silently debated "how good could the beer be for only a buck twenty?", I then had a flash:
"Hey, I'm in fucking GERMANY, for chrissake! Of course it's going to be good!"
But safety-consciousness prevailed, and I got the coke anyway.
Hell - had I been there with you, I would've bought the beer. If you like it, buy it. Worst case is you're out a buck-twenty.
... and his deposit, and maybe even his life, once that beer mixes with that two hours of sleep while tearing down the Autobahn.
If we were there, that wouldn't be a problem. I'm all for driving the Autobahn and would really protest letting anyone else drive.
Worse thing to be lost there is his lunch (and my deposit...)