posted on Apr, 28 2021 @ 05:50 PM
a reply to: burdman30ott6
Well, yours is one of the special McDonald's, and there are a few. Pretty rare though. I've been to one in Park City, Utah one time. And another
one in HI. I think they're called "Test Stores" or "Pilot Stores", or something like that, I forget. All other McDonald's are mandated to follow the
corporate process down to the letter (without exception too). I used to know a franchise owner in Wy. All the machines are placed a certain way, the
food all served exactly the same way. It's more regimented than the military in some respects.
The test stores are were McDonald's pilots new foods to gauge consumer reaction. Yours must be one of these. Again, pretty rare. The one I was in
at Park City served McPizza (which was actually pretty good). The other one I was in on Honolulu served McSushi (and it was nast-ee!). They also had
lots of other deviations from the normal McDonald's menus.
ETA - And if I'm not mistaken, these test stores are not owned by any franchise, they are owned by McDonald's corporate directly. I know of 2-3
McDonald's in Utah who lost their franchise license by doing some kind of freelancing. The owners turned them into a McDonald's type fast food joint,
and one of them even got sued for being too much like McDonald's (i.e. he left too much of the original branding, like the roof, on the building).
ETA 2 - On a related note, in Malaysia McDonald's has relaxed some rules. So, for example, the word "ham" has been deleted. The menu reads only
'Beef burgers' (no hamburgers). And Egg McMuffins are not served with Canadian Bacon...just cheese and ketchup. McRib, obviously, doesn't make an
appearance there! LOL!
edit on 4/28/2021 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)