Sunday, February 22, 2009

Raclette Burgers?


Should McDonald's get credit for trying to appeal to the varied tastes of its international clientele or blame for corrupting traditional cuisine? Discuss.

6 comments:

Starman said...

As an American who never eats at McDonald's in America, I don't think McDonald's should be in France at all and I'm quite surprised they're so successful there.

Daniel said...

McDonalds is the restaurant for backpacking tourists... here I would never enter there, but given the prices of restaurants in Paris, McDonalds is a good option if you dont have that much money.

Carolyn said...

I cannot discuss because, as someone who NEVER eats at McDonalds, I would have to admit that we ate at a Paris McDonalds within the past 6 months.

(Hangs head in shame.)

It wasn't a raclette burger but it was some 'M' burger thingy on a ciabatta roll, with melted cheese. We were cold, tired, hungry, and pressed for time. We sat upstairs and looked out over the rue de Rivoli and, as Hemingway would say, it was good.

We enjoyed it so much that Clive went and got lemon ice cream thingies for dessert. They were good, too.

Starman said...

Okay, I'll say this much for McDonald's in Europe, it is just about the only place in which you can use the toilet without buying something. And their milkshakes are okay.
I love that today my word verification is "humbug"

Nicholas B said...

I came across your blog while researching living in France. I'm a French major from Atlanta, Georgia who can use all the help he can get. I must say, I found your writings to be of much help, and I've been reading regularly ever since. Back to the subject in question: McDonalds is an offense to American cuisine, so to see them trying to imitate French fare is equally if not more offensive. To be frank, it makes me want to tell them where they can stick their next pair of golden arches :)

Nicholas B said...

I came across your blog while researching living in France. I'm a French major from Atlanta, Georgia who can use all the help he can get. I must say, I found your writings to be of much help, and I've been reading regularly ever since. Back to the subject in question: McDonalds is an offense to American cuisine, so to see them trying to imitate French fare is equally if not more offensive. To be frank, it makes me want to tell them where they can stick their next pair of golden arches :)

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