The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Oh, and Taco Bell is awesome.
I didn't say the food wasn't sometimes tasty, I said the restaurant chain was gross. It's just not natural for everything a restaurant sells to give you "I think I might die" diarrhea.
Avoid the ground beefish stuff and the refried beans and you're reasonably safe. Obviously, there's no much need where I live to ever go to a Taco Bell, but every once in a while they're like the only place open 24 hours within a decent distance, and their food is pretty cheap for the quantity you get.
That's as close to praise you'll ever hear from me for that place. McDonalds is just horrific. Every time I'm forced to go there (usually because I'm with a group, with kids, and the kids demand it), I end out doing the same thing: I scan the menu. And scan it some more. And then some more. Desperately hoping that something on it will even look appealing to me. I usually go with some form of chicken sandwich because that's the most likely to not be much worse than the same thing anywhere else. There's just something about McDonalds food. It's tailored way too much to kids tastes (which I find pretty disgusting). They've attempted over the years to put items out that are supposed to appeal to adults, but they pretty much always fail. I remember having hope for the Big and Tasty back in the day, but it ended out being neither. I also don't understand their insistence on avoiding putting any actual ingredients in any of their burgers. How freaking hard is it really to put actual lettuce and tomatoes and onions and maybe even pickle on a bun? Every burger there is meat between buns with some kind of sauce with some bits of condiments floating in it. Disgusting..