On Sunday, I went to McDonald's for lunch. I know, I know! But when I went to fill my head injury prescriptions, the pharmacy wasn't yet open, so I thought I would grab lunch and McDonald's was right next door. As you no doubt would suspect, there is a lot that is different about Irish McDonald's from U.S. McDonald's. First, the prices. It's not outrageous, but it's still a good deal more expensive. While you can get a hamburger for a euro, if you want a Big and Tasty meal, it's going to cost you over 8 euro. They also have bendy straws, fish sticks as a kid's meal option, and Rolo McFlurries (maybe this is in the states too by now, but it looked delicious).
I ordered a hamburger and some cheesy bites (little rounds of deep fried cheese- I couldn't say no!) along with a small sprite. The small sized drink is actually a small- think McDonald's kid's size in the U.S. The hamburger was fine, but it didn't have that same taste to it- probably a lack of grease all over the bun. Unfortunately, I had to wait for my cheesy bites to be made. After standing for a few seconds by the counter, the cashier told me to go and sit- they'd bring them out to me! Table side service? At McDonald's? I was beginning to forget where I was until a pair of grandparents came in with their grandson, who proceeded to run around the restaurant screaming, barking, yelling, and acting downright . . . American. Ah, yes, some things are the same no matter where you go.
As for me, I finished my cheese bites (delicious, but there were only four), got my prescription filled, went home, and went to bed.