We all know that McDonald’s is probably some of the worst food that someone could put into their body. Well, for that matter, almost any fast food there is, we usually know is bad for us, but we eat it anyways. I mean, McDonald’s has “billions and billions served” everyday. If we know it’s so bad for us, then why do so many of us keep eating it and keep going back for it?
Even I am guilty of this. Knowing it’s something that I shouldn’t eat, but I always keep going back. In reality, it must be pretty dang good. And I’m not the only one who thinks so. Just remember, BILLIONS and BILLIONS. Everyday.
So, here’s five reasons why I think McDonald’s keep us coming back for more.
1. Coca-cola. Or just any of their drinks.
When I go to McDonald’s, my standard drink order is a large Coke. Sometimes I’ll even make a stop at McDonald’s when I’m thirsty just for a Coke. I’ve always heard that their Coke is a special formula of Coke, different from any other restaurant, and definitely different from what you can buy in the can or bottle at the store. I’m not sure if this is entirely true, but their Coke definitely has the best taste on the face of the planet. It magical, delicious, and oh so satisfying to quench your thirst, at least that’s my experience.
I’m not sure if their other pop flavors are like that. I’m strictly a Coke person. But another popular drink there is the sweet tea. Which I have heard tastes like no other sweet tea anywhere, and is by far the best.
Also worth mentioning, they have a huge selection of coffee drinks, smoothies, and I can’t forget about milkshakes. Those are totally drinks too.
It’s all pretty tasty.
McDonald’s locations are literally EVERYWHERE. You can hardly go anywhere without seeing a McDonald’s. Even when I went to Spain to study abroad, I still ate at McDonald’s. You just can’t get away from them. It’s so easy to make a quick stop at one when you see it.
Can’t find anywhere else to go? McDonald’s.
Can’t think of any place else to go? McDonald’s.
Oh, hey look, there’s a McDonald’s. MCDONALD’S.
It’s all McDonald’s. All day, every day.
3. McDonald’s is easy on your wallet.
My usual order from McDonald’s is a cheeseburger with just ketchup, a large fry, a large Coke, and “Sweet n Sour”’ sauce. Typically, the McDonald’s where I’m from doesn’t charge any extra for the sauce, but the McDonald’s near my college charges 25 cents. So, my typical order costs me anywhere between $4.55 to $4.75, depending on which McDonald’s I’m at. And when they tell me sauce is extra, I always say that’s fine, because you know I wouldn’t ask for it if I didn’t really want it, right?
But anyways, let’s round up and say it costs me $5 to eat at McDonald’s. That’s pretty cheap in all reality. Let’s list some other things that just aren’t quite as good as my McDonald’s meal that I can also get for five bucks. I mean, food out-rules everything else.
The one-time workout fee at my local gym: $5
A lace-panel tank top from Walmart: $5
Flip-flops from Aéropostale: $6 (close enough)
After all that, my McDonald’s meal is basically priceless. I mean, who wouldn’t choose the food.
4. They’re open early and they’re open late.
McDonald’s has got us all covered. They’re serving us breakfast in the wee hours of the morning and they’re staying open late to satisfy our cravings for a midnight snack. It’s so easy to stop by on the way to work or class in the morning, or head there after a late party or night out.
Not gonna lie, they have a pretty decent breakfast selection. Burritos, sandwiches, and they even have pancakes or sausage gravy and biscuits too, if you prefer.
For those of you who really like breakfast, the only thing that might make McDonald’s even better for you would be if they served breakfast ALL DAY. Boom.
5. You don’t feel too guilty eating there because they have somewhat “healthy” options.
McDonald’s has salads, yogurt parfaits, smoothies, and even for the kiddos they have the apple slices and milk as substitutes for the traditional meal time sides and drinks. These seem to be “healthier” options that make you feel like you can have McDonald’s at no cost to that new diet you’re trying, your exercise routine you’ve started, or those calories that you’ve been counting.
So when you’re friends say, “Let’s go to McDonald’s,” and you say, “No thanks, I’m on a diet,” just remember, they have SALADS.
You can totally go to McDonald’s with your friends and get a salad. Or maybe it can just be your designated cheat day.
Either way, you’re eating McDonald’s.
I think I’ll just stick with my greasy, fatty, sugary order. It’s just so dang good, I can’t stop eating it.