Alright, alright … here is one posting for all you foodies. It is not terribly exciting to many of you, I know … but it’s still food. Actually I must admit I like McDonald sandwiches.
There are not much food choices around the National Mall area. The only place I know where to find food is in the cafeterias in the museums.
We were quite excited to see McDonalds in the National Air and Space Museum. I was surprised how big this outside was. There is actually a McCafe at the top floor. This is the first time I had been to a McCafe. I don’t think there is a McCafe in Canada, is there?
This McDonalds has a different ordering system. You place your order and pay on a front separate queue and they let you know which counter to pick up your order. I am sure there are bigger McDonalds but this is the biggest that I had seen.
The eating area is large. What you see above is just a quarter section of the entire area. The glass enclosed area was nice and bright except that it was so hot that it was not particularly comfortable. It had been very hot and humid when we visited DC. It was over 100F that day.
I had a Cheeseburger. You know that a McDonald burger is exactly similar all over the world … down to the average number of sesame see you have on the bun! I know because when I was a teenager, I was a flutist in the band when McDonalds opened the first outlet in KL, Malaysia. The band was given a tour of the outlet and we all were given McDonald to taste. It was a big deal to me at that time! Oh … I also remember how stressed we were because we were only given 1 week notice to perform in McDonalds opening and had to play their “You’re The One” tune. It was a catchy tune. Any of you still remember that jingle?
You … you’re the one … you are the only reason … LOL!
Now, why don’t the McDonalds in Canada provide choices for dips? We only had ketchup. They have also sweet and sour sauce, BBQ and mustard.
From McCafe, Suanne had the Grilled Panini Chicken. It does not look good but was surprisingly quite tasty. They used tortilla bread to make the panini. It is a lot of food actually … definitely more filling that a McD sandwich.
Suanne also had the Latte Frappe. This one is from McCafe upstairs. Just perfect for a hot day.
Most McDonalds we find in the states had all you can drink dispensers. This one has a lot of flavours. You know how many cups we had in all … Four! No kidding. We were that thirsty because of the humidity.
There you go … our posting about food. Not terribly exciting huh?