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McDonald’s piggybacks on tradition with La Sagra!

McDonald's-La-Sagra
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And thank goodness it’s for a short time only. Did someone in the corporate think tank just wake up? With hundreds and hundreds of sagre (food festivals) occurring every year all over the peninsula, I can’t see how The Clown could’ve missed this golden opportunity from the beginning. Take a grilled pork sausage patty, slap some sauce on it, and voila! La Sagra is born! Even for a sagra purist like myself, how could I resist marketing like this?

McDonald's "La Sagra" panini

Okay, so it wasn’t the greatest of fast food meals but I liked that they offered a can of Peroni for just 30 cents extra. Certainly it does not compare to juicy salsiccia grilled over a fire, but if McD’s really wanted to get into the sagra spirit – I mean REALLY, a sagra is supposed to be fun! – they would’ve hung a salame from the ceiling to see what happens next.

Guess how long is the salame...
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Sharing is caring

McDonald's Share Box

Or at least that’s pretty much what the message gimmick amounts to with McDonald’s new 15-piece Share Box promo. 15 tasty morsels to enjoy with family and friends, because life is much better when shared with others. How cute. And effective. Sharing my loot was actually the only way MotH was agreeing to yet another visit to the golden arches.

Share Box goodies

Five each of spinach & parmesan croquettes, chicken mcnuggets, and crock brie bites. They were hot out of the fryer, I’ll give them points for that, but the 2 sauces escaped the attention of McCrew and sometimes I don’t bother to check for missing goodies before driving off.

Spongebob spring bouquet

Happy Earth Day – I’m lovin’ it!

Another McDonald’s and I’m cool with it

McDonald's Garlate

By now the golden arches are such a global presence that I don’t even see it as an american invasion when traveling around Europe. Me at McDonald’s? On very rare occasions, like when a new store opens up less than 8 miles from ours. As with all things shiny and new, the urge to have a look is too great to resist. This is what happens when bad weather and snow has kept you homebound for days. Just get me out of here. Anywhere will do.

Why stop at one?
Desserts first, and make that 4 since I don’t know when we’ll see the inside of McCafé again.

Disco Fever
The Disco Fever. Beef pattie, sliced cheese, lettuce, tomato and special sauce between a bun topped with bacon bits & herbs. 38 grams of fat. I Will Survive.

Chicken Mythic
Chicken Mythic. Fancified chicken burger that will never cross my lips again. It needs 11 herbs and spices or something…