From the replies I've read on the 'MyChow' pages, obviously I alone am keeping McDonald's in business.
Doing a small sampling since the new site software, out of maybe 100 'MyChow' pages I've looked at THREE admitted to visiting McDonald's more than 5 times. The majority say once or zero.
I don't buy it ... not McDonald's ... the answers.
I listed McDonald's as one of my top five restaurants because, quite frankly, I eat there more than anywhere else, averaging at least one visit a month. It's gotta be a favorite then, right?
While none of the food is amazing ... well maybe the fillet o fish, fry and orange drink combo ... it is decent and consistant. I like the ice cream cone though it is the one item that is WILDLY different from restaurant to restaurant.
McDonald's for me was consistant and fast. I will say that in the last year due to Chowhound's influence, I eat there less often. I get less lazy because I wonder what interesting restaurant is nearby. I'd rather have the adventure.
However, it is one of the places I stop off-hours. I know that at 2 in the morning or before 6 am it might be the only reliable food available.
So what gives? Is this like being to ashamed to admit you read trashy novels or watch trashy tv?