Aren't you bored of McDonald's?

Romania
December 22, 2008 8:34am CST
I used to eat a few times a month there, about a year ago. I liked their products, especially the fish burger. But since then, I just didn't like the taste anymore. So now I don't like to eat them at all. I don't know why, since I used to love them. Now they just seem plain and without taste... I thougth maybe they changed their recipe? I can't figure out why, but they lost that special taste they had. Did this happen to any of you?
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26 responses
@AnakSuNamun (2084)
• United States
22 Dec 08
Yeah,it's not that fun anymore. Maybe the change of recipe but I think we just had too much of it. As you said,you used to eat there a few times a month-well,that would make anyone bored. I eat there once in a while and it's mostly habit even though I love McD's french fries. Also,the Big Mac is not that big anymore,have you noticed? Or is it us growing up? lol One more thing-all McDonalds in my area are somehow notorious for bad customer service. Your order gets messed up,employees are rude and the drive-thru takes forever. I don't want to bring down McD's in general,I've seen some good ones but not here.
• Romania
22 Dec 08
I never tried a big mac, so I couldn't tell... But yeah, I thought about that, too, it could be because I got used to them... Oh, it never happened to me, I guess if I'd really like a certain food and I got into a fight with rude emplyees, I'd just go to another restaurant and get the same thing, but wouldn't give them up :)
• United States
23 Dec 08
Now that's persistency:) Most burgers are pretty much same 2u but I love McDonald's fries. However there are other options when choosing fast food.
• Romania
23 Dec 08
I don't know of any other fast food restaurants, well there's KFC, but they have only meat products. Hmm I'll try making my own burgers :) They'd be healthier. Thanks for answering, by the way!
@Rexdoron (346)
• Malaysia
22 Dec 08
At this poin, no I'm not! Huhu.. That is because I rarely eat at McDonald. So, everytime I was there, I will always have a fresh appetite, plus with all the happy feeling to eat their food. But, if I always eat there, maybe I will get bored. As a side point, from December 2007 until June this year, I worked at Mc Donald. Can you imagine I eat Mc Donald's food everyday? Hahaha. I always change my break set, just to make sure I won't get bored. (But still...I did sometimes..)
• Romania
22 Dec 08
You really ate their products daily?? Wow I would've gotten really bored You should've suggested them to try new sweets recipes while working there :) hehe kidding... I know they don't decide... All I still like from them are those potato wedges and those chocolate muffins, since I ate them rarely.
@Rexdoron (346)
• Malaysia
23 Dec 08
Hehe..I wish I could! Oh, here in Malaysia, we don't have those potato wedges and chocolate muffin. Is is tasty?? Thanks for keeping in touch! :)
• Romania
23 Dec 08
Yeah, those are somehow different, I still like them, they're not great but acceptable. The potato wedges are better than the ordinary fries anyway. :) Thanks for answering!
• China
23 Dec 08
i have the same experience with you .last year i like our school canteen very much,but now my attitude is changing. i fell the food is tedious ,i like to eat bread than to it . but i do not how know how to deal with it . can you give me some advice.
• Romania
23 Dec 08
An advice on how to change you canteen food? Well I don't know about that, why don't you try talking to some colleagues and maybe if a larger group of people demand they change the menu to a healthier one, they would listen. But you don't have to eat there, you can just get yor own food from home. Prepare some sandwiches and take them with you, you can put whatever you want and change it as often as you like - this way you won't get bored.
• Philippines
23 Dec 08
i think you had too much fish burger, try another meal from mcdonald's. :)
• Romania
23 Dec 08
Hehe... :) I'm gonna quit them anyway... I'll find some other restaurants
• China
23 Dec 08
don't like this kind of foods . also it do not any good for our health. can't understand why lots of people like to eat there , specialy in my country of China.~~
• Romania
23 Dec 08
That's great that you don't like this type of foods! They're unhealthy, I'm glad I stopped liking them. Thanks for answering!
• India
23 Dec 08
no, i enjoy the mc'd meal. Its burger is awesome n yummy but it is only served burgers n fries. that's i think drawback of mc'd
• Romania
23 Dec 08
They serve salads and ice cream, too, don't they serve that where you are, too? And chocolate muffins, shakes etc. But they're not that good either.
@zhuhuifen46 (3487)
• China
23 Dec 08
I became a member during the 2008 Olympics in China. McDonald did well with its promotion activities and attracted a lot of new members. Compared with fried chicken, I believe burgers are relatively healthy, at least with slices of vegitables. How come you are so different from before? Better check your stomache. The tongue is a window of your digestion system. If your tongue is white, or yellow, instead of pink or red, you had better take something to help digestion. Stop iced drinks, and take more vegitables or fruits, no more thick oily fried steaks. Have a check and try for a while. Hope you will be ok soon.
• Romania
23 Dec 08
Relatively healthy?? Everyone says fast food is the most unhealthy food... I don't think they were healthy, maybe they are getting healthier now. Hmmm no I don't have anything wrong with me :) I guess they just changed the ingredients... Thanks for answering!
@pandapig8 (362)
• Philippines
23 Dec 08
I don't think that McDonalds is getting to be boring. I do find the Big Mac very delicious and the fries is absolutely to die for! I also believe that McDo is the epitomy of fast food.
• Romania
23 Dec 08
Thanks for answering! Keep on going if you like it!
• Philippines
23 Dec 08
hi, i still like mcdonalds over other fast food chains. i never get tired of eating from mcdonalds. maybe you had too much of what you have eaten that is why you seem to think that it taste plain. give yourself sometime and try eating back in mcdonalds again cj\heck by then if you see mcdonalds that way. hope this helps.
• Romania
23 Dec 08
Yeah, I'll pause them of course, I can't eat something I don't like. I guess it's great this happened, afterall, I'm improving my health :)
@xParanoiax (7005)
• United States
23 Dec 08
Repetition kills enjoyment. I'm not bored with them, mostly because I only can afford to go out to that restaraunt a few times a year.
• Romania
23 Dec 08
Yeah, though I never get tired of sweets no matter how often I eat them :)
@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
23 Dec 08
ever since i've been trying to lose some pounds, i haven't been frequently mac anymore. moreover, they shrunk the sizes of their burgers (especially the fillet O Fish). It's like puny kid's size. Anyway, i guess because you have been eating so often it taste the same after awhile. Try abstaining for a few good months. You might find back their taste? I don't know. I don't fancy mac these days because of all the fat their food contains. that's the only reason for me.
• Romania
23 Dec 08
I never noticed they shrunk them... I haven't been eating there in a few months, and just had one recently. Someone wanted to buy something from there, so I couldn't say no. But even after so much time, it still felt plain... Ahh but there are many others, McDonald's only quality was that you could find it everywhere :) I've been trying to lose weight, too... :( Not succesfull so far... I hope it worked for you.
• Australia
23 Dec 08
Nope i still love fish burgers just the same as i used to they are delicous!
• Romania
23 Dec 08
Good for you! Thanks for answering!
23 Dec 08
yes i definatley agree, i used to love mcdonalds, i think i sickened myself of them, alothough i never used to eat them that often. i had one a few month ago and thought to myself ewwww that was disguisting! but i must admit i still like the milkshakes. they have supposed to have changed the recipe to reduce the salt content i think, they have done it to alot of food not n it just doesnt seem to tast the same as it used to.
• Romania
23 Dec 08
I don't like the milkshakes that much... But yeah, probably they replaced the ingredients with healthier ones and that's how they lost their taste.
@oXAquaXo (607)
• United States
23 Dec 08
It's probably because you're tastebuds got use to the taste. When you eat something a lot, it becomes plain to your tongue. Eating it a couple times a month is enough for your tongue to become used to food there, and after a while, the food there tastes plain. I myself eat there once every two or three months, so the food there never gets old!
• Romania
23 Dec 08
I tried one recently, after I stopped eating there for quite a few months. An did still tastes plain. So I think they did change something on the recipe afterall.
• Singapore
23 Dec 08
There's noting else to eat for fast food if you are a hard care to macdonald.......
• Romania
23 Dec 08
Ok, thanks for answering!
• United States
23 Dec 08
I don't think I'll ever be tired of McDonalds. It's cheap. It's easy. It's fast. Sometimes I just want a tasty meal and keep on the go. Their sweet teas are amazing and I've come to find out recently that their chicken nuggets rock too. McDonalds is my favorite place to eat.
• Romania
23 Dec 08
Thnaks for answering! As long as you can keep your health, good for you!
@shishi87 (39)
• United States
22 Dec 08
McDonald's isn't a very good choice if you want something tasteful and fulfilling. In order to create convenient, fast foods, most of the food McDonald's sells is quite processed. Most American fast food chains are known for unhealthy and processed foods. The processing creates a lack of taste. Personally, I do go to McDonald's once in a while for a quick meal, but I do feel tired and not well after I eat from there. Anyone else ever feel that way? I recommend watching the documentary "Super Size Me." If more people demanded more quality food from McDonald's they may make some changes. But as long as they have millions and of customers who still go there everyday, they will continue their practices.
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 08
McDonalds! I'm loving it! I'm always loving it! I haven't been there in a while now but I never seem to forget the taste! I love the big mac meal and I also order a big mac by itself to go with the meal. I don't know what it is but I just cannot resist the taste of McDonalds. The good thing about me is, whenever I go there I can eat as much as I want and I don't seem to put the weight on. I don't know when I will be going next but I figure it will be sometime in January! Andrew
@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
22 Dec 08
I am not a big fast food eater as it is, but when I do eat fast food, it seems like it is always McDonald's, simply because they are the cheapest in my area. Yes, I am bored with their food, it is the same old thing, over and over again. There are times, when we eat fast food, that I will go to McDonald's for their fries, and then on to Burger King for a sandwich.
• Romania
22 Dec 08
They're the cheapest? Hmm you just gave me an idea, why don't you make your own burgers? I think I'll try this from now on... It's healthier and hopefully they'll have a better taste - and I guess it's cheaper, but I wouldn't know... :) I never buy them I just eat them lol
• United States
22 Dec 08
I don't think its just McDonalds. I think that they are using a lower quality product and it carries over to a bland product for the consumer. I say its not just McDonalds cause recently I was thinking the same about several restraunts. I have found that I can make it at home and make it taste good so I dont even bother eating there any more. Not to mention eating the McMeal feeling it go down and turn in to the McLump in my gut, and a few hours later in the bathroom with the mcshits. Its a violent cycle I am convinced.
• Romania
22 Dec 08
Lower quality or healthier products? There's a difference. I think they are using healthier products - which is good, but they have a worse taste...