everybody knows the Ronald Mc donald and the number one burger chain in the world has branches here in thailand and is the rival of Burger King Too. What makes Mc Donald's the number one hamburger chain in the world? because it adds local content to it's good and old reliable staples like a mc curry in Singapore, a Mc Spaghetti in the Philippines, a Tonkatsu burger in Japan and the Chicken Porridge Congee here in thailand. They have more than 100 branches all around thailand.
opens: some outlets are open 24/7 and some opens at 6:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday.
Favorite Dish: typical mcdonalds burger meal with regular fries and a small soft drink will cost 90 baht. a chicken rice meal will cost 110 baht including drinks.
Although the best thing about McDonalds is the global consistency of the food and service (so you always know what to expect), in Thailand it is extra special. In Thailand, McDonalds do delivery so you can have your Big Mac delivered to your home or hotel. Also, if you are feeling extra hungry, they offer a Double Big Mac here, which is really quite a burger!
Favorite Dish: Big Mac... needs no explanation
Not that Im a big fan of this....and how cliche going all the way over to Thailand and eating a meal at a McDonalds....Well, sometimes the fast food giant provides a little taste of home....can help when the stomach is a little touchy upon arriving or at some point passing through BKK....I had a big Mac in Chaing Mai one time....believe it or not it actually straightened out my appetite which was getting a little sick of the stir fry! Also on Koh San....Burger King...I think there is a pizza hut around as well......anyway, something for everyone.
One meal is ok....multiple meals at a fast food place....youd best keep it to yourself! HAHAHA.
Favorite Dish: Same menu as home...same taste to!
Staff way more efficient then in North America......looked like they really like their jobs.
Well I have to admit to trying McDonald's in Thailand and it is indeed quite different. After seeing Pulp Fiction and listening to Vincent Vega's take on French McDonald's I was eager to see what the Thai version had in store. The warm greeting from the smiling Ronald made me feel very comfortable.
I tried the Samurai Pork Burger which to me tasted kind of like the McRib in states. The fries were better here I thought and very freshly hot.
Favorite Dish: Samurai Pork Burger, fries!
The good news is - they haven't built all those McDonalds in Bangkok for you, the tourist - there's plenty of local demand. Of course you might succumb to a quick stop for an ice-cream or a soft-drink to cool down in the heat - and the fierce airconditioning will help you do that quite quickly.
It's noting that while McDonalds isn't the lowest cost option in town by some way. Even if you want to sit down to eat, you can usually get better value at one of the many food courts around town such as on the top floor of MBK. However it is cheaper than in most western countries - at under 100 baht for most meals, so it's not bad value.
I have to admit to enjoying breakfasts at McDonalds (in several different countries) - but this is one thing the branches in Thailand don't do, alas. Apart from that the menu is pretty familiar, with the addition of the sweet chilli dipping sauce as well as ketchup, and some interesting specials from time to time, such as the McSomTam - a toned down version of the famous green papaya salad. Most branches tend to open from about 10am until late.
OK...Ok.... Of course I didn't travel half way around the world to eat at McDonalds, but when you're too busy getting facials and shopping you've got to eat in a hurry. What can I say? Anyway it's always fun to see the Thai version of any American icon.
Well I don't like going to McDonalds but my son seems to think he does. So I go in and wait for him to eat and then I'll find myself some Thai food. haha It's quite comical. Sometimes I'll have an Ice Cream cone though.....