Now, I’d thought the Asian Salad was pretty good the first time, but it was actually better this time around, for whatever reason…
he Chicken Selects were pretty great too. I hadn’t had them before—it was a coupon for discount Chicken Selects that played enabler for this Daddy and Son happy meal—and I’ve gotta say, they’re an order of magnitude better than McD’s highly suspicious McNuggets, or BK’s disgusting Chicken Fries and arid, tasteless Tenders.
I actually found myself, uh, Lovin’ It.
Crap, I’ve been borged. Still, it’s interesting that McDonalds is really starting to move into the lo-hi food space, with their Premium Coffee and Chicken and Salads--they're turning into, like, the Target of qwik-serv chains. The pricing is a couple bucks more than their standard artery-choking crap, but the quality of the fare is honestly better than a lot of sit-down places I’ve been to. And presumably, the meals are consistent to some 0.00001% tolerance, so you’re guaranteed a reasonably similar experience each time you go.
If they can expand their menu of healthy options, I predict good things ahead for Ronald and his pals. They'll still get the people who want to mainline saturated fats, but they'll also lure parents looking for fast, healthy meal for themselves and their picky young Mini-Mes.
Well, maybe not that healthy: H. had a bunch of fries and a chocolate milk jug with his grilled chicken and mandarin oranges. Sigh. Pobody's nerfect.