Top 5 First World Problems at McDonald’s

Top 5 First World Problems at McDonald’s

Twitter is a wonderful thing. Not only can you share something that can be seen around the world instantly but you can also search for topics of interest.

We at Burger Lad® like to see what the people are saying about McDonald’s and we have compiled a list of your Top 5 First World Problems at McDonald’s.

In no particular order up first is:

1. Large Fries – “does this look like a large fries to you?”

Got to be one of the main first world problems at McDonald’s. You pay to upgrade to a large meal and need those extra fries to soak up the booze from the night before. Trouble is, it seems some people only get a medium portion in a large container. First world problem.

Top 5 McDonald's First World Problems
“Where’s my fries…!?”

2. Plain Burgers – “I ordered plain and I got this!”

For about 30 years of my life I was THAT person. Plain Cheeseburger, Plain Double Cheeseburger, Big Mac just cheese & lettuce and in all that time no mistakes were made.

I appreciate people have allergies/intolerances and that is understandable.

McDonald’s current business model is to supply a variety of set items as quickly as possible… so yes mistakes will happen if asking for no cheese/no sauce/no onions etc.

If it’s that much of a first world problem there’s always Subway or Greggs. And how about the inconvenience of sitting in a parking bay waiting for one of your plain burgers? The outrage…

Top 5 McDonald's First World Problems
Should have gone to Subway…

3. Big Tasty – it must be released what, twice per year at least?

Literally one day after the BBQ Smokehouse was released I saw a tweet asking when the Big Tasty was back (it had finished just 24 hours earlier!!).

People complain about not getting adventurous burgers in the UK but as long as the bring back the Big Tasty crowd are about, don’t expect too much innovation.

Top 5 McDonald's First World Problems
The eternal question: when is the Big Tasty back…?

4. Delivery – “you can get this in Cyprus, Thailand etc etc catch-up UK”.

Can you imagine the operational nightmare delivery would cause McDonald’s?

Do you really, really think that McD’s having to cover the cost of a delivery driver, a vehicle and fuel for your measly £12.00 order is worth it?

All because you’re too drunk or hungover to get your ass out and to one of their restaurants?

What about if they can’t find you and food gets cold and the endless prank orders?

I literally saw a tweet the other day saying “when I got back home after the drive-thru my Big Mac was cold.” No shit. Until we’ve got drones doing deliveries you are just going to have to put up with this first world problem.

Top 5 McDonald's First World Problems
“I’m so rough… bring me a Macdonalds breakfast…”

5. Promotional Picture – “#doesnt #look #like #the #photo #fail #dissapointed”

Burgers, McFlurry, they all come up for this scrutiny and to be fair to the people posting it does not look like the promotional picture.

Now we’ve seen the absolute detail that goes into creating the image used on their website and advertising boards. You’re talking tweezers, pipettes and a great deal of attention and care.

If you want something that’s had that sort of scrutiny get yourself in a gourmet establishment. You’ll never get a promotional picture burger and I’ve always believed you get what you pay for. 99p cheeseburger not looking like the website? Get over it. First world problem.

Top 5 McDonald's First World Problems
It’s a 99p Cheeseburger FFS…

Honourable mentions: asking for sauce and not getting it, items sold out/machine not working, Heinz Ketchup (this was so close to making the top five), drinks not being full to the lid, breakfast ending at 10:30am, ordering 20 nuggets and getting 19, parking for over the allowed time and getting a fine when signs clearly warn you.

Top 5 McDonald's First World Problems
Bidding starts at £10 per sachet…

Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment below. And before tweeting McDonald’s asking about delivery read this.

Burger Lad®

5 thoughts on “Top 5 First World Problems at McDonald’s

  • 03/08/2015 at 2:08 pm

    I can't stand the Big Tasty and personally I'm sick of it recurring so often. We need something fresh and new instead of the same old ideas. Everything's always a slightly-tweaked version of the same burger.

    • 25/08/2015 at 12:00 pm

      The Big tasty is the ONLY thing McDonald's do that is of note, everything else makes me run to BK every time (especially since they stopped doing the double quarter pounder)

      Ideally it needs to be on the menu all the time, or do as the Egyptians do, and have the double big tasty…as tall as a credit card and just oozing beef, cheese and cheese sauce.

  • 04/08/2015 at 9:46 am

    Yes, it's always the same damn burger! They used to do different things that were actually different, now it's always that same bland "Taste of America" burger called something else every single time.

  • 07/02/2016 at 3:36 pm

    In Germany we have different burgers all the time. Tried the big double bacon cheese yesterday. Lovely

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