Maccas lands in the bus interchange

johnboy 28 December 2011 39

mcdonalds

After months of construction the Civic bus interchange now has a McDonalds.

If you’re looking for something to do during this hiatus period then it’s well worth dropping into.

Never will you see so very many people so furiously engaged in achieving so little as the new team beds in.

Civics cafes and eateries will need to stay on their game now that the bog standard is now so centrally and prominently located.


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murraythecat murraythecat 10:00 am 22 Jan 12

Henry82 said :

Waiting For Godot said :

Just out of interest I went in thinking they might have a new menu featuring healthy food. No, they still have cheeseburgers, Big Macs and the other rubbish.

They do have healthy options, just the vast majority of people come for cheap fast food.

Yeah well going to Macca’s for a salad is like going to a brothel for a hug.

Personally i have not eaten Macca’s food this century.

After living OS for several years, i returned to Australia and i was struck by how Macca’s had pervaded the country, by stealth. Probably needed to be away to notice the difference, in the same was as you don’t notice a child growing when you see them every day. I thought i had landed in Midwest USA. It’s gone now, but there was a HUGE sign where those vulgar golden arches on the highway at Goulburn, there was a huge sign saying “MacDonald’s welcomes you to historic Goulburn”

WTF?????? MacDonald’s welcoming me to a lovely AUSTRALIAN town? Put me off for life.

longshanks longshanks 5:35 pm 21 Jan 12

Waiting For Godot said :

Just out of interest I went in thinking they might have a new menu featuring healthy food. No, they still have cheeseburgers, Big Macs and the other rubbish. I swear their menu is the same as it was when I used to eat at their Weston store in the 1970s.

Er, no it isn’t. Either your memory is rubbish, or somehow you went through a wormhole every time you ate at Maccas in Weston in the 1970s.

Henry82 Henry82 5:15 pm 21 Jan 12

Waiting For Godot said :

Just out of interest I went in thinking they might have a new menu featuring healthy food. No, they still have cheeseburgers, Big Macs and the other rubbish.

They do have healthy options, just the vast majority of people come for cheap fast food.

creative_canberran creative_canberran 3:03 pm 21 Jan 12

Waiting For Godot said :

Just out of interest I went in thinking they might have a new menu featuring healthy food. No, they still have cheeseburgers, Big Macs and the other rubbish. I swear their menu is the same as it was when I used to eat at their Weston store in the 1970s.

Except the 70% of it that isn’t and has been introduced in the last 5 years. Honestly, comprehension skills on here are abysmal.

Waiting For Godot Waiting For Godot 8:58 am 21 Jan 12

Just out of interest I went in thinking they might have a new menu featuring healthy food. No, they still have cheeseburgers, Big Macs and the other rubbish. I swear their menu is the same as it was when I used to eat at their Weston store in the 1970s.

wildturkeycanoe wildturkeycanoe 5:36 pm 20 Jan 12

Fancy new store, same old “lack of” service. They don’t even have a drive through to look after and takes as long to get the food. It doesn’t help that there are only 1 or 2 staff at the counter and they only take one order at a time, ie. order food, wait till cooked/packaged/paid for…then take next order. Just like KFC does. Fast food has never been so slow.

dungfungus dungfungus 3:55 pm 20 Jan 12

KB1971 said :

devils_advocate said :

nescius said :

Keijidosha said :

I was in Garema Place at lunch time today and found that the unmistakable stench of McDonalds has permeated the entire area. It makes me curious why Maccas seems to be the only eatery with an odour so uniquely pungent you know there’s a restaurant somewhere nearby long before you actually see the golden arches.

For me, Subway is the “restaurant” that has the stench that you can’t miss, never really noticed the Maccas smell (it can’t be as bad as Subway, surely?)

KFC stinks worse than all of them combined.

KFC, HJ’s, Maccas & Red Rooter all combined in one area over in Queanbeyan clearly has a unique smell & is the winner in this department.

I could small it in my car as I drove past with the windows up & the AC on on Monday. Yuk.

What a delecious comment.

KB1971 KB1971 2:38 pm 20 Jan 12

devils_advocate said :

nescius said :

Keijidosha said :

I was in Garema Place at lunch time today and found that the unmistakable stench of McDonalds has permeated the entire area. It makes me curious why Maccas seems to be the only eatery with an odour so uniquely pungent you know there’s a restaurant somewhere nearby long before you actually see the golden arches.

For me, Subway is the “restaurant” that has the stench that you can’t miss, never really noticed the Maccas smell (it can’t be as bad as Subway, surely?)

KFC stinks worse than all of them combined.

KFC, HJ’s, Maccas & Red Rooter all combined in one area over in Queanbeyan clearly has a unique smell & is the winner in this department.

I could small it in my car as I drove past with the windows up & the AC on on Monday. Yuk.

devils_advocate devils_advocate 2:24 pm 20 Jan 12

nescius said :

Keijidosha said :

I was in Garema Place at lunch time today and found that the unmistakable stench of McDonalds has permeated the entire area. It makes me curious why Maccas seems to be the only eatery with an odour so uniquely pungent you know there’s a restaurant somewhere nearby long before you actually see the golden arches.

For me, Subway is the “restaurant” that has the stench that you can’t miss, never really noticed the Maccas smell (it can’t be as bad as Subway, surely?)

KFC stinks worse than all of them combined.

devils_advocate devils_advocate 2:22 pm 20 Jan 12

Classified said :

And no, I don’t work for them, or have anything to do with them professionally. It just seems snobby to continually bag them.

Certainly there is an element of snobbishness/trendy anti-corporatism wrapped up in a lot of the hating, but these shouldn’t be allowed to detract from the legitimate criticisms of the business.

There are issues with the food from a dietary perspective, and combined with how it is marketed and to whom, this creates what is now a social epidemic.

For the more macro corporate issues, books like Fast Food Nation sum up the problems fairly compellingly.

nescius nescius 2:01 pm 20 Jan 12

Keijidosha said :

I was in Garema Place at lunch time today and found that the unmistakable stench of McDonalds has permeated the entire area. It makes me curious why Maccas seems to be the only eatery with an odour so uniquely pungent you know there’s a restaurant somewhere nearby long before you actually see the golden arches.

For me, Subway is the “restaurant” that has the stench that you can’t miss, never really noticed the Maccas smell (it can’t be as bad as Subway, surely?)

Keijidosha Keijidosha 1:30 pm 20 Jan 12

I was in Garema Place at lunch time today and found that the unmistakable stench of McDonalds has permeated the entire area. It makes me curious why Maccas seems to be the only eatery with an odour so uniquely pungent you know there’s a restaurant somewhere nearby long before you actually see the golden arches.

stonedwookie stonedwookie 1:56 pm 03 Jan 12

they forgot my big mac suace thats the real crime here

Tooks Tooks 1:43 pm 03 Jan 12

carnardly said :

oh well – day 1 of opening and the coppers are already there. Meet them there every friday and saturday night from now until eternity too. 🙂

Surprising fact. Police are allowed meal breaks too. You can all get fat together.

buzz819 buzz819 11:57 am 03 Jan 12

carnardly said :

oh well – day 1 of opening and the coppers are already there. Meet them there every friday and saturday night from now until eternity too. 🙂

Well, it is right opposite the Taxi rank and Krave, couldn’t hurt could it?

carnardly carnardly 11:22 am 03 Jan 12

oh well – day 1 of opening and the coppers are already there. Meet them there every friday and saturday night from now until eternity too. 🙂

NoImRight NoImRight 10:47 am 30 Dec 11

A Maccas in the city is hardly marching on the Winter Palace.On the meh meter it rates a 9.

Instant Mash Instant Mash 11:55 pm 29 Dec 11

I’m surprised it took so long to have one so central.

That place is gonna be a hellhole on Friday and Saturday nights, what with the location.

KB1971 KB1971 4:48 pm 29 Dec 11

Bugger, McFlurries 50 paces from works front door is going to be dangerous………..

Henry82 Henry82 3:33 pm 29 Dec 11

bigfeet said :

…. I also got to meet hot girls, some of whom had sex with me. ….

nice 😀

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