Posts Tagged ‘Fries’

McDonald’s Review 12/14 – McCordsville

December 14, 2008

Restaurant: McDonald’s
Location: McCordsville, IN
Address: 9707 Olio Road  McCordsville, IN 46040
Menu: McDonald’s Menu
Type: Fast Food American
Loyalty Program: None Known
Today’s Meal: Big Mac, Fries, and Soft Drink
Cost: About $5

Big Mac from Today

Big Mac from Today

I went to this McDonald’s at lunch time and, as predicted, the line was really long.  So, I went inside to order, and even though there were no other customers in line, the turn-around from going in the building to leaving the building with my meal was a fairly long time. 

My Big Mac was pretty good.  The fries needed more salt.  Again, they were quite bland.

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McDonald’s Review – Fishers

November 29, 2008

Restaurant: McDonald’s
Location: Fishers, IN
Address: 8907 E. 116th Street  Fishers, IN 46038  Map This on MapQuest
Menu: McDonald’s Menu
Type: Fast Food American
Loyalty Program: None Known
Today’s Meal: Big Mac, Fries, Soft Drink
Cost: About $5.00

I’m not sure when McDonald’s raised their prices around here, but it definitely happened at some point.  Fortunately, this was a very good Big Mac meal today.  The sandwich was excellent with the perfect amount of special sauce, and the french fries were near perfect with being warm and having just the right amount of salt.

Red Robin Review – Noblesville

November 13, 2008

Restaurant: Red Robin
Location: Noblesville, IN  (Hamilton Town Center)
Address: 13215 Harrell Parkway  Noblesville, IN 46060   Location Map
Menu: Red Robin Menu
Type: American Food
Loyalty Program: E-Club
Today’s Meal: Red Robin Gourmet Cheeseburger (minus pickle relish), Fries, Soft Drink
Cost: Under $13

Today I walked right in and got seated immediately.  Today the character mascot ‘Red’, which is appropriately a red robin, was out and mingling with the kids.  We were seated near the kitchen, however it was not a negative experience as I would anticipate sitting near a kitchen at most restaurants would be.  I even got to see that the cooks and food preparers were wearing gloves while they worked which thrilled me to see.  The fries were still pretty bland steak fries (with a little seasoning on them), and my cheeseburger was pretty good.  My one complaint would be how my burger was cooked.  I had ordered a medium well burger, and mine came back with several pink areas still in it.  Each time I have ordered a burger from here, the toppings have been very generous.  They have especially put a lot of onion on, which suits me fine.

McDonald’s Review – McCordsville

November 10, 2008

Restaurant: McDonald’s
Location: McCordsville, IN
Address: 9707 Olio Road  McCordsville, IN 46040
Menu: McDonald’s Menu
Type: Fast Food American
Loyalty Program: None Known
Today’s Meal: Big Mac, Fries, and Soft Drink
Cost: About $5

Today I had intentions of going through the McDonald’s drive-thru line.  Once I arrived at this McDonald’s and saw the drive-thru line wrapped around the building, I knew that would not be happening.  This McDonald’s is typically slow when I come here, so with a line like that, you might as well forget a quick stop.  I decided to go ahead inside to get my order since the line was not backed up in there.  After waiting several minutes, with no one in front of me, someone eventually paid attention to me and took my order.  While waiting several more minutes before I got my food, a lady who had went through the drive-thru came in and was standing at the counter trying to get someone’s attention.  She was waiting a minute or two before anyone paid her any attention.  Apparently they had failed to put fries in her bag with the rest of her food. 

I finally got my food and went on my way.  The Big Mac was typical, but the fries were awful.  They were so bland, with barely any salt on them.  They tasted just like potatoes, similar to the inside part of an Ore-Ida crinkle cut french fry that you cook yourself in the oven.  I usually really enjoy McDonald’s french fries too, even if I do take them to-go and don’t eat them when they are still hot.

This McDonald’s seems to have gone down hill since they have opened.  I would like to know if they have changed ownership or management.  I remember when they first opened, they were quite friendly and efficient. 

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Speaking of Ore-Ida french fries, who would have thought that the Ore-Ida website has an area with Ore-Ida recipes?!?  Use those fries in your freezer to whip up something good!

Red Robin – Noblesville

November 1, 2008

Restaurant: Red Robin
Location: Noblesville, IN  (Hamilton Town Center)
Address: 13215 Harrell Parkway  Noblesville, IN 46060   Location Map
Menu: Red Robin Menu
Type: American Food
Loyalty Program: E-Club (Website states you’ll get a gift for registering as well as a free burger on your birthday and subscription to the newsletter.)  I signed up a while back and got the initial “gift” (I don’t recall what it was) but have not received any newsletters.
Today’s Meal: Red Robin Gourmet Cheeseburger (minus pickle relish), Fries, Soft Drink
Cost: Under $13

I came here at a peak lunch hour, and the place was quite busy.  I was seated quickly and before the 20 minutes I was told it would take.  This was such a good hamburger today.  I can definitely say that it is one of my favorites.  I have been here before, and I got this burger and it was good except for I didn’t care for the pickle relish.  I’m not a big relish person though.  This time I ordered it without the pickle relish, and it had the perfect combination of all the other ingredients.  It was quite delicious.  The other people that I dined with equally enjoyed their hamburgers.  One got the Royal Red Robin Burger, and get this, it actually has a fried egg on it.  This person had heard others say how good the burger was and decided to give it a whirl.  Well, they thoroughly enjoyed this interesting burger.  The other times I have dined at Red Robin (it was another location – this is the first time dining at this location), the fries have always been really bland.  They serve steak fries, and the fries are all-you-can-eat.  They have a seasoning at the table that you can use, but for whatever reason, I still didn’t care for the fries very much.  Today, the fries seemed a lot better.  They came with a good amount of seasoning already on them when they were served.   

We were a little nervous about the server at first because they seemed a bit lost.  However, we were pleasantly surprised when we were constantly brought new drinks when ours were close to running out and our food was exactly how we ordered it.  The place has the music a bit loud (the same with the other Red Robin I have dined at), so it makes it a little difficult to hear what the server is asking/saying, and you feel like you need to raise your voice when ordering in order to make sure the server is able to hear you.  However, this was an enjoyable experience with a great burger.