We ordered the "Las Vegas special potatoes" (steak fries), a "CBO" sandwich (Chicken Bacon Onion), and an orange Fanta. That filled us up, until we wandered to the rear of the dining area and found a McCafe stocked with macarons and various tiny, prim pastries. A quick espresso and we had completely refueled for evening explorations.
Shockingly, we didn't feel like we had given in to an inauthentic experience by heading for McDs. Instead, we felt as though this was our sweet little secret in Monaco, as it's definitely not somewhere the average day-tripper would stumble upon and it saved us from an evening of being soaked by rain while tromping around in search of other restaurants. Thus, we decided to share our little find on Instagram:
What resulted wasn't the shaming we expected for buying a burger in the south of France, but rather some support:
@robthebrucevancouver: MacDonalds in India was a saviour after 3 days of food poisoning. The mcnugget is always a good comfort food.
@mlowen20: SAME thing happened to me in Thailand too lol Thank god for nuggets and French fries!! :)
@marmalade_ca: Maccas saved me when I was sick from the water in Seoul
How do you feel about dropping into a recognizable food chain while in a strange land? Share your experiences in the comments!