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#126 Jingleflea

Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:02 PM

The coffee from my $200 Sunbeam is better than the coffee from McDonald's.
But hey, I don't have to make it and it's pretty cheap so I drink it sometimes.
I DO like their iced lattes a LOT!

#127 got my tinsel on

Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:16 AM

Our local McDonalds does a roaring trade on weeknights - sporting club committees (and other groups) book the party room for their meetings.

Some committee members just order coffee/tea (and maybe a cake from the McCafe section), some order maccas for dinner.

Warm (or cool in Summer), convenient, suits those who have come straight from work.


#128 #YKG

Posted 16 August 2019 - 08:25 AM

View PostSincerely, on 15 August 2019 - 10:48 PM, said:

The burgers are better at Hungry Jacks, the coffee is better at McDonald's, the hash browns are comparable.

The soft serve at Macca is better, to me the HJ ice cream tastes like metal whereas the Maccas one is creamier and smoother. Now I want a cheese burger & McFlurry

#129 Squeekums The Elf

Posted 16 August 2019 - 10:29 AM

View PostSincerely, on 15 August 2019 - 10:48 PM, said:

The burgers are better at Hungry Jacks, the coffee is better at McDonald's, the hash browns are comparable.

Totally agree.

#130 amdirel

Posted 16 August 2019 - 10:32 AM

But HJ's fries are awful. It's the reason I don't go there!

#131 Beancat

Posted 16 August 2019 - 10:46 AM

awesome idea.  We did one for DS 4yo bday when I had a 12 month old and was heavily pregnant with the next one. What's not to love......and the parents secretly love to get their fix of maccas too I think

#132 Soontobegran

Posted 16 August 2019 - 11:14 AM

View PostHolidayromp, on 15 August 2019 - 09:49 AM, said:

The reason why I don’t like  Maccas parties is that you are at the mercy of how busy that particular Maccas is, how big the party is, how many parents stay and how big the party room is.

The kids are competing for the play equipment and if there isn’t enough seating in the party room then finding seating in the actual restaurant can be difficult in peak times.

Not all Maccas have play equipment.

I have been to a couple at different Maccas and was largely unimpressed. At one had no party or play room and they just booked a few tables and apart from the food party there was nothing much else for the kids to do.

Why it is impersonal as it’s just a side part of a restaurant to generate income.  After that whether or not the party is successful or not is on the onsite facilities and how much the party coordinator is prepared to do.

I might be missing all the venues that are well set up to cope with a party but still quite unimpressed.

There is only one maybe two (at a stretch) of my kids that would be the right age and if they were to receive an invite I wouldn’t decline it because Maccas but I wouldn’t host a party there.

As the mum of 4 children who worked at Macca's and one who was the party room host for 5 years I believe that a Macca's that does not have a playground do not book parties.

I think you are overthinking...it is 2 hours out of your life.

Edited by Soontobegran, 16 August 2019 - 11:18 AM.

#133 PrincessPeach

Posted 16 August 2019 - 04:37 PM

View PostSoontobegran, on 16 August 2019 - 11:14 AM, said:

As the mum of 4 children who worked at Macca's and one who was the party room host for 5 years I believe that a Macca's that does not have a playground do not book parties.

Yep - i just looked up the ones near me with no playgrounds & they wont accept official party bookings. Thats not to say someone cant host a party there themselves.

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