I love that no matter where we travel all over the world, the sign of the Golden Arches always makes me feel like there is an ‘American’ spot where we can find comfort in greasy fast food 😉
We’ve been to McDonald’s all over the world: Iceland, England, Japan, and now in Germany as well. My favorite is still the McD’s in Japan where the workers wear business suits/skirts and literally run to serve you in high heels, customer service at its finest there in Japan!
We visited the McDonald’s in Bitburg not too long ago, and to Bub’s horror I took pictures while we were there to share on the blog. Apparently at 13 years old it’s not cool to be seen with your mom who is taking photographs of everything, LOL!
Check out the cool playground, I mean what kid wouldn’t want to slide down a slide with a castle and and dragon? There is also a play area located inside at the end near the outdoor playground. It’s all in the ceiling though and you can’t actually ‘see’ the kids playing.
Also another thing that is different with the McD’s in Germany is that they separate the McCafe and McDonalds. They are in the same building but you order in two different spots.
They do still offer some ‘value’ deals as you can see above, you can get a ’snack’ and a drink for 2€. Also they have delicious looking desserts!
You are also able to find treats here that can not be found in the states such as McBaguette’s, don’t they look tasty?! Sorry for the glare it was on the window and I was begin rushed by Bub who was trying to get out of there before someone seen me taking a pic 😉
To order from the normal menu you go to the front, just like in the US. Although German’s do not ‘queue’ or line up so it’s often a hot mess of people standing around and just walking up to a open register, NO sense of order. So I’m not a fan of going when it’s crowded since I don’t like chaos. On non-busy days it’s not bad though.
If you want to order from the McCafe (pictured above) then you walk over to the side. In addition to the McCafe drinks they also serve tasty pastries and doughnuts! Talk about amazing! I still need to go try out the McCafe drinks and get a doughnut.
The seating is also much more sophisticated, modern, and clean. There are couches you can sit at, booths, and high cafe style tables. You definitely feel like your eating somewhere more elegant that McD’s!
The small shakes are indeed small, but the perfect size for Bea. To her delight they also serve curly fries! You also get 1 packet of ketchup per meal order, why they are so restrictive on ketchup overseas I’m not sure. It was like that in Iceland but you had to pay for the ketchup. Also there are no free refills on the drinks, unlike in the US where we have the motto of the ‘land of plenty’ but it could also be the reason why most Americans overindulge.
You can still get the ‘normal’ American food here as well such as the BigMac’s, McChicken & McFish sandwich, as well. Although Bub & I got a chicken sandwich and it was not good, super dry. The McFish tastes normal and the guys like the BigMac’s. Since it looks like the same thing in the US minus the German on the box I didn’t take a picture for the blog, but if you really want to see it you can go check out my Instagram 🙂
We got 3 meals, a shake, and curly fries for 22,05€, approx. $30.47, which is a bit more than in the US, but worth it everyone once in awhile for a treat!
I love how the McD’s are much more classy here in Germany and well kept, a great place to go get some ‘comfort’ American fast food and well as try some new exclusive Germany fare.