Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Recently I had the chance to travel to Canada on business. It was a whirlwind trip, but I did have a few hours in downtown Ottawa. One of my good friends always makes time to stop at Mickey Ds abroad to check out their regional offerings and in her honor I hit up the McDonalds Rideau Street to see what McDonalds is serving up just over the boarder...
Just glancing at the "Treats" menu you can already spot the Canadian influence. Blueberry Maple pie? Never seen that in the states. Their treats also had a bit of a European flair with a choice of mint and caramel Aero McFlurrys. Unfortunately I just got this one measly photo before I was busted by the McDonalds equivalent of the mounties.
But I did notice that their regular fare included grilled or fried Chicken McMinis topped with pesto sauce, "zesty mango" or done up Spicy Thai-style and served on a mini baguette. I don't know about you, but that at least sounds way more interesting than the standard grilled chicken sandwiches served at our local McDonalds. Almost makes me want to go back to try them, though it's hard to imagine it topping the Crocchette con Spinaci e Parmigiano Reggiano that I got from the McDonalds in Naples. Have you had any excellent McDonalds experiences abroad?