There’s a McDifference

There’s a McDifference!

By Dave Foley, guest burgiatrist

Review 4: 601 Corporate Center Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607

For his 4th review, Dave eats fries that “defied the laws of fry physics.”

This is one of my favorite McDonald’s, and I will often drive a little out of my way for this one.

Atmosphere: This is a brand-new McDonald’s with a décor dedicated to the 70s, complete with its bent-back laminate chairs. The wood-slatted drop-down ceiling is quite striking. This is the only McDonald’s I can remember that has a dedicated desk, computer, and chair for filling out job applications.

Quarter Pounder: This McDonald’s is consistently in my top 5 for burger taste. The meat has great flavor and is generally cooked to perfection. Nice, soft bun and symmetrical cheese placement. My only complaint is about the onions. This is a perfect example of what I was talking about in previous reviews: They place a pile of big onion chunks directly in the middle of the burger, and the chunks are too big to spread evenly across the burger, so I’m frustrated with no clear way to maximize my coverage.

Fries: As much as I like the burger here, I always seem to find problems with their fries. This time, they defied the laws of fry physics and I had practically raw fries mixed in with burnt fries. There were also salty fries mixed in with unsalted fries. This McDonalds need’s to really get together with the McDonald’s in my last review because this one has great burgers and that one has great fries.

Burger rating: 4 out of 5 Grimaces