Apparently, if you use the toilets in McDonalds, with a fake promise that you'll buy a burger afterwards, it's known as going for a "mcs*it with lies"!
I'm fairly sure UK fries have always been made the same way, it was the US recipe that changed in 1990. It was to make them vegetarian-friendly but it turned out they're still using beef flavouring anyway.i listened to a podcast that explained how their fries were AMAZING until 1990 and then they had to start cooking them in vegetable oil, which means they've tasted since cardboard ever since. It makes sense, because I remember them as being delicious but I'm disappointed when I eat them now. Most people under 40 have never had real McDonalds fries.
The podcast is called Revisionist History and is generally excellent. This episode was a good one.
make sure you ask for example: small fries. cheeseburger & small diet cokeWays to save money at UK McDonalds: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/deals-hunter/2018/11/mcdonalds-hacks/
My favourite? Save two pence by ordering a happy meal without the toy...
We've never had the good fries then. Apparently, it was the fries that got the company bought in the early days, not the burgers.I'm fairly sure UK fries have always been made the same way, it was the US recipe that changed in 1990. It was to make them vegetarian-friendly but it turned out they're still using beef flavouring anyway.