Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mike Reviews the Big Mac Museum

Today, I went to the Big Mac Museum in Irwin, PA. I'd say it's a bit of a stretch to call it a museum... there's a board with a time line of Big Mac advertising, another board with info about when and where the Big Mac was invented and how it spread around the world, and a few display cases with some old Big Mac bun toasters, McDonald's Christmas ornaments, Happy Meal toys from way back, and similar memorabilia. Otherwise, it's just a McDonald's restaurant. Sure, there's Big Mac ads from around the world for wallpaper above the booths, but there's still booths, and you're still eating food at them while soccer moms dump their kids in the Playland in the back.

Strangely, though, the food there is definitely better than a normal McDonald's. Maybe because this is supposed to be some kind of tourist attraction? Compared to the other McDonald's in my area, the Big Mac Museum's food is hotter, fresher, and seasoned just right. That said, it is still McDonald's food. It might be the best McDonald's food you'll ever eat, but don't order a Big Mac and think they're going to give you a Red Robin Monster Burger.

Given that it is just McDonald's, I can't really suggest that you go out of your way to eat there. But, if you're in the area, you should definitely stop in and give it a try.

Final Score: B

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