Maccas is not somewhere I usually go to for dinner but on this particular Sunday night, we were at the Castle Hill branch looking for a quick bite to eat.
What greeted us was not what you usually expect at Maccas - industrial chic furniture, and two large touch screens inviting us to create our own burgers. You can also choose one of their new specially created burgers but creating your own burger is so much more fun!
The screens were very intuitive and easy to use. You start by selecting the bun, then the number of angus beef patties, cheese, toppings and sauce. There were definitely opportunity to 'gourmetise' the burger - I picked the chilli jam, brioche bun, pineapple, caramelised onions, Swiss cheese. It came to $10.95 which is pretty good considering the amount of ingredients I put on there.
I wondered if they had a limit to the number of toppings to the burger as at some point, it would not be architecturally possible to stand upright!
It took about 10 minutes for the burger to be ready - not bad for a gourmet burger, but definitely not the efficiency you traditionally expect at McDonald's.
And the taste? Very flavoursome, definitely a step above the traditional fast food burgers, close to Grill'd. I especially loved the brioche bun and caramelised onions.
It's definitely worth a visit for the novelty factor alone!
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