McDonald's is a brand we all know and love. If you don't love it I recommend you retry it, as they've made a few changes. Their logo is not something you can miss. There's a familiarity to it that brings a smile to your face. I remember going when I was younger and getting a happy meal. How times have changed. Through the years McDonald's has evolved to become so much more. On Tuesday I was invited to McDonald's in Aylesford. It is one of the stores of the future.
For them, it's all about quality food and customer experience. They're always keen to get feedback and they've really taken it on board.
Part of McDonald's evolution is their use of technology. With Tablets for you or your kids to enjoy. Have something to eat whilst browsing the net or playing a game. They've also introduced self-service kiosks. I love these kiosks. In a rush then order and wait for your number. If not order it to your zone and get it brought to your table. No need to wait in a queue when sitting in. Perfect if you've got kids.
Another great part about the Kiosk is it allows you to customise your order. You can see all the elements of your meal, and take out what you don't like. Along with this, you can select your side. I didn't know this, but if you don't want chips you have other options.
The look and design of McDonald's feel so fresh and modern. They've incorporated bits of the outdoors bringing them in. It feels so open and spacious with a friendly atmosphere. They've got a range of zones for you to sit in. They've got a kids and family area so you can feel at home with an outdoor play area.
The second part of McDonald's evolution is their revolutionised kitchen. They've invested in specially designed equipment to get the best out of their product. They've changed the layout so that food isn't just waiting at the front.
Food is freshly made and assembled by working from the front to the back of the kitchen. It is then put on a conveyor that takes it all the way to the front. It is all very efficient.
The food that UK stores use is sourced in the UK. It is part of what makes them such good quality. They are also started to add a new signature range which offers thicker burgers. To find out more and see where you can get yours visit their website.
Whilst at the event I got my own honorary McDonald's uniform. Complete with a name badge that even had my blog name on it which I got to take home.
Whilst at the event we got to make our own Big Mac's. Watch my vlog to see me make mine.