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This is fast food?

- June 15th, 2012

This is my first restaurant review on my blog.

Try the McDonald’s Restaurant on the road to Poznan, Poland near Lodz.

Now you think who would review a McDonald’s restaurant?

Not so fast. Expand your mind. Let your imagination run wild. Do not think North American McDonalds.

Part of this is for my kid at home Juliana. She’s made a studies of McDonald’s eating at everyone she sees. It’s become the hangout for her and her slew of friends, Gillian, Maddie, Misa, Hope, Danica, Sammy K., when they aren’t doing something else.

When I pulled into the parking lot with travelling companion Toronto Star’s Cathal Kelly, I didn’t think I would review it. I mean, it is McDonald’s.

But having been on the road since early morning the furnace needed to be fed.

I ask for a large caffe latte (delicious) and an Egg McMuffin with sausage (I point to the picture.) The McDonald only has breakfast items on the board.

An Egg McMuffin is only an Egg McMuffin right?

So I believed.

But this wasn’t your ordinary muffin with tire-flattened sausage.

The first bite was surprising.

Soft, fresh muffin, an egg cooked perfectly and the sausage, oh my God, the sausage! I have no idea what they put in it but the spices were nirvana.

It was so good I had another which was just like the first.

The menu was not your average North American menu either. There were breakfast sandwiches with bacon, egg, lettuce tomatoes on real Portuguese buns.

Flash forward 14 hours.

On the drive back to Warsaw, we were passing the same McDonald’s. We hadn’t eaten since that morning.

What awaited us at the apartment . . . delightful if frozen Dr. Oetker pizza.

We pulled into the McDonald’s.

The board was changed and the breakfast items had been replaced by dinner items.

I went for the Big Euro combo, while Kelly went for a wrap.

The wrap was at least a 10-incher and mega-fresh.

The Big Euro was big. It was two patties, cheese and all the condiments. There was not a sesame seed to be seen on the bun. The bun looked as if it had just come out of the oven. The tomato and lettuce were crisp and fresh.

The additions to the menu were chicken wings the kind with bones in them. They were bar-food worthy.

The people working there were all adults and no matter how long the lineup, you were in and out in a hurry. They put the word fast, back in fast food.

We are heading back to Poznan Monday.

I think I’ll try the wrap.