The best part of the McDonald’s franchise for longtime fans are the French fries and how ridiculously good they taste. McDonald’s sells the kind of fries that have people fishing around in the bag for stragglers when they know they are all gone. French fries might not be the healthiest option on the menu, but they are one of the fan favorites. For a portion of lucky fans, the empty bag syndrome may be on the brink of change. Reportedly, bottomless fries are coming to a brand new Mickey-D’s in Missouri.
This new restaurant will be unlike any other in the Golden Arch franchise. Located in St. Joseph, the 6,500-square-foot McDonald’s will feature table service with digital kiosks for customers to order food, including customizable burgers, sandwiches, and dessert. The biggest feature is that patrons will have access to as many fries as they want without even leaving their seat.
This new addition may not be appealing to anyone attempting to watch their weight, but for those who embrace bottomless options are excited to indulge. It is hard to deny the popularity of these world-famous fries. According to the website, McDonald’s small size fries have 230 calories, while the medium size carries 340 and the larger ones have 510 calories. This means, of course, all-you-can-eat includes bottomless calories.
These great tasting spuds are made from a variety of Russet Burbank, Umatilla Russet, Ranger Russet, and Shepody potatoes. The signature golden look of the fries is credited to a natural form of sugar called dextrose. Sodium acid pyrophosphate is added to keep the potatoes from turning gray after being cut. This maintains the color after they have been frozen and before they are cooked at the restaurant. In order to maintain texture, suppliers partially fry the fries and the restaurant finishes frying the potatoes with a special oil blend, citric acid, dimethylpolysiloxane, and TBHQ.
The Mickey-D’s franchise also serves a variety of wholesome options to millions of customers daily. It is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants and leading food service provider in the United States. Although a worldwide chain, nearly 90 percent of the 14,000 Golden Arch branded restaurants in the United States are independently owned and operated by local business men and women.
In 1955, businessman Ray Kroc joined the company as a franchise agent and subsequently purchased the chain from the McDonald brothers and oversaw its worldwide growth. Kroc, the founding father, said:
McDonald’s is a people business. We operate with the belief that it’s essential to be a part of the communities that we serve.
McDonald’s Plaza, the headquarters complex, is located in Oak Brook, Illinois. While it is known as a food service business, Mickey-D’s is also highly involved in local charities, youth sports, and inspirational events across the globe. The franchise’s rich history began with Kroc. Today, talented executives continue to build on his legacy, ensuring the Golden Arches will shine for years to come.
At the new St. Joseph location, customers will be able to hang out on modernized armchairs and couches. Children will have an interactive play area and an available party room for rent. Patrons of this location also are the only folk in the country who will have access to the all-you-can-eat, ridiculously good fries. According to the McDonald’s Corporation, the bottomless fries will only be available for a limited time in order to promote the site’s scheduled July grand opening.
By Cherese Jackson (Virginia)
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