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As bloggers, we get the opportunity to review unique experiences and attend exciting events. McDonalds invited me along to view the exciting new features at their Leeds, Briggate store, which included the digital kiosks, table service and order & collect system. McDonalds are aware they need to be digitally up to date in regards to technology, therefore long waits for your order will now be a thing of the past.
This blog post is sponsored by McDonalds.
McDonalds have introduced order points, which is good news for those of us who like to avoid human contact at every given opportunity. You can choose to eat in or take your food away with you as usual. It’s easy to make alterations to your order via the order points, which is great as I can be so fussy with how I like my burgers.
The order points promote children choosing healthier choices at first, but if your child does like fizzy drinks this is also an option which can be selected. Most people would assume the order points have reduced jobs, but they have actually increased jobs as more staff are now needed in McDonalds kitchens to keep up with order demand.
Once seated, digital tablets are available on specific tables to keep the kids (or yourself) entertained whilst you eat your tasty McDonalds meal.
Each of us were then given a McDonalds apron, cap and personalised name badge with our blog name on, which was such a cute idea. I loved it – obviously. I am totally rocking the McDonalds uniform.
During the peak time at the McDonalds, Briggate Leeds restaurant, there can be between 40 – 45 staff on shift which is really impressive. It is a very busy store in a central location so I can understand how it could get so busy. McDonalds, Briggate Leeds get 5 deliveries per week which shows just how busy this McDonalds restaurant can be.
Next we were shown the staff room and store rooms. We tried to have a sneaky peak at the bottle of Big Mac sauce to see the ingredients but we failed! This event was on a really hot day in Leeds so it was nice going inside the chillers/freezers and cooling down.
Of course we also had a behind-the-scenes look of the kitchen. Every station is well organised to ensure accuracy and this is also means they are making the most of the kitchen space available. The modified kitchens now mean that food is made to order, no food is sat waiting on the hot counter waiting to be ordered.
We had the opportunity to ask about the ingredients and products used. The lovely manager told us about the quality ingredients and explained the cooking processes, such as how all beef is from the UK or Ireland and McDonalds have two UK bakeries.
The most exciting bit… (for me anyway) was, we got the opportunity to make our own Big Macs with our own hands. I’m surprised I even managed this but I was pleased with myself for creating my own burger, I decided not to put onions on mine though. I’d never tried a Big Mac before this event (plain double cheese burger fo’ life) but I was pleasantly surprised.
Mine definitely doesn’t look as good as a normal Big Mac, as I’m not a professional compared to the McDonalds staff but it was a brilliant experience and tasted amazing.
Have you been to one of the updated McDonalds restaurants recently and tested out the new technology? Let me know in the comments.
I’d just like to say thank you so much to the PR team, McDonalds staff and management for making my experience at McDonalds so brilliant. This was such a unique and fun event, I had such a wonderful afternoon at the McDonalds restaurant in Leeds. For more information, you can head to the McDonalds website to find out what makes McDonalds.
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I'm Louise, a 28 year old blogger living in York. I also work as a medical receptionist and I'm currently a trainee teaching assistant. This is my corner of the internet, in which I cover topics such as mental health, travel, fashion, lifestyle and so much more!
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