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McD's as a food genre all to its own

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So I rarely get fast food anymore, but if I want something drive through I never consider any place other than McD's. (And this would be maybe once every few months.) I think the reason being that it is a whole other type of substance, something that I can appreciate. A filet-o-fish or a plain cheeseburger resemble and taste/feel more like play food than like any other food chain, much less something you'd make at home. Spongy, soft, sweet but savory -- crispy fries that are very good even though they are preserved up the wazoo. Nothing about the cheeseburger resembles anything I have in my kitchen, is that beef? Did my daughter just give me her playdough burger?
No offense intended, but it reminds me some of the doughy, savory chinese bakery sweets I've had like the hot dog and corn buns. Dissolve in your mouth and leave you vaguely registering that you've eaten.Anyone else experience McD's this way?

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  1. My life would be a little less complete if I didn't have my regular Filet-O-Fish and Vanilla Milkshake from McDonald's.

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        1. Sure, I can have that at lunch and then decide to make burgers for supper because I haven't had one in a long time. Different animals.

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