3 November 2017

Your New McDonald's at Newbridge Edinburgh

McDonald's is always a firm family favourite in our house. It's quick, easy, good value for money and is super tasty that the kids scoff it down every time. I've been going to McDonald's for years and have been taking the kids for ages. It's such a handy place to go when we're on the road, in a different part of the UK or even in a different country as you always know what you're getting. The whole family enjoy it. I was super thrilled then when McDonald's invited me along to their newly refurbished Newbridge store on the outskirts of Edinburgh to see all the fab changes that had taken place and of course make my own Big Mac!!

McDonald's have really went all out when refurbishing their stores and have definitely caught up with the future of technology going forward. I was impressed to see plenty of tablets on centralised tables for the kids, it's a fab little treat for them when visiting and makes it easier for us parents to actually order some food if they're occupied.

Speaking of making ordering easier! McDonald's have installed some new fancy self ordering machines. It's like a giant tablet computer and all you do is tap away to select your food and use your card to pay. It's great. There's so many food options and combos I didn't even know about so having a big interactive menu on hand is amazing, especially if you have fussy eaters or are counting the calories. Yes that's right it shows calories as well and if you have your hands full why not get your order delivered to your table. Total genius. I've done it a few times myself and makes such a different since Harlow's a complete diva.

Did you know if you download the new McDonald's mobile app you can even order your food before you've stepped foot in store! Once you arrive at your chosen restaurant you simply scan the special barcodes to say you've arrived and they start preparing your food straight away. You can then decide if you want to take away or sit in. It's all very handy and time saving.

Making your food to order is also a new way of thinking for McDonald's or "Made for you" as they like to call it. It means that there's no more batch cooking and food is only prepard when an order is placed when you come into store. It's still quick for the customer and I got to witness this first hand when I donned my McDonald's uniform and entered the kitchen.

Watching the McDonald's team at work was like watching a well oiled hive of super organised bees busying themselves away with everyone's orders. Each person had a specific job so they knew it inside out and was done to perfection. This also ensured no cross contamination between food either and I saw with my own eyes how all the food is individually stored, handled and discarded if it has sat for longer than the food agency standard time. McDonald's carefully manage their stock though so there is very little wastage at all. I really was very very impressed with everything and it gave me such confidence in McDonald's and how they treat their staff and customers.

Being in the kitchen was such a privilege and even better was that I got to make my very own Big Mac! I honestly was far too excited for this and couldn't wait to get stuck in. I of course made sure my hands were all washed before hand and a lovely lady showed me the whole burger making processes before I was let loose. It really was an awesome experience and one I'll never forget.

Did you also know that McDonald's at Newbridge is actually a franchise and the owner fully helps and supports local charities around the area! I thought this was lovely and such a great way to involve and aid the local community. I always feel big charities get all the press and attention so little local charities and groups need all the help they can get. Well done McDonald's, you're doing the right thing.

Overall my time at McDonald's was fabulous, the staff were so friendly and not to just me but all their customers and nothing was ever too much trouble. So if you're near Newbridge do pop in and say hello and why not try out all the new tech, it'll honestly make your life so much easier.

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with McDonald's however all opinions are my own.

8 comments on "Your New McDonald's at Newbridge Edinburgh"

Carol Clarke on 4 November 2017 at 08:37 said...

We go to mcdonalds once a month for dessert and I have to say they are much nicer to eat in now they have done them up

The Breastest News on 4 November 2017 at 08:44 said...

They're so lovely with the new refurb aren't they. I really like it.

mozza on 4 November 2017 at 09:57 said...

My kids are addicted to McDonalds! Must be pretty cool to have had a look behind the scenes!

The Breastest News on 4 November 2017 at 11:00 said...

My kids are the same. It was really cool and gave me so much confidence in the brand and food.

Kelly K on 4 November 2017 at 16:24 said...

I love the new way to order - so much easier to have exactly what you want (and don't!). And how much fun is making your own Big Mac? (I've done it too ;) )

The Breastest News on 4 November 2017 at 17:44 said...

The the new way is fab Kelly and yes so easy to do. That's great, glad you got to make your own too :)

Amy mighalls on 4 November 2017 at 18:41 said...

I love the updated McDonald's, especially the self service. My kids loved the tablets to play on...well we all did!

Unknown on 4 November 2017 at 23:31 said...

Love McDonald's and their new tech! Sounds amazing! We love going there for a treat if we have been on a day trip and need to eat on the road. And the kids love it too!

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