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Posted by Chuckmonster

Viva McDonalds Las Vegas Strip Review - Shop

Other than the four reel slot machine signage outside and the space-port array of flat screens inside, there isn't much to discuss about Viva McDonalds. They've got counters, a soda fountain, employees and a value menu. I ordered the #5 - Crispy Chicken Club Sandwich, Large Fries and a self serve soda (Dr. Pepper). After a few minutes, my number came up, requested some ketchup & ranch dressing (for the fries) and hoofed it double time to my room to chill and take photos in peace.

Viva McDonalds Las Vegas Strip Review - Unbag

Much like a lot of Las Vegas these days, McDonalds seems to hot on using Asian imagery. Both the bag and the cup featured Asian models and a mini-blurb about the elaborate costume from Shanghai pictured.

The box for the chicken sandwich was inscribed "TREAT YOUR TASTE BUDS" followed by a description of what was inside and the ubiquitous "I'm Lovin' It" tagline. The shop itself had this tag line also, but an interleaving of LIVE and LOVE.... to make 'I'm Livin' It' and 'I'm Lovin' It.'

I didn't even notice until I looked at the photos that there was an inscription on the straw: "Unwrap our quality story." WTF is that supposed to mean? I'm opening a damn straw not Dostoyevsky 'The Gambler' - a quality story if ever there was one.

The tally: 1 sandwich, 1 straw, 1 large Dr. Pepper, 6 packets of 'Fancy Ketchup,' 2 'things' of Ranch, 2 napkins and a container of fries.

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Comments & Discussion

When I was out there a few weeks back, I noticed the Viva McDonald's signs on a number of cabs, and I think even on the side of a Deuce bus or two. My first meal my first trip to Vegas was at the old McDonald's this replaces.

I will give the Mickie D's folks some props for moving away from the old style architecture that have been in use for 30 years. They've torn a few down around town where my route takes me and the new ones look less obnoxious and in some cases, blend in with the area. In some parts of town, the McDonald's never looked like McDonald's because of the zoning and architecture laws. There's one in a town up in North Georgia that looks like a Bavarian building because the town is a tourist trap, I mean destination, in which nearly all of the buildings resemble a Bavarian village.

If you're reviewing the Viva McDonald's, what next, a review of Sexxpresso or perhaps the hot dogs @ Mermaids (BTW, is it wrong to love their deep fried Twinkies?)?

"Oh, Chuck, went to the new McDonalds and took photos."
(reads to page 2)
"Uh... Is he actually going to do a review on the FOOD?"
(gets to the end of page 3)
"Whoa. Holy crap."

Your near-hospitalization experience probably just swore me off of fast food for, uhhhh, two days. That's America for you.

i thought for sure that when you said "i woke up a half hour later" that you were going to say that you were racing to the bathroom to rid your colon of the gastric bomb that is mickey d's.

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