The nicest in all the land?


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Is the Kerrisdale McDonalds the nicest in Vancouver? In the world? The staff seem better trained than any I’ve been in, it’s clean and the risk of being offered drugs in exchange for McNuggets is rather low. Could it be a gentle sort of magnificent that one hesitates to apply to a giant fast food chain selling unhealthy bits of fried meats?

It has the sort of advantages that small town McDonalds have, that few in Vancouver can match. It’s in a part of town that really has a negligible transient population, so you can use the bathrooms without finding someone shirtless bathing in the sink. It’s not as busy as the mall locations, such as Metrotown, so the staff actually have time to clean the restaurant, and actually have time to be trained properly.

It is, as far as McD’s go, pretty good. It’s certainly much nicer than the one that I worked at, and the staff seemed much better at their jobs than I ever was on the grill.

3 Comments so far

  1. yep (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 9:43 pm

    With Red Onion right across the street, my guess is they have a little more time on their hands than other locations. Not to mention being located in a nice area, as you mentioned.


  2. Jean Gibson (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 3:36 pm

    Kerrisdale has a building standards for commercial outlets. When MacDonalds was locating to Kerrisdale they agreed to the guidelines and built the most expensive MacDonald building in the country. It stands out for its location, unique style, friendliness, best coffee in town and much more.
    You get really get good value here!


  3. Ryan Cousineau (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 2:56 am

    Nicest in all the world? Schipol airport’s McCafe (that’s really what it’s called) maybe. I didn’t eat there, but hey, Mac Beer (again, really)!

    There’s another high-tone McDonald’s on Hastings in Burnaby, about a kilometre east of Willingdon. Personally, I’m not sure what would possess me to eat at either location, since, as Yep points out, Red Onion.

    Well, maybe one of those vinyl-tasting hot fudge sundaes.



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