McDonald’s is the food of America


Sam Richardson

Sam Richardson, a McDonald’s enthusiast, sits on throne of burgers, fries, and chicken nuggets.

Sam Richardson , Staff Writer

With fourteen-thousand locations around the United States, it is simple to see how a chain would easily hold a high position in the food industry. In this case, the glowing golden arches represent more to Americans than just fast food; they are an iconic symbol.

McDonald’s has been around since 1955, making it one of the very first fast-food restaurants. In some ways, I believe it holds a symbolic stance; its history and long-standing position putting it on a throne above other restaurant chains. McDonald’s holds enticing accessibility, always being a quick and simple meal option. Just this past month, I have been to McDonald’s over seven times.

Americans run on extremely tight schedules with little time for leisure. McDonald’s steps in as a very convenient option for their fast-paced lifestyles by having a drive-through at a mass majority of their locations. It is often the most practical option for affordability and timing for many people.

Personally, I just can’t get over the fries. I’m the type of person who goes to a restaurant once and orders the same thing every time: from McDonald’s, it’s an order of fries and chicken nuggets, but truly no matter what you are inclined to order, it’s delicious––anywhere from the BBQ Chicken Sandwich to the M&M McFlurry.

McDonald’s arguably makes the best french fries in the world. McDonald’s amazing french fries give it major brownie points over Wendy’s or Burger King. McDonald’s serves similar food to its competitors, but the difference is McDonalds’ superior taste; it just tends to be better across the board.

In conclusion, McDonald’s is above any other fast food restaurant. Its accessibility and iconic brand place it on an intangible level by other companies. It will forever reign the fast food industry and my heart.

The glowing golden arches represent more to Americans than just fast food; they are an iconic symbol.”

— Sam Richardson