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Title: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on February 02, 2010, 10:33:07 PM
Starting tomorrow McDonalds will be offering special lunch packs (didn't read into that so not sure what they are) and waffle cones. I believe they are only on sale for a limited time from tomorrow until March 23.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on February 03, 2010, 12:23:09 AM
someone posted a photo on facebook a few days ago, they are just small value meals for slightly reduced prices from like 12.30 - 2.30 or something
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on May 30, 2010, 09:10:23 PM
Some promos coming up:
Malteser Sunday (if I read correctly)
Another new Chicken Burger-didn't take much notice I was busy)
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 16, 2010, 11:03:52 PM
RiotACT are reporting that a development application has been lodged for a Maccas to be located opposite the servo at Nicholls.

Probably a good location - right on the highway as people get back into town..
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on July 16, 2010, 11:07:32 PM
The DA is here: http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/topics/your_say/comment/pubnote?sq_content_src=%2BdXJsPWh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZhcHBzLmFjdHBsYS5hY3QuZ292LmF1JTJGcHVibm90ZSUyRnB1Ym5vdGVEZXRhaWxfbmV3LmFzcCUzRkRBX25vJTNEMjAxMDE3NzY5JmFsbD0x (http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/topics/your_say/comment/pubnote?sq_content_src=%2BdXJsPWh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZhcHBzLmFjdHBsYS5hY3QuZ292LmF1JTJGcHVibm90ZSUyRnB1Ym5vdGVEZXRhaWxfbmV3LmFzcCUzRkRBX25vJTNEMjAxMDE3NzY5JmFsbD0x)
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on July 16, 2010, 11:48:16 PM
It will be owned by the Sidaros group, which may otherwise be known as 'Hangside'.

My store owner, Hani, owns Emu Bank, Westfield Belconnen, Charny and Gunmac, with the intention of opening this one and taking over the Weston store
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on October 26, 2010, 10:11:00 PM
The store will be opening early in the New Year (possibly even December) and will be located next to the servo at Gold Creek.

I have decided that I will be taking the opportunity to become a crew trainer and plan on moving to the new store when it opens.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: timmytomtam on October 28, 2010, 03:20:08 PM
The store will be opening early in the New Year (possibly even December) and will be located next to the servo at Gold Creek.

December 17  ;)
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on October 28, 2010, 03:24:54 PM
Not what my boss (the owner of the store) is saying...
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: blackdragon on October 31, 2010, 09:52:10 PM
Is he responsible for the new one being built and Majura Park too?
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on October 31, 2010, 10:52:04 PM
no, I think the Majura Park one will be owned by Joe (the old owner of Belconnen, Charnwood, Food Court and Gunners).
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: timmytomtam on November 01, 2010, 04:21:07 PM
Not what my boss (the owner of the store) is saying...
heh, i stand corrected :) spoke with hani today and the expected opening has in fact been pushed back (again!)

and didn't joe retire after he sold his stores? I'm fairly sure the majura one will be run by one of the southside licensees whose name escapes me at the moment.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on January 04, 2011, 08:05:42 PM
The store will be opening early in the New Year (possibly even December) and will be located next to the servo at Gold Creek.

I suspect this date has been pushed further into 2011? I say that as it is still a piece of dirt.

I'm fairly sure the majura one will be run by one of the southside licensees whose name escapes me at the moment.


Since the only McDonald's owner is the one out at Conder, could he be the one running it?
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: timmytomtam on January 06, 2011, 09:53:43 PM
I suspect this date has been pushed further into 2011? I say that as it is still a piece of dirt.

24th February is the new scheduled opening date. Signs have gone up in the existing stores asking for EOI's of staff that want to transfer.

Since the only McDonald's owner is the one out at Conder, could he be the one running it?
There are 5 licencees in Canberra?
But yeh, Craig who owns/operates Conder, Woden, Fyshwick and Manuka will indeed have Majura as well.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on January 06, 2011, 11:20:18 PM
Do you have some form of involvement with Maccas currently/were you at lake today doing some form of tour with our management?

I have put forward my interest to transfer.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on February 22, 2011, 12:16:44 AM
New Menu Options from the 28th:
Breakfast: Three Varieties of Bagels will become availiable
Grand Chicken Burger: Pretty much a chicken deluxe with Onion relish
Chicken Deluxe: will now have an avocado sauce
Angus the Great: Mayo, swiss cheese, mushrooms and angus beef

The advertising for this range has been shot at Belco and Charnwood (well the crew things have been anyway).
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Sir Pompously on February 22, 2011, 11:51:53 AM
What they really need is the Chicken Club. It is really, really good. Good to see Bagels entering the menu, Grand Chicken sounds yuck with relish (hate relish), Avocado Sauce I am not complaining about at all, and I will pass on Angus the Great.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 22, 2011, 05:33:38 PM
... has been shot at Belco and Charnwood

Must be the first time those words have been spoken and not relaying the story of somebody being injured
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on February 22, 2011, 08:35:44 PM
lol!

also coming are 'Brownie Bits' and 'm Selection shakes'
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on February 22, 2011, 11:04:47 PM
and contrary to my earlier posts the first mentioned products available from March 3 the other two  from April 4. The 28th is the day they are going to start training staff for the new products, which is something they have never done before.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on March 04, 2011, 08:12:00 AM
Hopefully they get the shakes america has which all have whipped cream and a cherry on top! Also that mushroom angus thing they sold in the US, it looked gross...and good to have bagles back AGAIN, lets hope they stay this time...
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on March 04, 2011, 08:22:41 AM
The only new menu item that is staying is the 'Grand Chicken'. The NYC Bagel is quite nice, that is the only new menu item I have tried.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on March 15, 2011, 12:20:42 PM
Revised opening date is now April 4, the store arrived on the back of a truck last week.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: ajw373 on March 20, 2011, 04:48:05 PM
Revised opening date is now April 4, the store arrived on the back of a truck last week.

Any idea's what the building under construction next to Macca's will be?
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on March 21, 2011, 03:16:52 PM
Revised opening date is now April 4, the store arrived on the back of a truck last week.

I knew they were pre-fabricated! that time i saw an all white new McDonalds store and then two days later it was painted, which lead me to believe they were pre made
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on March 31, 2011, 11:02:40 AM
Confirmed open date is next week, Friday I am leaf to believe, Saturday will be my last shift at Lake.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on April 08, 2011, 11:06:28 PM
Opened this morning, did my first shift there tonight, from an employees perspective it is great, there are a lot of things (such as cleaning the fry vats) that are now done automatically.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on April 09, 2011, 12:18:07 PM
Self Serve?
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on April 09, 2011, 03:48:31 PM
Nope :-(
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on April 09, 2011, 03:57:00 PM
Fail....:(
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on April 10, 2011, 09:56:34 PM
Anyone who visits over the next few weeks just bare with us, we only have 24 staff at the moment and most of them are trainees so just be patient.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on April 15, 2011, 06:40:56 PM
Gold Creek welcomes the golden arches

Released 15/04/2011

A new McDonald's restaurant providing 80 local jobs opened today at the Gold Creek Village, and Chief Minister Jon Stanhope joined the local franchisee to mark the occasion.

"This restaurant will provide jobs to around 80 employees on opening and a great opportunity for skill development, flexible employment opportunities and a foundation for employees to achieve significant milestones throughout their careers," Mr Stanhope said.

"This investment in the growing Gungahlin area will have positive flow on effects for the surrounding businesses and attractions.

"The Gold Creek Village has become a well-established business and tourist precinct in Gungahlin, providing specialised goods and services to nearby residents and visitors," Mr Stanhope said.

McDonald's is well known across Australia for not only providing local employment opportunities but also through its enormous contribution towards the fabric of society by supporting community programs, local sporting initiatives and charities like Ronald McDonald House.

"The organisation has long been recognised as an excellent employer which invests heavily in the training and development of its employees, encouraging strong work ethic, teamwork, diversity in the workplace and personal development," Mr Stanhope said.

Mr Stanhope said the ACT Government would continue to support commercial investment in the Gungahlin area, through the introduction of infrastructure, services and public places, to meet the demand required through growth.

"I congratulate Mr Hani Sidaros with the opening of the restaurant in the Gold Creek Village and for his contribution to the local community," Mr Stanhope said.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on April 15, 2011, 10:58:45 PM
Gold Creek welcomes the golden arches

Released 15/04/2011

A new McDonald's restaurant providing 80 local jobs opened today at the Gold Creek Village, and Chief Minister Jon Stanhope joined the local franchisee to mark the occasion.


Does Mr Stanhope ever check his facts? Last I checked we have been open for the past week!
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on April 15, 2011, 11:02:40 PM
Perhaps 'officially' opened
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on April 15, 2011, 11:20:06 PM
we officially open tomorrow!
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on April 17, 2011, 04:29:42 PM
7/10.

Food was fine. What annoyed me was the four people behind the counter chatting to each other and wiping the counter rather than serving the one person who was waiting (i.e. me)

+ 1 point for the wave from the kitchen. Say what you want about Metrobus, the man knows how to make a burger.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on April 17, 2011, 06:26:46 PM
LOL! There trainees of foreign descent are f&*king useless, yesterday I was tasked with training on of them and I had to start from the basics (ie. what each coin was, etc.)!!!
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on May 22, 2011, 11:46:06 PM
Regarding the last post bagels are staying.

A new range of menu options will be launched on Wednesday, these will include a new dinner box, the introduction of 'Mates Meals', McWings and the permanent(?) reintroduction of McBites if they aren't already back at your local store.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on May 23, 2011, 09:58:28 AM
Yes the new dinner box is apparently a chicken dinner box which will have McChickens, Mcbites etc. in it.

Most stores have mcbites back already yet there is no signs advertising them except tiny signs on the drive thru, and most staff don't even know they have them back.

Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on July 26, 2011, 11:28:21 PM
A few old favorites (McFeast and Shake-a-fries) coming back during August as well as a major shake-up of the desserts menu.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on July 27, 2011, 11:47:15 AM
YES!
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Sir Pompously on July 27, 2011, 04:15:28 PM
SHAKE A FRIES!!!!! HELL YES! Also, please, please, please let their be nuts on Sundaes.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on July 27, 2011, 05:52:12 PM
Shake fries for the win. Any hints on the dessert shake up? A return of the chocolate soft serve would be great.

SHAKE A FRIES!!!!! HELL YES! Also, please, please, please let their be nuts on Sundaes.
As opposed to nuts on sundays, a favourite past-time of Sir P.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on July 27, 2011, 08:59:52 PM
The current McFlurries are going and been replaced with four new ones.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 22, 2011, 08:34:23 PM
For those wondering..

DOUBLE CHOC FUDGE - with chocolate topping and chocolate fudge pieces.
CARAMEL COOKIE - with caramel topping and biscuit pieces.
STRAWBERRY CRUMBLE- with strawberry topping and biscuit pieces.
BUBBLEGUM SQUASH- with bubblegum topping and marshmallow.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on August 23, 2011, 09:21:46 AM
Don't forget you can create your own using all the ingredients listed above!
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on October 04, 2011, 10:01:15 PM
The Bubblegum ones are ridiculously delicious.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on October 15, 2011, 10:53:41 PM
A Current Affair had a little segment on during the week about McDonald's & a new drink coming to McCafe, the story can be found at http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article/8360414/mcdonalds-university.

Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on October 15, 2011, 11:16:56 PM
The new drink freatured (one of the four in the Blended Ice Range) is not actually a McCafe product, it has been rolled out across all Northside stores in Canberra and possibly across all of Canberra. There are two smoothies, 'Wild Berry' and 'Strawberry and Banana' along with two frappes Chocolate and Coffee.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on October 31, 2011, 09:19:32 PM
Two more stores in the pipeline.. Kippax and East Row
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on October 31, 2011, 09:36:17 PM
Weston is under new ownership as of today.
Title: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on November 20, 2011, 01:11:39 PM
The McDonald's on Emu Bank in Belconnen is one of the McDonald's stores where you can try the Chicken Scorcher & Chicken McBites with scorcher seasoning.

I tried the Chicken Scorcher & it is less hot then the KFC Firey Grilled Burger.
Title: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on November 20, 2011, 05:10:06 PM
You can try the Scorcher and 'fiery McBites' at any store...


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Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: route56 on November 20, 2011, 10:05:27 PM
you're obsessed with McDonalds.

Thats what the Hamburglar told me.  :leno:
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on November 20, 2011, 10:59:47 PM
yeah...sure
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on November 21, 2011, 10:59:11 PM
The McDonald's on Emu Bank in Belconnen is one of the McDonald's stores where you can try the Chicken Scorcher & Chicken McBites with scorcher seasoning.

Or any other McDonalds...
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Barry Drive on December 21, 2011, 02:50:42 PM
Fit out at East Row looks complete - due to open Friday 23/12.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on December 21, 2011, 10:47:19 PM
Where is it going in?
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Barry Drive on December 21, 2011, 11:32:10 PM
Former Dick Smith store.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on December 22, 2011, 11:03:42 AM
Whaaaaaaaat, City interchange mac?
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Sir Pompously on December 23, 2011, 12:22:18 AM
Yes, Cityintmac had its McDonald's sign under test earlier this evening. Still fencing up everywhere though when I passed it tonight, but a few people in there that were not construction workers.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on December 23, 2011, 07:21:31 PM
It's opening 6am Wednesday.
Title: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on February 04, 2012, 05:15:51 PM
Does anyone know if a McCafe is planned to open at the new Masters Hardware at Majura Park?

I ask this as the first Masters in WA is to have a McCafe inside even though a McDonalds & McCafe are in the same shopping complex (so same set up as at Majura Park).
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on February 05, 2012, 10:38:14 AM
Well Master in Gregory Hills in Sydney has a full McDonalds and McCafe inside it so I presume all stores would, however the only thing I've been thinking is that Majura already has a maccas right next door so it might be a bit pointless...
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Barry Drive on May 14, 2012, 11:54:49 AM
Citymac (East Row) is no longer 24 hours, apart from Friday and Saturday.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on May 14, 2012, 11:31:28 PM
A few things coming up in the next few months;
The Olympic menu will launch on Wednesday, featuring the McRib (but not at first)

August should also see the opening of two new stores, one at Kippax, another on Flemington Rd in Franklin I believe
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on May 14, 2012, 11:50:01 PM
When is the El Maco finishing?
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on May 16, 2012, 10:43:50 AM
22/05/2012
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on May 16, 2012, 01:34:28 PM
Noooo! I've only had like three, I had better hurry up
Title: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on June 09, 2012, 09:00:48 PM
Another McDonalds is to go up on the Federal Highway, Kenny/Mitchell along with the Caltex (the one that replaced the Shell) on the edge of EPIC. Expect this one to run 24 hours during Summernats.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on June 10, 2012, 12:00:02 AM
Yep this is the store I was previously lead to believe was on Flemington Rd. I think it is the first to open (July 31) with Kippax on August 15, that said, Mitchell could be August 31....I can't remember.
Title: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on August 09, 2012, 09:15:17 PM
It was mentioned on the radio today that McDonalds in Australia will be the first in the western world to have lamb on the menu.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 12, 2012, 06:20:31 PM
The Lamb Burger is apparently coming out this week, along with Grape Frozen Fanta, Malteser McFlurries and the Mighty Muffin.

Didn't end up getting a Olympic Coke Glass - any time I went to Maccas they had none left. Oh well. Apparently they were cheap and nasty anyway.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on August 13, 2012, 04:33:11 PM
Mighty muffin has been an on and off item for the last few years. I bought a coke glass from the self serve registers I think it was $1.25 or something, they also gave me a small cup with it as well, glass does look pretty thin and cheap though!
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 13, 2012, 05:54:13 PM
Yeah I think the Mighty is being made permanent, possibly minus the potato. Not certain though.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on August 13, 2012, 08:15:02 PM
the potato? If you are referring to rosti, it was never on the mighty muffin, it has tomato sauce, cheese bacon, egg, sausage and a second piece of bacon.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: ajw373 on August 14, 2012, 05:01:11 PM
Apparently they were cheap and nasty anyway.

You say that like you are surprised. It's McDonalds after all.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on August 14, 2012, 06:23:17 PM
Yeah but in the past the special edition Coke Glasses were actually pretty decent.
Title: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on August 14, 2012, 06:28:23 PM
Yeah but in the past the special edition Coke Glasses were actually pretty decent.

The glasses are better than the Coca Cola yoyo's that were given away. You can yo them once & then struggle to wind them up.

But then again, you were given a yoyo if you bought 2x24 can packs from Woolworth's or if you bought 2x600ml bottles from little shops like Quick & Go in the City.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: smitho on August 15, 2012, 11:58:03 PM
Yeah but in the past the special edition Coke Glasses were actually pretty decent.

I think they were replicas of the Coca Cola glasses which used to be stocked by milk bars and delis when customers could buy Coke by the glass (for consumption on the premises)....cheaper than buying a bottle to take away, especially in Adelaide, where you had to pay the deposit levy (threepence or sixpence) if you took the bottle away from the shop.
Title: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on August 29, 2012, 06:27:55 PM
The McDonalds on the Federal Highway, EPIC is now open (it may of been open earlier, but it was only reported to & seen by me this week).
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Bidgee on August 29, 2012, 08:01:22 PM
Was open two weeks ago when I went past.
Title: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on August 29, 2012, 10:21:21 PM
It opened last Wednesday at 2pm
Title: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on September 01, 2012, 06:24:59 PM
In the junk mail (at my Kambah home), the new McDonalds is called "McDonalds Mitchell" but the address on the same bit of paper is 661 Northbourne Ave, Lyneham.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on September 01, 2012, 07:04:49 PM
Isn't it in Kenny?
Title: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on September 01, 2012, 07:20:30 PM
Wrong side of Morisset Road. 
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Sir Pompously on September 01, 2012, 11:27:53 PM
According to mapi the suburb line is basically right at the edge of the carpark to McDonalds, but does not have a suburb label. Is Kenny next to Harrison with Bimberi Centre and such? If it is, the McDonalds is in Kenny then.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on September 02, 2012, 07:22:24 PM
Putting 611 Northbourne into Google Maps gives the address as Kenny
Title: The Great Kenny Debate
Post by: Bus 400 on September 03, 2012, 09:24:22 PM
It all depends on where you click on Google Maps:

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Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Sir Pompously on September 03, 2012, 09:58:12 PM
Mapi is the key, and if you use the satellite overlay just to be sure it is certainly in Kenny!
Title: Re: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Barry Drive on September 03, 2012, 11:40:42 PM
Mapi is the key, and if you use the satellite overlay just to be sure it is certainly in Kenny!
Agreed that it's not within the current boundaries of Lyneham but Kenny is not yet defined in ACT MAPi so technically it's not in any Suburb ATM.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: LWF on September 04, 2012, 04:22:31 PM
I'd say they're correct, it is in Lyneham.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on September 04, 2012, 05:56:48 PM
I'd say they're correct, it is in Lyneham.

And you're basing that on...?
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Barry Drive on September 04, 2012, 07:38:52 PM
"The vibe"
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Sir Pompously on September 04, 2012, 07:58:19 PM
Agreed that it's not within the current boundaries of Lyneham but Kenny is not yet defined in ACT MAPi so technically it's not in any Suburb ATM.

Quite true, I am unsure as to why it is not yet marked on Mapi though considering there are establishments out there (Albeit not housing). I think it is safe to assume though that the boundary marking on mapi would represent Kenny.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: ajw373 on September 04, 2012, 08:46:01 PM
At the end of the day does it matter? We all know where it is...
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on September 04, 2012, 09:30:38 PM
You know we're pedantic :)
Title: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on September 04, 2012, 10:54:18 PM
ACT Planning Minister Simon Corbell recently replied my tweet that the boundary for Kenny hasn't been defined yet.
We can all take that how we like.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on September 04, 2012, 11:13:42 PM
Where else but Canberra can you tweet a question to the planning Minister on a Tuesday night about a suburb boundary and get a response three minutes later?!
Title: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on September 05, 2012, 07:42:03 AM
You forgot the at 10 o'clock at night bit as well.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: ajw373 on September 05, 2012, 05:21:28 PM
You know we're pedantic :)

There is pedantic and there is.... Never mind.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on September 18, 2012, 04:40:48 PM
Holt opening at 11am on Thursday at this stage.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on September 20, 2012, 12:47:06 AM
There's a Holt-Mac now?
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Barry Drive on September 20, 2012, 06:55:57 AM
Opposite 7-Eleven.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on September 21, 2012, 12:36:04 AM
Oh, you mean Kippax (Holt) I was thinking Hawker for some reason, always good to have more 24 hour trading stores in town, also creates more jobs for local pimply faced teens and gets them off the streets causing trouble at all hours, at least a few :P
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: smitho on September 25, 2012, 11:11:13 PM
How successful have those lamb burger things been? Available Australia wide?
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Snorzac on September 26, 2012, 04:40:04 AM
It's very hit and miss, some love it some hate it.

I saw you yesterday on Lady Denman dr doing a school run...
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on September 26, 2012, 07:20:15 PM
What has maccas done to the angus range? New buns, no biggie, but they have changed the patties...they look awful, i havent tried one but it looks worse now, they were fine already why change them
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: smitho on September 29, 2012, 12:15:28 AM
It's very hit and miss, some love it some hate it.

I saw you yesterday on Lady Denman dr doing a school run...

Yes, that's my regular morning S/R from Civic Interchange to Dickson-O'Connor- Black Mtn-Montessori School (Weston)-Orana School....usually worked by a diesel MAN.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: bubzie on September 30, 2012, 10:29:21 PM
Yes, that's my regular morning S/R from Civic Interchange to Dickson-O'Connor- Black Mtn-Montessori School (Weston)-Orana School....usually worked by a diesel MAN.
Wait a minute...you wouldnt happen to take 401, and do an 111 before that route, by any chance? ;)
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 06, 2013, 07:39:44 PM
Why is it that if I order a Frozen Fanta any time that they have a flavour other than (the disgusting) Raspberry, they say "we don't sell that anymore, we've got (apple/grape/passionfruit) Frozen Fanta now" ?
Title: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on February 06, 2013, 02:13:16 PM
Do you want forks with that? http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/food-news/from-fast-food-to-fine-dining-nsw-maccas-to-offer-table-service-in-world-first-trial-20130206-2dxjh.html
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Sir Pompously on February 08, 2013, 05:52:31 PM
Looks as though McDonald's Erindale will be building a brand new restaurant on the southern part of the carpark. A DA for a lease variation can be found at http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/topics/your_say/comment/pubnote/development_applications_ordered_by_district?sq_content_src=%2BdXJsPWh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZhcHBzLmFjdHBsYS5hY3QuZ292LmF1JTJGcHVibm90ZSUyRnB1Ym5vdGVEZXRhaWxfbmV3LmFzcCUzRkRBX25vJTNEMjAxMjIyOTk1JmFsbD0x
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 08, 2013, 06:12:33 PM
Well, I got as far as section 1.1 before I found a typo - Macdonalds.

Really?
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: ajw373 on February 08, 2013, 07:32:02 PM
Surprised you guys didn't notice the planning application in for land on the corner of Athlon Drive and Parramatta Street (near the 'Woden Depot") which includes a McDonalds.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 08, 2013, 07:49:12 PM
There was an article about that one in the Chronicle the other day. Waves Carwash has finally gotten the go-ahead. Interesting to see that it included some residential development. Not sure who in their right mind would want to live there?
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: ajw373 on February 08, 2013, 07:50:49 PM
The planners and developers have gone mad if there is going to be housing in thee. Really if you want people living in the town centres fine, but the industrial parts MUST remain industrial.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on February 08, 2013, 08:03:07 PM
Just had a look - it's actually serviced apartments. My mistake.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: bubzie on March 06, 2013, 08:23:23 PM
My opinions on everything.
- Mitchell Maccas....could of been called "McDonalds EPIC" but...nooo... ;)
- Toffee and Honeycomb shake? oh my gosh that's amazing. please tell me it's going to stay.
- Macroons in McCafe! For the cultured folk. (the passionfruit ones are really nice..)

*goes back to lurking in the corner*
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on March 08, 2013, 08:21:42 PM
Read elsewhere that the following items will arrive next week:

New York Burger, Texas Angus Burger, California Chicken Burger, Roadhouse Brekky Roll, Chilli-Cheese Pops and Banana Split Thickshakes.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: smitho on March 08, 2013, 10:48:35 PM

New York Burger, Texas Angus Burger, California Chicken Burger, .....

All these Yankee superlatives....the great Aussie Cringe is alive and thriving in 2013!
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Sir Pompously on March 08, 2013, 11:41:10 PM
Mmmm California Chicken Burger, cannot wait to try it!
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: smitho on March 09, 2013, 05:50:08 PM
Mmmm California Chicken Burger, cannot wait to try it!

...with horse additives may be!
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on March 17, 2013, 10:45:44 AM
I was unimpressed by the CCB, the sauce however on the Texan was quite nice!
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on March 17, 2013, 11:26:51 AM
The California Chicken was pretty good!
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: bubzie on April 28, 2013, 08:59:16 PM
Frozen Lime....well, i've tried it. I dont approve of it.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on April 28, 2013, 09:20:22 PM
I didn't think it was lime?

I had the McSpicy today. Quite nice, although I think the peri peri scorcher they had during summer was nicer.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Lachie on August 01, 2013, 04:35:59 PM
Any One Had A McFloat Yet, There Good :3
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on March 29, 2015, 01:42:45 AM
Work on the new McDonald's Erindale has begun, with the new site fenced off.  It also looks like the China Tea House has been closed as it is being used as the site office.
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on March 29, 2015, 11:14:03 AM
China Tea House has been closed for ages
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Sir Pompously on September 15, 2015, 12:04:10 AM
Works at Maccas Erindale have almost been completed, just a carpark and some landscaping to be done on the site of the old restaurant. The location of China Tea House is now a carpark and the new store has been open for a couple of weeks in a new Create Your Taste style. There is a work bench where you can watch the staff make your CYT burger with all the ingredients on display; there are also many pot plants too. This store also has a long awaited McCafe :-)
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on September 15, 2015, 07:09:03 PM
Woden maccas was refurbished recently. It's now got a playground and mccafe, but no CYT
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Bus 400 on June 11, 2017, 07:20:33 PM
Weston is set to get another McDonald's at the new petrol site on Cotter Road.

http://www.planning.act.gov.au/development_applications/pubnote?sq_content_src=%2BdXJsPWh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZhcHBzLmFjdHBsYS5hY3QuZ292LmF1JTJGcHVibm90ZSUyRnB1Ym5vdGVEZXRhaWxfbmV3LmFzcCUzRkRBX25vJTNEMjAxNzMxNjUyJmFsbD0x

Included in this is a Caltex petrol station & Canberra's first drive thru Oporto.

Of course this is pending planning approval.

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Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Buzz Killington on June 16, 2017, 10:58:55 PM
Drive thru Oporto? Interesting..
Title: Re: McDonalds
Post by: Busnerd on June 19, 2017, 12:12:52 AM
Drive thru Oporto? Interesting..

Eh, we have plenty of those, some are even Oporto/Caltex co-branded. My local standalone store has a drive thru, it doesn't have a box, rather a human in the ordering and separate meal collection windows