McDonalds @ Malaysia, are you loving it? Am NOT, for me. Year-in-year-out, for more than a decade, we are chomping a similar set of recipes and it gets boring after a while, don’t you think so? I am glad at least there are other options made available by other fast food restaurants. To me, dining at McDonalds is not something to look forward to but rather out of convenient most of the time. What about you?
Image from http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/
If you have not travelled abroad, you may not realized how limited are the choices offered to us, Malaysians in comparison to other countries.
Now, with the power of the Internet, check out the menu of McDonalds in other countries. Some may even “WOW” you in amazement and think, “the current Malaysian McDonalds’ menu is liken as a kids park experience”. Let’s do a comparison and the objective is to know the range of recipes made available in other countries.
We will begin by viewing the menu in Malaysia.
Next, we look at our neighbouring countries by regions:
Africa – South Africa
Middle East – United Arab Emirates
Getting back to our beloved country, Malaysia’s McDonalds menu as a point to ponder – what do you think of the choices now? It seems to be rather limited, right?
A case in point, there is no salad choices made available here. We know it makes business sense for McDonalds in maximizing their profit even to the last cent by keeping down the production cost – if a product is not selling well, it’ll be taken off from the menu in just a matter of time. Every product introduced is to suit the local’s preferential taste.
Ever wondered, why are the vegetable choices remain limited to none? Is it because Malaysians in general dislike vegetables and are more incline to imbalance diet?
I will end the article with this proverb for you to ponder; “beggars can’t be choosers“, don’t you think so?
(My hope is that you do not literally take word-for-word on the word “beggars”, it’s just an expression and neither am I promoting a vegan lifestyle as these are merely personal viewpoint).