McDonald's might be America's top-selling fast food chain, but it does not mean it is everyone's favorite. There are plenty of terrible McDonald's reviews for locations across the country on Yelp.
The company had a great 2017, but is facing a difficult 2018. Surprisingly, the new Dollar "Value Menu" has been a disaster for the company, sending shares tumbling. As the Associated Press pointed out earlier this month, value meals from Taco Bells, Wendy's and other chains have helped win over new customers. Market Realist also noted that some investors are wary about customers gravitating towards the cheap items over the more premium items McDonald's offers.
No matter how cheap the food is at McDonald's, customers still believe the food should taste good, and they will rush to Yelp to tell McDonald's when they do not.
Here are 10 bizarre reviews of McDonald's from Yelp.
"Swore I'd stop going/I eat away my sorrows/Don't f—ing go here. To Eat or Not to Eat? Quoth the raven nevermore," the review reads.prevnext
'This place STINKS'
"This place STINKS. Such a bummer, I was so excited for it too! I woke up, brushed my teeth for a solid ten minutes, then rushed over," Chris Stephens wrote of a Tijuanga, Califorina McDonald's.
"Such a bummer, I was so excited for it too! I woke up, brushed my teeth for a solid ten minutes, then rushed over. Here's the thing: everything at this McDonald's TASTES. LIKE. TOOTHPASTE. The fries, the burger, even the sodey pop! I don't know how they did it. I said to the manager, 'Yo, my man... why does my food taste like toothpaste?' He apologized to me and gave me a new meal. Guess what? THAT MEAL TASTED LIKE TOOTHPASTE TOO. One star."
Stephens was kicked off Yelp, notes the Daily Mail.prevnext
One person complained about a Kansas City McDonald's being way too slow.
"Slowest McDonald's ever. EVER. Took 20+ minutes in the drive through for 1 sandwich and 1 iced coffee and they weren't even sorry about the wait. So much disorganization and chaos. This location deserves no stars," Kim wrote.prevnext
This customer complained about a McDonald's in Palatine, Illinois. His experience was ruined by a trainee, and his shirt ended up covered with Diet Coke. In the end, he was still thirsty.prevnext
The Daily Mail dug up a 2011 review from a customer so irate about watery oatmeal that he wrote a long diatribe about it. He said the oatmeal was much more fresh than the oatmeal served at Starbucks, but when he got oatmeal at McDonald's, it was too watery.
"You would think they were trained in the intricate art of oatmeal preparation, but obviously not," the person wrote.prevnext
Star Wars: Attack of the Bad McDonald's
A 2008 review shows a Houston resident complaining about a McDonald's as if it was a Sith Lord out to wreak havoc on our stomachs. It was a five-star review, dripping with sarcasm. "Together we may rule this galaxy!" the customer wrote. He even had a Darth Vader avatar.prevnext
Baby Got Buns
In 2015, this McDonald's customer in New Jersey praised the recent renovations at the location. However, there was one big problem. The manager likes to play Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" over and over again. "I would suggest something a little more neutral," the customer wrote.prevnext
Food Poisoning in Chicago
One McDonald's in Chicago has a number of one-star reviews. One person said he was vomiting uncontrollably after eating there.
"As I am hunched over a trash can vomiting uncontrollably: This McDonald's gave me food poisoning. I ordered a cheeseburger, small fry, and ice cream cone, and less than a few hours after eating it, I began to feel nauseous," the person wrote.
"A few hours after that, I started vomiting, and it's been about 8 hours since I first started and I've puked out all the contents of my stomach, even though the most recent time is was nothing but stomach acid and water until I was dry heaving. This IS NOT typical for me, and I can count on one hand how many times I've gotten food poisoning, so I am just tremendously disappointed. You will not see me as a patron there again."prevnext
Review in Song
This 2013 review was written by a big fan of "Old McDonald Had a Farm." Surprisingly, this four-star review was positive and builds to a strange climax. It was just so she could talk about how much she loves the McDonald's app.prevnext
This man decided to use his math skills for something different: reviewing a McDonald's. Despite slamming the burgers for having mysterious ingredients and suggesting that the fires have "some derivative of cocaine infused into them," he gave the restaurant three stars. One of the negatives of McDonald's for him was "Making local adults & kids fatter with each bite."prev