7 Reasons Why I Will Always Love McDonald's

7 Reasons Why I Will Always Love McDonald's

I'm a sucker for fast food, and McDonald's knows the way to my heart.
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I don't know about you, but whenever I'm driving down the road and see those golden arches signalling that signature greasy, fried food, Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You," begins playing in my head. Now, many of you may be saying I'm being a little over-dramatic; and I very well may be. But there is something deep inside my soul that inherently craves McDonald's AT LEAST once or twice a month. Whenever that smooth "Ba-da-ba ba-ba," sings through my television or radio, my mouth begins to water, and here are 7 reasons why...(and I think you'll agree):

1. The Nostalgia

I obviously had to start with throwing it back to EVERY kid giddily opening up a "Happy Meal" -not just for the bomb nuggets- but for that awesome toy you could bring to kindergarten the next day to show off. Whether it was that awesome (slightly less cool than the real one) Tamagachi, or one of those cute, freaky mini Furbies, you couldn't help but cry when mom said she was going home to cook dinner.

2. The Service

Love them or...tolerate them, every person at some point in their life has had an interesting encounter with a McDonald's employee. Whether it be watching (or participating) in a colorful discussion about a wrong order, or complaining to them about how dirty their bathroom is, they put up with hangry customers all day and still manage to get that delicious, calorie filled heap of food onto our eat-in tray or into our dine-out bag and we love them for it.

3. Two Words: BIG MAC

Now you can make the excuse of "Oh, that's too big," or "I don't know if I can finish that," but we all know you can and want to finish those two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. You simply can't deny it.

4. That Crisp Fountain Coke

You all know what I'm talking about. It's been proven that McDonald's has the best fountain Coke anywhere. There's no question about it. Having been stored in metal containers instead of the plastic ones those lesser fast food joints would have you sipping from, Mickey D's offers you that crisp bubbly refreshment you couldn't leave those doors without.

5. OK, OK...But

At this point I'm sure many of you are thinking, "Isn't McDonald's like, super bad for you?" And yea it may be greasy, and full of empty calories, and leave you with a massive food baby, but haven't you heard of a cheat day? To me, there's nothing like the feeling of grinding so hard on all of your workouts that maybe you deserve a taste of heaven. And maybe that heaven happens to be a medium number 4 with everything on it (my true fans know), a coke, extra sweet and sour sauce, and an apple pie to go.

6. Speaking of those Apple Pies...

I believe the phrase is, "a picture is worth a thousand words."

7. The Variety

No matter what you might be feeling, McDonald's is always there to give you what you need. Cheeseburgers, Hamburgers, Nuggets (now with 100% real chicken), breakfast (ALL. DAY. LONG.) I've never been a huge fan of coffee, but hell if i'm not going to order one of their many scrumptious items from the McCafe. (I may even be hiding some of my own McCafe coffe ground from my roomates as we speak).

So if you're a true fan of this palace of saturated goodness, or you're a lost soul trying to find a quick, delicious meal, McDonald's will be waiting for you with open arms. You need only follow the Golden Arches. You'll be lovin' it in no time.

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12 Symptoms You Get When You're Addicted To Chick-Fil-A

It is your one true love.
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Chick-fil-A, I love you.

Truett Cathy, I owe you my life.

If you love Chick-fil-A, you truly have withdrawals when you're away from it. You may suffer from these symptoms, just like I do.

1. No other breakfast will compare to CFA's.

2. No other fast food joint has hash brown's like CFA's.

3. When you go on vacation, you type in Chick-fil-A to see if there is one nearby.

4. If there isn't, you eat it as soon, I am talking, like, the second, you get back from vacation.

5. You truly don't understand how people "get tired of Chick-fil-A"

6. Besides the occasional change up on Sunday's, CFA is always your number choice of fast food.

7. You legitimately crave it more on Sunday's.

8. Nothing on the menu seems gross to you.

9. Yet, you seem to get the same thing every time you go.

10. Their ice cream is literally the b o m b.

11. You defend CFA to any and every hater.

12. CFA is probably your actual one true love.

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4 Breakfast Spots Near The University of Kentucky That Will Actually Get You Out Of Bed In The Morning

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If you're a breakfast foodie like I am, you know that is an absolute priority to find the most popular breakfast spots despite the city you may be in. You don't want to visit the touristy and basic restaurants that everyone else goes to, but instead, you are determined to uncover the locations that are the best of the best. Most foodies will go to great lengths to discover these places. As a University of Kentucky student and major foodie, I have searched all over Lexington to find my favorite places to visit on Saturday and Sunday mornings. This took my entire first semester and many trips to the ATM, but today, I am now blessed to say that I am a regular at all 4 of these incredible breakfast spots.

1. The Great Bagel

The Great Bagel is one of my all-time favorite restaurants to visit on Sunday mornings. The restaurant offers a variety of bagel sandwiches and freshly squeezed orange juice, and it makes for the perfect early morning start to a day filled with homework or relaxation.

2. Chocolate Holler

Though not a true restaurant, Chocolate Holler is one of the most popular coffee shops near the University of Kentucky. Because it is only a 3-minute drive from campus, Chocolate Holler is always buzzing with UK students who come to socialize or study. The coffee shop is most well known for its chocolaty drinks and the music is great there, too!

3. Stir Krazy

Stir Krazy is a local smoothie bar down the street that serves protein shakes, smoothies, and tea. Though It only consists of these three beverages, the shakes at Stir Krazy are enough to fill you up for breakfast or lunch. Each shake or smoothies range from 200 to 250 calories and serves as the perfect energizer before a workout or a filling recovery drink after a workout.

4. La Madeleine

La Madeleine is a French breakfast and lunch cafe conveniently located on campus (and only a 30-second walk from my dorm). Their breakfast is served all day long and their croissants are to die for. I highly recommend building your own omelet for the most fulfilling experience. Not to mention, their iced caramel macchiatos are a great refresher on the side.

No matter which city, state, or country I am currently in, I make it my mission to eat as a local would. In Lexington, Kentucky, these four breakfast spots are guaranteed provide you with a plethora of different types of food to get you through even the worst cases of morning hunger. Though these places are my current favorites, I am now looking forward to containing the search for more breakfast restaurants, cafes, and juice bars throughout my next four years in this city.

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