Russified McDonald’s: What surprised the people of Yekaterinburg at Tasty – And this is

Yekaterinburg residents note that they are missing some items from the menu

A photograph: Alexei BOULATOV

In Yekaterinburg, on June 20, three parts of the former McDonald’s resumed their work. Now the foundation is called “Tasty – and that’s it”. The restaurant “KP-Ekaterinburg” on Malysheva Street to try old – new dishes and find out if their taste has changed.

DO NOT LIKE THERE IS NO GREAT SOUL

Surprisingly, the queues and excitement in the parking lot were not felt. At the window, a Chevrolet Camaro sports car, a Toyota Land Cruiser SUV are slowly lining up. We approach the man in the Peugeot.

– I do not like that there is no “Bigteysty”. I come here often, about four times a month for sure. I ordered two Grand De Luxe, replies the car owner.

Some items are not on the menu, but not for long

Some items are not on the menu, but not for long

A photograph: Alexei BOULATOV

There is also no crowd inside the “Tasty – and the point” installation. Now there is no trace of the golden letter “M”. The Happy Meal screen is also empty. But there are families with young children inside. Groups of students come out, judging by their conversations, studying in the radio department and came here to wait for the time between lectures.

The taste has not really changed. But there are questions about the title. First, it is long and uncomfortable. It would be better to leave “Mac”. Nothing seems to have changed in terms of prices either, said visitors Aikaterina and Konstantinos.

Employees assure that the “Bigteysty” and “BigMac” menus will still be available for order in the near future. It is true that the name and the ingredients will change.

– Virtually all positions are stored, no “Happy Meal” is a trademark of the brand, “Bigtaysty” no, but will appear this month. And Big Mac and McFlury ice cream will find an alternative with a new name. It is possible that they will add some of the ingredients according to the recipe, – says Alexandra Poponina, manager of the room.

Packaging - white cardboard

Packaging – white cardboard

A photograph: Alexei BOULATOV

The summer playground also has many visitors. To some guests it seems that prices have risen significantly, but the quality of the dishes has remained the same. – We passed, we saw that it was open. We got the Grand De Luxe today, nothing has changed. I think the Combo was cheaper. “Like the last time they got 230. The main thing is that the cheese sticks have remained the same”, noted one of the visitors.

IS THE PRICE INCREASING?

The refurbished accommodation is decorated with balloons in the color of the emblem – green, white and orange. The products themselves are still packed in a “faceless” white cardboard. The hot burgers are wrapped in gray handicraft bags without inscriptions and emblems. Of course, employees had the opportunity to make branded packages, but it was much more important for them to open earlier.

– There was a commotion in the morning. We closed on June 10 and reopened today. Now we welcome the guests with balloons and smiles, – smiles the director Alexandra Poponina. – A lot of work has been done. We have changed all the signals, consumables. Branded, light packages will appear soon. We had a choice – to wait or open earlier with such materials. We chose the first one. Few people, but people say they did not feel the difference and did not notice that we were closing.

Guests will come in the evening

Guests will come in the evening

A photograph: Alexei BOULATOV

Menu items now lack the “Poppy” prefix. For a taste, I get the classic Chickenburger, french fries and a strawberry milkshake. I paid $ 235 for this set. Before the socket was closed, the same set on June 8 cost me 212 rubles.

At first glance it seemed to me that the potatoes were salty. But it still crumbles hot. And the Chickenburger itself is not devoid of a characteristic crease. Inside is the same sour sauce, tender chicken fillet and soft, slightly golden buns. In general, we can make a verdict that everything remains the same.

Ordinary burgers are still delicious.

Ordinary burgers are still delicious.

A photograph: Alexei BOULATOV

However, some guests find on the plates that the burgers are no longer the same and have “lost ground”.

– We learned about opening through a mobile app. We looked at where the nearest restaurant was and came. Come and eat. Basically, everything is delicious. Apart from the beef burgers, they are very … So tasteless, honest – the guy nodded negatively. “But potatoes are better. We got “Grand” double potatoes and cola.

Managers changed branded posters and packaging materials in a short time

Managers changed branded posters and packaging materials in a short time

A photograph: Alexei BOULATOV

Most visitors to “Vkusno – and that was it” passed by. We entered only because we saw that the space was open. However, workers predict that by nightfall there will be crowds of people who will want to try the iconic burgers and french fries.

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