First world countries across the world have a lot of differences. Language, laws, religion; there’s a lot we don’t agree on, but there’s one thing we all have in common: McDonald’s.
To disregard McDonald’s as a simple fast food restaurant would be a disservice to its place within the 21st century. It’s a middle ground of cultures, serving every demographic possible and feeding 1% of the world’s population per day.
Everyone has a McDonald’s preference. Sure, there are the safe options (such as the chicken nuggets or Big Mac) which you’ll order when abroad because you can’t read their menu, but then there is your personal favourite.
For my girlfriend, it’s the Big Tasty. For me, it’s the Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap, or Snack Wrap for short.
Last week I discovered that McDonald’s would be discontinuing the Snack Wrap from their menu.
I was heart broken.
My McDonald’s preference was being ripped from my powerless hands, and from that moment forth I would no longer be able to sneak in a cheeky £1.50 wrap or two after a late night cinema trip.
All the glorious memories that I associate with the wrap would be just that; memories.
We often forget the significance of food and it’s importance to us personally, and the Snack Wrap’s departure from the McDonald’s menu was an unpleasant reminder of this fact.