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by Ivana Katz (subscribe)
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Published May 2nd 2015
McDonalds Goes High Tech
One busy Saturday, in between soccer games, shopping and running errands, Master 13 and I decided to stop at McDonalds for a quick meal.

McDonald's, Create Your Taste, Create Your Burger, Touch Screen Order
Oooops I 'forgot' to add vegies to my burger


As we walked in I was surprised to find several high tech touch screens near the entrance and naturally like a magnet junior was drawn to them, wanting to find out what they were all about.

McDonald's, Create Your Taste, Create Your Burger, Touch Screen Order
Easy to use touch screen


He quickly realised the touch screens allow you to place your order for a McDonalds meal or even create your own burger. Whilst many people stood in the regular queues to order their meal, we were able to order very quickly.

McDonald's, Create Your Taste, Create Your Burger, Touch Screen Order
Your choice - wait in the queue or quickly order via touchscreen


The touch screen is very easy to use and gives you the flexibility to get exactly what you want without having to wait. If you choose to try one of their create your taste burgers, you are guided screen by screen to select your favourite ingredients.

1. Choose your bun (or no bun)

2. Choose your favourite cheese

3. Add special ingredients like guacamole, pineapple or bacon

4. Choose your vegies

5. Select your favourite sauce including chipotle, chilli jam, aioli or one of the regulars

And that's it. Your burger is created. The great thing is that with each step, you see the burger being built, so you know exactly what you are getting.

Once your burger is finalised, you can also choose to make it a meal with fries or salad and drink or add anything else from McDonalds regular menu.

You have the option to pay right at the station or at the counter. If you pay at the station, go straight to where you collect your order. For those that choose to have their gourmet burger created, take your receipt and sit down. Pin the receipt on a stand provided on your table and once your burger is cooked, it is delivered to your table by the friendly McDonalds staff.

McDonald's, Create Your Taste, Create Your Burger, Touch Screen Order
Clip your receipt to the stand on the table


And that is exactly what we did, placed our order, paid at the touch screen station and sat down. A few minutes later, our lunch was brought to us. The presentation of the meal was a pleasant surprise and the taste exceeded my expectations.

The cost of the create your taste burger depends on the ingredients you choose, but the average price is around $15 for a meal with a drink and fries.

Although the touch screens are not yet available in every store, they are slowly being installed. If you go to the McDonald's website, you can enter your postcode and find out where the nearest Create Your Taste store is.

Well presented McDonalds Meal

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Why? Fun way to order your meal
When: All year round
Cost: Varies - depends on your order
Your Comment
It is a long time since I have been to McDonalds, but if that is how they always present their burgers, they have come a long way. The bun looks particularly snazzy.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12328) 1451 days ago
Interesting! I wonder how long it will take for them to implement this in Malaysia ...
by Sara Ikmal (score: 2|451) 1452 days ago
I'm glad you wrote this article. I had seen a balloon on top of a Maccas advertising this with very little info. Good to know how it works.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|1829) 1452 days ago
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