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“Lovely!”
Review of McDonald's

McDonald's
Ranked #14 of 30 Restaurants in Shannon
Cuisines: Fast Food
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Ok, I'm from the U.S. and have never written a review about McDonald's. I mean, they're everywhere, right? Not in Ireland!

We came across this Mickey D's in Shannon as we were randomly traveling around one night. I have no idea who the person at the window was, but she was just a hoot! She put up with my goofy requests for a Shamrock shake and seemed amused by the whole thing. Above all, she was pleasant and amiable, a rare thing for a McDonald's in the U.S.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Does what it says on the tin.......firstly let me say the staff here are always amazing!!! believe me as I some times go at 7am for the Work coffee run OR the busy friday afternoon kiddie treats time with my 3 year old daughter..and I always end up saying Oh that girl/boy etc was SO nice.also its so clean, not just public areas but i have never seen the toilets dirty.
its just nice and quick and hygenic.....only thing I dont like is the exit from the premises it is quite dangerous going through a petrol station etc...there is a lot to look out for,perhaps traffic mangement need to look at this in the future.
Otherwise I think its a great place.

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1  Thank spud0972
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

the unfortunate thing is that although the prices are ok,you never feel like you have eaten at all an hour after leaving.a lot of the staff are not native and sometimes hard to understand.I guess thats fast food,the drive thru is not great because a lot of the time you end up in the lay by waiting

2  Thank Johnos80
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

This McDonalds fast-food restaurant needs some serious make-over.
It’s popular among certain locals and visitors to Shannon, about 5 to 10 minutes ride from Shannon airport and close to Shannon town, Skycourt SC and the industrial estates. Indeed grand for those who like fast food. It does look uninviting from its appearance. Traffic lay out wise it might need some improvement too.

The opening hours are for the restaurant & drive thru from Monday - Sunday from 7 am - 11 pm.
Not sure if dru-tru is such a good idea late at night, especially on weekends. Thank god it’s not open 24/7.

Pros:
-There seem to be enough bins;
- Well advertised around Shannon with big signs.
Well, maybe to big signs though. At the entry to Shannon from the Airport road there is a brown sign for with a saying 'drive through' with the McDonalds sticker, just like it’s a scenic attraction.
- Great there is a bicycle stand, just its place is wrongly chosen;
- No smoking is allowed on its premises, thankfully.
- There is a charity box
- There is a certificate next to the counter 'we use only Irish beef'. Next to it a tiny poster saying 'Re-cycle your used cartridges and your old mobile phones here.

There is a sign on the main entrance door which says:
1. The opening hours are for the restaurant & drive thru from Monday - Sunday from 7 am - 11 pm; well also it says 'PULL'.
2. Free WI-Fi available there, though it’s difficult to pick up the signal with my Smartphone.
3. It’s a 'Repak' approved facility;.
4. 'Assistance Dogs', not sure if you can take the dogs inside than, I suppose naturally only on a lid.
5. CCTV sign, so be warned;
6. All major credit cards accepted
7. It says 'we have been great for 8 years on a row'.
There is Price Menu poster next to the main entrance door outside. Though a bit small letters, maybe difficult read for the people with poor visibility.

Cons:
- Bad layout opposite Topaz petrol station;
- No outdoor seating yes of course it smells like burgers and more burgers;
- Bad odour inside,
- No salad bar (some McDonalds have this);
- Fire Assembly Point was in part blocked by a shopping trolley, besides next to a bicycle stand
- It’s not a drive through but a drive around for cars;
- Scary entry i.e. approaches for people on a bicycle or pedestrians, they are blocked by upcoming traffic either for the drive through or via the nearby petrol station, and this itself could pose a safety hazard possibly.
- No really they cater for vegetarians. just so-called 'spicy' veggie-burgers;
- The so-called 'waiting bay' (-parking) is more like a touchdown bay.

Now if McDonalds is willing to upgrade its place a bit and ask the people of Shannon and Shannon TC (town council) for their input it would be great!

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1  Thank Gerben4u
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

its mcdonalds the foods the same as else where...could be your last dinner before you get on a plane at shannon or your first meal in ireland 5mins from airport in shannon town.......

2  Thank tristar500
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