We Put the New McDonald’s Signature Crafted Menu to the Test
When Sean Luck (the guy who runs your local McDonald’s) called and told us about the “amazing new sandwiches” at McDonald’s we couldn’t help but be a little intrigued. Recently, we’ve seen McDonald’s Corporate announce some pretty big changes like these futuristic looking uniforms. So, we decided to do something a little different. We rounded up the County 10 troops and headed to the golden arches for a firsthand “taste test.”
As a dad of four, I mostly know McDonald’s for their Chicken McNuggets and Happy Meals, but I know they’ve made a push into the McCafe realm recently with iced coffees and such — which is right up my alley. I also like how even though we are, let’s say, “a little removed” from the city that we can still have a McDonald’s with a modern look and feel. Maybe it’s just me, but I like the newness of modern and it never seems to get old. That was one of the first things I noticed about the new Signature Crafted stuff. From the menus and marketing all the way down to the sandwich box and slice of lime on my Pico Guacamole sandwich.
The County 10 crew is eclectic, so of course no one was going to order the same thing. It’s easy to do, since the Signature Crafted menu has 18 possible sandwich combinations by itself. Ordering a Signature Crafted Sandwich is more like ordering from a sub shop or a wrap place. First, you choose your recipe: Pico Guacamole, Sweet BBQ Bacon or Maple Bacon Dijon. I went for the Pico Gauc.
Then, you choose a protein: beef, crispy chicken or grilled chicken. I went crispy. And lastly, the type of bun you prefer: artisan roll or sesame seed bun. Artisan looked fancier, so I did that. In true McDonald’s fashion you can make it a combo with a side salad or fries. We all went fries to keep it simple. And, let’s be honest, who can say no to McDonald’s french fries?
Just like everything they do, the process is pretty dialed. We had our pallet of sandwiches and fries before Fabian could crack a joke. The packaging was unique. A one-color printed cardboard box and a cup with an interesting black, muted McDonald’s logo.
I opened my box to reveal a lime slice — ready for action — and a great looking sandwich underneath. The guac was great with just the right amount of spice for me. I guess you expect the perfect flavor. After all, I imagine 30 food scientists in lab coats playing with guacamole combinations for something like 18 months to make it perfecto.
Asking around the table, I see a lot of head nodding and genuine surprise. We were sitting in a McDonald’s, but we were eating something unexpected. The novelty of that is worth the visit alone. The sandwiches were awesome. I’d recommend the Pico Guac for sure.
Our group is part health nuts and part beer nuts, so the fact that everyone was impressed is pretty telling. For me, I think it will take a little less convincing next time my toddlers want to go to hit the Playland.
Riverton, Lander and Thermopolis McDonald’s are sponsors of County 10. However, we actually really do dig them and love their new sandwiches! Personally, I hope they go with the new uniforms as well. Read about all sorts of local things in our 10 Guide!