McDonald's: Create Your Taste

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

My love for McDonald's is no secret (how many times can a girl post about it in one month, you know? But I'm sure you're waiting for a post on the Coke. I promise to deliver), so I was over the moon when McDonald's invited me to try their Create Your Taste kiosks at their new location in Downer's Grove. I went with Brian and my brother and it was one of the coolest food experiences we've had. We couldn't stop talking about it all weekend! 

Create Your Taste allows you to create customized burgers on large flat screens. The first step: buttery toasted bun, roll or lettuce wraps. After that you choose from three cheeses, a variety of sauces, and warm and chilled toppings —like chili lime tortilla strips and caramelized onions. Delicious. I'm a huge fan of condiments, so I chose just about every one (and was thrilled that extra toppings or sauces didn't cost more!). Once you've ordered and paid you take a pager (which has a GPS sensor in it), and in six-eight minutes your burger is ready (and delivered to you!). 

I chose only one patty (rookie mistake), the boys chose two. BUT I chose guacamole and they didn't, so our regrets should be even. I also had pickles, mushrooms and red onions — and all the sauces. Also, I could dedicate a post to the cute wire baskets filled with fries. I expect potatoes out of nothing else from now on ;-)

While Create Your Taste is only at a few McDonald's restaurants for now (see locations here), it'll be in 2,000 by the end of the year. In the meantime we'll be heading to the suburbs an embarrassing number of times for personalized burgers and fries in baskets.

And now some news! The first Make the Most giveaway! McDonald's is offering three readers a $25 gift card. Even if there isn't a Create Your Taste restaurant by you, there are lots of options to create your own delicious meal. Why am I explaining this? You know McDonald's. Enter! Make sure you follow all steps — you'll be asked to share your favorite menu item at McDonald's. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted on January 30.

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(This post was created in partnership with McDonald's. But as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Make the Most.)


  1. The Fries are my are favorite menu item at McDonald's.

  2. Couldn't agree with both of you ladies more! Don't forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a gift card ;-)


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