1035 W Randolph St, Chicago
Disappointing. It's a fancy new location, table service is a nice perk, and I admit that the idea of incorporating international options is brilliant. But as far as the food and price goes, one of the worst experiences I've ever had at a McDonald's. The only savory vegetarian option from abroad was the cheese bites from the UK, so I went for that. I got 10 lukewarm nuggets of spongy cheese-like-product coated in a less-than-crispy breading, bouncing around a box that was way too big for them. The tomato dip (not quite ketchup) that they came with was my favorite part of the dish and sorely needed, as the bites themselves were greasy, yet somehow still flavorless. The insult on my injury was the price: $4. Disheartened, I moved to dessert - a "coffee cake" which I had to head to the counter to retrieve (having had my table # taken away with the delivery of the regrettable appetizer). For $2, it was tiny. $2 would get you more (in quantity and quality) at nearly any artisan bakery in Chicago. The cake itself tasted fine (a simple mix of mostly sweet with a bit of spice), but felt stale. It would be a decent replacement for a street hockey puck on a dry day. I also ordered a $2 small flat white (thank you, Australia), which was smaller than the typical "small" Americans have learned to accept and nothing more than mediocre.
Awesome food and love the easy order kiosks.... There is so many it makes it so easy to just walk right in and order.
Ain't got no damn sausage biscuits or no sweet tea and had a egg shell in my food
Service great, get to see and try menus from around the world! Have the latest tech features like kiosks to order from. Food was well prepared and tasty. No doubt the the best McDs I have eaten in!
This seems to be the demonstration lab for Hamburger University. We sampled items from McDonalds in Spain and Britain. Very clean, good internet access, comfortable seating, friendly staff. About 7 free parking spots out front.
I could never recommend a restaurant that doesn't take animal welfare seriously. McDonald's is so behind. They have yet to produce a meaningful policy addressing the horrible abuses the chickens in their supply chain suffer while many of their competitors already have. Shame on McD's!
Not impressed by McDonald's lack of action in addressing the cruel abuse of chickens in its supply chain. They have no real excuse for ignoring the pleas of their consumers and propping up some of the worst abuses in factory farming. It's 2019, catch up!
I was thinking this location would be a top of the line McDonald's, but the garbage was overflowing and the folks bringing the food out seemed disinterested. The menu selections are cool but the typical things like fries were reheated things you'd find in any franchised location. I was hoping to be blown away, but it was more of a light breeze. We are a bit underwhelmed. We'll try again, maybe it was an off day.
Global McDonald's is a hit with the kids. Dessert and snacks are different. Kiosks let you put your meal together as you walk through the global menu. The great Britain burger was good although the Mayo was unexpected...lol. Lots of people in and out.
Always interesting and tasty options from their Global Favorites menu. Great restaurant!
First thing we did after reaching Chicago is go to this place to have the McAlooTikki burger. It was the best experience. Being a vegetarian we don't get much to eat in McDonald's. This was a little reminder of India and so wonderful. I hope McD continues with this menu and also introduces it to other places 🤩
Although it's still a McDonald's, they have lots of menu items you can only get in other countries, so fun and tasty! Plus, the actual restaurant is very beautifully designed in a slick modern vibe.
This was so unique. I've never would of thought that one of my have to go places would be McDonald's. This was an interesting experience. Everyone should try to make it here for the global food.
Love the HQ Global restaurant! Lotsa fun options, big open space, and wireless chargers on many of the tables. The global menu has a lot of good options and it's always fun to try new items. I love food.
Saw this place appeared on the news when it first open due to its global menu but it was a huge flop and disappointment. Menu consist of some Canadian, Australian and Indian burger and desserts only. I don't get what the hype was all about because the burgers didn't taste any different. The location does look high end and real nice inside like a coffee shop where people can sit and charge their phones.
Please bring back the poutine!!! Overall the global items are not that exciting and way overpriced :(
So initially I thought they had regular international food But apparently it switches out every 3 months. They don't know what they're getting next, It's a surprise. Which is disappointing. Nothing is posted online on what's coming next . What ya get is what ya get. The burgers I tried were good. I'd come again to try different options The place is clean and spacious.
Amazing. Selection is not super great here, but the concept is fantastic and I'm really looking forward to how McDonalds grows and what direction they decide to take in the future. I recommend getting anything on their global favorites menu. You should order at the order kiosk, not with the cashier. Also, note that you can customize the burgers to add extra lettuce or whatever. It will tell you on the screen whether it will cost more.
My wife and I stopped here for dinner on a recent weekend trip to Chicago. Our daughters (10 and 13) thought the restaurant was really cool. I was a little disappointed that Global items were such a small portion of the overall menu, but I still enjoyed the barbecue bacon burger (Australia) and a special fudge sundae from Brazil. Definitely a fun McDonald's to visit and the atmosphere is really cool.
I've been here a few times, and it's definitely a great experience- nice place to bring people who haven't been to Chicago before! They have kiosks where you can order, and the employees bring out the food to your table. Beyond the food, this place is definitely an experience worth trying out, in a very nice, up and coming area! This place obviously has a more expansive menu than a typical McDonalds restaurant, bringing in a variety of items from McDonalds around the world. The most recent items that caught my eye (11/17/18) were the Chicken Parmesan Sandwich from Canada, the McAloo Tikki from India, German wafer McFlurry, and a Brazilian sundae type item. The first time I came here, I tried the Hong Kong Spicy Chicken Sandwich. I was a bit disappointed as it tasted exactly like a normal McChicken sandwich, but this could also be because I can handle quite a bit of spice. I was bit more satisfied during my most recent visit, when I ordered and tried several dessert items. I ordered the Hot Fudge Brazillian sundae, and my friends ordered the German wafer McFlurry. The Brazilian sundae was solid, it basically was like a regular sundae but with a lot more hot fudge sauce, along with two Pirouette's (I think that's what they're called). The German wafer McFlurry was much different and I highly recommend it! It has chunks of chocolate wafers in it and is absolutely delicious! Definitely try the German chocolate wafer McFlurry!
1035 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607