Olive Garden Critic Marilyn Hagerty Reviews McDonald's

Olive Garden Critic Marilyn Hagerty Reviews McDonald's

Marilyn Hagerty is at it again. After becoming famous for her 2012 critique of The Olive Garden, Hagerty most recently reviewed McDonald's for a column in the Grand Forks Herald.

The 88-year-old from North Dakota visited all four McDonald's locations in the Greater Grand Forks area, and assessed different food items and promotions at each.

At the first location she visited, she enjoyed a sausage egg McMuffin and a cup of coffee, which she found "strong and not too hot." During her second visit, Hagerty ate what she refers to as her "secret sin" — a Big Mac — which she reveals is something she'll eat "once every couple of years."

In her review, Hagerty also she marvels at the food customers order. "I watched three young people carefully order the sandwich and free nuggets," she writes. "And it's hard to believe, but they also had cola drinks for breakfast. Nearby, I watched a workman come in and enjoy the same for a mid-morning meal."

She describes McDonald's as a fun and friendly place you can bring your children, but Hagerty also notes one frustration. At one point she enjoyed a low-fat latte, which she said she finds "worthy," but she isn't so pleased if the restaurant tells her their machine is not working. As she writes in her review, "'Not working?' I think. I almost foam at the mouth in disgust, but I try to be pleasant."

However, that doesn't quite deter Hagerty. Her verdict? A thumbs up. She finds the McDonald's establishments to have "versatile menus, fairly low prices and ongoing promotions."

In addition to reviewing McDonald's and Olive Garden, Hagerty has also written columns on the local Red Lobster, Denny's, and Applebees. Her recent McDonald's review has been featured in People Magazine, the Star Tribune, and Minnesota Public Radio.

Watch the video above to learn more about her review of McDonald's.

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