We have our morning McCafé in common: Alix & Leigh. A production assistant and a curator with more in common than we think.
I’m always on the run: at work, out with my friends, or loading up the car for a weekend of road tripping and camping with my partner. If I need a coffee and Egg White Delight to kickstart my day (whenever and wherever that is), I can always drop by a McDonald’s and be right back on the move.
Working my way through graduate school meant long days and even longer nights. Knowing McDonald’s was open 24/7 meant I could satisfy my sweet tooth and get my caffeine boost anytime I needed to. Now that I’ve completed my studies, trips to McDonald's are just as frequent as my student days…just at more reasonable hours.
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We have reconnection in common: Dharini & Kseniya and Quayonna & Ja’Rielle. Two college friends and two coworkers with more in common than we think.
Kseniya, 29 (right)
We met at college—we were both so homesick! Coming from small towns, it was a little overwhelming, so we’d sneak off and have lunch or a snack at McDonald’s just to be in a familiar cozy place. After graduation, we sort of lost touch for a few years. Then one day, on a really stressful day I popped into a McDonald’s near work to just destress a little and there she was! We reconnected.
Quayonna, 19 (right)
McDonald’s is just one of those places that will never, ever cease to amaze you. It’s as if you are bound to reconcile with a familiar face or kindred spirit each and every single time you enter the turf. The spectrum of people who eat here and work here is certainly wide in range and rather diverse. It truly amazes me every day!
78673534 days ago
We have unforgettable memories in common: Victoria & Hannah. A loving daughter and a registered nurse with more in common than we think.
Victoria, 36 (left)
As a child, McDonald’s had free breakfast for moms on Mother’s Day. McDonald’s would send a paper heart and a poem to schools and the children would color it and give it to their moms. The joke today is that I took my mom out for breakfast but she had to pay for mine as I had no money. We rode the bus there and we waited in the insanely long line for my mom’s “free” breakfast. Today, my mom suffers with dementia and forgets many things, but that memory is something we always remember and still both laugh about.
My favorite McDonald's moment was when I was visiting my mom this last November. We went to McDonald's like we always used to growing up. We both ordered the same thing, an Oreo McFlurry, and we had a lovely time bonding and catching up. It wasn't anything out of the ordinary, but sometimes those are the moments you remember the most.
60752566 days ago
We have playtime in common: Selma & Jake. A loving grandma and a student with more in common than we think.
I am 91 years old, and I still have an excellent memory. I sit here and recall how much I’ve enjoyed watching the kids run around the playground and burst with excitement over their Happy Meal toys. Eating at McDonald's meant they could make noise, run around, and be themselves; and my husband and I were able to eat in peace!
I remember just running around the PlayPlace at McDonald's after I finished eating. I was such a bad eater, but my mom always knew I would finish everything (even the apples) so I could just have playtime. That's what I remember most about when I was younger.
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We have our first American meal in common: Bhargava & Mo. A data manager and an engineer with more in common than we think.
On the first day I came to the United States, I was very hungry, so I went out to find something to eat. I didn’t recognize a majority of the restaurants. However, when I saw McDonald’s, it was the most familiar place I knew, so I decided to go there. After my 26-hour flight, the first thing I ate in the United States was a McDonald’s burger.
I remember my first time coming to the United States from Kenya. We stopped at McDonald's to get ice cream in Florida on the way to a football game. That was a big thing down south. That’s one of my favorite—and first—memories from McDonald's.
1481223372 weeks ago
We have our happy place in common: Oluwaseun & Maria. A poet and a strategist with more in common than we think.
I remember always having Happy Meals as a kid whenever I would travel to London for holiday with my family. We didn’t have McDonald’s in Nigeria, so it always felt special. There was nothing more exciting than having a meal that came with a toy or gift inside. I love Happy Meals. McDonald’s just reminds me of happy—a happy place with only good memories—I’m always happy with my fries and burger in hand.
When I was growing up, my mother would always buy my sister and I Happy Meals. I loved opening it up and seeing what toy I got, and then I’d immediately start fighting with my little sister over who got the better one. As I got older, I’d let her trade with me so she’d think I was way cooler than I was. The Happy Meals were always our favorite part of McDonald’s.
87677172 weeks ago
We have singing in the drive-thru in common: Michael & Jon. A drag queen and an aspiring musician with more in common than we think.
When you are a drag queen on the go, there isn’t always time to sit and enjoy a meal. Thank goodness that the McDonald's drive-thru is always readily available, whether it’s before or after a late-night gig. I have many great memories of driving through McDonald's with a car full of drag queens after a show. One time, I remember singing with the guy who was working the McDonald's drive-thru! I am very grateful to McDonald's for keeping drag queens fed all over the world!
Anytime I’m in the car, especially while on my way to McDonald’s, I’m always playing music on the radio. It’s what helps me enjoy the ride. One time, I went through the drive-thru and I had my music on full blast and one of the workers started singing along with me. It was an awesome moment that I’ll always remember.
3000212163 weeks ago
We have late-night cravings in common: Qkwame & Amanda. A barista and a comedian with more in common than we think.
My favorite McDonald's moments were coming with my cousins when we were growing up. And now that I’m grown up, I still come here with all of my friends late at night to enjoy the atmosphere and just relax.
I used to get McDonald's all the time when I was working overnight painting gigs. When I had finished the first round of painting the walls or floors or what have you, it was time to break out the sweet tea and twenty-piece McNuggets. So I have fond memories of McDonald's connected to doing what I love to do most.
108262983 weeks ago
We have road trips in common: Mei & Sandra. A sales associate and a loving mother with more in common than we think.
Mei Lee, 63
When I first started to date my husband, we took a road trip down the California coastline. While on the road, we decided to stop for something to eat at McDonald’s. I had never been to McDonald’s before. He recommended the Filet-O-Fish to me, and I really liked it. I still enjoy it to this day.
Sandra, 63 (right)
We have been married for 26 years and have six beautiful children. We loved traveling with the kids and as a family. We'd hop in the car and no matter where we were going, McDonald’s was always on the way. Plus, it was inexpensive, which made it very easy to feed six hungry children on the road.
152992664 weeks ago
We have Friday nights in common: Willie & Bryhana. A proud grandmother and a radio host with more in common than we think.
My favorite memory is taking my kids to McDonald's every Friday night when they were younger. That was the tradition in our family. They loved the cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, and Sprite.
I remember in fifth grade every Friday night, my friends and I would go to McDonald’s karaoke in Chicago. I loved performing, and at the time that was the jump-start to my entertainment career. Fast-forward years later, I’m now talking to millions of people every day on the radio in Los Angeles. McDonald’s isn’t just a place to grab and go, it’s a place full of memories.
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We have strong mothers in common: Jimmy & Zack. A hardworking student and a clinical researcher with more in common than we think.
My family—my mother, brother, and I—pulled through difficult times. We'd stay at friends' houses since we couldn't afford our own home. McDonald’s saved our family by offering my mother a job, and she has been working there ever since 2006. To this day, I can’t thank McDonald’s enough for allowing us to have a financially stable life. It holds a special place in our hearts whenever we think about the opportunities we are fortunate enough to have today.
When I was a kid, my mom was a single mother and she would take me and my brother to McDonald’s every Friday night to get us Happy Meals. It was something we looked forward to every weekend. We’d always get excited about collecting the different prizes inside. I still have some of my toys today.
136412301 month ago
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