To think McDonalds are unreasonable?

(122 Posts)

I am at the burger restaurant with the toddler. We ordered the food and then I asked for a chilli dip and a curry dip.

Apparently I couldn't have this. I could have 2 chilli ones or 2 curry ones no more and no mix ups.

Why does it matter? Some people, rebels, like me like a mix and match dip. Some excitement and I have been robbed of that.

I will have to buy some shite in B&Ms I guess to even it out

IceBeing Thu 12-Sep-13 12:31:16

YABU everyone knows the sweet and sour dip is the best!

totally addictive...I would never eat there at all if wasn't for the sweet and sour dip cravings I get...

ILetHimKeep20Quid Thu 12-Sep-13 12:31:45

That's fucking outrageous. I'm outraged.

OnTheBottomWithAWomensWeekly Thu 12-Sep-13 12:31:59

Thats pretty odd. Did you get nuggets or were you buying them seperately?
Also, theres a chill dip? I have never seen this.

CocacolaMum Thu 12-Sep-13 12:33:44

1) those dips are HORRIBLE get sweet and sour instead - NEVER pay for the sour cream one out of principle

2) ask someone else for the dips - the person you asked was clearly on a power trip

Have to pay for chilli one but not the curry one. Toddler got nuggets and I got a burger and chips.

I just wanted to liven it up but I had to stick to one dip sad

BBQ - Royalty of dips.

ShatnersBassoon Thu 12-Sep-13 12:35:35

Strongly worded email to Head Office without delay. Nobody deserves to be treated like that sad

MotherofBear Thu 12-Sep-13 12:36:04

I didn't even know there were dips other than tomato or BBQ available!!!

IceBeing Thu 12-Sep-13 12:37:34

My main dip problem involves whether I can make do with two packs of the sweet and sour or if a third one is necessary...

IceBeing Thu 12-Sep-13 12:38:04

The chilli one is <whispers> bigger though isn't it?

I started this for support and in usual MN style and I'm been criticised for something that's shouldn't matter.

My choice of dip isn't the issue! Its the power mad McDs worker who dashed my dreams but no, obviously its my fault because I asked for the wrong dips.



Crinkle77 Thu 12-Sep-13 12:38:47

That's stupid. I have never been told that in McDonald's

Thank you to those who have shown support.

The toddler has ran into the play gym while I self pity.

LazyMonkeyButler Thu 12-Sep-13 12:39:32

BBQ is the only dip. Therefore, YABU. No mixy-matchy though? Someone deserves a jobsworth award don't they?

YoureBeingADick Thu 12-Sep-13 12:39:54

how's the diet going SP? grin

PatPig Thu 12-Sep-13 12:40:06

since when did they have curry at McDonalds? YABU

Power crazed Loon.

We go through pots when we go. Ds has 3 tomato ones to himself!

Dick Really well as you can see grin

Tee2072 Thu 12-Sep-13 12:40:58

Shall we start a MN Campaign, SP?

We could tag it #MixYourDips.

It could be bigger than any other campaign to date!

Pat They always have. You ask at the counter and they produce the dips. Its called sweet curry

Lets do it Tee

We will be asked on to the This Morning sofa in no time!

MumOfAPickle Thu 12-Sep-13 12:43:58

The one we go to has big squirty things and little white pots which you fill yourself so you could cover yourself with bbq sauce if you so desired. Only ketchup & bbq though. I cannot comment on the availability of other dips...

kim147 Thu 12-Sep-13 12:44:04

Are you talking about those little packets of dips?

They would give you two of one kind but not two separate ones?


The mind boggles.

Mum that's what is in this McDs but you ask for other dips when ordering food.

Kim You are correct. I dont think you are allowed more than one each either but as I was with my son I got two.

Little do they know that the toddler doesn't want it grin

picnicbasketcase Thu 12-Sep-13 12:51:45

There is clearly no blanket policy in this because I've asked for curry sauce before and was given about five. Pretty sure I've had some of each flavour before with no arguments too.

shock at Picnic. Maybe I look like the type who doesn't deserve a mix up

kim147 Thu 12-Sep-13 12:54:42

The last time I went to McDonalds, I got loads of BBQ dips. Because BBQ is the only dip that goes with nuggets.

DS insists on mayonnaise with his chips. (We went to Holland once and it stuck with him). He gets fussy if they give him salad cream.

IceBeing Thu 12-Sep-13 12:56:07

What a beautiful picture....sticky smear and all...

please see here for the official version...

I'm with him on the mayo.

Well ai can see B&Ms from here so once the toddler is done in play area we will go over.

There will be something in there

That's an outrage.
I was in last week and they let me have seven milks for my tea.

Tiredmumno1 Thu 12-Sep-13 12:58:00

I think they are U for stopping mustard dips sad

That is the actual dip I was using. grin

I wasn't happy that they replaced still Fanta with Oasis

DearPrudence Thu 12-Sep-13 13:00:30

BBQ is really all you need. Fussy beggar wink

Onesleeptillwembley Thu 12-Sep-13 13:01:32

Even worse is the filthy communal sauce dispensers. Urgh. It's the only place I use ketchup, and I refuse point blank to use those. There's always some arse letting their feral offspring play with those, mauling them, filthy.

picnicbasketcase Thu 12-Sep-13 13:07:24

Communal sauce dispensers? You hold a little pot under the spout, it's not revolting. They get cleaned often too.
Unless you've seen a grubby little ragamuffin with their mouth wrapped around the spout, pumping ketchup directly into their gob, you've probably got no need to worry.

Onesleeptillwembley Thu 12-Sep-13 13:10:56

Sadly, picnic, I have. And kids touching the spouts as well. Filthy.

Onesleeptillwembley Thu 12-Sep-13 13:11:38

Actually, he bent his head and licked it.

picnicbasketcase Thu 12-Sep-13 13:14:42

Eww. I take back my previous statement then. Yuck.

Snatchoo Thu 12-Sep-13 13:19:05

<sidenote> I want to join Twitter now so I can follow you SP.

And I am OUTRAGED on your behalf and will henceforth boycott McD's.

AWimbaWay Thu 12-Sep-13 13:20:31

You PAY for the dips shock. I always get a curry and a sweet and sour and have never had to pay, how much do they cost?

FatPenguin Thu 12-Sep-13 13:22:24

They are so stingy with the dips here it makes you wonder if they get taken out of their wages. I have ketchup and DH has curry sauce, we get 1 dip each. As if 1 dip is enough hmm bullshit. If I'm feeling daring I go back up and ask for dips as if I forgot.

SP - maybe channel your anger into an angry letter. At the very least they might send some vouchers for free ice cream sundae - result.

Onesleeptillwembley Thu 12-Sep-13 13:23:07

And when I told them, they just went over and gave it a wipe with a cloth. shock I had to rant at the manager. They then covered it up to be cleaned properly. I've never used one since, and never will.

OnTheBottomWithAWomensWeekly Thu 12-Sep-13 13:24:59

Where I am you get one with your nuggets an pay for any more. If you're buying them you get whatever you want.

I think McDonalds chappie was playing with you for fun. I used to work in one, the hours are long and the pay is shit, we used to do all kinds to amuse ourselves..

OnTheBottomWithAWomensWeekly Thu 12-Sep-13 13:26:26

I wish theyd bring bach honey mustard. They were awesome. I used to take pocketfuls home. grin

LeGavrOrf Thu 12-Sep-13 13:29:34

Haha at #mixyourdips

They have got a new spicy mayo dip at KFC. I asked for that once but they said no as I had to have the boneless dip box. I only wanted some chips but ended up ordering some chicken nuggets I didn't want just in order to get the spicy mayo.


FatPenguin That is what its like in that McDonalds. 1 dip a person!

I went to B&Ms and bought some Areo sheep and saw a woman been arrested in Asda for shop lifting so it wasn't all bad.

Mandy2003 Thu 12-Sep-13 15:54:08

I want mayo with my chips too. Definitely available in Holland and Belgium, probably everywhere else in the EU. Why not us Brits? It wouldn't cost them any extra would it?

TiggyD Thu 12-Sep-13 16:04:30

BBQ. The number one dip amongst us dip connoisseurs.

I can't believe I'm mixing with people who like "Curry" flavoured dip! shock[vomit]

usualsuspect Thu 12-Sep-13 16:07:54

BBQ dip all the way.

Can't you help yourself to dips in McDonald's anymore? In those little paper cup things.

They are on the board now as being 5p!

Boosterseat Thu 12-Sep-13 16:11:08

Who the hell doesn't mix dips! wink

I cant eat pizza without garlic mayo and chilli dips. Chips with mayo is also a given.


Did anyone know you can get Phillly ?!!!

usualsuspect Thu 12-Sep-13 16:18:35

I didn't even know you could get curry sauce dips in mcdonalds.

You ask at the counter. They are rationed

usualsuspect Thu 12-Sep-13 16:21:53

I like squinting my own dips out of the dip squirty thing.

I dont like either squirty dip

MammaTJ Thu 12-Sep-13 16:29:20

Sweet chilli dip is the best and DP always gets that fro me to bring home, plus a bbq dip for him to have there when he gets a meal. We are meant to be going to MaccyDs tonight. If I can't have my usual dips I will go bat shit crazy not really, my DD and several friends work there and report back!!

WireCat Thu 12-Sep-13 16:36:01

I have never ever had a dip in McDonalds not have I ever been offered any. Other than ketchup.

They once tried to charge me for ketchup. Ds1 goes through about 6 in a meal so I told them straight that I have never been charged & will not pay. They gave me about 20. confused

Also, now I want McDonalds but I have got dinner put of the freezer. much healthier pizza

and I am now following SP on twitter

FatPenguin Thu 12-Sep-13 16:38:54

Oh and what also annoys me is that you have to ask, they used to say 'any dips?' But now it's all 'please sir may I have a dip' before they bugger off.

Nagoo Thu 12-Sep-13 16:40:49

It was a sad sad day that they discontinued flat fanta sad

I like the sweet and sour one. Do they still do that?

HavantGuard Thu 12-Sep-13 16:41:58

Forget the sauce, how about the fact that 90% of their employees are on zero hours contracts.

Bloodsocks Thu 12-Sep-13 16:47:26

Sweet curry sauce is THE ultimate dip, followed closely by sweet and sour. I always get at least one of each at my McDonald's when I order the box of 20 nuggets just for me.

HappyYoni Thu 12-Sep-13 16:47:51

Is it bad that the man in my local burger king knows that I need at least 4 ketchups, I don't even have to ask anymore he just grins at me and says " you like LOTS of ketchup, yes?"

That's probably why he was a dick about dips then Guard

Nagoo I used to look forwards to it every time then one day they uttered those words. WE DONT SELL THAT ANY MORE. A little bit of me died then.

They don't even ask any more. You have to order and ask otherwise you ain't getting

That's ridiculous, talk about killjoy jobsworth! Fwiw i was once charged 10p each for 2 sauces after spending nearly £14 on 2 meals shock

littlewhitebag Thu 12-Sep-13 16:52:12

Ketchup, always ketchup in McDonalds.

Lots and lots and lots of ketchup.

Don't defile your lovely nuggets and chips with manky curry stuff or vile BBQ.


absentmindeddooooodles Thu 12-Sep-13 16:54:36

I always mix and match. Also curry is blatanrly the best. Although I had no idea about the chilli one.....

OnlyJoking Thu 12-Sep-13 16:55:06

Mcds are shocking, treating you so badly, can you sue them?
My Ds complained that his happy meal didn't work, bastards. wink

DameDeepRedBetty Thu 12-Sep-13 16:56:05

I am boycotting McD until they add mayonnaise to the dip selection. <waves placard>

LuisSuarezTeeth Thu 12-Sep-13 16:56:39

I too am outraged. Was in a restaurant and ordered a meal which came with wedges. I said can I swap wedges for onion rings? He said no its company policy. I said but most of your stuff is "build your own and choose a side" stuff.

Not this meal he said. So I ordered the onion rings as extra, put the wedges on the side plate and told him to take it back.

I am Professionally Offended.

McDonald's take sauce requests as a personal insult.

Hellonewworld Thu 12-Sep-13 17:03:44

Believe it or not we have to pay for dips at our local McDonald's, 20p each for the pleasure.

The toddler couldn't understand why it was a bad thing for me. He had a play area and all the sauce je wanted so he wouldn't understand sad

The toddler couldn't understand why it was a bad thing for me. He had a play area and all the sauce je wanted so he wouldn't understand sad

Havea0 Thu 12-Sep-13 17:25:21

They charge me 5p for every dip.
I am outraged too now!
There seems to be different policies across the country.
<joins arms with SPs>

kali110 Thu 12-Sep-13 17:50:02

Employee is prob only sticking to what theyve been told rather than being on a powertrip.
Yabu- only because one should have been bbq!!

Ezio Thu 12-Sep-13 17:58:19

I've never had that, every time DD has a happy meal she gets 2 dips, they must know shes a fiend for dips.

I know I've been going on about dieting but do you think he was judging me? grin

OnTheBottomWithAWomensWeekly Thu 12-Sep-13 18:13:33

only 5p? You're blessed! They are 40c each here.

MammaTJ Thu 12-Sep-13 18:43:26

Sorry, DP ordered while I did crowd control sat with the DC. He ordered two bbq dips for himself! I should LTB but it is just no practical!

kim147 Thu 12-Sep-13 19:33:20

I went to a drive in en route to a tutoring lesson.

9 nuggets.

4 BBQ dips. I think that was a bit extreme grin

Is it because I didn't decide to have the buggets?

Is it because I didn't decide to have the buggets?

kim147 Thu 12-Sep-13 19:40:07

Yes - I haven't been there for ages but I was hungry and it was en route.
Can I send you the bill?

dingit Thu 12-Sep-13 19:42:25

Everyone knows curry dip is the only one to dip your chips in. And in classy Croydon they give you loads without batting an eyelid grin

HappyYoni Thu 12-Sep-13 19:44:37

Yes it's because you didn't decide to have the buggets grin

Fucking nuggets**

hugoagogo Thu 12-Sep-13 19:55:58

Phew! I have just googled B&Ms-peering through my fingers to protect self from the horror- such a relief to find it is but a harmless discount store.

Its just a store! What were you expecting?! grin

Boosterseat Thu 12-Sep-13 20:18:11

DH knows what you mean Hugo - he calls it S&M homestores grin

usualsuspect Thu 12-Sep-13 20:19:28

I love B & M.

Usual I have a B&Ms near a McDonalds and an ASDA!

Jealous? grin

Altinkum Thu 12-Sep-13 20:25:11

So you didn't have to pay 5p for a sauce?

We have to pay 5p for ours, unless you et a happy mean and you get a free tomato sauce.

Dont have to pay for curry sauce. You get BBQ and Ketchup from the dispensers in this one.

usualsuspect Thu 12-Sep-13 20:29:54

Oh yes, SP.

My idea of a good day out that is grin

I went in all 3 today!

usualsuspect Thu 12-Sep-13 20:33:15

We go to B&M nearly every Sunday morning.

They are opening a new store soon, it will be near a massive pound shop,Aldi and KFC.

Can't wait.

Viking1 Thu 12-Sep-13 20:48:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Apparently according to my smart arse DP it depends on who has the franchise of that restaurant as to whether or not you get sauce for free and which ones etc.

VivaLeBeaver Thu 12-Sep-13 21:02:55

Viking, did she pull her trousers down first and bare her arse or do it through her clothes? <intrigued>

Hope she pissed over the dispensers

Viking1 Thu 12-Sep-13 21:12:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

usualsuspect Thu 12-Sep-13 21:44:11

Nice of her to leave a load of piss for the staff to clean up.

Wow I too have never been made aware before of all these dips. Thought they just had ketchup and BBQ sauce, and I love a good McDonald's!

chateauferret Thu 12-Sep-13 22:03:31

YABU. McDonalds is the edible equivalent of Microsoft. Windoze on a plate. One size fits all.

greenbananas Thu 12-Sep-13 22:15:21

What annoys me is that you can't order a little bag of fishfingers separately - fishfingers are one of the few allergy safe things DS can eat. You have to order a whole happy meal to get the fish fingers - means I end up eating chips I don't want or need (so salty, so nice when hot, and not good for my waistline).

Having said that, I love McDonald's. We have always had excellent customer service from those zero hours teenagers who work there, and they never complain about making sure everything is clean and has not touched cheese or anything else DS is allergic to. They also give us tons of ketchup whenever we ask for any.

greenbananas Thu 12-Sep-13 22:17:38

Just read back a bit through the thread and am shock at Viking 1 niece!!!

Snog Thu 12-Sep-13 22:19:03

what? macdonalds unreasonable?
breaking newshmm
of course they are unreasibabke on so many levels...
spend your cash elsewhere its a no brainer

HappyYoni Thu 12-Sep-13 22:19:51

It is a bit much really, a grown adult pissing on the floor like that, not sure the situation really warranted that!

usualsuspect Thu 12-Sep-13 22:54:27

I have some vouchers for mcdonalds.

£1.99 for a big Mac and fries.

That's my lunch for tomorrow sorted.

usualsuspect Thu 12-Sep-13 22:55:44

I think its pretty disgusting that someone pissed on the floor tbh.

Snog Its a lighthearted thread about dips

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 12-Sep-13 23:07:54


I'm still traumatised by root beer being taken away

elcranko Thu 12-Sep-13 23:56:27

I'd be raging if this happened to me.

I need a pot of BBQ and a pot of sweet & sour for alternate chip dipping.

Ajaney Fri 13-Sep-13 00:04:21

Bit late to this but SP should just send her Fly army in. That would teach 'em to mess with MN royalty.

Mandy2003 Fri 13-Sep-13 11:54:39

hugoagogo - there is an upholstery supplies place a few miles from me that is called B&M Latex Supplies!!! I bought some foam rubber from there with a card and had the name emblazoned on my bank statement the next month grin

Viking1 Fri 13-Sep-13 14:29:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GinOnTwoWheels Fri 13-Sep-13 17:54:58

thanks to this thread, I have now identified the mystery sauce that accompanied the McDonalds we ate at Palma airport last week.

DP queued up while I sat down with the luggage and he got me a chicken nuggets meal that came with beer as the drink grin and a sauce that I knew was sweet something from the taste and the name, but I wasn't sure about the rest of it. It was OK, but I would have preferred BBQ, but appararently they didn't give him the choice and just slammed down two pots of sweet curry dip.

5madthings Fri 13-Sep-13 18:03:45

Pissing on the floor is rank.

At our mc donalds you get loads of pots of sauce and can have whatever flavours you want, I get BBQ.

TiggyD Fri 13-Sep-13 18:05:08

I might get myself a bottle of sauce or 2 and stand outside offering 4p a squeeze.

FunLovinBunster Fri 13-Sep-13 18:52:15

BBQ all the way!
The sweet n sour is minging. And even the thought of curry dip makes me boak....

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