Despite the fact that France probably has the best food of anywhere I’ve visited so far, their version of McDonald’s has a surprisingly boring menu. It’s pretty much just the classics (and yes, the Quarter Pounder really is called the Royale with Cheese, so it’s got that going for it at least).
They do, however, serve something called Le P’tit Hot Dog, which is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a standard hot dog — maybe slightly smokier than usual — that’s topped with ketchup, mustard, and crispy fried onions. It’s extremely average.
I ordered a side of “Deluxe Potatoes,” which are just potato wedges. Like the hot dog, they’re pretty standard. If you’ve ever had wedges from the supermarket or from a cafeteria, then you know exactly what to expect.
And that’s about it. Even the dessert menu was just the usual stuff.
Also: there’s something vaguely off-putting about being told “bon appetit!” when being handed a tray of McDonald’s food.