Sunday, September 11, 2011

McDonald's Open Doors

After seeing all my frequent tweets, ustreams etc about eating McDonald's food, you all should know how much of a supporter i am of them!! ^^

So when Omy.sg first sent the McDonald's Open Doors tour invite, I was SUPER SUPER EXCITED FOR IT! :)
Cause I ALWAYS eat at macs or order mac delivery so it's always good to know how my food is being prepared! :)


Good news!!!!
From 18 September 2011 to 19 February 2012, there will be 300 sessions of kitchen tours conducted at 25 McDonald's restaurants island-wide!!! :)
If you're interested to be a part of the tour, it will be held on every 3rd Sunday of the month.
Do register for a slot at http://www.mcdonalds.com.sg/opendoors/


So here was how the tour went for me at King Albert Park, McDonald's Place


After entering the kitchen, I was greeted by these glorious golden cripsy friesssss
SUPER TEMPTING TO JUST GRAB ONE, BUT OF COURSE I DIDNT CAUSE IT'S NOT HYGIENIC FOR OTHER CUSTOMERS :P


Their machine has a filter system to change the oil on a regular basis, plus their staff also changes the oil manually!
This is how you manage to get perfectly golden fries and awesome patties from McDonald's :) Only with clean 100% vegetable oil!! ^^
+ NO CHOLESTROL NO TRANSFAT
LOVE IT!


waaaaa~~~ *o*


And this is their warmer that keeps their patty warm after being cooked!
This has a time limit to which how long the food can be kept for before being thrown away to ensure freshness!
Eg. Fish fillet can only be kept for xx minutes whereas Beef patties can only be kept for x minutes!


MY FAVOURITE MCSPICY PATTY OMG :D :D


I know some people will worry about food wastage when you read the above about throwing unfresh patties away.
So in every McDonald's branch there's always this sign that says Medium, High or Low for the staff to estimate how much customer flow there is on that day itself so that they can prepare sufficient meat patties to cope with orders quickly, without over-preparing which will lead to food wastage :)
SMART RIGHT!!


Check out their strict quality control!!!


And have you ever noticed these cool descriptions of the burgers on your boxes?
Don't take it for granted man, people made effort to print and write all of these!
I ALWAYS READ THEM EHEHEH :)
ESPECIALLY THE MCSPICY ONE!
LOVE WHOLE-MUSCLE CHICKEN THIGH!!!!



Yay steam buns!
HAVE YOU NOTICED HOW PERFECT FILLET O FISH'S TOP BUNS ALWAYS ARE DESPITE IT BEING REALLY REALLY SOFT???
AS IN, IT NEVER HAS A FINGER PRINT OR DENTS IN THEM!
cause the McDonald's staff have been trained to handle these steamy hot fragile top buns with extreme care to ensure it looks FLAWLESS while served! Super hard task to do!!



They have charts everywhere to help out the staff at work :) :)
I'D LOVE TO WORK HERE!



Our tour guide was telling us this is a pound of beef, and for our quarter pounder it will be split into 4!
Sorry for the bad pic though cause i was way at the back and couldn't get a clear shot :x


All their items have been labelled with expiry dates to make sure we all get fresh fooddddd :) :) YAY I LOVE YOU MACS!


Look at all the advent bloggers with their cameras during the tour!!!





Our tour guide telling us about the "Made-For-You" kitchen system!



All the orders will be reflected immediately on this board after an order is placed, INCLUDING customization.

For example someone picky like me would order my usual:
McSpicy meal upsized
change the bun to Fillet bun (cause i don't like sesame seeds)
remove lettuce (cause i don't like veg)
add cheese (cause i LOVE cheese)
drink change to Iced Milo

And this will ALL reflect on the board so everything is made to my order and the burgers are not pre-made :) :)
FRIGGIN AWESOME AND I SUPERLY LOVE THE NEW SYSTEM!



Super hot grilling machine for the meat patties!
you can be sure that there are NO ADDITIVES NOR FILLERS added in them :) :)
They have a really precise timing for cooking the beef patties!
If i didn't remember it wrongly it's exactly 18 seconds!!
No wonder it's a fast food restaurant! :) Quick and efficient!


And then we headed towards their chiller and freezer! :)


Saw these trays of buns, all labelled specifically with date of expiration for freshness :)


YAY THE MCGRILL SOUR DOUGH BUN!!!
THIS IS THE YUMMIEST BUN FROM MCDONALD'S!!!


Behind this door lies the chiller and the freezer! :)
I thnk the chiller is about -4 degree celcius~


And the freezer is -18 degree celcius :)
SOOO EXCITING AND WE GET TO GO IN FOR AWHILE EHEHE!!!



INSIDE THE CHILLER! SO COOL ^^ (PUN INTENDED)


despite how many cartons of stuff they have...
STILL NEATER THAN MY ROOM! HAHAH!



INSIDE THE FREEZER!!! EVEN COOLER :D :D :D
can blow smoke out of our mouth when we talk ahaha :p


Hi everyone!!!! :)




Everyone came out super cold lol! like the cold air went into my shoes!!!
The tour guide told us that their staff would usually enter the freezer and chiller to take stocks with a JACKET :) And the doors can be opened from the inside so nobody gets trapped in there hehe :p



And here we are at the warehouse!
More boxes of stuff arranged according to FIFO! First In, First Out for freshness once again! :) :)


So exciting for everyone to see all the stuff they like to eat XD


The tour guide told us that their raw ingredients were sourced from a global supply chain with world-class standards for quality, value and sustainability!

Not only that, they only get their supplies from sources that are environmentally friendly and ethical!
Like for example, they do not overwork their laborers, and they do not ill-treat the animals while rearing them etc!!!! ^^
Also, McDonald's does not condone overfishing of the ocean-caught white fish used in their Fillet o fish :)

Seriously, after hearing those words, I feel so much more assured now cause youtube always has these scare videos about animal being tortured before being served to us :(






Dehydrated onions for burgers!!!
But i don't eat onions so too bad! :p



MY LATEST CRUSH!
CHEESE SHAKER FRIESSSSSSSS :)
I WISH I WOULD WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND FIND THIS BAG OF CHEESE SHAKER FRIES POWDER IN MY HOME AHAHA


Then we went to check out their staff's chill out corner during work! :)
They were eating..... Macs of course!!! ^^
And they have this board full of pictures of their staff outings and their own mini competitions to make incentives for better services etc! ^^

Fun fact: Did you know that many of their McDonald's managers started out as regular staff? ^^


I AM JEALOUS!!! I WANT TO EAT MACS TOO~~~



And we headed out to the kitchen to snap more pictures! :)


While we were taking pictures their staffs were working as usual, so we got to watch every step of an order process LIVE in front of our eyes!!!



WHAOOOOOO :D


All their staff are really efficient and nobody is idle! :)




And for safety reasons, Blue gloves are used for handling RAW food and White gloves are used for handling COOKED food!!! :)
I didn't know they were so attentive to the most minor of details!!! ^^
Now i love macs even more ~~~






OMG APPLE PIESSSSSS :D
LOOKS SOOOOO GOOOOOD!!!!




FRESHLY COOKED PATTIES ;P OMG YUMMY!!!



Stickers for specially customised orders!!! :)
My burger boxes always have a ton of these cause i'm picky ahahah


Check out the colors of these ingredients~~~






SO DAMN HIGH SEEING ALL MY FAVOURITE SAUCESSSS


HAPPY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL STAFF!! ^^
they were so polite to us though we were kinda taking up a lot of space in their kitchen and disrupting their work :')


Their communications manager Kevin Lim who was summing up the entire tour to us including when and how the public can register to attend the tour :)

McDonald's Open Doors is a global annual initiative and this is their THIRD year in Singapore!
Since 2009, 5,000 customers have participated in these tours :)
And most importantly, the tour is FREE!! ^^
It's honestly McDonald's sincere efforts to let us as health-conscious customers feel more assured about what we eat and I think that's really commendable :)




And after the tour everyone ate! ^^
Yay corn cup!!!!


Check out that buttery goodness!!!


Their staff are extremely extremely helpful!!! :)



DO I EVEN NEED TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE TASTE??? ^^
WHEEEEE X)


Another one of their supervisors were asking us if we had any questions about the tour or if there were any parts we were unclear of ^^



OMG AND YESSSSSS
WE ATE THIS!!!!
The NEW Cheese Shaker Fries!
(And they also have a new Big & Tasty burger which is HUGE and I am sooo gonna try it soon!)


WANT IT?
6777-3777 NOW!!!!!!
WOOOHOOO!!!!


Tried their new Horlicks McFlurry!
Not usually a fan of Horlicks cause i prefer Milo, but this doesn't have the really strong Horlicks taste!
It tastes rather like caramel and peanuts if you ask me so I like it! :p


Our table full of fooooood!!!



And there's a Smurfs toys promotion now of course :)
With purchase of a happy meal hehe!


Last few shots before we left the place! :)
MCDONALD'S BALLOONSSSSSS
sigh :( can't get balloons anymore cause i'm so old. SIAN!!!


looks like transformer!!!!!


transformer likes hot and fresh beef patties :) :)



hehehe pretty girls whom i met at the tour and ate together with :) :)


And of course the ever hardworking Janet from Omy.sg whom helped with arranging the tour!!! ^^


This trip has made me love McDonald's even more!!!!
Favourite yummy food since I was a kid :) :)
HAPPY, SAD, ANGRY, STRESSED UP STUDYING WITH EXAMS,
ALL MACS!!!!

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And i have been hoping and praying for these 2 guys to come back to McDonald's since a really long time!!!!!
Fast Fry and Steam Marinade, my favorite superheroes ever!!!!
CAUSE I LOVE THE FRIGGIN MCCRISPY DRUMSTICKSSSSSS and i miss it a lot :'(



Do you all remember eating it too? ^^

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REMEMBER:
From 18 September 2011 to 19 February 2012, there will be 300 sessions of kitchen tours conducted at 25 McDonald's restaurants island-wide!!! :)
If you're interested to be a part of the tour, it will be held on every 3rd Sunday of the month.
Do register for a slot at http://www.mcdonalds.com.sg/opendoors/


After going for the tour myself, I trust that McDonald's serves only fresh food to me and it's actually alright for health-concious people cause ADDING MORE LETTUCE IS FREE!!!
EHEHE! Plus the Cup Corn and Apples and all their fulfilling breakfast meals!!! :)

GUESS WHO'S CALLING 6777-3777 FOR SUPPER? :P

+++++RANDOM+++++

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You're such a big fan of Mac'D!!!!! Haha, have you tried dipping fries into Caramel sauce/dip? The ones they use for the apple dips. So yummy!! You should try it if you haven't. x)