Yet, the kids are still excited by a visit to our local McDonald's. There is still a play area tucked inside, and in all honesty it is now a relaxing treat to sit, sip on a coffee, and wait for the kids as they play.
Often, my children associate @McD_Canada as a reward or special treat. If I've asked them to be well behaved for an event, they will ask if getting a Happy Meal could be a reward for doing what I've asked. Or, sometimes a meal at McDonald's, on a Friday night is a good way to end the week, and that is exactly how we kicked off this weekend!
After our meal, the kids headed into the play area, and I returned to the counter to order a coffee.
The staff member behind the counter asked me what I would like in my coffee. I was a little surprised by his asking since, I had noticed sugar, and sweetener at the condiment station. I had assumed that the customer was handed a black coffee and we could dress it as we wished, with what was available at the station. But, since he was asking, I requested Equal Sweetener in my medium coffee. After a moments hesitation he informed me that Equal wasn't a choice he could offer. Then, I inquired about a comment card to request that McDonald's consider adding @EqualCanada as an option for their customers. The staff member directed me to McDonald's.ca to voice my request, as there weren't any comment cards available in store.
As I was ordering my coffee, the customer next to me was also ordering one as well, and I overheard her asking for sweetener. As we both stood at the counter waiting for our orders to be ready, I took the opportunity to speak with her and ask her what her sweetener of choice was. After a brief discussion about sweeteners, she agreed with me that McDonald's could offer their customers a choice when it came to sweeteners.
Folks like to have selection and options when ordering, and offering Equal Sweeteners would only make the McCafe experience all that much...sweeter!
Find out more about Equal Canada on facebook.
Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All opinions expressed here are mine, yours could differ.