Have you ever ordered a burger at a restaurant then picked off some of the toppings you didn’t want? McDonald’s Canada has a unique new Create Your Taste experience where you can personalize a premium burger exactly to your taste preferences! With two bun options plus a lettuce wrap, five types of cheeses, nine sauces and 10 toppings, you have so many delicious ways to personalize your perfect burger. A customized burger is just one part of this new experience being offered at select McDonald’s Canada locations.
Create Your Taste – McDonald’s Canada:
At select locations across Canada, McDonald’s has installed electronic self-order kiosks where you can build your own burger and order other foods & drinks from their menu. When you walk into the restaurant, you’ll be greeted by a Guest Experience Leader who can walk you through the new system. You can customize your burger at the kiosk, order your drinks, your sides and even dessert. What about kids who want a Happy Meal while parents want the new Create Your Taste experience? Yes, you can do all of that at the self-order kiosk! You are able to pay by credit, debit or gift card right at the kiosk but you’ll be directed to the till if you’ll be paying cash.
Once you place your Create Your Taste order, you simply pick up one of the trackers beside the kiosk, enter your tracker number on the screen and take a seat in the restaurant. Since the Create Your Taste orders are all personally made to order, the service does take a few extra minutes. Rather that stand at the counter waiting, you can take a seat and a server will bring out your food to your table.
Unlike some other quick service restaurants, you don’t have to listen for your number to be called to know when your food is ready. Each Create Your Taste order comes with your own McDonald’s server who will deliver your food to your table, ask if there is anything else you need, and will check in with you a few times during your meal to make sure you have everything you need. If you’d prefer to eat at home, there is a take out option available as well.
I absolutely loved my burger! My burger started with a 100% Canadian Angus Beef patty on an artisian-style bakery roll. For toppings I chose Monterey Jack jalapeno cheese, chipotle aioli, sundried tomato pesto (two thumbs up – highly recommended!), tomato, lettuce and red onions. It was honestly one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. With so many toppings to choose from, you can really try a new creation each time you visit.
I enjoyed my burger so much that I went to McDonald’s again the next day with a guest so I could have it again! My guest really loaded up his burger and it looked delicious. He had the black & white sesame seed brioche-style bun, natural cheddar cheese, chipotle aioli, tomato, lettuce, sundried tomato pesto, crispy onions, red onions, grilled mushrooms, bacon and two 100% Canadian Angus Beef patties. Just look at this burger – YUM!
This new service does not eliminate any Canadian jobs. In fact, each participating restaurant hired 10-15 new employees to enhance the customer experience.
If you prefer the traditional ordering method and menu, you still have the option of going up to the till and ordering as you always have. This new Create Your Taste service doesn’t change the services you’re used to at McDonald’s but it does offer enhancements for guests that would like to enjoy the new upgrades. You can visit the McDonald’s Canada website to find your nearest Create Your Taste location.
While in the restaurant, don’t miss the McCafe Bakery treats. I brought a few home and everything I’ve tried has been delicious! With options like a Chocolate Chunk Brownie, Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish (my favourite) and others, you’re going to want to bring some home too!
Once you’ve tried the Create Your Taste experience, we’d love to hear what you thought of the experience and meal. Share your photos and thoughts with us on social media using the #CreateYourTasteCA hashtag.
*Disclosure: I was compensated for this post; however, all opinions expressed here are my own.