What?? 100% fresh beef, made to order, no fillers, no preservatives, nothing artificial at McDonald’s Houston?!

Whenever I post something about McDonald’s, I get some “dislikes”.  I also get some “likes” and even more messages thanking me for the event or promotion.

So, when McDonald’s invited me out to tour the kitchen and try the new fresh (never frozen), made when you order, 100% beef, with no fillers, no preservatives and nothing artificial, I decided to check it out.

What I found at the I10 and Stuedemont location was that the owner is a Houston mom, the restaurant is clean and the kitchen is very very clean.  In fact, it was so clean and the food safety standards were so high it made me wonder what other restaurants might look like.

I was also able to order on the touch screen and customize my sandwich, fill up my $1 drink (any size) and have the food delivered to my table.

The fresh, never frozen, beef comes on the quarter pounders and the signature sandwiches and goes on the grill when you order it.  I tried a quarter pounder (which was good) but the signature sandwich with Texas toast and guacamole was really good.  I brought this one home to my family and they did not believe it was a McDonald’s burger.

Learn all about the burgers HERE.


Experience the Future at McDonalds Morton Ranch Katy

Address: 22914 Morton Ranch Road, Katy, Texas

You won’t find many fast food reviews over here on BigKidSmallCity… but this is the place we’ve been to every day this week after our super hot little league games. AND this McDonald’s let’s you “Experience the Future”!

This new Katy McDonald’s features digital ordering kiosks, Bluetooth table locators, indoor and outdoor digital menu boards, interactive entertainment and video game systems, an interactive light up table and a small play area!

When we went in the first time, looking for air conditioning and a break from the ball field, we were excited to order our giant drinks on the touch screen panels. It was when we sat down and found that the light up table top was interactive that we fell in love.

The lights change when you touch them or put down your drink or…

Plus there are computer kiosks for playing games, a small play area and another light board for playing games. Look at the pictures below!

The restaurant will host a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from noon to 6pm with additional events and specials throughout the week leading up. Get all the details HERE!

 

Also, know that this restaurant is not huge, so if you are determined to sit at the light table (because there is just one!) consider going at off hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s a Contest! Win a McDonald’s 2013 Calendar with 36 Coupons, Including 12 FREE Items!

BigKidSmallCity has gotten a lot of interest in the 2013 McDonald’s Calendar.  Some people cannot find them, so we are giving them away!

To learn more about the calendar, go HERE.  The coupons are good at all “participating U.S. McDonald’s”.  I cannot guarantee that your location will be “participating” but I’ve never had an issue where I’ve traveled.

To enter the contest, you must:

1.  Go FACEBOOK and “Like” us.

2.  Sign Up for the Free Weekend Events Newsletter.  (On the right of the homepage.)

3.  Leave a comment on THIS post. 

On January 22, 2013 I will randomly select 3 winners using RANDOM.com.  You must do #3 AND either #1 or #2.  If you do #1 and #2, you will be entered twice. 

I will announce the winners of January 22, 2013 and mail you the calendar.

About the calendar:
There are 3 coupons every month… one of which is for a FREE item with no purchase necessary. For 2013, these are:

January 2013:  Free Any Small McCafe Item, Free Small Fries with Purchase of Any Dollar Menu Item, Free Oatmeal with the Purchase of a Small McCafe Beverage
February 2013:  Free Small Mocha, Buy One Get One Free Single or Double Filet-O-Fish Sandwich, Buy One Get One Free McGriddles Sandwich
March 2013: Free Medium Iced Coffee, Free Happy Meal with Purchase of a Premium Salad, Free Medium Premium Roast Coffee with the Purchase of Any Breakfast Platter
April 2013: Free Small Real Fruit Smoothie, Free Small Frozen Strawberry Lemonade with Purchase of Any Premium Chicken Sandwich, Free Dollar Menu Item at Breakfast with the Purchase of a Medium McCafe.
May 2013:  Free Small Real Fruit Smoothie, Buy One Get One Free Dollar Menu Item, Free Breakfast Sandwich with the Purchase of a Small McCafe
June 2013:  Free Small Blended Ice Beverage, Free Snack Size McFurry with the Purchase of a Premium Chicken Sandwich, Buy One Get One Free any Oatmeal
July 2013:  Free Small Iced Mocha, Free Medium Fries and Medium Fountain Drink with the Purchase of a Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Free Dollar Menu Item at Breakfast with the Purchase of a Small McCafe Smoothie
August 2013:  Free Small Frappe, Free Dollar Menu Item with the Purchase of a Medium Real Fruit Smoothie, Free Egg McMuffin wit the Purchase of a Medium McCafe
September 2013: Free Any Small McCafe Item, Free Happy Meal with the Purchaes of a Pereium Salad, Buy One Get One Free Any Breakfast Sandwich
October 2013: Free Medium Premium Roast Coffee, Free Small Blended Ice McCafe Beverage with the Purchase of a Big Mac Sandwich, Free Small McCafe with the Purchase of Any Regular Menu Breakfast Sandwich
November 2013: Free Small Hot McCafe Coffee, Buy One Get One Free Any Premium Chicken Sandwich, Free Small McCafe Coffee with the Purchase of a Big Breakfast with Hotcakes
December 2013: Free Small McCafe Hot Chocolate, Free 20-Piece McNuggets with the Purchase of a $25 Arch Card, Free Dollar Menu Item at Breakfast with the Purchase ofa  $5 Arch Card


McDonald’s 2013 Calendar with Coupons – Free with $10 Arch Card

***Update:  It looks like there is no 2014 Calendar but there is a coupon book available.  Go HERE for details!***

The McDonald’s 2013 calendar is available now. If you buy a $10 Arch Card, you get a free calendar. This calendar is filled with coupons valid each month in 2012.

 

There are 3 coupons every month… one of which is for a FREE item with no purchase necessary. For 2013, these are:

January 2013:  Free Any Small McCafe Item, Free Small Fries with Purchase of Any Dollar Menu Item, Free Oatmeal with the Purchase of a Small McCafe Beverage
February 2013:  Free Small Mocha, Buy One Get One Free Single or Double Filet-O-Fish Sandwich, Buy One Get One Free McGriddles Sandwich
March 2013: Free Medium Iced Coffee, Free Happy Meal with Purchase of a Premium Salad, Free Medium Premium Roast Coffee with the Purchase of Any Breakfast Platter
April 2013: Free Small Real Fruit Smoothie, Free Small Frozen Strawberry Lemonade with Purchase of Any Premium Chicken Sandwich, Free Dollar Menu Item at Breakfast with the Purchase of a Medium McCafe.
May 2013:  Free Small Real Fruit Smoothie, Buy One Get One Free Dollar Menu Item, Free Breakfast Sandwich with the Purchase of a Small McCafe
June 2013:  Free Small Blended Ice Beverage, Free Snack Size McFurry with the Purchase of a Premium Chicken Sandwich, Buy One Get One Free any Oatmeal
July 2013:  Free Small Iced Mocha, Free Medium Fries and Medium Fountain Drink with the Purchase of a Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Free Dollar Menu Item at Breakfast with the Purchase of a Small McCafe Smoothie
August 2013:  Free Small Frappe, Free Dollar Menu Item with the Purchase of a Medium Real Fruit Smoothie, Free Egg McMuffin wit the Purchase of a Medium McCafe
September 2013: Free Any Small McCafe Item, Free Happy Meal with the Purchaes of a Pereium Salad, Buy One Get One Free Any Breakfast Sandwich
October 2013: Free Medium Premium Roast Coffee, Free Small Blended Ice McCafe Beverage with the Purchase of a Big Mac Sandwich, Free Small McCafe with the Purchase of Any Regular Menu Breakfast Sandwich
November 2013: Free Small Hot McCafe Coffee, Buy One Get One Free Any Premium Chicken Sandwich, Free Small McCafe Coffee with the Purchase of a Big Breakfast with Hotcakes
December 2013: Free Small McCafe Hot Chocolate, Free 20-Piece McNuggets with the Purchase of a $25 Arch Card, Free Dollar Menu Item at Breakfast with the Purchase ofa  $5 Arch Card

Joe7 264x300 McDonalds 2012 Calendar with Coupons   Free with $10 Arch Card
 

If you want several calendars (and coupons), there is no limit on the number of times you can roll your gift card. So you can go in, buy the $10 card and get the calendar. The next time, you can buy another calendar (and a drink or food if you feel like it) and pay with the first card. You can keep on doing this, and only be out the original $10… which you can later spend of food… or if you are like me, iced teas.

Brooke5 McDonalds 2012 Calendar with Coupons   Free with $10 Arch Card
 

And your kids can play on in the Play Place as you collect calendars.


McDonald’s Halloween Coupons – $1 for 12 Free Items – Free Apple Slices, Ice Cream Cone, Milk and Juice Box

 

Select McDonald’s locations have Halloween coupon books available now.  For $1, you can get a coupon book for 12 free items!  It includes free apple slices, free small cone and free milk or apple juice.

There seems to be no limit on the number of booklets you can buy at once (within reason) and you can redeem 1 coupon for each person in your party.  (If you go to the restaurant with your 3 kids, they can all use a coupon for a free ice cream cone.)  Also, I don’t see an expiration date on the coupons.

I found this booklet in the Spring area, but I know there are other restaurants participating in Houston.  Let me know where you find it!

I’m going to get a few of these booklets and watch for the CALENDAR that comes out in December!


McDonald’s 2012 Calendar with Coupons – Free with $10 Arch Card

**Go HERE to see the coupons in the 2013 calendar**

 

The McDonald’s 2012 calendar is available now. If you buy a $10 Arch Card, you get a free calendar. This calendar is filled with coupons valid each month in 2012.

There are 3 coupons every month… one of which is for a FREE item with no purchase necessary. For 2012, these are:

January – Free Any Small McCafe Item.
February – Free Small Mocha
March – Free Medium Iced Coffee
April – Free Small Real Fruit Smoothie
May – Free Small Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
June – Free Small Real Fruit Smoothie
July – Free Small Iced Mocha
August – Free Small Frappe
September – Free Any Small McCafe Item
October – Free Medium Premium Roast Coffee
November – Free Small Hot McCafe Coffee
December – Free Small McCafe Hot Chocolate

 

If you want several calendars (and coupons), there is no limit on the number of times you can roll your gift card. So you can go in, buy the $10 card and get the calendar. The next time, you can buy another calendar (and a drink or food if you feel like it) and pay with the first card. You can keep on doing this, and only be out the original $10… which you can later spend of food… or if you are like me, iced teas.

 

And your kids can play on in the Play Place as you collect calendars.