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McDonald's Is Available 24/7 Even When You're in the Hospital

by April Peveteaux on April 16, 2012 at 6:15 PM

mcdonald's 24/7I think we're all aware that McDonald's has taken over the world. In fact, this has been going on since we were kids and long before Happy Meal debates started popping up on message boards. But it now appears that McDonald's has literally covered every second from birth to, well, the end as they open restaurants that stay open for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and in hospitals!

You'll never have a craving for a Big Mac again that is not easily remedied. Good news?

I don't know about you, but there are times when something bad happens and I need to drown my sorrows in a black and white shake. I'm guessing that's what these hospital McDonald's locations are all about. Having a tough day, or have to endure some kind of invasive test? Make yourself feel better with some Chicken McNuggets and a large fry. (And then stop, so you don't wind up back in the hospital for a cholesterol situation.)

That, and drunken drive-thru runs, can probably explain the appeal of the 24/7 McDonald's as well. It's comfort food, and you never know what time of day you'll need that comfort. Or what location you may find yourself in, when you need that food to wallow in for a moment.

Of course it would be better to go for a run, do some yoga, or just call a friend. But sometimes the easiest method of comforting is exactly what you need. It may not be good for us in the long run, but it's hard to argue against comfort food in the moment.

Do you go to McDonald's when you need a pick-me-up?


Image via McDonald's

Filed Under: chain restaurants, eating out, food

Comments

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  • jessi...
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    jessicasmom1

    April 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM
    too bad I don't like McDonald's.. ok maybe once a month
  • Jmsosa
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    Jmsosa

    April 16, 2012 at 6:47 PM
    I had a baby this past week after 20 hours of labor. I hadn't eaten anything in over 24 hours and all I wanted was a M&M McFlurry. I was so disappointed when the McDonald's across the street was closed. I had to settle for a frosty and it just wasn't the same.
  • Kimbyann
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    Kimbyann

    April 16, 2012 at 6:53 PM
    Isn't new. Plenty of them are 24hr
  • Indig...
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    IndigoRose

    April 16, 2012 at 7:09 PM

     I seldom go to Mac Donald's.  I hadn't been in years, but I was hungry one morning, having left without breakfast, and it was there.  I pulled into the drive through and bought a steak bagel sandwich.  UGH !  It was so salty and otherwise tasteless that I couldn't eat it !  I took it home and gave it to the dog.  he loved it...

    Never again.


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    GlowWorm889

    April 16, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    I loved it when my local McDonald's went to 24/7. Really, the only time I get a bad craving for their food is at midnight. XD


  • dixie...
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    dixiechick2

    April 16, 2012 at 8:27 PM
    No I don't like Mc Donalds I prefer Jimmy Johns!
  • Angel...
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    Angelanscalf89

    April 16, 2012 at 10:17 PM
    I really do not like mcdonalds. Except fries and pies and frappes
  • Madel...
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    Madelaine

    April 17, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    wow


  • Bmat
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    Bmat

    April 17, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    I like that these are 24 hour. When I am traveling, I feel MacDonalds is a familiar place.


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    KaylaMillar

    April 17, 2012 at 10:36 AM
    We don't really go to mcds.
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