I’m sure you have seen the McDonald’s signs that read “billions and billions served” and wondered if McDonald’s really is that popular. After all it’s just fast food so how big of a deal could it possibly be?
Recently I added a huge section to OurBigAdventure.com, it has thousands of cities where you can add your own tips for other visitors, restaurant reviews or whatever you want to say about the city. For cities that have no comments I added some text asking for comments. In the text it says that we don’t really want reviews on the local McDonald’s, we would prefer to have reviews of local restaurants etc…
So a strange thing began to happen, I started to notice that people were finding OurBigAdventure’s city pages by searching for McDonald’s locations in the cities represented on our site. To get more specific, it’s the 12th day of the month and we’ve had 48 hits so far this month for McDonald’s searches. That’s about 4 per day so far this month and I’m not really sure how many cities that covers, but the ones I’ve actually seen are for non-US cities which means to me that our fellow Americans feel much more comfortable eating familiar food rather than venturing into local restaurants for the cities they are visiting.
I never expected this when I put that text on the site and I’ve even changed the text on most of the pages since this started to show up but we are still getting the 4 searches per day from people looking for a McDonald’s! That’s how popular McDonald’s is world wide.
So if you have a few minutes you could do us a big favor by visiting //www.ourbigadventure.com/city/ and finding any city you are familiar with and adding your favorite restaurant review or any tips you might have for visitors to the city to help us spread the word about great places to see in cities other than the local McDonald’s. We hit our local McDonald’s from time to time too, but it’s so much more fun to find a great local restaurant when you are on a trip and tips locals or recent visitors are great for helping people get more from a city that they are visiting.
This is your chance to be a part of OurBigAdventure and hopefully it will help you on your next trip to find something awesome that you might not have found if you didn’t see what someone else had to say after their visit!