THE image of McDonald’s has changed somewhat in recent years.
Thanks to heathy food campaigns by the likes of Jamie Oliver and all the media scaremongering about trans fats this fast food giant has had to clean up its act.
Gone are the days ruled by the sinister clown Ronald McDonald and his limited supply of cardboard-like food products.
Enter a McDonald’s chain today and you are greeted by a menu bursting with choice and healthy options galore.
The traditional Happy Meal fare of hamburger and fries is now replaced by carrot sticks and real chicken breast nuggets. Salads, fruit and smoothies now dominate the once fat-filled menu.
The choice has also vastly improved, with new additions being added to the menu on a regular basis.
I tried the new, much- hyped, Chicken Legend when I visited the town centre restaurant at the top of Kirkgate.
The Legend sounds impressive and comprises a premium chicken breast fillet between a Bakehouse roll, Batavia lettuce and a choice of either spicy tomato salsa or cool mayonnaise.
I plumped for the cool mayonnaise version, and I was not disappointed.
The chicken breast was tasty and well-seasoned and enveloped in a nicely textured crunchy coating, complemented well by the lettuce and mayonnaise. The ciabatta-like roll was nice and chunky.
All in all, a good-quality burger alternative, which is substantial enough to eat unaccompanied. I had it with fries and a strawberry milkshake, which I found far too filling to finish.