The great benefit with McD is that, from personal experience, wherever you are in the world, it basically tastes the same. So going to a McD you generally know what you are getting. So going to a new place, perhaps after a long flight, you are hungry, and especially if you have kids, it's so convenient to go to a McD if available, instead of figuring out and agreeing where and what you should eat.AlterEgo…agree … But they (the Americans) did make the decision to travel to new and exotic places. Traveling be it to DR or Paris…it would never be the lust of needing to chomp down on a McDonalds. Pretty sad I think.