‘It’s So, So Good’: Expat American Shares Why Australian McDonald’s Stores Are So Much Better Than Their US Counterparts
- Kaymie Wuerfel, from Clearwater, Florida, moved to Sydney, Australia in 2020
- She films TikTok videos about culture shocks she experienced Down Under
- In a recent clip, Ms. Wuerfel said she prefers Aussie McDonald’s over the US version
- She said the taste and quality of the food is much better and will not make you sick
An American expat living in Down Under has revealed why she believes Australia’s McDonald’s is better than the US.
Kaymie Wuerfel moved from Florida to Sydney in early 2020 after tying the knot with her Australian beauty, and has been ‘learning to live’ in the Harbor City since the first coronavirus lockdown in March.
To pass the time during the pandemic, the Clearwater resident began documenting the biggest differences between life in the US and Down Under in a series of TikTok videos that have drawn a fan base of more than 133,000 followers.
In her latest clip entitled ‘Three Things I’ve Come to Love in Australia’, Ms. Wuerfel said she prefers the Australian McDonald’s over the US version because the quality of the food is much better.
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Kaymie Wuerfel (pictured) moved from Florida to Sydney in early 2020 after tying the knot with her Australian beauty, but she’s still coming to terms with some unique Aussie quirks
“I’ve never eaten it much in America because when you eat McDonald’s in America, you really feel like you’re dying,” she said.
“And I know it’s probably not much better here, but it is so, so good.
“I’ll eat that Chicken McPieces and finish my frozen Coke, the last thing on my mind is my health – which is probably a bad thing.”
Viewers agreed, and many suggested it could be related to Australia’s top-notch ingredients, such as grass-fed beef, or the oil chips and chicken nuggets baked in it.
Many complained that they fell ill for hours after eating a meal from an American Maccas.
‘I tried McDonald’s when I was in the US and I was literally sick a few hours later,’ wrote one person.
Ms Wuerfel (pictured at the Sydney Opera House in 2020) said she prefers the Australian McDonald’s over the American version because the quality of the food is much better
Mrs. Wuerfel (pictured) said she never ate McDonald’s when she lived in America because ‘when you eat McDonald’s in America, you really feel like you’re dying’
‘I also tried the USA Maccas when I was there. It’s so bad, I don’t know how it got so big, ”said another.
Later in her video, Ms. Wuerfel also praised the Australian pension system and currency, saying that the different colored notes made it much easier to use.
Australian denominations form a rainbow of hues, with pink and purple $ 5 bills, blue $ 10 bills, reddish orange $ 20 bills and yellow $ 50 bills, while in America all paper money is green.
“I love the currency because the different colors make it easy to spot, and it’s also very durable,” said Ms. Wuerfel.
Earlier this month, Ms. Wuerfel made headlines by sharing the biggest culture shocks she faced after moving to Down Under, including using the C word to greet people, free health care, chicken salt and 15 cents for a grocery bag.
While on a trip to the supermarket with her husband, the young brunette said she realized that all prices on the shelves were already ‘marked to be tax inclusive’.
On a trip to the supermarket, Ms. Wuerfel said she was surprised when a cashier wanted to charge her 15 cents for a shopping bag.
She said the conversation came up when she asked him to give her $ 5 plus tax so she could afford a tub of peanut butter.
“But he told me that all prices in Australia are marked to include tax … I realized how much easier life is to buy things for the stated price,” she explained.
She was similarly surprised when a cashier wanted to charge her 15 cents for a grocery bag.
She asked, “Do you want a bag?” And I thought, “Of course I want a bag.” Then she says, “Okay, that’s 15 cents a bag” 15 cents a bag? ” she recalled.
Supermarkets in Australia have been charging customers for reusable bags in an effort to tackle single use plastic bags.