Friday, September 4, 2015

Spencer Edition: McDonald's

Spencer McDonalds

No, I'm not turning in Marilyn Hagerty. Promise (though she is kind of a badass, tbh). I never thought I'd ever write about a McDonald's ...

BUT THE ONE IN SPENCER, WEST VIRGINIA, HAS PIZZA.

PIZZA.

It's just one of two locations left in the United States that still serves pizza. This was kind of a BFD a few months back when this discovery went viral on the web. The Daily Mail even made the trip to try it for themselves. Two McDonald's left in the United States that still serve pizza, and one is right in Spencer, West Virginia.

My friends were shocked when I suggested McDonald's. I'm a fierce advocate of NOT chain restaurants, but c'mon.

The McPizza was launched in the late '80s and was gone from menus by the late '90s due to its long cooking time - 11 minutes. However, Greg Mills, who owns a McDonald's store in Pomeroy, Ohio, and Spencer, West Virginia, continues to keep pizzas on the menu.

Spencer McDonalds

When I went into the McDonald's, I thought maybe I flubbed and went to the wrong location. I just saw the menu plastered with Big Macs and Quarter Pounders. BUT, off to the side was the pizza menu.

Spencer McDonalds
They come in both personal and family sizes. You can get cheese, pepperoni, sausage or deluxe. Or you can add on a second family pizza for a deal. Additional toppings include pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, sausage, green peppers and cheese. I squealed with excitement. The woman behind the counter said something like "y'all ain't from around here, huh?" I realized I was acting like a fangirl. I had to calm down. I ordered a personal cheese pizza with mushrooms.

Apparently the pizzas are popular sellers. The woman warned us it would take a little while. That was A-OK with me. We took our drinks and sat down.

Spencer McDonaldsSide note: Maggie had never had a Big Mac before (wtf?), so she ordered one. Isn't she adorable?

So, the verdict: You know, the pizza is alright. The sauce is indeed sweet, the crust was lightly crispy and a bit greasy. They don't skimp on the cheese, which I totally dig. It wasn't bad. It's about where I'd expect a McDonald's pizza to be.

Spencer McDonalds


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