If ever you needed a reminder of the ubiquity of fast food, this is it:
Even with their own fantastic local cuisine – pub food, because I pretend colcannon doesn’t exist – there are a shocking number of fast food joints in Dublin. Sadly, there are no Wendy’s in Ireland – but at least the others have to comply with EU regulations. In other words, McDonald’s burgers taste shockingly decent, and Burger King fries resemble cardboard slightly less. You can tell I don’t have much love for fast food.
Also, 1 in 5 McDonald’s burgers sold in Europe is made of Irish beef, which is renowned for its deliciousness. The moral here is if you’re going to eat fast food and don’t live in Europe, befriend an airline pilot with the sole motivation of abusing his friendship to score free plane rides, ultimately abandoning your pseudo-BFF in favor of piping hot, simply delicious European fast food. Amoral morals are my favorite kind of morals.
In conclusion, here’s Brillo’s contractually obligated inclusion in this post.