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Bork goes back to its roots in today's edition of problematic panels, with a seriously distressed McDonald's order screen from back when we were allowed in such places. Register reader Anthony Remmers spotted Windows being poorly in a Springfield, Missouri branch of the beef-bothering fast food chain. bork_4_1 Poor old …

  1. Chris G Silver badge

    Stuffed full of deliciousness

    I hope that was sarcasm.

    The easiest way to limit social interaction at Ron's Rooburgers is to go somewhere that sells actual food.

    The only fast food establishments that smelled worse are the old Wimpy Bars and I think (and hope) they have all gone by now.

    1. IGotOut Silver badge

      Re: Stuffed full of deliciousness

      It's interesting how many slag off McD's, yet the. food hygiene is pretty good (as an example the Handmade burger co. In Birmingham was shut down because of a zero eating, as well as dozens of "proper restaurants ).

      The food is not the greatest but is affordable for many. And generally considering the footfall, they tend to be pretty clean

      For an occasional quick bite, if it's your thing, why not. It's not my thing, but occasionally at 3am after finishing work, why not.

      It's about as petty as having a dig at people because they like a £3 bottle of wine.

      I've eaten at some very expensive Michelin star restaurants and left feeling disappointed and ripped off.

      If you like a McD's go for it.

      Although if you one of those queuing for 4 hours, them you really have lost the plot.

      1. macjules Silver badge

        Re: Stuffed full of deliciousness

        It is not food hygiene that is the problem. It is that the UK just can not for love or money get it right in regards to "fast food" and especially burgers. McD or Burger King in Switzerland or Austria are amazing places to eat at and the burgers are on a level with those you might find in Granger & Co - about the only place in London/SE that I could recommend for a burger.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Stuffed full of deliciousness

        My lad completed a food hygiene qualification and worked in McD for a while. He reports the food hygiene standards as very good. He also worked in another fast food franchise outlet where allergen control was zero (and that was after the Pret a Manger related fatality).

        He asked the boss, owner of numerous franchises why he didn't have any McD, the boss, a Muslim gave him a strange look and the boy worked out the reason...

    2. Gene Cash Silver badge

      Re: Stuffed full of deliciousness

      The easiest way to limit social interaction at Ron's Rooburgers is to use their self-ordering terminals.

      They're the only US joint (before the 'rona) to offer such things in working order.

      You walk up, tap in your order, pay for it, and sit down. In about 10 minutes, someone brings your food.

      Almost no social interaction, thus making the less than stellar food worthwhile for someone that's tired of asking "extra onions please" 4 times and still getting it wrong at other establishments. I'm looking at you, Burger King and Wendy's.

      1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

        Re: Stuffed full of deliciousness

        >tap in your order

        Then wash your hands - you wouldn't believe what swab tests on these panels showed up

        (actually you would if you think about the reason most people visit McDs)

      2. Louis Schreurs Bronze badge

        Re: Stuffed full of deliciousness

        The most bland of looks I ever witnessed in my entire life was when I asked the person behind the counter what the extra cost would be of the extra onions. It was actually TWO bland looks, at a Dutch Burger King. In some BIG train station.

    3. Roger Kynaston Bronze badge


      There is a Wimpy on Streatham High Road.

      1. keith_w Bronze badge

        Re: Wimpy

        I know of a couple here in Canada as well. I don't know if they are the same ones as in the UK

    4. Saruman the White

      Re: Stuffed full of deliciousness

      There's a Wimpy still in Basingstoke Festival Place. Fortunately its somewhere very out of the way, so you can usually avoid it unless you really want your digestion wrecked.

    5. katrinab Silver badge

      Re: Stuffed full of deliciousness

      Nope. There's still a few Wimpies around. Also, the company that owns them also owns GBK, and you might have seen them on your travels.

    6. Aussie Doc Bronze badge

      Re: Stuffed full of deliciousness

      I realise you were attempting irony or sarcasm here but as an Ozzie, I can guarantee that rooburgers are, in fact, quite a pleasant delicacy here.

      The meat is dark and almost 'gamey' in it's taste.

      Also highly recommended by our 'heart boffins' who know about this stuff.

      Always goes well with a few of these --------->

  2. lglethal Silver badge


    " punter-operated POS terminals"

    Hmmm.... Piece of sh%%%%%%%% terminals. Yep sounds about right....

  3. MarkET


    Often see reboot sequences on our local buses. At least they're the right way up so we can read them. Must get that CPU fan rate sorted, oh here comes the bus. Probably stop for an hour doing Windows feature update to 5 wheels or something.

  4. John Hawkins

    Bork sausages?

    Mine's the one with the greasy Happy Meal toys in the pockets...

  5. Timmy B Silver badge

    It's McDonalds surely its:

    Burger Starved Of Deliciousness

    1. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

      Re: It's McDonalds surely its:

      Big Sandwich Of Disappointment?

  6. pavel.petrman

    Press for assistance?

    Shouldn't there be three buttons? Wink wink.

  7. Richie Rich

    Crap chips innit?

    1. BenDwire Silver badge

      Or the chips have been fried ...

  8. DJV Silver badge

    "atmosphere of grease, disappointment and desperation"

    That made I chuckle!

  9. chivo243 Silver badge

    Looks like a Matrix bork?

    It's painful to see a display abused in that way. Why?

  10. Celeste Reinard

    The Bork Collective...

    We are the Bork. Lower your shields and surrender your chips. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us.


    ... ketch-up, onions, and a load of mayonaise ... with sugar on top.

  11. tzmndvl

    Grubby Fingers

    I decided to download the House of Ron's smartphone app a while back so that when I decide to punish my stomach, I can order and pay on my filthy, germ-coated phone instead of their filthy, germ-coated public POS terminals.

  12. Hans 1 Silver badge


    Well, my interpretation of the BSOD is that the computer refused to boot windows, threatened self-harm, and Windows had to comply and shut down.

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