Denizens of the Internet (and America) probably remember Marilyn Hagerty bursting onto the national food scene in 2012: when the now-88-year-old Grand Forks, ND food critic penned a charmingly sincere evaluation of the city's newest restaurant, an Olive Garden, her piece was picked up by news outlets all over the country. Now, she's back with yet another long-awaited review -- this time, of the city's four McDonald's locations.
Hagerty's refreshingly unpretentious style is still present. She says of the McDonald's on South Washington Street: "This is one of the several places around the Forks where coffee drinkers gather to exchange the news of the day. They start clearing out mid-morning. Then people with small children trickle in to use the only McDonald's playground left around here." But, occasionally, she's frustrated by their broken coffee machines. UGH, FOOD CRITICS.