The Anonymous Widower

Rutland: England’s Only County Without A McDonald’s

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

This is the first paragraph.

The picturesque county of Rutland boasts a Michelin-star restaurant, dozens of gourmet eateries and regular farmers’ markets – but what it doesn’t have is anywhere to pick up a Big Mac. This may all be about to change.

And the change seems to be creating an almighty row in the county.

I only have one use for McDonalds.

A couple of times, I’ve been stuck in a town or city centre and hungrily looking for a gluten-free snack.

So I’ve bought a small portion of chips and an orange juice.

McDonalds chips are gluten-free, unlike many other fast-food joints, which coat them in wheat.

September 17, 2019 - Posted by | Food | ,


  1. The burgers are also gluten free, and without the bun and pickle they are actually quite tasty, I was surprised. Like you, I use McDonald’s for emergency meals. I usually get the burger too.

    Comment by Liz P | September 17, 2019 | Reply

    • There have been rumours that they will give you the innards of the burger on a plate! Have you asked?

      Comment by AnonW | September 17, 2019 | Reply

  2. MacDonalds do have gluten-free buns for their burgers but not yet in every outlet.

    Comment by mauricegreed | September 18, 2019 | Reply

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