Why is it that Coke and Diet Coke just seem to taste better at McDonald's?! Well, there are several reasons. And none of them have anything to do with the food that you're drinking the Coke with.
Turns out, McDonald’s takes some steps in their soda preparation that other restaurant chains don’t. First, their syrup is stored in stainless steel containers, not plastic bags, which is the way most places do it. They also filter their water differently than other fast food restaurants, and they keep their soda extra cold, and even pre-chill the syrup to make it taste better.
Another thing making Coke and Diet Coke taste great at Mickey Ds? Believe it or not, it’s the straws. While a lot of places are beginning to outlaw them, McDonald’s straws are important to the taste of their soda. They’re straws are actually thicker than ones in other restaurants, which allows or more flavor to hit your tongue when you’re drinking it.
These people know what they're doing. I feel so vulnerable now. And thirsty...