MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The North Dakota food critic whose review of Olive Garden went viral in 2012 is back in the spotlight after she decided to review the McDonald’s restaurants in the area.

Marilyn Hagerty, the food critic for the Grand Forks Herald, wrote in her latest “Eatbeat” column, “If you read the Wall Street Journal or USA Today, you might be worried about the future of McDonald’s. If you zip around greater Grand Forks on a cold January day, the McDonald’s restaurants seem alive and well.”

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Hagerty noted how it’s one of several places around the Forks where coffee drinkers gather to exchange the news of the day.

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She also pointed out the shortcomings of McDonald’s recent ad offering Chicken McNuggets for the price of the temperature outside, saying you have to buy a sandwich to get that deal.

And she wrote that occasionally the premium coffee machines are not working.

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Her final report card: the four different McDonald’s restaurants are a draw with versatile menus, fairly low prices and ongoing promotions.