On This Week’s ‘Bachelor,’ Ben Made His Date Work at the McDonald’s Drive-Thru

To show her what was special about his hometown, Ben Higgins took his date to McDonald’s and put her to work
On This Week’s ‘Bachelor,’ Ben Made His Date Work at the McDonald’s Drive-Thru

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Sometimes, ‘The Bachelor’ takes contestants to exotic destinations, like Bali — but Ben Higgins took his date to McDonald’s.

The Bachelor Ben Higgins has once again plugged McDonald’s by taking contestant Amanda to spend a romantic evening…  at the drive-thru window.

The episode, which aired Monday night, showed Higgins — who previously starred in a McDonald’s commercial, along with other Bachelor alums — escorting Amanda to the fast food joint in his hometown of Warsaw, Indiana.

Higgins, who has the televised ease of a young politician, tells Amanda during their date, “I thought that the whole purpose of coming to my hometown is to do the things that are normal to me, so I wanted to take you to McDonald’s, because that’s a normal thing for me.”

Amanda, a mother of two young daughters who is probably used to making chores seem fun, pretends to be excited.

During their Egg McMuffin date, Amanda and Ben also share a French fry, Lady and the Tramp-style, and later, Amanda has to ask customers the ridiculous question, “Hi, welcome to McDonald’s. Would you like breakfast or dinner today?”

On Twitter, plenty of Bachelor fans made their opinions known on the not-even-veiled advertisement: 

liz walber ‏@lizzoaw  3 hours ago

this bachelor episode is just like "our date is you work at mcdonalds now"

mrskanye ‏@mrskanye  5 hours ago

Why is no one talking about the fact that The Bachelor took a girlfriend on a date to MCDONALDS and made her work the drive thru???

mean bean ‏@meens_beans  22 hours agoChevy Chase, MD

HE TOOK HER TO MCDONALDS FOR THEIR DATE LMAO THE BACHELOR WILD HE NEED SOME MILK

MacKenzie ‏@kenzwells  Feb 15

The Mcdonalds date on the bachelor is like a flashback on me and my ex since thats all he could ever afford

Rylee Laxdal ‏@Rylee_Laxdal  Feb 15

Watch the bachelor one time and the guy takes the girl to McDonalds on a date... Thanks Ben Higgins for lowing girls standards. #goat

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