I still haven’t found the photos that I was looking for, but I have now discovered all my photos from when I visited Newark (the one in New Jersey, not the one in Nottinghamshire).
This was the only time that I’ve been to a McDonald’s and was asked by a staff member, and I’d add more inquisitively than in any negative manner, why I was there. When I told her that I was just visiting she then told me to be careful, which is never a great sign about the locality. Anyway, I’m very good at keeping myself to myself when required, but the atmosphere in the McDonald’s was quite tense and they had security guards trying to monitor the situation.
I didn’t spend long there, but I can remember thinking that the quality of the food was all brand standard and as expected, so all was well as far as I was concerned.