We should have warned you about restaurants closed out of regular meal times. In France you have déjeuner between 11.30 -> 13.30 and dîner 19.00 -> 22.00. Newsweek reporter Ted Stanger had exactly the same bad experience (McDo included) Another advise: if someone tries to steal your place in a lineup, defend it. Cheating is the national sport, far beyond soccer. Don't let yourself get ripped off.