McDonald s restaurant with a fuel station in the Georgian city of Batumi was recognized as the best commercial building in the world in 2014. But that is not the only unusual building of this chain of fast food restaurants. We will tell you about top 10 extraordinary McDonald’s restaurants from all over the world.
A Restaurant with a Fuel Station in Batumi
This unusual McDonald’s restaurant, built in Batumi under the project of Georgian architect Giorgi Khmaladze, looks strange and ridiculous only for the visitors. Who can believe that it is possible to combine a restaurant and Socar fuel station? Actually, this building is not unusual in modern Georgia where architectural boom has been taking place during the last decade; skyscrapers and other extraordinary buildings are growing here one after another.
However, those who visited Batumi tell that this restaurant is not popular among the residents and visitors of the city. First of all, it is located in a quite district. And, secondly, in Georgia people prefer local food such as khinkali and khachapuri to odd and expensive American hamburgers and cheeseburgers.
An Art Deco Restaurant
Not all McDonald’s restaurants are mediocre and dull as in your neighborhood. There are a lot of buildings of this fast food restaurant chain which are built with taste by skillful architects. Take a look at an art deco restaurant located in Clifton Hill in Australian state of Victoria. However, this building was not built for McDonald’s. This restaurant has been relocated here recently and the building itself was built in the first half of the 20th century, the very time when Australia was experiencing art deco boom.
McDonald’s in an Old Airplane
In New Zealand, the closest Australian neighbor, in Taupo McDonald’s was opened in an old airplane Douglas DC-3 bought from local airport at a cheap rate. Notably that this airplane was bought by the mayor of the town, who intended to arrange his office inside, but then gave it to the famous fast food restaurant. It is interesting that designers, who were decorating the interior of this unusual restaurant, didn’t change the pilot’s cockpit. Each visitor can come inside, take a seat of the captain of the aircraft and imagine himself taking off.
A Giant Happy Meal Box
Many families go to McDonald’s mainly because of Happy Meal – a meal set for children with a toy of a particular series, dedicated to the heroes of the mass culture. And in Northern Texas you will find a restaurant built in the form of a giant Happy Meal box. Visitors of this restaurant are amazed by the interior, which looks even more impressive then its exterior. Because the interior is decorated like a 4 star hotel – chandeliers, carpets, expensive furniture and marble furnishing.
Restaurant in an Old Boat on the Mississippi River
Long ago the Mississippi river was the main commercial and transport artery of the Southern US. Paddle steamers with people and cargo were sailing back and forth. Nowadays nothing reminds of those times. Though take a look at the unusual restaurant of McDonald’s in Saint Louis. This fast food restaurant is located in an old steamer which docked here forever. The interior of the restaurant remained the same as they were hundreds of years ago, when elegant ladies in lacy dresses and gentlemen were sitting at these tables on these leather sofas.
Rock N Roll McDonald’s
Not only the famous Hard Rock Cafe is situated in Chicago, but also McDonald’s with the same conception is located here. This fast food restaurant appeared here in 1983, and in 2005 it was reopened in a new beautiful 2-storeyed glass building.
Inside you can find a lot of rock’n’roll artifacts such as for example belongings of the Beatles and even one of the many cars of Elvis Presley.
McDonald’s in a Train Carriage
It was a well-known gossip in Russia that the fast food restaurant chain agreed with the Russian Railways to serve food at dining carriages in long distance trains. But luckily it was just a joke.
But in Californian town of Barstow there are dining train carriages by McDonald’s. However, they are located not in functional scheduled trains. These train carriages stand in a deadlock at railroad station of Barstow, which stopped functioning in 1955.
UFO Shaped Restaurant in Roswell
A small town of Roswell in New Mexico is known worldwide for an allegedly crashed UFO in 1947 – an airborne disk which fell on the local farm field. Since then this town has been a Mecca for the world UFO tourism, a lot of fans of secret files come here.
And it is not surprising that even McDonald’s restaurant is built in the form of a UFO. However, green aliens are not working here as waitresses. But the interior is inspired by conspiratorial theories of man-alien contact.
McDonald’s: Back to the Future
In Des Plaines, Illinois there is a McDonald’s restaurant which was built in the middle of the 20th century. That is the very true copy of the fast food restaurant which was opened in 1955 and was the first franchise restaurant of this brand.
Although this restaurant is currently a museum with retro cars standing near the entrance and rare exhibits inside, McDonald’s works as usual, daily accepting customers, who want not only to learn the history of this fast food restaurant chain but also to eat.
Angry Birds themed McDonald’s
In the Chinese city of Shanghai there is a McDonald’s restaurant which was inspired by the other worldwide famous brand worth billion of dollars. That is Angry Birds. Famous yellow arches indicating the big letter M are adjusted to the giant slingshot, and all dishes are decorated in the theme of popular Finnish birds, which got angry with the pig. We wonder if pork meat is used in their hamburgers instead of traditional beef.