In many places, McDonald’s restaurants are pretty standard. The sloping roof and plain brick exterior leave much to be desired, but some McDonald’s architecture takes creativity to a new level, making the restaurants as unique as the locations they’re in.
Times Square, New York City
A personal favorite of mine. Growing up in Ohio, I’ve seen this restaurant many times. The fancy chandeliers and elegant staircase made me feel as if Ronald McDonald should be there serving my Big Mac on a silver platter. The gorgeous interior made the food taste that much better.
Ulsan, South Korea
This eye-catching McDonald’s drive-thru is located inside of a gas station and you almost expect George Jetson to fly in for a burger.
St. Louis, MO
With its elegant interior, this riverboat was another way to enjoy McDonald’s with class. Unfortunately, this location was closed in late 2000 due to financial reasons.
Taupo, New Zealand
Chinatown, New York City
Located in the heart of Chinatown, this restaurant keeps it authentic with its beautiful red, green, and gold facade. Inside and out, you never forget you’re in Chinatown.
Route 66, Vinita, OK
This McDonald’s sits above America’s most famous highway and the view from the inside is awesome!
This former cigar shop was once voted the ugliest building in the city, but thanks to Mickey D’s, this trash became a treasure. The building got even better when it was given a makeover with a new glass exterior and a winding staircase.
All aboard! This cozy little restaurant isn’t very spacious inside, but the fact that it’s in a rail car makes it cool anyway!
Roswell, New Mexico
This location is out of this world. Maybe you’ll find a little green friend to share your fries with.
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