Sep 25, 2012

The Most Unusual McDonald’s Locations in the World

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With over 33,000 restaurants serving nearly 68 million people in 119 countries every single day, McDonald’s is the hallmark of ubiquity [Source]. Since 1954, McDonald’s has spread across the globe to become one of the most recognized brands in the world.

With over 33,000 locations there will undoubtedly be storefronts and exteriors that are unique and unusual. From old conversions to modern builds, the face of McDonald’s restaurant can be quite varied and even representative of it’s city’s architecture/history.

On Flickr there is a comprehensive library of locations called McDonald’s Storefronts. Started in May of 2006, there are currently 11,866 photos and 1,058 members. It’s an incredible undertaking and quite fascinating to browse through. Below is a small collection of unusual McDonald’s locations around the world. If there are any glaring omissions, please let us know in the comments so we can add them to this list!

 

 

 

1. Art Deco McDonald’s in Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia

 

Art Deco McDonalds in Blue Hour and HDR

Photograph by Tim McRae on Flickr

 

 

 

2. McDonald’s in Time Square, New York City

 

 

 

 

3. McDonald’s at Galleria Vittoria Emanuele in Milan, Italy

 

McDonalds en La Cúpula - Milan

 

 

 

4. White Colonial Mansion McDonald’s in New Hyde Park, New York, USA

 

Photograph by Chung Chu on Flickr

 

 

 

5. Exotic McDonald’s in Yangshuo, China

 

 

 

 

6. McDonald’s Airplane in Taupo, New Zealand

 

would you like fries with your flight?

 

 

 

7. The World’s Biggest McDonald’s Beside Olympic Park in London, England

 

 

 

 

8. McDonald’s on Piac utca in Debrecen, Hungary

 

Debrecen, Piac utca - Arany János utcai Mcdonalds

Photograph by Tibor Kósa on Flickr

 

 

 

9. McDonald’s in Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan

 

Dream house

 

 

 

10. McDonald’s on the Las Vegas Strip, Nevada, USA

 

Burgers on the Strip

Photograph by chrisshots on Flickr

 

 

 

11. McDonald’s in Patershol, Ghent, Belgium

 

Photograph by harry_nl on Flickr

 

 

 

12. Colonial McDonald’s in Independence, Ohio

 

McDonald's

 

 

 

13. McDonald’s in Paris, France

 

Le McDonald's

 

 

 

14. McDonald’s in Porto, Portugal

 

Porto- McDonalds

Photograph by Mark Hogan on Flickr

 

 

 

15. Sand Lake Road McDonald’s in Orlando, Florida, USA

 

23-mcdonalds

 

 

 

16. McDonald’s on the Water in Aswan, Egypt

 

Aswan

Photograph by Zeldenrust on Flickr

 

 

 

17. McDonald’s River Boat on the Mississippi River, St. Louis, MO

 

19880115 10 Mississippi River @ St. Louis, MO

 

 

 

18. Old McDonald’s in Bergen, Norway

 

#10 Bergen

 

 

 

19. Retro McDonald’s in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA

 

Retro McDonalds

 

 

 

20. McDonald’s in Ohrid, Macedonia

 

Mc Donald's

Photograph by MatHelium on Flickr

 

 

 

21. McDonald’s in Downtown Hangzhou, China

 

2010-12-11 Hangzhou-34

Photograph by Mr. Henning on Flickr

 

 

 

22. McDonald’s in Kristiansand, Norway

 

mcdonalds kristiansand

Photograph by dyrnes on Flickr

 

 

 

23. McDonald’s in Hameln, Lower Saxony, Germany

 

Photograph by harry_nl on Flickr

 

 

 

24. McDonald’s Drive Thru in Ulsan, South Korea

 

Photograph by Jason Teale on Flickr

 

 

 

25. McDonald’s in Freeport, Maine, USA

 

Photograph by Lady_K on Flickr

 

 

 

26. Route 66 McDonald’s in Vinita, Oklahoma, USA

 

glass house mcdolnds

 

 

 

27. Cast Iron McDonald’s on Canal Street, New York City, USA

 

Cast-iron McDonalds, Canal Street between Lafayette Street and Courtlandt Alley.  New York City, New York.

 

 

 

28. McDonald’s Barnhouse in Yellowstone, Montana, USA

 

McDonald's Restaurant in West Yellowstone, Montana

Photograph by pentachoron on Flickr

 

 

 

29. McDonald’s in Tbilisi, Georgia

 

Tbilisi McDonald's

 

 

 

30. McDonald’s on Eastern Long Island, USA

 

McDonalds on Eastern Long Island - No glitz

Photograph by kn2y on Flickr

 

 

 

31. McDonald’s in Bray Town Hall, Ireland

 

McDonalds Fast Food Restaurant in Bray is located in the historic Town Hall

 

 

 

32. McDonald’s in Lindau, Germany

 

McDonalds - Lindau

Photograph by Cody Ash on Flickr

 

 

 

33. McDonald’s in Chinatown, New York City, USA

 

Chinatown: McDonald's

 

 

 

34. McDonald’s in Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

 

McDonalds, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW

Photograph by dunedoo on Flickr

 

 

 

35. McDonald’s on Spanish Broadway (Gran Via) in Madrid, Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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