Sep 25, 2012

The Most Unusual McDonald’s Locations in the World


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






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






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



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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