McDonalds, arguably the most iconic American fast-food chain, is known for its menu, not so much its décor. While their meals and beverage items are not among the healthiest found on the market, people go there because they know “exactly what they get” regardless of the destination. So how can you make the joint more exotic and attractive? For a special side order of ambiance and super-sized exceptional character, visit one of these distinct venues.
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For once, maybe kids will not focus so much on the food but on the surroundings and play area. Part of the venue is an authentic decommissioned DC3 plane — you can even see the cockpit! The giant silver aircraft is filled with extra seats so you can actually take your food and eat it in there.
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You can count on America’s most iconic road to have one of America’s most iconic restaurants designed in a very cool and authentic style. This one is a train carriage on Route 66. It’s set in renovated rail cars and has a towering sign on the water tower so you don’t miss it.
Before it was a fast-food restaurant, the venue was the United Kingdom Hotel in the late 1930’s. The owners have kept the retro look, including the dining room with neon lights glowing at night. The locals call the place Macca’s and love to go there because of the exceptional design.
You won’t think you’re going to dinner at a fast-food chain. This restaurant is in what used to be an old bank, but could also pass for a City Hall building. The original main doors are still intact, but people have to enter from the side of the building.
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You’re going to have a “happy meal” in what looks like a box of a Happy Meal. You can’t pass by without going inside for lunch or dinner — the bright lights just lure you in. This place is meant for children, with a toy usually included in every meal. There are enormous figures of Ronald McDonald, Big Macs, French fries, and Cokes.
You may not feel like you’re in prison inside, but the barbed wire surrounding the venue certainly reminds people of jail or the detention camp. The restaurant is the only one on the island and is only available for the people who live on the base.
This cool walk-up restaurant is on the ground floor of a late 1800’s Tudor-style building that houses the city government. If you didn’t know there was a McDonald’s inside, you’d have to get very close to notice. There are no huge signs or structures pointing to the fast-food joint.