Fast Food

The Fanciest McDonald’s In The World Just Opened In Rotterdam


Perhaps what can be considered as the most beautiful McDonald’s in the world now stands where “the ugliest building in Rotterdam” used to be.

The newly designed McDonald’s building is nestled on one of the city’s most popular shopping streets in Coolsingel in a spot that has been occupied by McDonald’s for 45 years. Residents in Rotterdam had voted the building the ugliest in their city, and the city council was itching to demolish it. However, the popular fast food chain still had 40 years on their lease and thus decided to give their restaurant a new makeover.


The restaurant was originally intended for a cigar shop that was built in the 1960s.



The restaurant features a perforated golden facade and spiral staircase.



The newly designed McDonald’s was envisioned by a team from Dutch firm Mei Architects.



Studio founder Robert Winkel wanted a building designed to seamlessly blend into its surroundings.



The white steel staircase spirals from the service area on the ground floor to the dining room upstairs.



The McDonald’s features panels of gold-anodized aluminium dotted with small heart-shaped perforations that form a pixelated image of a crowd of people.


Source: Dezeen Magazine || Written by Laura Dang of Nextshark

Fast Food

This Gorgeous, Glass-Paneled Landmark Is Actually a McDonald’s


My guess is this is where they put all the McDonald’s cashiers with Bachelor’s degrees. I mean, all those years of schooling have got to count for something right?

Believe it or not, this super fancy Louvre-esque building is actually one of McDonald’s newest franchise locations in Batumi, Georgia, opened in October 2012.


Built by a group called the KHMALADZE Architects, it was designed to be a hybrid fueling centre and eatery, which is really just a fancy name for gas station with fast food attached. The resulting city landmark features a completely glass-faceted exterior housing a sloping garden surrounded by decorative pools. And yes, you can absolutely still get fries with that.


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