Do not look at food, look around. The Most Unusual Restaurants of Fast Food Chains
In what way can an ordinary fast-food restaurant be impressive? A typical modest interior, a traditional menu that remains the same for years, and a relaxed atmosphere - thousands of people around the world have long been accustomed to visiting fast food restaurants. However, fast-food restaurants are able to surprise their guests. An unusual layout, design so that to match the most gorgeous restaurants of the city, an original menu and unusual traditions have glorified some of the network restaurants around the world. Going to McDonald's for your favourite hamburger, you can find yourself in an amazing restaurant-museum, or to find a cockpit of a plane instead of a traditional dining hall. Still feel that you can get unforgettable impressions only from visiting expensive restaurants? The presented review is designed to dispel this myth.
McDonalds in Taupo, New Zealand
McDonald's is the most famous fast food chain in the world, so it's no wonder that most of the original fast food restaurants are part of this chain. A typical McDonald's can be found today in any big city in the world. One of the most original ones is located in the New Zealand town of Taupo. It was opened more than 25 years ago and was located in a usual building. The only peculiarity of the place was a nearby DC-3 plane.
More than 20 years later, the owners of the hotel decided to make the decommissioned passenger plane part of the establishment. It was completely renovated. An original dining room was equipped in the cabin of the aircraft. Today, lovers of hamburgers and traditional French fries who visit Taupo will have a unique opportunity to enjoy their favourite dishes while sitting in the cockpit.
The owner of one of the most unusual restaurants in the world is Eileen Byrne. Once she bought a place for her institution that belonged to the Aeroplane Car Company car dealership. The former owners of the site and buildings did not want to take the old airplane. New owners inherited it. The old aircraft was painted in traditional colours of the restaurant. In its cabin, next to the portholes, classic red tables were set up. It is important to note that during the reconstruction, the cockpit almost completely retained the original equipment. Everyone can look into it and sit in the captain's chair. Next - Rock-n-Roll McDonalds
Rock-n-Roll McDonalds, United States
No less original McDonald's can be visited in Chicago. It is very popular with all fans of rock'n'roll. The opening of the restaurant took place in 1983. It is a cross between a modern restaurant and a museum. In the restaurant among the decorations of the interior you can see a lot of unique things, one way or another related to the world of rock and roll. There are also musical instruments of famous performers and their costumes, and one of the most unusual exhibits is a retro-car of Elvis Presley. Complete article
Barstow Station McDonalds, United States
The American Barstow city has also its unusual symbol - a McDonald's restaurant, stylized as an old railway station. The location of the unusual restaurant is an old railway station, which has not been used for its intended purpose since 1955. Here, on dead-end tracks, several wagons were installed, in which dining rooms are located. The central hall of the restaurant is located in the restored building of the station. Complete article
Burger King in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fans of the Burger King chain would love to visit Buenos Aires, where we have one of the most unusual restaurants of the network. It is remarkable that it resides in a unique historical building, with the original interior decoration preserved. Dining areas of the restaurant are located on two floors, they are equipped with an elegant furniture. In this historical building, slender marble columns and wide staircases with carved rails have still remained, walls and ceilings in the halls adorn the artful paintings. Complete article
Starbucks Coffee Shop, United Arab Emirates
Starbucks Coffee Shop, United Arab Emirates
Starbucks restaurants are also incredibly popular all over the world, they are especially popular with coffee fans. In Dubai, travellers will have an opportunity to visit one of the most luxurious restaurants of the network. It is located in the picturesque Persian area, near the Sheikh Zayed highway. Located on the ground floor of the world’s largest shopping center- Ibn Battuta Mall, it is notable for its luxurious appearance. Complete article
Alcatraz in Tokyo, Japan
Fast-food restaurants of the Alkatraz chain, the main feature of which is the original design in prison style, are incredibly popular in Japan. At the entrance to a restaurant, visitors are read out the rules and after they remove fingerprints, all visitors to the restaurant may change into a real prison robes for the duration of their stay. The decoration of the halls corresponds to the conditions of the prisons. Tables are installed in original cells separated by bars. Complete article
Mr Lee in Moscow, Russia
Fast-food cafes of Mr. Lee restaurant chain are widespread in China. The main part of the menu are branded soups. The form of serving soups is very original. A visitor is brought a bowl with beef broth or noodles on a tray - the so-called soup base. The rest of the ingredients can be added to the soup to your taste, as additional components are various types of greens and sauces. Despite the fact that Mr. Lee restaurants are widely distributed in China, one of the most original among them is to be found in Moscow, not far from the Kuznetsky bridge. Complete article
Pret a Manger London, United Kingdom
Pret a Manger is a popular fast-food chain in the UK, whose business card has become a triangular sandwich. These cafes will impress even those people who are extremely negative about fast food. Among the regular customers of Pret a Manger are many adherents of a healthy diet. The very first café was opened in London in 1986. The café has been welcoming visitors for almost 30 years and is a real urban attraction. Complete article