We don’t expect much from fast food restaurants. The only important thing that we want from them is to get our food as quick as possible.
However, some of these fast food chains have been taking things to the level when it comes to their designs. Check out these luxurious McDonald’s restaurants around the world.
1. Looks like a regular home from the outside.
If there isn’t a sign on the property, it would be hard to believe that this McDonald’s in Freeport, Maine is actually a fast food restaurant.
2. A giant happy meal.
What’s better than a McDonald’s happy meal? A giant version, of course! This McDonald’s store in Dallas, Texas looks like something straight from a kid’s fantasy.
3. A 1795 mansion.
Complete with a porch, balcony, and a glassed-in veranda, this McDonald’s in New Hyde Park, New York is like going inside the home of one of your wealthy friends.
4. Art deco.
If this isn’t on the list, it would be hard to believe that this McDonald’s, located in Melbourne, Australia really does exist. It’ looks really good!
5. Spot the difference.
Paris is known for its amazing architecture. As you can see on this photo, that list now includes McDonald’s!
6. A UFO McDonald’s in Roswell.
Roswell, New Mexico is known for alleged alien sightings, so this store took that as an inspiration for their theme.
7. A magnificent drive-through in South Korea.
This McDonald’s in South Korea might look like a typical 7/11 from afar, but that’s precisely the reason why it’s on the list. It might be tiny and located alongside a gas station, but the giant wing-like covering that hangs over the restaurant made it extraordinary.
8. An observatory-like restaurant in Tbilisi, Georgia.
No, you won’t be seeing telescopes inside this place because it isn’t an observatory, but a fancy McDonald’s restaurant.
9. A 19th-century town hall in Ireland.
The hall, built in the Tudor Revival style at the top of Bray’s Main St, was built in the 19th century from local red brick. McDonald’s has been there since 1997.
10. A former bank in Norway.
The only deposit that you will be doing in this former bank is to the McDonald’s account.
11. A floating McDonald’s in St. Louis.
Even though this floating McDonald’s in St. Louis, Missouri closed down in 2000, it still deserves to be on the list. Why? Two words: floating restaurant.
12. An airplane McDonald’s in New Zealand.
The DC-3 plane sat redundant for 24 years but has finally been given a new lease of life as part of the McDonald’s restaurant. The 20-seat vintage luxury plane was named the “coolest” McDonald’s in the world by an influential US food blog.
This Award-Winning School In Tokyo Is Built To Help Kids Learn While Playing
This place provides an interesting way of learning for playful little minds.
This Japanese kindergarten school with an award-winning design is an innovative paradise for school children. Conceptualized and designed by Tezuka Architects, the school’s main feature is a ringed roof that also serves as a playground for the children.
The Fuji Kindergarten located in Tokyo, Japan can accommodate up to 600 students from 2 to 6 years old. Students here are encouraged to run and play around the area.
The ringed roof’s open space is perfect for the children’s free exploration, discovery, and interaction with the environment.
Around 50% of Hong Kong Bosses Don’t Want To Hire Mothers As Employees, Says Research
Working moms in Hong Kong are the “main victims of family status discrimination.”
Workplace descrimination is an unfortunate reality that some people encounter on a regular basis. It happens for various reasons ranging from differences in religion to physical disabilities, or even a person’s gender and family status.
Case in point, a recent study conducted by Equal Opportunities Commission has discovered that less than half of employers in Hong Kong want to hire women with children, regardless of their skills and experience.
It’s a disturbing trend that mothers in Hong Kong have to face.
Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland’s Gorgeous Underground Cathedral Built By Miners
The unique place of worship is more than 1,000 feet below the ground!
We usually imagine cathedrals as large Neo-Gothic buildings or grand basilicas. However, the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland has a place of worship that can't easily be spotted. The town actually boasts of a subterranean shrine that can be found in a salt mine more than 1,000 feet underground.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine already stands out for being known as "the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland." However, it is also known for its gorgeous relief sculptures and statues that are made entirely out of salt. Even the chandeliers are made from rock salt that has been dissolved and reconstituted to look like crystals.
The underground cathedral was built by miners for several generations.