지난 2월 5일, 페이스북의 'Unbelievable facts' 페이지는 독일에서는 맥도날드 매장을 꼭 가야하는 이유를 단 한 장의 사진으로 보여준 바 있다. 독일 맥도날드에서는 햄버거나 립등과 함께 맥주를 즐길 수 있기 때문이다.
이 사진을 볼 때만해도 한국 맥도날드에서는 생맥주를 마시는 게 불가능했다. 하지만 2월 14일, 맥도날드가 한국에도 맥주를 함께 파는 매장을 열기로 발표했다.
'연합뉴스'의 보도에 따르면, 맥도날드는 "2월 안에 판교테크노밸리에 문을 여는 100석 규모의 '시그니처 버거' 직영점에서는 햄버거와 함께 생맥주를 판매할 예정"이다.
'JTBC 뉴스'는 "테크노밸리 매장 주변에는 다음카카오를 비롯해 안랩·한글과컴퓨터 등 정보기술(IT) 기업과 엔씨소프트 연구개발 센터 등 연구시설, 벤처기업들이 포진해 있어 미성년 학생들이나 가족 단위 고객은 거의 없다"고 설명했다. 또한 이 매장은 주류를 판매할 수 없는 휴게음식점이 아니라, 주류 판매가 가능한 일반음식점으로 등록해 문을 여는 것으로 알려졌다.
The Art Deco McDonald’s in Clifton Hill, Victoria was once an old hotel. Today, the neon lit, multi-story Macca’s (the moniker folks Down Under have given the American chain) serves burgers, French fries, and shakes in a retro dining room. Click Here to More of the World’s Coolest McDonald’s Restaurants Photo Credit: © Flickr / Ika Ink
Roswell has had its fair share of strange UFO sightings since the first supposed alien crash landing in 1947, and this one might rank high on that list. Downtown Roswell’s "Unofficial crash site" McDonald’s location boasts a UFO-shaped exterior complete with florescent lights. The restaurant also features flying rockets with Ronald McDonalds in the Playroom. Might be time for a road trip out West! Photo Credit: McDonald's
The opulent McDonald’s in the hillside city of Porto in northern Portugal is housed in the former Imperial Café, an historic coffee shop from the 1930s. It has become a popular tourist spot for visitors to admire the Art Deco stained glass windows, embellished facades, and ornate chandeliers. Photo Credit: McDonald's Click Here to More of the World’s Coolest McDonald’s Restaurants
They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and for one McDonald’s, that is decidedly true. Driving down Montfort Drive, you’ll see the world’s biggest Happy Meal. The inside of the restaurant features Austrian crystal chandeliers, Ralph Lauren wallpaper, granite floors, mahogany booths, and a playroom. Fancy digs for burgers and fries! Photo Credit: Mcdonald’s
Taupo, New Zealand has the honor of being home to the only McDonald’s location that includes a decommissioned plane as part of the restaurant. The former DC-3 passenger plane was built in 1943 and ferried passengers around the country for a New Zealand airline company called SPANZ during the 1950s and 1960s. After her passenger life, she carried large loads of manure. The plane’s last flight was in October 1984, and she was brought by road haulage to Taupo by a local aircraft enthusiast and placed in her current position, originally as a feature attraction for a car dealership called the Aeroplane Car Company. McDonald’s purchased the plane in 1990 when they built the McDonald’s, which opened that November. While the restaurant is separate from the plane, diners can enjoy their meals inside the plane. Now that makes for one happy meal! Click Here to More of the World’s Coolest McDonald’s Restaurants Photo Credit: © Flickr / Turner