There's no one in the world who doesn't know what fast food is—some love it, others detest it, but the famous brands are almost seared into our brain. Certain fast food chains operate at a local level only, and then there are those that are spread all over the world. McDonald's is perhaps one of the few brands that even people who have never tasted fast food will recognize.

With such popularity comes variety. The chain's restaurants can be found in the middle of bustling cities and in remote places, with fascinating designs and astounding architectural decisions. And one Twitter user decided to collect the pictures of these unique restaurants in one place. This user going by the name of Nonstandard McDonald's (@nonstandardmcd) dedicated time to preserving the only architectural heritage of the western world—McDonald's restaurants! Since its conception, the account has gained 101.6K followers as fans of the fast food chain happily shared their insights, opinions, and pictures. And here are some of them.

#1

The Smallest McDonald's - "Mchive" (2019)

The Smallest McDonald's - "Mchive" (2019)

Originally constructed in Sweden; current location unknown.

"Active (for bees only; inaccessible to humans)"

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Rando
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3 months ago

Wait can you actually by stuff out of this?

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Dallas Zoo McDonald's (Date Unknown) Dallas, Tx

Dallas Zoo McDonald's (Date Unknown) Dallas, Tx

"Various zoo animals adorn the front, marquee, roof, and interior of this location, as well as wall murals and a jungle-themed playplace."

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David Dwyer
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3 months ago

Yay! Go dallas! It's themed like this because it's right across the street from the Dallas zoo.

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Airplane McDonald's (1990) Taupo, New Zealand

Airplane McDonald's (1990) Taupo, New Zealand

"Awarded the "world's coolest McDonald's title" in 2013, after which it was repainted to match the current black and yellow styling of McDonald's restaurants. Prior to this, its paint job was red with black accents (though not the pantone 485 c red used in McDonald's branding)."

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Andrew Gibb
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3 months ago

This would be cool as any other restaurant. The plane is a Dakota

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#4

Dinosaur McDonald's (Mid 1990s) Tucson, Az

Dinosaur McDonald's (Mid 1990s) Tucson, Az

"In 2020, a group known as Christians against dinosaurs petitioned for the removal of this location's dinosaur statues. The franchise owner stood firm in response; no plans are in place to remove the dinosaurs."

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kjorn
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3 months ago

religious nuts

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Crocodile McDonald's (Date Unknown) Lisbon Zoo, Lisbon, Portugal

Crocodile McDonald's (Date Unknown) Lisbon Zoo, Lisbon, Portugal

"This location within the Lisbon zoo is directly adjacent to its crocodile enclosure, with glass that lets guests get an up-close view of its residents."

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Up All Night
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3 months ago

That croc, chillin with the dangling leg, tho. Just like me after two burgers.

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#6

Mcski (Date Unknown, Possibly Early 90's) Pitea, Sweden

Mcski (Date Unknown, Possibly Early 90's) Pitea, Sweden

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Disa Påhlman Tiwe
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3 months ago

McSki in Sweden are open and running in Lindvallen (not Piteå). In Piteå it's common to use a snowmobile in the regular drive through.

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#7

Martinstor Tower McDonald's (Date Unknown) Freiburg, Germany

Martinstor Tower McDonald's (Date Unknown) Freiburg, Germany

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Up All Night
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3 months ago

I see the Germans were strongly against putting bright yellow plastic arches on historical buildings

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#8

Bray Town Hall McDonald's (1997) Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Bray Town Hall McDonald's (1997) Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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I'manoob!
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3 months ago

That's actually cool!

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#9

Giant Fries And Oda McDonald's (Date Unknown) Las Vegas, Nv

Giant Fries And Oda McDonald's (Date Unknown) Las Vegas, Nv

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Zoe Hoesley
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3 months ago

I just love oda’s

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#10

A&s Plaza McDonald's (Early 90's) Manhattan Mall (Formerly A&s Plaza), NYC

A&s Plaza McDonald's (Early 90's) Manhattan Mall (Formerly A&s Plaza), NYC

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Up All Night
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3 months ago

McDonald's 2077

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#11

Au Roi De La Bière (King Of Beer) McDonald's (1998) Saint-Lazare, Paris, France

Au Roi De La Bière (King Of Beer) McDonald's (1998) Saint-Lazare, Paris, France

"Originally a brasserie opened in 1892, the namesake king of beer and members of his court can still be found all around the facade of this location. Unfortunately for him, this McDonald's location does not serve beer. McCafé coffee, however, is available."

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

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How to turn a beautiful building into an eyesore...

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#12

Black Arches McDonald's (Date Unknown) Monterey, Ca

Black Arches McDonald's (Date Unknown) Monterey, Ca

"The interior of this location features unusual decor, including faux brick arch portals, chandeliers, a false cathedral ceiling, and murals of what may be California wine country."

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로희
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3 months ago

McGothnald's.

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#13

Southwest Turquoise McDonald's (1993) Sedona, Az

Southwest Turquoise McDonald's (1993) Sedona, Az

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Shan S
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3 months ago

It was green arches when I visited Sedona in 2013...

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#14

Art Deco McDonald's (Date Unknown) Clifton Hill, Melbourne, Australia

Art Deco McDonald's (Date Unknown) Clifton Hill, Melbourne, Australia

"Originally built as the united kingdom hotel in 1937. Listed as a heritage landmark in 1988."

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Up All Night
Community Member
3 months ago

The Australians are NOT strongly against putting bright yellow plastic arches on historical buildings :(

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#15

Astronaut McDonald's (Date Unknown) Houston, Tx - Near Nasa Space Center Houston

Astronaut McDonald's (Date Unknown) Houston, Tx - Near Nasa Space Center Houston

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Robert Bailey
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3 months ago

Don't jump

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#16

Giant Happy Meal McDonald's (Early 1990's) Dallas, Tx

Giant Happy Meal McDonald's (Early 1990's) Dallas, Tx

"This location featured massive sculptures of McDonald's menu items, as well as graphics/statues of the McDonald and gang. Through a front door beneath an enormous big mac, guests would enter a faux-wood paneled dining area. This location was standardized in a 2016 refurbishment."

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EA
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3 months ago

If it’s not near any housing estates or obstructing views, why change these? Think it’s kinda sad they were ‘normalised’

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#17

City Hall (Gradska Kuća) McDonald's (Date Unknown) Subotica, Serbia

City Hall (Gradska Kuća) McDonald's (Date Unknown) Subotica, Serbia

"This location is tucked into the first floor of Subotica's historic city hall, completed in 1912 and famous for its bold and colorful Hungarian art nouveau motif. Much of that grand and ornate design remains inside, including chandeliers, stained glass and wood paneling."

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Sarah
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3 months ago

Why does McDonalds put their restaurants in places that could easily become a museum?

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#18

Mcboat (Date Unknown) Hamburg, Germany

Mcboat (Date Unknown) Hamburg, Germany

"This location is an otherwise standard McDonald's offering a typical auto drive-thru. in addition, though, this location offers the "McBoat", a pickup location for boaters traveling down the adjacent canal."

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Robert Catte (It, It's)
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3 months ago

Is the word "McBoat" trademarked?

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#19

World Of Warcraft McDonald's (2014) Various Locations Around China

World Of Warcraft McDonald's (2014) Various Locations Around China

"This themed overlay of otherwise standard locations was part of a promotion between McDonald's and Activision-Blizzard in 2014, where customers would receive a rewards card that could eventually be redeemed for in-game World of Warcraft items."

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Michelle Brandt
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3 months ago

It would awesome if cosplay(with peace-tied weapons) was encouraged and gave you a discount.

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#20

Radio Station McDonald's "Wmac" (Date Unknown) Opryland Area, Nashville, Tn

Radio Station McDonald's "Wmac" (Date Unknown) Opryland Area, Nashville, Tn

"While not a functional radio station, this McDonald's does embrace the Opryland spirit by featuring its very own venue stage and live performances. Various memorabilia, such as historical instruments and radios, are on display inside. While the location did receive a paint job sometime in the late 2010's to bring it up to current McDonald's colors, its theming remains entirely intact."

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Robert Catte (It, It's)
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow! That's so cool!

#21

Clock Tower McDonald's (Date Unknown) St. Petersburg, Russia

Clock Tower McDonald's (Date Unknown) St. Petersburg, Russia

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I'manoob!
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3 months ago

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#22

Undersea McDonald's (Date Unknown) Navarre, Fl

Undersea McDonald's (Date Unknown) Navarre, Fl

"This location, inspired by nearby Navarre beach, is packed to the gills with undersea imagery, including dolphins, manatees, sharks, divers, and submarines. A unique playplace, tablet games, and a small theater are also present. Designed by Bruce Barry of wacky world studios."

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KiwiBubbles
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3 months ago

"packed to the gills" *sarcastic laughter*

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#23

Stained Glass McDonald's (1976) Ann Arbor, Mi

Stained Glass McDonald's (1976) Ann Arbor, Mi

"Designed by Ann Arbor architecture firm Hobbs and Black Associates. Stained glass window by state street stained glass works."

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Robert Catte (It, It's)
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3 months ago

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#24

Vegas Strip McDonald's (Date Unknown) Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nv

Vegas Strip McDonald's (Date Unknown) Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nv

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Michelle Brandt
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3 months ago

McDonalds could only afford one arch in Las Vegas?

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#25

Mountain Frontier McDonald's (Date Unknown) Lone Pine, Ca

Mountain Frontier McDonald's (Date Unknown) Lone Pine, Ca

"Nestled in the Inyo mountains east of the Sierra Nevada, Lone Pine is a small town that proudly bears a frontiersman theme in its architecture. This McDonald's, with its decor, murals, and set of saloon doors below its sign, is no exception."

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Robert Catte (It, It's)
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3 months ago

Wow! Is that made out of wood?

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#26

Gennevilliers Station McDonald's (Date Unknown) Gennevilliers, Near Paris, France

Gennevilliers Station McDonald's (Date Unknown) Gennevilliers, Near Paris, France

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

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Unbelievable that so many countries allow the vandalizing of beautiful historic buildings.

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#27

North Pole McDonald's, Santa Claus Ln, North Pole, Ak

North Pole McDonald's, Santa Claus Ln, North Pole, Ak

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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3 months ago

Sigh, is there anywhere where 'Golden Arches' and purveyor of artery-clogging food hasn't gotten to?

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#28

Times Square McDonald's (2003) Times Square, New York, NY

Times Square McDonald's (2003) Times Square, New York, NY

"This location closed, in part, due to the opening of a new times square flagship McDonald's at 45th and Broadway in 2019. Ironically, this new location was constructed at the former site of toys 'r' us times square, another recently deceased example of nonstandard American retail. It appears that this new McDonald's shares the same complex as the former Toys'r'Us, but does not occupy any of the same footprint. thanks to all followers who helped clarify!"

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Jonathan
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3 months ago

I remember the ferris wheel in that Toys'R'Us! Be pretty cool if it transported food from kitchen down to dining level!

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#29

Old West McDonald's (Early 1990's) Davie, Fl

Old West McDonald's (Early 1990's) Davie, Fl

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Sara Lopez
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3 months ago

Yeah, this one has been gone for a while. In the back there was an area to tie your horse.

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#30

Coolsingel McDonald's (2015) Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Coolsingel McDonald's (2015) Rotterdam, The Netherlands

"Once voted the ugliest building in Rotterdam prior to remodel, this longstanding McDonald's was revamped in 2015 to feature a spiral staircase and more elegant, modern design with lots of natural light."

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Rando
Community Member
3 months ago

That looks like an airport McDonald's

#31

Langtree Mall McDonald's (1990's) Langtree Mall, Mildura, Victoria, Australia

Langtree Mall McDonald's (1990's) Langtree Mall, Mildura, Victoria, Australia

"This location was closed as part of a redevelopment of the Langtree mall, which better connected it with the nearby Murray river. However, not all locals were pleased with the decision."

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Robert Catte (It, It's)
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3 months ago

How come you can't upvote some of the posts on other BP articles, like "https://www.boredpanda.com/mind-bending-photos-real-no-photoshop/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic?"

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#32

Viru Gates McDonald's (Date Unknown) Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

Viru Gates McDonald's (Date Unknown) Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

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#33

Getreidegasse McDonald's (Date Unknown) Salzburg, Austria

Getreidegasse McDonald's (Date Unknown) Salzburg, Austria

"The Getreidegasse ("grain lane" in English), one of Salzburg's most prominent and resplendent shopping districts, is known for its ornate "guild" signage - which this McDonald's proudly wears above its front door. Inside, it features patio seating, and touches of local decor."

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#34

Barber Shop McDonald's (2020) Stockholm, Sweden

Barber Shop McDonald's (2020) Stockholm, Sweden

"Here, guests can book a virtual appointment with a hairdresser for a one-on-one "COVID cut" session, and be instructed on how to style their hair into the "golden M", a branded reinvisioning of an iconic 1990's haircut. Post-lockdown plans for this location are currently unknown."

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Xander Gonzalez
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3 months ago

trying not to lau hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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#35

Dinkytown McDonald's (1963) Minneapolis, Mn

Dinkytown McDonald's (1963) Minneapolis, Mn

"Deceased as of 4pm cst yesterday, 12/14/2020. This McDonald's long served as a late-night oasis for university of Minnesota students. Its closure comes in the wake of a proposed new mixed-use development in the area. If this plan comes to fruition, a new McDonald's location is set to open in its first floor."

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Shelby P
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3 months ago

the picture above is labeled "1963" but that car is from the 90s

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