From a salmon pink store in Lisbon to a flying saucer–shaped location in New Mexico, these are the most stunning—and unique—McDonald’s around the world
“This is a beautiful McDonald’s” is not a line one is used to hearing upon seeing the telltale golden arches. When you visit the popular chain, you’re probably stopping by for a burger and fries, not stunning architecture. However, at some locations around the world, you can get both. As one of the largest fast food chains in the world, the popular eatery has a surprisingly expansive collection of restaurants in interesting, unique, and downright extraordinary buildings. Some get their beauty from ornate architectural details, other from their expressive adaptions that honor a local environment or culture—either way, the results are remarkable. From a modernist outpost in Georgia to a palatial offering in Budapest, below AD surveys the 13 most beautiful McDonald’s in the world.