JetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1577 posts, RR: 1 Posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6607 times:
So I was browsing the web yesterday and came to this, I find it very amusing! McD's Drive Thru on a horse! It's called a Calesa (I think that's how you spell it) A horse with a wooden cart in its back for passengers. This particular McDs is located in Vigan, Philippines, it's a historic Spanish city in Northern Luzon.
Do you know other unusual McDonald's? I heard there's a McDs somewhere in Scandinavia that customers use snowmobiles on the drive thru.
YXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6452 times:
There's one I saw in London ON I think (might have been in Toronto) with a 'Walkthru' on the sidewalk, don't even think it had a drivethru... not sure how common these are, but I've only ever seen the one!
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HSVXJ From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 229 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 6365 times:
Not a McDonald's, but I just read about a Jack's near Gadsden, Alabama that has a boat dock and serves directly to boaters on the river. Not sure how unusual that is, but it's the first I've ever heard of something like that.
I'm going to try and visit Vigan (not just to see the McDonald's, though it would be novel to ride a Kalesa through a drive-thru) before I move back to the states. There's some really beautiful Spanish colonial architecture there.
GAIsweetGAI From Norway, joined Jul 2006, 938 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6242 times:
Quoting YXD172 (Reply 2): There's one I saw in London ON I think (might have been in Toronto) with a 'Walkthru' on the sidewalk, don't even think it had a drivethru... not sure how common these are, but I've only ever seen the one!
There's one of those right here in Toulouse as well. It never occurred to my that walkthrus might be uncommon...
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TSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3108 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6231 times:
Quoting HSVXJ (Reply 5): Not a McDonald's, but I just read about a Jack's near Gadsden, Alabama that has a boat dock and serves directly to boaters on the river. Not sure how unusual that is, but it's the first I've ever heard of something like that.
I've seen various combinations of bait & tackle shop / package store (a convenience store that sells distilled spirits in addition to beer and wine) / restaurant (usually just barbecue and burgers) with both land-side and water-side access, but I've never heard of a chain hamburger restaurant with a boat dock before now. Interesting.
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flyTPA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 145 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5724 times:
Quoting ipodguy7 (Reply 11): There is a gorgeous McDonalds near the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy that has real marble all over the inside, real frescos, and even fountains and a gelato bar.
I was just there last month and I was telling my friends who were in Rome for the first time that this was going to be the most beautiful McDonald's they've ever seen. We were in and out in less than a minute and didn't even bother with pictures. Sadly, they covered all that beautiful marble up with brown formica paneling so it looks like any other McDonald's in the world! No fountains-no frescoes. No awesome salad/dessert bar upstairs across from the main cashier line. I believe they still had some gelato at the street entrance, but more prominent were the McCafe signs!
It is sad because you can see the original marble at the very top and bottom of all the "simulated wood grain" wall paneling-they just covered it up and made it uniform with the rest of the franchise. I think they even replaced part of the floor because at the main entrance, the cobblestone design used to continue right inside the restaurant. Not anymore.
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Again, not a McDonald's, but I remember when going to Montevallo in the mid 90's that there was a Taco Bell on 31 in either Alabaster or Pelham where the drive thru window was on the right side, so the money and orders were given to the drivers by way of a pulley/conveyor system that went over the cars. Looking up at the overhang, you could see where several customers' burritos unfortunately didn't survive the trip. It was a long time ago, so I doubt it's still configured that way. You have any recollections of that, TSS?
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