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McDonald's restaurants - Restaurants, Trivia and Fun Facts

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The very first McDonald’s was merely a hot dog stand that did not offer seating. In 1967, the company decided to offer the sit-down eating experience with a new design that many restaraunts today still utilize. Eight years later, the first drive-thru window was installed after Wendy’s proved successful with the venture.
Sometimes, it is not possible to attach a drive-thru window either due to aesthetic complaints from neighbors or because the restaraunt was considered a historic landmark. In 1986, a second McDonald’s opened in Italy near the Spanish Steps and is believed to be the most posh and beautiful McDonald’s restaraunt in the world with everything from marble floors to spouting fountains.

McCafé

The McDonald’s Corporation developed several McCafés- bistro-esque restaraunts featuring gourmet coffee to help them compete with franchises such as Starbuck’s. The McCafé has plush chairs, leather couches, wood furniture and coffee tables similar to those found in modern coffee shops. Guests dine on china and steel silverware, ditching the more “common” plasticware and trays. The menu includes paninis, baked desserts, espresso, coffee and gifts such as tins of tea and boxes of coffee. Introduced in 1993, the McCafé has had a successful venture in countries like Ecuador, Costa Rica, Singapore, Guatemala, Israel, Germany, Brazil, New Zealand, France and many others including a location in Raleigh, NC in the United States.

Trivia and Fun Facts

The oldest McDonald’s still in operation is located in Downey, California.
The largest McDonald’s Playplace is located in Orlando, Florida, covers two floors and includes a very large arcade area similar to that of Chuck E. Cheese.
There is a McDonald’s location in The Pentagon, near other cafeterias and seating areas.
In 1986, there was a McDonald’s located on a fishing boat named “McBarge.” It now floats abandoned outside Vancouver, British Columbia.
Located in New York City on 160 Broadway, is a very fancy McDonald’s featuring a doorman, marble tables, a private dining room, grand piano, wait staff and live music.
In Pompeii, Italy, the site of an ancient, devastating volcanic eruption where the remains of villagers are still “frozen” in ash, stands a McDonald’s featuring wall murals depicting famed McDonald’s characters such as The Fry Kids, Grimace and Ronald McDonald donning togas in a Tuscan landscape.
Every single McDonald’s in Lebanon offers complimentary valet parking services to their patrons and guests.
Dublin, Ireland is the site of McDonald’s O’Connell Bridge, the only store located in Ireland that sells McDonald’s Deli Select Sandwiches and made to order bread rolls that feature six different fillings.
A McDonald’s in the Netherlands features a Michael Jackson statue in the large parking lot and a life-sized Marilyn Monroe sculpture in the lobby of the franchise.

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almost 5 years ago

The first McDonalds location to offer seating was in Huntsville, AL. This is a fact that is difficult if not impossible to find.

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