The Weirdest McDonalds Locations In The World

McDonalds, arguably the most iconic American fast-food chain, is known for its menu, not so much its décor. While their meals and beverage items are not among the healthiest found on the market, people go there because they know "exactly what they get" regardless of the destination. So how can you make the joint more exotic and attractive? For a special side order of ambiance and super-sized exceptional character, visit one of these distinct venues.

Roswell, New Mexico

Star Wars fans, or anyone who is interested in outer space, will probably enjoy eating at the Flying Saucer McDonald's in Roswell, New Mexico. It literally looks like a spaceship, the it's only one of its kind in the world. The theme inside is UFO, too, but the food is the standard for the chain.

Taupo, New Zealand

For once, maybe kids will not focus so much on the food but on the surroundings and play area. Part of the venue is an authentic decommissioned DC3 plane — you can even see the cockpit! The giant silver aircraft is filled with extra seats so you can actually take your food and eat it in there.

Lindvallen, Sweden

If you're going to have a restaurant in the mountains, you should make it look like a cabin, right? The first fast-food ski-through in the world is in this Swedish resort. If you can manage eating and skiing, you can ski right up to the counter, order, and ski off.

Barstow, California

You can count on America's most iconic road to have one of America's most iconic restaurants designed in a very cool and authentic style. This one is a train carriage on Route 66. It's set in renovated rail cars and has a towering sign on the water tower so you don't miss it.

Melbourne, Australia

Before it was a fast-food restaurant, the venue was the United Kingdom Hotel in the late 1930's. The owners have kept the retro look, including the dining room with neon lights glowing at night. The locals call the place Macca's and love to go there because of the exceptional design.

Freeport, Maine

Would you like to see what a sea captain's home from the 1800s looked like? Then have a meal at this unique McDonald's in Freeport, Maine. There is still a huge fireplace by which you can a enjoy a lobster roll, a unique item on the menu.

Kristiansand, Norway

You won't think you're going to dinner at a fast-food chain. This restaurant is in what used to be an old bank, but could also pass for a City Hall building. The original main doors are still intact, but people have to enter from the side of the building.

Dallas, Texas

You're going to have a "happy meal" in what looks like a box of a Happy Meal. You can't pass by without going inside for lunch or dinner — the bright lights just lure you in. This place is meant for children, with a toy usually included in every meal. There are enormous figures of Ronald McDonald, Big Macs, French fries, and Cokes.

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

You may not feel like you're in prison inside, but the barbed wire surrounding the venue certainly reminds people of jail or the detention camp. The restaurant is the only one on the island and is only available for the people who live on the base.

Bray, Ireland

This cool walk-up restaurant is on the ground floor of a late 1800's Tudor-style building that houses the city government. If you didn't know there was a McDonald's inside, you'd have to get very close to notice. There are no huge signs or structures pointing to the fast-food joint.  

Negev Desert, Israel

Don't worry, you're not hallucinating and this is not a mirage; there really is a McDonald's restaurant surrounded by sand and more sand in the middle of the Negev Desert. The Israeli outpost serves kosher burgers.  

Sedona, Arizona

This may just be the only McDonald's in the U.S. (or the world) with a green logo. The venue itself looks like a huge rock. This is not a coincidence — state laws mandate that design has to blend with the surroundings of natural red rocks.

Batumi, Georgia

Doesn't it resemble The Louvre in Paris? Technically it's a cantilevered-glass spaceship of a building. The exterior is covered by 460 glass panels, and the entire building is surrounded by a reflection pool whose flowing lines mimic the jazzy shapes from 1950s wallpaper.