We are used to treat the phrase “McDonald’s restaurant” with a smile. So what’s the restaurant the same as a station for the people, where in a very utilitarian interiors they can quickly throw into the stomach the necessary set of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, usually with a substantial surplus of the latter. However, the company’s management has long been reconsidered its policy of fast food, and to create a design of its flagship points it invites renowned designers and architects to create interiors not only on metal chairs, but also in fine leather chairs. Here are a dozen of the world’s best “McDuck”, the interior of which is not far behind even the most elegant restaurants.
New York, USA
Interior institution created by the New York studio of “Gaia” was designed under the theme “City Life”. Equipped with luxury bar stools, deck chairs and banquettes, the restaurant seems to lure its midday visitors to leave the office for a short lunch, sit on them and spend time in luxury and comfort. However, time can not be called lost as the free Wi-Fi access allows you to open your laptop and not to miss a single e-mail or stock quotes on stock changes. Hanging chains, huge lights, wooden ceilings and black-and-white cityscapes on the walls, add rigor and comfort to the interior.
Creating a design space in a building which itself is an architectural gem, is difficult. But those who led the transformation of the famous Porto Café Imperial into McDonald’s restaurant did an excellent job. Intervention design was minimal, but the interior has turned out to be quite modern and attractive. Last but not least thanks to a chic stained glass from floor to ceiling and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling in the baroque style.
Even in 2006, the European branch of McDonald’s has hired a French interior designer, Philip Avantsi to create a new fashion concept of continental institutions. One of his best creations is the restaurant in the Holborn area, fully consistent with the concept “better fewer, but better.” Its stylish interiors surprisingly intertwine with recent high-tech refinements and luxurious natural materials. The stop seems to be attractive even for the well-paid judges as the place is a popular residence spot for the law supporters.
Savannah, Ga., USA
Fighters for a healthy lifestyle and a cleaner environment can fight against McDonald’s junk food, and polluting technologies and production methods of delivering products as much as they want. Now most popular global network of fast food is what they are actually opposing. In the state of Georgia there is a restaurant based solely on “green” technologies. Huge windows in the floor passed 75% more solar radiation, which contributes to energy savings on lighting and heating facilities. Roof, in turn, is made of white retro-reflective material to reduce the cost of air conditioning. In the parking lot next to the entrance of the restaurant is reserved for bicycles and hybrid cars. Rainwater is collected in tanks and then used for watering lawns surrounding the restaurant. Through all this, the institution has received a gold certificate for environmental and energy efficiency, which are awarded only to favorites.
Looking at this restaurant, located on Princess Street, with its comfortable leather seats, wall panels, dark wood and neon stripes, you will surely decide that you got into a wrong door and ended up not at McDonald’s, but in the fashionable internet cafe or stylish cafe. However, the high-end interior is designed to make it comfortable and be happy to get fat in them, eating one after another, hamburgers and drank their milkshake. In fairness it is worth noting that for those who follow their waistline there are two or three salads in the menu.
Los Angeles, USA
Located in the Echo Park restaurant, perhaps, this one must be called the most popular all over the huge Los Angeles. And not only because of the stylish interior, decorated in light wood, huge windows, floor to ceiling and silver arches, replacing the usual gold. They love it more for the fact that there are all conditions for a good way of spending a large company. The most popular place is a huge table for ten people, surrounded by fourteen LCDs, which are broadcast on various TV channels. Lamps made in the style of hi-tech, sometimes flicker in the rhythm flowing from the speakers popular tunes.
France is proud of its haute cuisine, but this does not mean that on the streets of Paris you will not find McDonald’s. The truth is that their concentration is no less than in London, which is the third city in the world by number of points of this worldwide network. And the most obvious evidence of a “forbidden love” Parisians to fast-Fudu is a restaurant located on the Rue de Rivoli. Its interior is decorated with prints of high quality fresh fruits and vegetables, its refined, almost futuristic design – all of this is very attractive. Encamped on the curved leather sofas and gentlemen, dressed from Armani and Louis Vuitton are coming for a lunch from various popular French companies. But what else to expect from McDonald’s, which opened in the capital of fashion and style?
Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles, USA
This McDonald’s in Japanese style stood in the heart of the Asian district of Los Angeles. Everything here is made in accordance with the requirements of Feng Shui. Visitors will find a host body shape leather seats, interior in natural colors, placed around the living branches of bamboo and flowing babbling waterfalls. If you are not eating vegetarian food you will want to go to the temple to atone for sins, the nearest Buddhist is in two steps.
Abandoned railway station does not seem an obvious place where it would make sense to create a restaurant queuing. Nevertheless, the owners of the network dared to dream and opened here a restaurant which quickly became a popular institution. Seated here one should expect to hear the roar of the approaching train. But the huge panoramic windows can be seen only from the empty platform. Here you can continue admiring the antique chandeliers and painted ceilings in the blue range. Entrances of the lovely red-brick building are the massive wrought-iron gates.
London, Oxford Street, United Kingdom
The flagship restaurant is McDonald’s in Britain is decorated with the utmost delicacy and care. In developing its concept the best designers from London were involved. Its interior facilities can easily confound the many prestigious bars of London. The color palette is based on a combination of white, red and yellow, and to supplement the light, playing highlights. Chairs and tables in a retro-style mosaics and works of modern schedules, only underscore the delicacy of the atmosphere. The bar can also detect large flat panel televisions, which broadcast the latest news, and get to the Internet using free Wi-Fi.