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Thu Mar 10, 2016, 10:26 AM

Why can't McDonald's look like this in our country?







http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2016/03/10/mcdonald_s_on_paris_champs_elysees_gets_an_upscale_makeover.html

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Reply Why can't McDonald's look like this in our country? (Original post)
Blue_Tires Mar 2016 OP
Recursion Mar 2016 #1
Xyzse Mar 2016 #6
Chan790 Mar 2016 #12
Xyzse Mar 2016 #16
lame54 Mar 2016 #2
Number9Dream Mar 2016 #13
lame54 Mar 2016 #14
Iggo Mar 2016 #3
cemaphonic Mar 2016 #4
Phentex Mar 2016 #5
KamaAina Mar 2016 #7
Throd Mar 2016 #8
Skittles Mar 2016 #9
ghostsinthemachine Mar 2016 #10
alfredo Mar 2016 #15
kwassa Mar 2016 #11

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 10:43 AM

1. The one at Foggy Bottom does

Meanwhile the one in the 17th Arrondissement looks like it could be from Baltimore.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 05:26 PM

6. Really? I haven't been there in a long while, so I don't know...

Not to mention, I don't really frequent the golden arches so...

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 07:28 AM

12. Yes, it looks like the 1st picture.

 

Very understated signage and visual profile. It's a lovely McDonalds. There are similar ones in the midtown area of NYC.

I don't like the 2nd and 3rd pictures. The 2nd picture looks like the cafeteria of a federal low-sec prison for white-collar criminals. (Minus the artwork.) The third one looks like an airport food-court. Ugly, ugly and discomfiting.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 11:35 AM

16. Well, I am all for a quick trip.

It is only a few miles away from me any how.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 11:26 AM

2. what's with the cage?

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Response to lame54 (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 08:03 AM

13. Protecting an open stairwell?

Looks to me like an open stairwell (for some reason) toward the right.

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Response to Number9Dream (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 09:12 AM

14. Ok i see it now...

thanks

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 11:58 AM

3. Because we can't have nice things.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 04:21 PM

4. It's like an unholy marriage

of Bauhaus, Apple Store, and 80s kitsch. And it's a McDonalds. Why exactly do we want this in the US?

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Response to cemaphonic (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 05:24 PM

5. Doesn't look appealing at all to me...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 05:27 PM

7. Why can't McDonald's taste like food in our country?

 

Or any country?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 05:56 PM

8. Like an airport terminal?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 06:50 PM

9. I prefer my local McD's

it's got a golf theme - I'm not into golf, but the green Tartan-patterned walls and pictures of Scotland are cool

I do not need "upscale" fast food

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 07:46 PM

10. What? no Ball pit? Screw that.

Gotta have a playland.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 11, 2016, 10:06 AM

15. That's where anti vax'ers send their kids to die

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 08:34 PM

11. It would still taste the same.

Unfortunately.

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