McDonald’s launched the Happy Meal across the US in 1979, and it will forever feel very ‘80s. (Especially if you grew up in the 1980s.) Like so many ‘80s icons, the Happy Meal’s combination of tasty concept and slick packaging make it a design classic. The Toy Zone, a toy retailer, worked with CGI artist Jan Koudela to cook up imaginary Happy Meal toys and boxes in the style of our favorite and most iconic ‘80s screen heroes.
“Sometimes serving your country and quietly believing yourself to be “the best of the best” is not enough. Sometimes you want a trophy that says TOP GUN on it, too. When you’re casting that kind of arrogance, only one man will do: The Cruiser!” Continue reading »
For many kids, getting a McDonald’s on a long drive would be the ultimate treat. And if you grew up in or around Cambridgeshire in the 1990s, you’ll probably remember getting a Happy Meal at the spaceship McDonald’s just off the A1 at Alconbury, near Huntingdon. Continue reading »
For only $760 you can own this vintage beauty from the ’90s. Unfortunately, I could not find any information about who was given this ring, why and for what reason. It was probably awarded to the most successful employee or manager of the branch based on the financial results of the year. Continue reading »
When you think food advertising can’t get any better than it is now, someone finds a way to one-up the competition. It does raise the question of whether there is a point in advertising a thing we can’t live without, but I digress.
McDonald’s has come out with an advert—a street billboard—in the streets of Paris that has been drawing people’s attention lately with its unconventional public ad design. Continue reading »
Airplane food takes on a slightly different meaning in Taupo, New Zealand.
That’s because the small resort town on the North Island is home to one of the world’s most unique McDonald’s restaurants, which happens to be attached to a decommissioned airplane. Continue reading »
In the province of Quebec, Canada, most residential leases come to an end on the very same day. As a result, over 100K households pack their belongings and move into their new homes on what Quebecers refer to as ‘Moving Day’. Continue reading »
In July 1977, a young couple was looking to get married. The owner of the McDonald’s where the man worked agreed to have the wedding at his restaurant in Cleveland for free. Continue reading »
Without pollination from bees, 1/3 of the food we eat would be threatened. It is estimated that 30% of Sweden’s wild bees are threatened. A big problem is that they lack places to live. Continue reading »
Don’t worry, you’re not losing your sight. And there’s nothing wrong with your screen, either. These McDonald’s adverts currently on display in Puerto Rico are deliberately blurry. However, we bet you know exactly which fast food items they’re advertising. Continue reading »
Part corporate headquarters, part cultural center, school and history museum, the new McDonald’s office illustrates the power of place to bring people together in a common purpose. Studio O+A, IA Interior Architects and Gensler have collaborated to realize the transformational design of McDonald’s headquarters located in Chicago, Illinois. Continue reading »
If you’ve ever wondered what McDonald’s would look like in a post-apocalyptic zombie world ruled by Nazis, artists Jake & Dinos Chapman have got it covered. In what can only be described as “creepy AF”, the nightmare-inducing artwork is littered with Ronald McDonalds on crucifixes, squads of Nazis doing what Nazis do, a boat being pulled down a squalid river by dolphins, and perhaps the most surreal of all, hoards of Ronald McDonalds killing zombies. Continue reading »
According to Suraj Katra: “After visiting one of the McDonald’s restaurants at 2am in Hong Kong’s Sai Ying Pun district to grab a quick bite, I witnessed a number of people sleeping there. The staff then started making rounds to wake these people up but they continued to sleep.” Continue reading »