There are no words to describe the utter disappointment a traveler feels when they’re strolling down the Rue de Julien, craving sole meunière and weightless croissants, only to be assaulted by those Golden Arches.
McDonald’s has 34,565 locations, 14,222 of which are overseas. Usually, those outposts exist in their natural environment: mini-malls, urban centers, gas stations.
But occasionally the mega franchise oversteps its societal boundaries and tries to buy itself a place in high culture. Here are the top five most culturally ruinous McDonald’s restaurants worldwide.
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