Sunday, July 16, 2006

Haight-Ashbury McDonald's

The McChronicles was feeling a bit groovy, so it dropped into San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, birthplace of the hippie revolution.

Many McDonald's offer a unique theme, suited to the locale or region. We hoped to enjoy a hippie-type theme, or something celebrating the psychedelia that Haight-Ashbury is so famous for.

Imagine our disappointment when, upon entering, we discovered that this store had NO particular theme, and was decorated only in crooked wall sconces and nondescript wallpaper.

Regions with far less (of note) to brag about do a much better job of reflecting their tradition or community than this store does. What should be a landmark is actually a disappointment.

Bummer, man!

The McChronicles: A blog about, not affiliated with, McDonald's.
Image: The McChronicles.


Craig Maginness said...

Welcome back to the blogoshpere.

In this post you speak of "themed" McD's. and I know some of your previous posts have contained pictures of McDonalds with differing outward appearances, but I've eaten at McDonalds on 5 continents, from Bangkok, Thailand to Buenos Aires, Argentina and while the looks vary somewhat depending on the vintage of the restaurant (store fronts in urban areas can also be dictated somewhat by the prevailing architecture), and signage varies with local language, one of the most comforting things about McDonalds is their dependable consistency the world over. Having said that, I'd be interested in seeing some pix on your blog illustrating some of the theme decors that you think are the best.

McChronicles said...

Thanks, Craig. Great comments. Your request is a very good one - one which we will act upon.
Thank you!