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A modern, glass-walled McDonald's is one of the most beautiful fast-food restaurants in the world

A modern, glass-walled McDonald's is one of the most beautiful fast-food restaurants in the world

McDonald's restaurants are not usually known for being architectural masterpieces.

This award-winning, modern-designed location in Batumi, Georgia, however, couldn't be more out of the ordinary.

Take a look inside this modern, glass-covered McDonald's, which has become known as one of the most beautiful fast-food restaurants in the world.

The modern McDonald's is in Batumi, Georgia, which is located along the coast of the Black Sea.

The modern McDonald's is in Batumi, Georgia, which is located along the coast of the Black Sea.
Batumi, Georgia. Google Maps

It is the capital of the Georgian republic of Adjara and a prominent tourist destination due to its beaches, boardwalk, and 19th-century buildings. The town has even been called the "Las Vegas of the Black Sea."

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The over-the-top McDonald's restaurant can be found in downtown Batumi.

The over-the-top McDonald's restaurant can be found in downtown Batumi.
The exterior of the McDonald's restaurant in Batumi, Georgia. Karolis Kavolelis/Shutterstock

The McDonald's stands out for its reflective glass exterior.

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It was built in 2013 and designed by Harvard-educated architect Giorgi Khmaladze.

It was built in 2013 and designed by Harvard-educated architect Giorgi Khmaladze.
The exterior of the McDonald's restaurant in Batumi, Georgia. BSG_1974/Shutterstock

This McDonald's location won the award for The Best Commercial Building of 2014 by the architecture website ArchDaily, proving that even McDonald's restaurants can be architectural wonders.

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Especially at night, visitors can marvel at the restaurant's glass walls.

Especially at night, visitors can marvel at the restaurant's glass walls.
The exterior of the McDonald's restaurant in Batumi, Georgia. Kavun Halyna/Shutterstock

The building is actually built on top of a gas station, though you'd never know from the front exterior.

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The interior of the restaurant is noticeably more modern in design than other McDonald's locations.

The interior of the restaurant is noticeably more modern in design than other McDonald's locations.
Seating overlooking the ordering station at the McDonald's in Batumi, Georgia. Karolis Kavolelis/Shutterstock

From the light fixtures to the seating options, this McDonald's location sticks to a more minimal color palette by using black, white, and wooden accents.

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Glass stairwells mirror the surrounding glass walls.

Glass stairwells mirror the surrounding glass walls.
Seating overlooking the ordering station at the McDonald's in Batumi, Georgia. ElRoi/Shutterstock

Since the walls are made from glass, patrons experience a ton of natural light while they eat.

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The restaurant's furnishings are similarly modern in design.

The restaurant's furnishings are similarly modern in design.
Seating inside the McDonald's in Batumi, Georgia. Sunil Onamkulam/Shutterstock

No basic red and yellow seating here — these McDonald's seats look like works of art.

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Visitors can choose to pay either at a self-service kiosk or by speaking to one of the cashiers.

Visitors can choose to pay either at a self-service kiosk or by speaking to one of the cashiers.
Customers ordering food at the McDonald's in Batumi, Georgia. Karolis Kavolelis/Shutterstock

The location serves classic McDonald's fare, despite looking like a fine dining restaurant.

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Once they have their food, patrons can gaze out onto the stretches of manicured grass around the building.

Once they have their food, patrons can gaze out onto the stretches of manicured grass around the building.
Seating inside the McDonald's in Batumi, Georgia. Viktor Kochetkov/Shutterstock

One of the most beautiful parts of visiting this McDonald's location is, surprisingly, the incredible view.

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The stretches of green grass give the restaurant an open-air, natural feel.

The stretches of green grass give the restaurant an open-air, natural feel.
Seating inside the McDonald's in Batumi, Georgia. Karolis Kavolelis/Shutterstock

Other parts of the restaurant look onto the beautiful reflecting pool that surrounds it.

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In spring, flowers bloom on the lawns.

In spring, flowers bloom on the lawns.
Seating inside the McDonald's in Batumi, Georgia. Marynka Mandarinka/Shutterstock

This makes for a great photo-op or simply a beautiful sight while patrons eat their meals.

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Around the corner from the main entrance is the sign for the drive-thru.

Around the corner from the main entrance is the sign for the drive-thru.
A sign advertising the location's hours and McDrive drive-thru. Viktor Kochetkov/Shutterstock

This location advertises that it's open 24-hours.

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Unbeknownst to most customers inside, this McDonald's is actually located on top of a gas station.

Unbeknownst to most customers inside, this McDonald's is actually located on top of a gas station.
The entrance to the drive-thru and nearby gas station. Marynka Mandarinka/Shutterstock

The gas station is located next to the entrance for the drive-thru.

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Cars can enter the drive-thru to place their orders, though it's not as nice a view as inside the restaurant.

Cars can enter the drive-thru to place their orders, though it's not as nice a view as inside the restaurant.
The entrance to the drive-thru. Marynka Mandarinka/Shutterstock

It's a quicker, more convenient way to grab meals, though.

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