There’s a reason most of us hit the drive-thru when we’re craving a Big Mac. Convenience is a factor, but the drab dining areas waiting behind those golden arches don’t exactly make us want to stick around, either. Of course, McDonald’s isn’t the only offender. Utterly lacking in ambiance and originality, most fast-food restaurants deliver what their descriptors promise and nothing more — with a few notable exceptions.
Select locations around the world have gone above and beyond to entice diners with unusual architecture, amazing views, and fun gimmicks that make them more than just places to stop after a long day at work or night of partying. From serving Whoppers in a sauna to dishing up Crunchwrap Supremes by the seashore, here are nine fast-food joints worth visiting whether or not you have a weakness for quick and easy grub.