A McDonald's in downtown Manhattan became the first in the U.S. this fall to undergo a sleek, European-style makeover similar to what McDonald's has done at thousands of outlets around in France and the United Kingdom.
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In this Nov. 4, 2009 photo, customers visit a new McDonald's featuring free wifi, a euro-themed design and art deco in New York. The restaurant is a first-of-its-kind in the nation for McDonald's.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Paul Hendel, center, a McDonalds restaurant franchise owner, meets with his unit manager Aura Hermandez, left, and franchise supervisor Debra Williams, right, at Hendel's new McDonalds in New York. The restaurant is a first-of-its-kind in the nation for McDonalds, featuring a euro-themed design, art deco and free wifi.
The Soho McDonalds
"Do you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?"
"They call it a Royale with Cheese."
"What do they call a Big Mac?" "Le Big Mac."