In preparing for my trip to #theotherGeorgia, I came across a new twist on a familiar site. McDonald’s. The Mickey D's here in Batumi made the top 10 for innovative buildings worldwide a few years ago. It doesn’t look, smell, or taste like the ones back home. But unfortunately, it didn’t taste any better here, just different. One similarity was actually the menu. It was pretty much the same, just in Georgian. I normally wouldn’t eat American food while traveling abroad, but I promised my students I would.
The spaceship-like design is really cool. When you walk in, you see the counter and place your order. When you get your food you can go up the stairs on either side. There are some tables and chairs on small terraces along the way up until you reach the next floor. This is where most tables are, as well as the birthday playroom. There is also an outdoor seating area near a patch of green space built into the outside facade. In the spring and summer time, they grow flowers. Due to it being freezing (literally) and raining or snowing all day, I didn’t get many pictures from outside. Check it out.
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Stephen Blan teaches US History at Fort Worth Country Day in Fort Worth, TX and is a 2015 Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow.