McDonald’s opens a restaurant in Lhasa, Tibet at height of over 12,000 feet.
McDonald’s is pushing the boundaries of fast food. McDonald’s has opened a new branch in Lhasa (Tibet) at an elevation of 12139 feet.
This restaurant is situated in a strip center across from Potala Palace. However, it was once the residence of the Dalai Lama. Besides, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lhasa.
This branch will offer McDonald’s classics such as burgers, fries, and the famous Bug Mac at more than 12,000 feet above sea level. This outlet, which is surrounded by natural beauty and clouds, would be truly extraordinary.
According to McDonald’s, the outlet has employed more than 60 people to provide a unique experience for customers. Customers can enjoy their burgers while looking at the impressive mountains and palaces of Lhasa.
Customers can also make mobile payments or use self-service.
Earlier, the tallest McDonald’s restaurant was in Ben Nevis (Great Britain) before this one. The outlet in Ben Nevis measured 4,379 feet. It was one-third of the height of Lhasa’s branch.
It is not the first time that fast-food restaurants from America have opened in Tibet. KFC opened its first Lhasa branch in 2016.
However, it was the first significant Western fast-food chain branch to open its doors in a remote area.
Since the COVID-19, Tibet has been the most popular destination for Chinese tourists. The pandemic has also prompted more Chinese to travel within China.
There is no doubt that this region attracts millions of tourists each year. However, this myth and mystique area of Tibet is a remote area covered in snow.
The total number of tourists visit the area is far greater than the 3.5 million inhabitants. Tourism is a growing threat to the fragile ecosystem of the region and its historical sites.