The McDonald's Drive-Thru You Can Go To In Skis

Fast food drive-thrus see all sorts of strange traffic come in. For instance, the BBC reported on a man who rode his horse up to a McDonald's drive-thru window in Suffolk, England. He was apparently told that he couldn't ride his horse through the lane intended for motor vehicles. In another instance of a strange drive-thru occurrence, a video posted online shows a man going through a McDonald's drive-thru in a cardboard car (via YouTube).

It would be safe to say that a lot of these incidents occur because someone wants to order a Big Mac at the drive-thru but doesn't have access to a car. Fortunately, there are a few exceptional drive-thrus around the world that don't always require vehicular access.

Per Bicycling, one McDonald's in Copenhagen, Denmark, hosted a one-day event with drive-thru bicycle lanes. Fast food establishments in Salt Lake City, Utah, also allow bicycling through drive-thrus. But what do you do if you need some fries and there's a foot of snow on the roads?

Ski on up and place your order

According to Mental Floss, one McDonald's outlet in Sweden's Lindvallen resort caters to skiers. Renamed "McSki," this restaurant is happy to serve tired skiers and snowboarders returning to the lodge. In addition to being foot-traffic friendly, McSki also has a large indoor dining area for those who want to rest and warm up. Despite being far off the beaten track, McSki offers the full standard McDonald's menu, Delish says. Well, when the ice cream machine is working, that is.

Another McDonald's in Sweden allows customers to ride up on snowmobiles due to fleeting daylight hours and temperatures well below freezing (via Web Urbanist). If only we could get that kind of service in Small Town, America! In the meantime, though, we'll have to either take our ski gear to Sweden or just hop in the car and go through the local McDonald's drive-thru the standard way. Just remember one of the secrets of drive-thrus, that the employees can actually see you when you're ordering.