The World’s Only Float-Through McDonald’s

While on location in Germany, the ever-curious Tom Scott (previously) kayaked down the Elbe river to the Mittelkanal in Hamburg to experience McBoat, the world’s only “float-through” McDonald’s. While the restaurant itself is not in a floating building, they do take orders from those who are traveling by river. When the order is ready, an employee delivers the food to the customer waiting on the water.

On a little canal off the Elbe river in Germany, sits the McBoat: the world’s only paddle-through McDonalds. It seemed like the sort of thing I should investigate.

Here’s an ad for the McBoat by Frischer Film.

Nonstandard McDonald’s also shared images of this unique service in 2020.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.