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Gangnam, Hanti Station Fast Food “McDonald’s”

McDonald’s is a prominent multinational fast food franchise that originated in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is synonymous with fast-food hamburgers and has become a trademark symbolizing American capitalism and globalization, along with Coca-Cola and Apple.

McDonald’s, which has expanded worldwide, has such a significant impact on the global economy that it created the concept of the “Big Mac Index” to calculate prices based on its menu item, the “Big Mac.”

“Is McDonald’s a Real Estate Company?”

In 1974, a lecture by McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc was held at the University of Texas. After the lecture, Ray asked the students, “What business do you think I’m in?” The students, thinking it was just a joke, laughed and replied that he was in the hamburger business. In response, Ray said, “You’re wrong. I’m not in the hamburger business; I’m in the real estate business.”

In reality, McDonald’s, as a single company, owns the most real estate in the world. While it is known for selling hamburgers to the public and making profits from it, in reality, it is also a company engaged in real estate business.

“Gangnam, Hanti Station McDonald’s”

You can find McDonald’s all over Gangnam. You can also find it at Hanti Station, where the Shinbundang Line passes through, right next to Lotte Department Store Gangnam Branch.

The store is not very large, occupying the first floor, but like other McDonald’s, it has everything you would expect. There are also self-ordering kiosks available for placing orders.

After placing your order and receiving your food, if you move to the right, you’ll find a fairly spacious area in the back.

“McCrispy Classic Burger: KRW 6,300”

On this day, I visited the Hanti Station McDonald’s and ordered the “McCrispy Classic Burger Set.” It was a menu I had never seen before, so I ordered it out of curiosity. As the name suggests, I could taste a crispy chicken patty, but other than that, the menu didn’t leave a particularly memorable impression.

As a synonym for fast food, McDonald’s allows you to quickly and conveniently order food, making it a convenient place to have a meal at a reasonable price.

“Gangnam, Fast Food McDonald’s at Hanti Station”

  • Address: Empress Building, 409 Dogok-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 070-7017-1409
  • Operating Hours: 24 hours
  • Website: Link