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Sinchon, Fast Food: McDonald’s Yonsei University Branch

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, alongside Coca-Cola and Apple.

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

“McDonald’s as a Real Estate Company?”

In 1974, a lecture by Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s, was held at the University of Texas. After the lecture, Ray asked the students, “What kind of business do you think I’m in?” The students responded with laughter, saying that he was in the hamburger business. To this, Ray replied, “You’re wrong. 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 and making profits, the actual sale of hamburgers is a secondary aspect, and it is also a company engaged in real estate business.

“Sinchon, McDonald’s Yonsei University Branch”

In the past, you could find a McDonald’s store at Sinchon Rotary in Seoul. It was conveniently located as it was connected to Sinchon Station on Subway Line 2. Currently, the store at that location has disappeared, and only the one near the main gate of Yonsei University remains.

As a result, the store is registered as McDonald’s Yonsei University Branch rather than McDonald’s Sinchon Branch. McDonald’s Yonsei University Branch is located south of the Yonsei University intersection. It is actually quite close to Yonsei University.

“A Two-Story McDonald’s Store”

McDonald’s Yonsei University Branch is a two-story store. On the first floor, there is a counter and kiosk for placing orders. While there are some seats by the window, most customers receive their orders and go up to the second floor to enjoy their meal.

The second floor has a fairly spacious seating area. There are seats by the windows, where you can overlook Yonsei-ro in Sinchon.

As a McDonald’s store that can be found worldwide, it maintains a consistent taste and quality no matter which location you visit. It’s a great place to satisfy your craving for the familiar taste of McDonald’s.

“Sinchon, McDonald’s Yonsei University Branch”

  • Address: 33 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
  • Operating Hours: 24 hours
  • Phone Number: 070-7017-6475
  • Website: Link to Website