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Germany: The world’s only float-through McDonald’s

A German McDonald’s location is offering drive-thru services to boaters.

The McBoat, on a canal off the Elbe river in Germany, is the world’s only paddle-through McDonald’s.

The restaurant opened in 2015 and shuts down during winter but it is otherwise open to boaters like YouTuber Tom Scott, who took a recent visit.

Scott went on a kayak and posted the footage on his channel. Customers order via their phones, though the location once had a microphone and speaker on the dock, like a regular drive-through.

“In the spring and summer, we are 24/7,” restaurant manager Andrian Dudziak told Scott. “People are so happy to see this because they read this or saw this on Instagram and they come especially for this.”

Employees inside watch the dock via cameras and can see when customers pull up. One person then goes and brings the bag out and wishes them an ‘Enjoy your meal’ and a happy, good day, said Dudziak.