Kisvárda’s first McDonald’s restaurant opened on the outskirts of town. There was so much interest that there was a 10-meter-long queue at the entrance and a nearly two-kilometer long line at the McDrive.
After the regime change in Hungary, the first McDonald’s opened in Budapest, in Regiposta Street in 1988. Queues of a hundred meters, then invisible in the city center, meandered in front of the entrance to the restaurant, not only on the opening day but also on the following days.
Many other McDonald’s restaurants have followed this one in Hungary, but it seems that in some places opening a new one still counts as a big event.
In Kisvárda, a small town of 16,000 inhabitants, preparations for the event had been going on for months after Miklós Seszták, MP and former Minister of Development, announced in July that “the long-standing wish of many Kisvárda residents and its environment will be filled: a McDonald’s restaurant will soon be built here.
A McCafé has also opened next to the McDrive. The queue of cars was so long that it ended in the center of Kisvárda. According to a Napi article, the space can accommodate 90 people, with a terrace for 30 people.
It is the 97th “Meki” in the country, with a total of 70 people working there.
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