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  • This might not look like a McDonald's, but it is.

  • Okay, maybe asking for a wine list was a bit of a stretch, but when visiting the world's fanciest McDonald's, who knows what to expect?

  • This is McDonald's Next, a new concept being tested out in Hong Kong, offering everything from quinoa to matcha sundaes served on a waffle.

  • As many say, it's always better to be overdressed than underdressed. Well, I'm not taking any chances.

  • At this McDonald's, almost everything you've known about the golden arches is thrown out the window.

  • When in a fancy McDonald's, go for brioche.

  • Caramelized onions?

  • Truffle-flavored sauce.

  • You can just add grilled pineapple, crispy wood bacon, more cheese.

  • The fries seem a little bit standard, I would have thought they'd have like sweet potato fries or truffle fries.

  • There is a lot of drink options.

  • The burger, fries and salted caramel latte add up to just under $9.

  • For McDonald's probably a little high, but still good, I would say.

  • For me, the kiosk is taking a bit of getting used to.

  • See this kiosk...

  • Cancel! Ah, no don't cancel the whole thing!

  • It's a bit too complex for me.

  • No!

  • This, I want this.

  • Kiosks are increasingly popping up in McDonald's around the world.

  • Not only do they reduce labor costs, but also customers tend to spend a bit more when ordering on a kiosk.

  • Since I'm getting the burger, perhaps I should get a salad too.

  • You have a choice between two different lettuces.

  • We'll do California blend.

  • Shredded mozzarella or shaved parmesan?

  • Obviously, the shaved parmesan. There's quinoa, crispy bacon bits, let's do pineapple.

  • Crayfish egg mayo? Let's give it a try.

  • The salad cost me $11.40.

  • After 6 o'clock, they do table service at this McDonald's, which means you have a number and they come to you which is quite nice.

  • First, it's the soapy water, give it a scrub, then you rinse.

  • And then automatically, the paper towel comes out.

  • Whether you're ready or not, the experience happens.

  • It's very fancy.

  • It came on a cutting board with a real fork, a real knife and it's like one of those hip places you go for brunch.

  • And even the ketchup here is delivered.

  • This is the salad that just came.

  • This McDonald's even has wireless mobile chargers and USB ports.

  • As full as I am right now, I think I need to see a dessert menu.

  • Ordering one of their fanciest desserts can only be done behind the McCafé counter.

  • Are the cakes made onsite?

  • Yes.

  • Yes, they're made onsite.

  • Here, the coffee beans come from different regions.

  • It's so proud of its coffee, it even sells its own coffee beans to make it yourself at home.

  • For dessert, I opt for the sweet potato-flavored sundae waffle, and I pair it with a mochaccino, coming to about $7.

  • Everything is quite fancy, except it came on a plastic tray.

  • There's some inconsistencies in this experience. For example, a plastic fork with a salad, but nice utensils with the burger.

  • So will this fancy dining experience combat declining restaurant sales and satisfy the increasing trend toward more health conscious eating?

  • Will McDonald's start more of these around the world?

  • I wonder if I need to leave a tip.

This might not look like a McDonald's, but it is.

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We tried out the world's fanciest McDonald's | CNBC Reports

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    Winnie Liao posted on 2019/02/12
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