Detail in the picture of ‘low-carbon’ McDonald’s restaurant in China surprises the internet: ‘We need this’

A detail on a photo of a McDonald’s “low carbon” store in China has left the Internet stunned – with social media users declaring, “We need this.”

The photo was taken at Macca’s restaurant in Jieyang Wanda Plaza in Guangdong Province, China.

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The restaurant is China’s first “low-carbon life experience store”, according to McDonald’s in China.

A closer look reveals that the fast food outlet has tables attached to stationary bikes that foodies can step on the pedals while eating.

The Chinese store is 'innovatively equipped with the country's first environmentally friendly rechargeable bicycles'.
The Chinese store is ‘innovatively equipped with the country’s first environmentally friendly rechargeable bicycles’. Credit: McDonald’s

McDonald’s describes the addition in a somewhat more grandiose way.

“The store is innovatively equipped with the country’s first environmentally friendly rechargeable bicycles, allowing more consumers to learn about and participate in green and low-carbon initiatives in a practical way,” says the restaurant chain.

The bikes are made from plastic recycling and by stepping on the pedals, customers can “convert kinetic energy into electrical energy … and charge mobile phones wirelessly”.

After footage of the bikes in action was shared on social media, the internet reacted with shock.

“This is like using your phone while charging,” one commenter wrote.

“Order only water and exercise for an hour,” joked another.

“We need this,” one fan wrote simply, while another added, “This concept is amazing.”

Another said, “This feels illegal to exist.”


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