Welcome to “McDonald’s Next,” the McDonald’s for people who don’t like McDonald’s. It’s a new concept restaurant being tried out by the burger giant in Hong Kong, and though it still serves up traditional McDonald’s fare like hamburgers, the design and some of the side options are much different than what fast food junkies are used to.
As revealed in photos posted by Fast Company, the interior is starkly un–Mickey D’s by design—focusing instead on a minimalist, modern (hello, generic line art of food) design. But judging a McDonald’s by its interior design is like saying your lazy ex-boyfriend looks a lot better in that new suit: If you really want to see whether someone has changed, you need to look deep into their soul. In this case: the food.