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There's An Abandoned Floating McDonald's That Hasn't Served A Big Mac In Decades

The McBarge in Vancouver, Canada, was built for the 1986 World's Fair.

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Officially called the Friendship 500, the McBarge was built for the 1986 World's Fair.

Earlier this month, some guys managed to sneak onto the McBarge to take a look around (and eat a burger):

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Likely causing an onslaught of recent stories on the abandoned restaurant.


McBarge enthusiasts even have a dedicated Facebook group for swapping photos and memories of the beloved establishment.

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"I was 5 but eating McDonalds on the McBarge is one of my most vivid memories of Expo86," Mark Switzer wrote to the group in 2010. "I remember it being so incredibly busy my family almost didn't bother. Someone should turn it into a nightclub - get rowdy, the bouncers toss you overboard."

Back in 2010, the Vancouver Sun reported that developer Howard Meakin, who bought the barge with his wife, planned to move the structure to Mission and incorporate it into a larger waterfront complex.

Meakin did not return BuzzFeed News' request for comment on the current status of his plans.


H/T Roadtrippers