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Sweden Has Opened A Brand-New Tiny McDonald’s For Bees

When you’re jet-setting around the world experiencing new cultures and tasting new food, there’s one constant: McDonalds. But have you ever seen the world’s smallest McDonald’s? The fast food giant has a presence in almost every country, and now hungry travellers heading to Sweden can experience the chain’s latest and greatest restaurant. Kind of.

McDonald’s has just opened its smallest restaurant ever in Sweden — for bees. Inspired by the human-sized McDonald’s restaurants in the country that have beehives on their roofs, the McHive is actually a fully functioning beehive, designed to look like a miniature restaurant, complete with Golden Arches, drive-thru and all.

The world’s smallest McDonald’s restaurant was commissioned by the company to pay tribute to these restaurants that installed the first rooftop beehives, an initiative which continues to roll out across restaurants in Sweden. It was designed to provide a safe place for thousands of endangered bees.

With so many reports coming out about the growing threat to the environment and dwindling bee populations, McDonald’s Sweden is committed to this kind of sustainability work across its franchises.

“We have a lot of really devoted franchisees who contribute to our sustainability work, and it feels good that we can use our size to amplify such a great idea as beehives on the rooftops,” Christoffer Rönnblad, marketing director for McDonald’s Sweden, said in a statement.

The McHive was auctioned off for $10k during a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House charities.