TikTok is obsessed with this ‘insane’ Ace Hardware-McDonald’s

Need a hammer and a burger? Just stop at the Ace Hardware-McDonald’s.

Photos of a McDonald’s in Washington, D.C., have emerged on TikTok, leading users to call it one of the most “insane” businesses they’ve ever seen.

The reason? They appear to show an Ace Hardware-McDonald’s combination.


my boyfriend told me to make this ##greenscreen ##pizzahutandtacobell

♬ original sound – Ellie

The strange, multi-function building was shared in a video by a user named Ellie. Her clip, which has nearly 400,000 views, seems to use photos from a Twitter post by the account Nonstandard McDonald’s.

Nonstandard McDonald’s, which frequently shares photos of the chain’s strangest locations, posted images of the Ace Hardware on Nov. 20. The account wrote that the photos — which were user-submitted — were taken at an unknown date.

The images quickly took Twitter by storm, but sadly, the Ace Hardware-McDonald’s isn’t as much of an oddity as it seems.

Updated Google images show that the storefront, which is in D.C.’s Woodley Park neighborhood, actually features two separate entrances. As some Twitter users pointed out, it appears that the dual entrance only exists for those entering from the backdoor.

That didn’t stop social media from reacting though. Users on Twitter and TikTok shared both shock and praise for the one-time combination.

“Why does this exist?” one TikToker wrote.

“The most American place of all time,” a Twitter user commented.

“Wasn’t expecting this crossover,” another added.

Social media’s fervent reaction follows in the footsteps of some other strange fast food locations.

Earlier in 2020, a Taco Bell in California went viral on TikTok, with users traveling to visit what they called the chain’s “fanciest” outpost. Similarly, social media spent months obsessing over a “one-of-a-kind” McDonald’s in Arizona.

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