A pair of students from Chiswick School spotted the new TV ad, carrying the slogan ‘Good times all the time’, on YouTube but found it strange the area had been included despite the fast-food chain closing down on Chiswick High Road two years ago.
Sixth formers, Aria Carter and friend Finnian, who are studying their A-levels noticed Chiswick in the footage, near the old McDonald's which used to be a favourite ‘hang out’ for young people to go before it was replaced with a Poundland store.
Aria, aged 17, said: “It closed suddenly after many years and became a Pound Shop.
“My friend Finnian noticed it initially, on his phone, now it’s on TV a lot. Since McDonald’s closed their branch in Chiswick, it was odd to see the ad feature the area.
“The ad was neither funny nor emotional, receiving twice as many dislikes as likes, online. They should have used a bear... something funny, or a fake setting we wouldn’t instantly recognise.
"McDonald’s needs to know we notice this stuff.”
Mum Julie Carter added: “The old Chiswick McDonald’s was the only place Chiswick school pupils could go to after school.
"All the other places to sit, grab a bite, or a coffee are too expensive in Chiswick and aren’t really school kids-friendly.”
The pupils also claimed that the Chiswick Sainsbury’s had been airbrushed out of the footage, but McDonald's did not comment on this claim.
A McDonald’s spokesperson said: “Our adverts are filmed in a variety of locations. Filming locations are chosen based on their suitably for the content being shot and bear no relation to the proximity to a local store.
“Eagle-eyed viewers of our latest advertisement may have spotted the brief glimpse of the interior of Chiswick Town Hall which provided the ideal setting for the party scene in our good times campaign.”
In a neighbouring borough, in Uxbridge, fans can now have their Bic Mac or Happy Meal served at their seats, in a new table service upgrade.
The nearest stores are the drive thru McDonald's, High Street, Brentford, which was awarded a 'gold' status for its toilets last year , and the McDonald's on the High Street in Acton.