This isn’t literally on Haight Street – it’s on the short road drivers use to get from Haight Street to the McDonalds parking lot next to Amoeba Records. This is where cars would drive thru if this store had a drive-thru window.
I guess the pavement suffices when employees need a place to put the buns down temporarily:
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(Next time I pass through, I’ll check to see if they still offer the McDouble at the loss-leader, giveaway price of just a dollar. McDonaldsese’s Dollar Menu has been updated nationally recently, and some local franchises have used that opportunity to raise McDouble prices to $1.29. This particular franchise on Haight Street was famous a couple of years back for banishing the Dollar Menu in order to, purportedly, cut down on the general hippie/streetkid population in the area.)