The greatest attraction in Orlando, Florida, isn’t Disney World, or Universal Studios, or Holy Land Experience. It’s the McDonald’s on the corner of International Drive and Sand Lake Road. This is no ordinary McDonald’s — it’s the world’s largest emporium of Hamburglars and Mayor McCheeses. The Fry-Shaped House That Obesity Built is ranked “#192 of 347 things to do in Orlando,” according to Trip Advisor, and its “Visit Orlando” page boasts of gator shows and a special toddler area. Hopefully those two things aren’t related.
But oh no, mega-Mickey D’s is closing. For an even bigger building.
The world’s largest McDonald’s [closed last night] at 11 p.m. The iconic structure… is being replaced with a new building next door. Construction of the “new, state-of-the-art replacement restaurant nears completion,” said officials with Oerther Foods, Inc., the company that owns and operates the restaurant.
The new 19,000-square-foot McDonald’s will open in February, said Oerther Foods leaders. Owners have remained mum on what attractions will be located inside the new restaurant. (Via Orlando Sentinel)
SUPER-SIZED GATORS. The temporary closure is bad news for anyone too lazy to travel three blocks for the next McDonald’s, but good news for this Yelp reviewer, who wrote, “There were people literally walking around without shoes. The bathrooms made a level five toxic waste site look clean, that’s if you are able to get around the two drug-addicted-looking bums. One of the workers packing the food was scratching her ear like a rabid dog.”
You can put all the lipstick on the pig you want, but every McDonald’s will end up looking like Joe’s Citadel from Mad Max: Fury Road.
(Via Orlando Sentinel)