McDonald’s is one of the most beloved fast food restaurant chains in America, and they are easy to spot thanks to the giant yellow letter M that serves as their sign at all of their restaurant locations. Sometimes McDonald’s restaurants are in unique locations like Times Square or they have interesting decor to blend into the surroundings like in arid states.
There is one Mcdonald’s chain restaurant that takes the prize for the most unique location, and it’s located in an old house. This McDonald’s restaurant is located in Freeport, Maine and most of the interior of the house has been saved, but tables and chairs, a cashier’s desk and a condiment table.
The home is actually a mansion that was owned by a prominent town member named William Gore, and the building has been kept up over the years. Mcdonald’s reportedly bought the building for the fast food chain, instead of building a free standing restaurant, which would have stood out in stark constant to the rest of the buildings in town.
In fact, the residents of the town were resistant to even having a McDonald’s in town, but they agreed on the condition that Gore’s mansion not be changed too much inside or outside. The restaurant chain agreed to the terms and opened the restaurant in the mansion later that year.
Stephen Leroy, the manager of the McDonald’s media team in 194, when the restaurant was opened said, “What we are doing there is something we probably have never done before in terms of design and the amount of time and effort involved. We are willing to spend the money to make it compatible with the area, the history, the community and the people who live there.”
The restaurant chain has the same menu items as other McDonald’s chains and is a one of a kind experience for customers.