‘World’s Fanciest’ McDonald’s Has Candle-Lit Dining Room, Serves Lobster Rolls

By Izza Sofia, 08 Mar 2018

Image via Sergiy Palamarchuk /

Unlike conventional McDonald’s restaurants that might not seem very fancy, one lavish outlet in Freeport, Maine, US is standing out from the crowd with its lavish aesthetics.

Housed in a 168-year-old mansion, the restaurant offers a luxurious dining experience complete with wooden chairs and candle-lit tables. The restaurant looks like a manor house but with a McDonald’s sign.

The abode was built by Freeport merchant William Gore in 1850, before being sold to McDonald’s in 1984. The locals, however, were not keen on having the fast food giant take over the house.

According to a 1984 article by the New York Times, the house was to be transformed into a McDonald’s outlet, but without the iconic Golden Arches logo.



The residents in the area took to the news without much favor, so management decided to keep the Gore House intact and maintain its classic Victorian aesthetic.

The menu of the outlet offers more upscale dining, such as lobster roll that costs US$8.99. The restaurant has a drive-thru that was recently established. Stephen Leroy, manager of the McDonald’s media team, said that the company is willing to adapt and make it compatible to the residents living in the area.

[via The Independent, opening image via Sergiy Palamarchuk /]
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