I look forward to visiting McD’s when visiting new countries to see what interesting and different menu items might be available on the menu. (Scroll to the bottom for links to my reviews of various international McDonald’s.)
Around 4-5 years back I read about what might just be the fanciest McDonald’s I’ve ever seen. The McMansion was actually located close to home. We live in Brooklyn, NY and this fancy McD’s is located on Long Island.
I’ve seen some awesome McDonald’s restaurants located in historical buildings around Europe, but I had never before seen one inside a mansion which was over 200 years old!The McD’s McMansion is located in the Denton House, in New Hyde Park, NY.
Wikipedia mentions that it was “built in 1795 as a farmhouse, it was converted in the 1860s to a Georgian-style mansion“.When we went inside this McD’s, we were equally impressed. The area where you order was as clean as can be. There was an employee stationed at the soda fountain area, constantly wiping it down.While looking for a table, I was really impressed with the double staircase which led to an upper dining area. It was roped off so I assumed that it was used for parties. (The location was very busy so I was surprised the second floor wasn’t open.)
Between the two staircase is a sign which says, Welcome to New Hyde Park McDonald’s Denton House. Nice touch!The building has lots of windows and beautiful wood floors. No, they’re not original or even very old. I read that the building was gutted on the inside and restored to how it looked (outside) in 1926.
Windows were added to the veranda during the renovation. I would’ve liked to have sat in this area but it was busy when we sat down to eat.I also found the seats pretty different than the average McDonald’s. These chairs were pretty comfortable thanks to the padding on the seat. Fancy McD’s, fancy seating…While looking around and trying to see what was on the second floor, I noticed how the roof had exposed beams. I felt that it gave the inside an almost barn-like look.
Overall, you’re still dining at a McDonald’s. While there weren’t any added special menu items, the McMansion was still really cool to check out in person. It’s got to be one of the most unique locations out of the franchise’s (almost) 37,000 locations.
The McDonald’s McMansion/ Denton House is located at 2045 Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park, NY.