McDonald's Freeport Reviews
Freeport Fast Food Mar 27, 2012
So you may be wondering why anyone would add a review for anything as mundane as a McDonald’s restaurant, especially me – I generally refuse to review chains, let alone the biggest one of all. However, the McDonald’s franchise in Freeport is unique and worthy of a visit, in my opinion.
In 1982 the corporate monolith wanted to tear down an 1850’s Greek Revival structure to throw up another pair of golden arches. This disturbed the local populace greatly and they responded by quickly enacting ordinances to prevent the desecration. In what I consider a win-win, McDonald’s merely moved in to the building without duplicating the usual restaurant structure.
The lasting result is a one-of-a-kind fast food facility. What appears to be a residence is just another burger flipping joint, which I am sure detracts from their business volume (tourists probably just blow past it because the signage proclaiming “McDonald’s” is so discreet). While I am not a fast food fan and have only been here twice, I can attest to brisk volumes on both visits. The constituency appeared to mainly locals however, so I’m guessing they really do fail to reel in much tourist traffic.
Because they simply commandeered an existing house, a very cool aspect is a fireplace, which I would fathom is the sole instance throughout McDonald-Land. The only disappointment on my return visit (first time was twenty years earlier) was that they no longer had tablecloths. I’m pretty sure this was the only McDonald’s anywhere that had tablecloths and thought it was mandated, but they seem to have disappeared. Regardless, wanted to point this out as a fun, kooky stop if you happen to drop in on Freeport.
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