Does it take much to be a classy McDonald's?
YES IT DOES, and hooooooly crap someone has done it! We're surprised we've never heard of this location before — though, we've always thought Long Island wasn't a real place (just like The Bermuda Triangle, or Delaware).
Apparently it IS real, though, and right when you cross the Nassau County border on Jericho Turnpike you'll see the most glorious McDonald's in the country — and it's even a historical landmark!
It's actually called 'The Denton House.'
It dates back to 1795 and was renovated in 1860 to appear like a Georgia plantation house. It was later abandoned and fell into disrepair.
Actually, at first they wanted to tear The Denton House down and build a normal McDonald's clone, but a local initiative registered it as a landmark AFTER McDonald's bought it, and the company was inadvertently charged with its preservation.
McDonald's has NOT half-assed it either: the second floor is blocked by a velvet rope and can be reserved for private events.
And it has a veranda or two. Glass enclosed.
YOUR MOVE, BURGER KING!
Chc-check out more pics of the McMansion below!!
[Image via Max Falkowitz & Serious Eats.]