World's largest McDonald's to close; bigger one planned



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The world's largest McDonald's is preparing to close, but it should be replaced with an even bigger McDonald's next door in a couple of months.

The Orlando Sentinel (http://goo.gl/AzkvCJ ) reports that the restaurant and entertainment complex on the International Drive tourism corridor was set to close for good Wednesday night.

The McDonald's building, which looks like a giant box of french fries, first opened in 1976. Besides the restaurant itself, the McDonald's offered other activities, like bowling, slides and video games.

Officials with Oerther Foods Inc., the company that owns and operates the restaurant, say construction of the new 19,000-square-foot complex will open in February.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast