World's Largest Entertainment McDonald's (In Transition)
Billboards make the claim "World's Largest Entertainment McDonald's and Play Place" for miles in both directions on I-4. The exterior is decorated with a giant french fries sign and checkered pattern.
The typical fare of a McD's restaurant is augmented in several ways, with a 3-story attachment that includes a Playplace and 100 "state-of-the-art card swipe arcade games." You'll find the crescent moon-headed Mac Tonight playing piano in one corner. The place is subdivided into several rooms, and at the height of lunchtime it can get crowded, noisy and fragrant with the smells of fast food and tourism.
Maybe that's for the best, though -- making your "World's Largest" experience memorable without having to travel overseas to some gulag McD's, or even to Vinita, Oklahoma's long dethroned behemoth.
The restaurant sells some items not found in a typical McDonald's: panini sandwiches, pasta, fancy desserts.
The business is the creation of Gary and Jeanie Oerther, who built over twenty McDonald's restaurants in the area, each with a different themed interior motif (a current list is at www.mcfun.com/restaurants).
In January 2016 the 11,000-square-foot McDonald's closed to make way for a 19,000-square-foot McDonald's being built next door.