Vinita, Oklahoma: Former World's Largest McDonald's Team Field Report

I-44, Vinita, OK
I-44 Will Rogers Turnpike, straddling the highway. Scheduled to close Summer 2013 for an interior upgrade; will reopen Summer 2014.
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Former World's Largest McDonald's
Even though it straddles an interstate, this wide-load eatery has been out-supersized. It was built in 1957. Report...

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McDonald's spans the interstate. Former World's Largest McDonald's

Nothing interesting right now since they are redoing it all. It actually seems kind of small. Hopefully the update will make it look really good.

[Chelsea, 07/05/2013]
McDonald's on the Bridge near Vinita

Don't waste your time. It was the filthiest McDonald's I've ever been to. I would suspect the building is maintained by someone other than McDonald's because I would be surprised that McDonald's would allow it to be as dirty as it was. The vents were caked with dust, the tables were dirty (many were broken), the bathrooms disgustingly gross! Once we saw the surroundings, we lost our appetite...

[Julie N., 09/10/2012]

We were attracted by the size of the McDonald's -- it was once the largest in the world -- and by the fact that it is, you know, on a bridge.

Former Largest McDonald's. Former World's Largest McDonald's

It may not be the World's Largest McDonald's any more, but it's still pretty impressive!

[Patty Acevedo, 05/07/2009]
World's Largest McDonald's

Vague Recollections: What is today a McDonald's has not always been so. When I was growing up, in the mid to late 60's, Howard Johnson's had the exclusive food concessions at all the service areas on Oklahoma's turnpikes. In most places the service area was in an extra wide portion of the median with the facilities in the median and traffic passing on either side. The one exception was the one at Vinita, which arched over the highway. When I last passed through in 1987 some, if not all of the service areas had a McDonald's.

[Jesse Dawson, 04/11/2004]

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