European cafe McDonald's.

European Gourmet McDonald's (Gone)

Field review by the editors.

Orlando, Florida

This McDonald's is designed as a French provincial 2-story, lakeside cafe. You'll find all the usual McD grab-n-go items on the menu. For several years the upscale offering included french pastries, espresso, lattes, and wine. A corporate chef was hired to execute "Gourmet Taste Additions" to the standard fare: paninis, made-to-order pizzas, blackened grouper, portobello eggplant, and dessert -- italian amaretto spumoni (recent reports indicate this stuff is all gone).

It's only a half-mile from the World's Largest Entertainment McD's, but this one is designed to attract a slightly different audience. It doesn't look anything like a European cafe on the outside, but more of a cross between a cathedral and a self-storage facility.

Owners Gary and Jeanie Oerther 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).

European Gourmet McDonald's

McDonald's Restaurant

Directions:
2 blocks W of I-4.
Hours:
Euro theme removed
Status:
Gone

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