Exciting construction news from London as McDonald's has announced plans to open its largest restaurant in the world in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
If you've been to any of the big McDonald's in Times Square or Piccadilly Circus, be ready to have your minds blown away. This restaurant will seat 1,500 people. That will make it one of the largest restaurants on the planet. It will be spread over two storeys and 3,000 square feet. As the Guardian reports, the flagship McDonald's is one of four Golden Arches planned for the area around the Olympic Park.
McDonald's is a longtime sponsor of the Olympics so it's not a surprise to see the franchise investing so heavily in the 2012 summer games, though the thought of 1,500-seat restaurant is staggering to me.
Interestingly, there's a Wikipedia entry for the ''World Largest McDonald's". According to the internet encyclopedia, you'll find the world's largest McDonald's on the Will Rogers Turnpike in Oklahoma. It's square footage is over 23,000 sq feet. Wikipedia also say that McDonald's in Russia, Orlando and China all claim the prize. McDonald's has made it clear that the London Olympics franchise will be wear the crown as the world's largest.