Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Travel Fun: The Most Beautiful McDonalds

Okay, I know, beautiful and McDonalds don't usually go together. But sometimes on our travels, we run into unexpected wonders. I thought I'd share one of those with you today. So hold on just a second while this travel nerd shares one of my favorite spots in Maine. :)

 On our recent trip to New England, we discovered a McDonalds in Freeport, Maine. And I tell you that it is the most beautiful McDonalds I've ever seen. And I've seen a LOT of McDonalds buildings in my day. I've seen the one with the two-level play area and arcade, I've seen the old-fashioned ones with the original golden arches...but this one. Oh my!

It had very little of the traditional franchise McD's that you usually see, and instead had an antique Victorian or Colonial feel. I've literally never had so much fun ordering a McCafe Caramel Cappuccino and sipping it as I did that morning!

The above picture is from the backside of the building. You can see the drive though window if you look closely.

Look at the McDonalds sign above the door!
I figure the unique look of this McDonalds must have something to do with the covenants in Freeport, although I have no idea what those are. The town of Freeport is where the  L.L. Bean retailer originated, so that's what they are best known for. But to be quite honest, I was more impressed with the McDonalds than the L.L. Bean store. LOL.

And this was the front side entrance. The white pillars, the trim, everything was gorgeous! I was all heart-eye-emojis as I walked inside wondering if the inside would be consistent with the exterior. Guess what? It was!

That round table in front of the fireplace is where we sat to enjoy our coffee and fries. Because who goes to McDonalds and doesn't get some fries, right?

Let me tell you, if I lived near here, this would be a great writing spot. 

And just look at that sign. So cute.

So if you're ever near Freeport Maine, you know where to stop for a mid-morning snack. :) I hope you enjoyed seeing this unique American establishment as much as I did.

 Have you ever seen a unique McDonalds? I would love to hear about it!


  1. That’s so gorgeous! I imagine Williamsburg would have similar regulations if they allowed aMcDonalds in at all!

    1. I imagine they would. I don't recall seeing one, but it has been years since we visited. Such a lovely and fun place.
      Thanks for stopping by, Paula!

  2. The most unusual McDonald's I've ever seen is in Orlando. It is in the shape of a giant bag of french fries.
    Janet E.

    1. Really? That's so interesting. I'll have to look for it next time we're in Orlando. :D
      Thanks, Janet.

    2. You can't miss it. Just look for the red box of gigantic french fries sticking out of the top.

  3. What an unique and beautiful McDonald's. I agree it would be a place to go and read. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Marilyn. Good to "see" you. :)

  4. Thanks for sharing this! The McDonalds in our small town has been remodeled recently but it is still the standard model. Freeport certainly has a gorgeous McDonalds!