World's biggest McDonald's closes to get bigger

Posted at 5:17 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2016-01-04 05:34:48-05

The world's largest McDonald's in Orlando is preparing to close, but it should be replaced with an even bigger McDonald's next door in a couple of months.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the restaurant and entertainment complex on the International Drive tourism corridor was set to close Dec. 30.

The McDonald's building, which looks like a giant box of french fries, first opened in 1976.

Besides the restaurant itself, the McDonald's offered other activities, like bowling, slides and video games.

Officials with Oerther Foods Inc., the company that owns and operates the restaurant, say construction of the new 19,000-square-foot complex will open in February.