Report: Second Floor In Shockoe McDonald's A Fake

The second floor of the Shockoe Bottom McDonald’s restaurant may actually be a facade meant only to make it look as though the fast food restaurant appears to have a second floor, according to a report today in the Wall Street Journal.

The front-page investigation found “no internal stairwell leading to a second story” at the popular Richmond McDonald’s location, while hidden cameras in the kitchen area – placed by McDonald’s employees – similarly found no access to the restaurant’s purported upper floor.

“Additionally, the frosted-over second story windows, accented with interior light in the evenings, seem to conceal an empty 700-square-foot expanse of nothingness that serves no purpose except aesthetic,” the 2,331-word article noted. “This McDonald’s location is nothing if but an architectural fraud.”

The Journal also noted that nearly 20 percent of all McDonald’s patrons request to sit upstairs and are frequently told by employees that “it’s full,” adding that the new Big Mac snack wrap was “pretty good.”


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  1. This is hands down the worst McDonalds on the east coast. Food generally takes 15-20 minutes, as customer’s orders are regularly filled out of the order they were placed.

    I live 3 blocks away and I avoid it like the plague.

  2. Strangely, the upper level of my cranium serves much the same purpose. However, my accented internal light helps me find my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

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