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Black Monk

'12th Century' McDonald's set to close

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Black Monk

A McDonald's with more than a nugget of history is serving up its last Big Macs this weekend.

The building that has been home to the burger chain in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, for the last 34 years is thought to be the oldest in the world to house a McDonald's, with parts of it dating back to the 1100s.

Yesterday it closed its doors for the last time, as the ancient building isn't suitable for the chain's future plans.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4256452/McDonald-s-close-12th-century-medieval-branch.html

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acute

I've been past it, but didn't go in!

If only I'd have known.....

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Eldorado

Our local McDonald's has burgers and buns dating back to the 12th century.

Some of the staff don't look too fresh either.

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acute

900 years is not what I would call 'fast food'

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Wickian

I'm more surprised the local government allowed a fast food chain to buy a building that old.

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Black Monk
8 minutes ago, Wickian said:

I'm more surprised the local government allowed a fast food chain to buy a building that old.

I wonder what they are going to use the building for next: a Poundland or a Superdrug or a Boots, judging by the average British High Street.

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Auntyseptic

This was my nearest Mcdonald's! Just hope they use the building now and don't let it fall to pieces, It's a lovely old place, Been in there many times (as a kid when I didn't know better) Should never have been used for a McDonald's in the first place. Also, My son is inconsolable :(

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Auntyseptic
5 hours ago, Black Monk said:

I wonder what they are going to use the building for next: a Poundland or a Superdrug or a Boots, judging by the average British High Street.

Boots is right next door and Superdrug is across the road, Poundland is in the old Woolies in the shopping centre right next door so I guess it's going to be either a second hand shop, Travel agent or estate agent. My moneys on a second hand shop.

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acute
18 hours ago, Wickian said:

I'm more surprised the local government allowed a fast food chain to buy a building that old.

I wonder if it was owned/leased/rented by McDonalds. It's possible that the local authority owns it.

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Black Monk
On 26/02/2017 at 7:18 PM, Cat_From_Hell said:

Boots is right next door and Superdrug is across the road, Poundland is in the old Woolies in the shopping centre right next door so I guess it's going to be either a second hand shop, Travel agent or estate agent. My moneys on a second hand shop.

It'll be a Pizza Express.

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Setton
On ‎26‎/‎02‎/‎2017 at 1:27 PM, Wickian said:

I'm more surprised the local government allowed a fast food chain to buy a building that old.

If it's not listed, there's not much the council would do. Even if it is, provided they weren't going to change the fabric, it's no issue.

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