Chinese Historic Site Becomes a Posh New McDonald’s

The former home of political leader Chiang Ching-Kuo is now a McDonald’s
McCafe sign


An historic villa on China's West Lake is now home to a McDonald's.

A historic site and luxury villa on the posh and desirable West Lake in Hangzhou, China, will be ready to serve the people as a new McDonald’s, but residents are conflicted about the news.

According to Shanghaiist, the two-story villa is a prime piece of real estate, but the city has had a bit of a tough time finding renters because it belonged to Chiang Ching-kuo, a former Taiwan leader and the son of Chinese Nationalist Party leader Chiang Kai-shek.

Residents were reportedly worried that the golden arches were not classy enough for the venue, but they were assured that the villa would host the comparatively elegant McCafe, as opposed to a regular McDonald’s.

"When are we going to turn Mao's old house into a KFC?" one Internet commenter quipped.

"Finally, Chiang can serve the people," said another.

There is already a Starbucks in the side wing of the building, and officials say that the building structure and walls were not moved to make room for the McDonald’s.

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