Queen Elizabeth II Sort Of Owned A McDonald’s. Here Are The Deets!

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Queen Elizabeth II Sort Of Owned A McDonald’s. Here Are The Deets!

The Queen is one of the most regal and mysterious celebrities the world has seen. Queen Elizabeth II left the world peacefully on September 8, 2022. She came to the throne in 1952 and governed England for around 70 years, and lived a very long and prosperous life. The Queen’s empire includes hotels, castles, horse racing tracks and also a McDonald’s. Yes, the Queen technically owned a McDonald’s in the U.K and here is all you need to know.

Queen Elizabeth II Technically Owned A McDonald’s

Queen Elizabeth II was the owner of a McDonald’s, notably the one in the Oxfordshire neighbourhood of Banbury Gateway Shopping Park. Since Banbury Gateway Shopping Park is a part of the Crown Estate, the Queen sort of owned the McDonald’s there. Visitors can unwind in elegance at the store’s Eames chairs and leather sofas. In addition to improved seating and delivery options above a standard McDonald’s, there are Samsung tablets, free Wi-Fi, and charging stations available for you to use. The “Queen’s McDonald’s” is accessible every day from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. if you feel the need, is what the outlet’s website reads.

Also Read: McDonalds, Burger King, Subway Turn 100 Percent Vegetarian In Indias Temple Towns

Queen Elizabeth II Owned Two McDonald’s Location

Well, if you think this was the only McDonald’s that the Queen ever owned, then let me give you another piece of information. A retail park in Slough was bought by the Crown Estate for 92 million euros in 2008. On this property, which was known as the Bath Road Retail Park, there was a McDonald’s with a drive-thru. The Slough McDonald’s property was sold by the Crown Estate for 177 million euros in 2016. The McDonald’s at Banbury Gateway Shopping Park was purchased in 2015. So technically, Queen Elizabeth II owned two McDonald’s location for a year.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by McDonald’s UK (@mcdonaldsuk)

So, the fast food restaurant chain that you love to visit, was once technically under Queen Elizabeth II’s ownership.

Also Read: Queen Elizabeth Visited These Historical Sites During Her India Tours