Delancey Street McDonald’s Undergoes Major Gut Renovation
That morning Egg McMuffin and coffee will need to wait. The Delancey Street McDonald’s at the corner of Essex is currently out of commission.
The restaurant, sometimes a bastion of late-night violence, is currently undergoing massive gut renovation. Contractors armed with jackhammers are tearing the joint apart. What you remember of the place is no longer there, save for the vinyl window branding.
One worker onsite tells us that McDonald’s is behind the rehab and will eventually return. However, our comment to corporate went unanswered.
The fast food joint at 116 Delancey Street has been operating here for well over a decade. It’s open 24 hours and is always busy, especially late night. Sometimes that turns to trouble, though. For instance, in November 2015, a 64-year-old staffer had his head stomped after asking a man to buy something or leave.
Apparently, not everyone is happy with the construction as evidenced by the ginormous rat that took up residence on the sidewalk. This is the symbol for non-union jobs.
The closest McDonald’s to this location is down on Madison Street, just east of Rutgers.
Flashback to October 2013 when Banksy fashioned this faux Ronald McDonald with shoeshiner…