I first discovered the non-existence of this McDonald's in the summer of 2016, when a McDonald's that should have been in Schulenburg wasn't visible from the road. A McDonald's is almost impossible to miss, with their iconic logo and visible branding. In a subsequent trip about six months later, I noticed that the McDonald's had closed—the roof now just a tarpaper-covered wooden roof and all trace of the Golden Arches removed. Talking with an employee at La Grange's Dairy Queen and cross-referencing with Google reviews showed that it closed sometime around October 2015 and closed due to consistent health violations.

In the summer of 2018, I was in the area, traveling east on I-10, and I decided to take a look at the former McDonald's myself up close. Remarkably, the restaurant was largely intact, with the menu and the soda machine still practically untouched, almost as if they packed up for the day and would reopen shortly.

I have no idea what it looks like now, and I didn't take a ton of pictures (I wasn't feeling too great), but the interior of the store had been updated sometime relatively recently, likely around the mid-2000s before the exteriors were changed/demolished en masse.

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