- A McDonald’s fanatic has created a shrine to McDonald’s in her home.
- The property includes red and yellow walls, and a golden arches sign from the 70s.
- Taylor Gecking said the “obsession” began when she was a little kid.
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A McDonald’s superfan has spent the last two years transforming her home in Richmond, Virginia, into a shrine for the American fast-food chain. Taylor Gecking, 31, said her “obsession” with McDonald’s started at a young age.
The property, which is filled with more than 100 collectibles, includes a Ronald McDonald stained glass window, red and yellow walls, and an original golden arches sign from the 70s that Gecking collected from a real McDonald’s restaurant.
Gecking told the Metro she “still gets a rush of excitement” when she discovers new items to add to her collection of toys. Her vegan husband, on the other hand, has “no McDonald’s nostalgia whatsoever.”
“For him that’s thousands of books, records, and video games, and for me it’s McDonald’s, Funko Pops, and salt and pepper shakers,” Gecking said.
Gecking collects memorabilia in antique shops, markets, or online. She plans on growing her collection, with dreams of acquiring an original McDonald’s bench that has a statue of Ronald McDonald sitting on it.
“Our whole home is full of things that are a little unusual to decorate with, but my husband and I both believe in surrounding ourselves with things that make us happy,” she said.
Gecking is not the only collector of fast-food memorabilia to make headlines recently.
Percival R. Lugue, from the Philippines, told Insider how he became the first person to receive a Guinness World Record title for having the largest collection of fast-food restaurant toys, having amassed 10,000 items.
Nearly seven years later, Lugue said his collection has likely doubled: “My rough estimate of the total fast food toys at hand would be more than 20,000.”