McDonald’s and franchisees investing approximately $214 million in North Carolina to modernize more than 430 local restaurants in 2018 and 2019

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McDonald’s says the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $214 million in North Carolina throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 430 restaurants.

In total, McDonald’s and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020, including most restaurants in the state.

In a news release, McDonald’s says the construction investment will transform the  restaurants to feature:

  • Modernized dining rooms with globally and locally inspired decor, new furniture and refreshed exterior designs.
  • Enhanced customer experience with digital self-order kiosks that make ordering and paying for a meal easier. Kiosks empower guests to browse the menu, find options and tailor their meal just the way they want.
  • Remodeled counters allow for new table service that offers guests the opportunity to relax while their food is being made.
  • Bright and easy to read digital menu boards inside and at the drive-thru.
  • New designated parking spots for curbside pick-up through mobile order and pay
  • Expanded McCafe counters and larger display cases.

“This is an exciting time for McDonald’s and we’re proud to be investing nearly $214 million to provide a new experience, look and feel for guests at 430 McDonald’s locations across North Carolina,” said McDonald’s owner/operator Jeff Stanton with restaurants in North Carolina. “We are also pleased that our modernization supports local architecture, engineering and construction jobs across the great state of North Carolina.”

“The $23 billion hospitality industry in North Carolina is a significant engine in our state’s vibrant economy,” said North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association president and CEO Lynn Minges. “Restaurants invest in and deliver innovation and unique customer experiences every day as vital cornerstones in their communities.”

McDonald’s issued several similar news releases for other market areas. The releases do not explain how the company and franchisees select their general/sub-contractors for construction project/renovation projects. North Carolina Construction News has reached out to the company for an answer to this question.


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