As part of the fast food giant’s “Experience of the Future” initiative, the McDonald’s restaurants in Fayette County are renovating and upgrading to provide a modern dining experience to customers.
These significant changes, both inside and out, can already be seen at the McDonald’s restaurant located at 1401 Leesburg Ave. in Washington C.H.
For this restaurant, a grand opening event will be held Nov. 4 at 11 a.m., according to Nick Epifano, owner/operator of McDonald’s of Fayette County. WCHO will be on hand for a radio remote broadcast at 1 p.m. with a prize wheel, and none other than Ronald McDonald will also make an appearance.
The revamp at the Leesburg Avenue location began Sept. 28.
“It will have a more contemporary decor, it will be more comfortable for customers and the seating will be a lot different,” said Epifano. “There will be no more fiber glass, it’s all upholstered seats. When you look at the design of the building, it’s completely different.”
Once the renovation is complete, customers will find new self-order kiosks in the dining room, table service and digital menu boards. Outside, customers on the go will be able to order using these digital menu boards.
“We’re going to do table service,” Epifano said. “So if you come in and order, we’ll give you a table locator and we’ll bring your food out to you. There will be two double-sided kiosks where people can put the orders in themselves. That way if several people arrive at the same time and there are lines, we will have four other order points.”
All of this is part of the McDonald’s commitment to modernize restaurants that reflect the needs of customers related to convenience, speed and accuracy, according to Epifano.
Curbside pickup is also available at this restaurant. Customers can use the McDonald’s app, place their orders, park and their food will be brought to them.
The second McDonald’s restaurant in Washington C.H. on South Elm Street will be completely rebuilt in May 2018.
“We were going to try to do that restaurant this year, but due to construction delays, it would have been torn down around this time of year and we didn’t want to do it during the school year,” Epifano said.
The Jeffersonville McDonald’s should also be revamped before the end of 2017.
“By this time next year, all of the Fayette County McDonald’s restaurants will be modernized,” said Epifano.
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