McDonald’s invests billions to modernise US restaurants by 2020

14th August 2018 (Last Updated August 14th, 2018 12:06)

Global fast food chain McDonald's, along with its franchisees, is investing $6bn to modernise its restaurants across the US by 2020.

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McDonald’s invests billions to modernise US restaurants by 2020
McDonald’s and franchisees plan to modernise US restaurants by 2020. Credit: McDonald’s.

Global fast food chain McDonald’s, along with its franchisees, is investing $6bn to modernise its restaurants across the US by 2020.

As part of the modernisation plan, the company is investing approximately $143m in Massachusetts to establish and modernise over 140 local restaurants during 2018 and 2019.

Investments in other states from McDonald’s include $68m for 121 locations in Oklahoma, $317m for 410 in Illinois, $166m for 215 in Wisconsin, $205m will go towards 400 locations in Michigan, $448m for 840 Texas locations and $168m for 270 restaurants in Indiana.

Pennsylvania will receive $266m for 360 restaurants, Maryland will get $104m for 135, $170m will go towards 340 locations in Georgia and $320m for 360 in New York.

“This is a positive impact felt across not only its customer base, but small business trades who are helping rebuild and update the facilities.”

Massachusetts state representative Edward Coppinger said: “Through its commitment to modernising numerous locations throughout the Commonwealth, McDonald’s is creating and sustaining local jobs.

“This is a positive impact felt across not only its customer base, but small business trades who are helping rebuild and update the facilities. Through these enhancements, McDonald’s is able to better support local families they serve in their communities.”

Other enhancements include initiatives such as modernised dining rooms with new designs, improved customer experience with digital self-order kiosks, remodelled counters for table service, digital menu boards inside locations and at the drive-thru and parking spots for pick-up through mobile order and pay.

As part of the investment, the company will also expand its McCafé counters and larger display cases across its restaurants.