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McDonald's and Franchisees Investing Approximately $214 Million in North Carolina To Modernize More Than 430 Local Restaurants in 2018 & 2019

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RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, McDonald's announced that the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $214 million in North Carolina throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 430 McDonald's restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In total, McDonald's and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020, including most restaurants in North Carolina.  

With this significant construction investment, the transformed restaurants will feature:  

  • Modernized dining rooms with globally and locally inspired décor, 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 McCafé 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."

In addition to the investments to modernize the restaurant, McDonald's has also introduced McDelivery with Uber Eats at more than 5,000 US restaurants.

About McDonald's USA
McDonald's USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 25 million customers every day. Recently the company committed $150 million over five years to extend benefits of its global Archways to Opportunity education program, announced goals to improve its packaging and have recycling in all of its restaurants by 2025 and pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to McDonald's restaurants and offices by 36% by 2030. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter @McDonalds and Facebook www.facebook.com/mcdonaldsUS

Steve Kramer
steve.kramer@us.mcd.com
571-242-1706

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