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The modernizing of Micky D’s

by Minden Press-Herald

McDonald’s restaurants throughout the state, including those in Webster Parish, are getting a major investment, according to a press release issued Tuesday.

McDonald’s announced that the company and its franchisees are investing $114 million in Louisiana throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 206 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 Louisiana,” the release said.

Webster Parish has two McDonald’s restaurants, one in Minden and one in Springhill. They will be affected by this investment, said Allyson Gattin, who issued the press release.

“All restaurants will be impacted because all McDonald’s restaurants across the country will be upgraded by 2020,” Gattin said.

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 through
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 $114 Million to provide a new experience, look and feel for guests at 206 McDonald’s locations across Louisiana,” said Nick Valluzzo, a local McDonald’s Owner/Operator. “We are also pleased that our modernization supports local architecture, engineering and construction jobs across the great state of Louisiana.”

“McDonald’s is an important local business and provider in the community,” said Stan Harris of the Louisiana Restaurant Association. “McDonald’s is helping create and sustain local jobs not only in the restaurant but also though its construction and modernization, and that helps support the local families they serve.”

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