The McDonald’s restaurant has shut its doors for a month while the company undergoes a major renovation. The restaurant located in Rutland Street in Ilkeston shut down on Monday, June 7, and will be closed until 11am on the 5th of July.
The restaurant will be the first restaurants in the UK to undergo extensive “restaurant revamp” in the context of the fast-food company’s “convenience in the near future” strategy. There will be a fresh restaurant layout, which includes an updated kitchen design along with a brand-new entrance as well as an exclusive collection area for McDelivery couriers. This will make sure that any there is no congestion inside restaurants, Derbyshire Live reports.
The restaurant will have walls with LED lighting and wall graphics constructed from used coffee cup waste, recycled wall and floor tiles, and furniture that is constructed entirely from recycled materials and also recyclable. McDonald’s franchisee Tim Dobbs, who owns and runs the restaurant stated: “I’m excited that my restaurant located in Ilkeston is currently under renovation work to create a brand new layout that will enhance the experience of my staff as well as our customers. I am looking forward to the reopening of the restaurant.”
The new front counter that will be installed, creating separate zones for different kinds of payment with the aim of achieving less jammed-up around touchscreens and shorter wait times. There will also be a distinct space for couriers to park in and the traffic routes will be changed to allow customers who drive through and click-and-collect to receive their orders.
The nearest branch where customers can visit at the moment according to McDonald’s web site is located at Station Road, Langley Mill. It also provides McDelivery. The year ahead, McDonald’s will introduce “convenience of the future” upgrades to 200 restaurants, and 800 more are planned in the next four years.