NewsFood & Entertainment


McDonald’s to invest $163 million in Virginia

Posted at 12:12 AM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 02:34:25-04

RICHMOND, Va. — McDonald’s announced Tuesday that it will be investing $163 million in Virginia throughout the rest of 2018 and in 2019.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — APRIL 22: A sign is posted on the exterior of a McDonald’s restaurant on April 22, 2015 in San Francisco, California. McDonald’s reported a decline in first quarter revenues with a profit of $811.5 million, or 84 cents a share compared to $1.2 billion, or $1.21 a share, one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The money will go toward the construction and modernization of 250 McDonald’s restaurants in the Commonwealth, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant, according to officials.

Officials also say the money allocated to Virginia is part of $6 billion total being invested at McDonald’s – and franchisees – to modernize company restaurants across the U.S. by 2020

Below are some of the transformations that will be seen:

  • 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 pickup through mobile order and pay
  • Expanded McCafé counters and larger display cases