McDonald’s (Chicago) has remodeled and reopened its restaurant in Chicago that was previously known as the “Rock ‘N’ Roll McDonald’s.”
Designed by Carol Ross Barney, the remodel features a more sleek and modern aesthetic, rather than its previous kitschy one, according to Curbed Chicago. It is constructed with steel, glass and cross laminated timber, topped with a canopy of solar panels. In additional moves toward sustainability, the restaurant also includes a green roof and suspended living-plant walls.
The 19,000-square-foot store opened yesterday after a 13-month-long process from design conceptualization through completion.
As far as new services, the restaurant offers self-service stations and a dedicated McCafe coffee bar. These moves are a part of the company’s “Experience of the Future” initiative that it is rolling out to stores.