An upgrading of dining rooms, remodeled counters, self-order kiosks, updated exteriors and additional parking spaces are among the features that McDonald’s is planning for nearly 8,700 of its restaurants nationally.
Altogether, the Chicago-based McDonald’s Corporation and its extensive franchisee network is expected to spend up to $6 billion modernizing its shops between now and the end of 2020.
The campaign will see roughly $111 million spent in Colorado alone on the more than 140 McDonald’s locations in that state.
The biggest investment will come with the $448 million the company is expected to spend on location upgrading at some 840 restaurants in Texas. Upwards of $390 million will be spent modernizing 550 restaurants in California; followed by the $320 million that will go for around 360 locations in New York.
Arizona will see roughly 200 McDonald’s locations upgraded at a cost of $120 million, while the company will spend $43 million modernizing 60 restaurants in New Mexico.
By far the largest fast-food restaurant chain in the U.S., McDonald’s announced earlier this year that it was working with its franchisees to address global climate change issues by installing LED lighting throughout its properties and energy efficient equipment in its kitchens.
By Garry Boulard
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