McDonald’s to invest $168 million to upgrade its Indiana restaurants

Most McDonald's restaurants in Indiana will soon be getting a facelift. (News-Sentinel.com file photo)

McDonald’s plans to invest about $168 Million in Indiana throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 270 restaurants as part of a $6 billion campaign to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020, including most in Indiana.

According to a company news release, the transformed restaurants will feature modernized dining room with décor, furniture and refreshed exterior designs; enhanced customer experience with digital self-order kiosks; remodeled counters that offers guests the opportunity to relax while their food is being made; easy to read digital menu boards inside and at the drive thru; new designated parking spots for curbside pick-up; and expanded McCafé counters and larger display cases.

“This is an exciting time for McDonald’s, and we’re proud to be investing nearly $168 million to provide a new experience, look and feel for guests at 270 McDonald’s locations across Indiana,” David Sparks, an owner/operator and president of the Greater Indiana Operators Co-op, said in a statement. “We are also pleased that our modernization supports local architecture, engineering and construction jobs across the great state of Indiana.”

“This investment by McDonald’s will help create and sustain local jobs not only in the restaurant industry, but also construction and technology,” Gov. Eric Holcomb stated. “We’re excited for our local franchise owners here in Indiana.”

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