McDonald’s And Franchisees Investing Approximately $168 Million In Tennessee To Modernize More Than 240 Local Restaurants

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Today, McDonald’s announced that the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $168 Million in Tennessee throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 240 McDonald’s restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In total, McDonald’s and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020, including most restaurants in Tennessee.  

With this construction investment, the transformed restaurants will feature:  
- 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-thru
- New designated parking spots for curbside pick-up through mobile order and pay 
- 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 240 McDonald’s locations across Tennessee,” said McDonald’s Owner/Operator Michael Retzer, Jr. “We are also pleased that our modernization supports local architecture, engineering and construction jobs across the great state of Tennessee.” 

In addition to the investments to modernize the restaurant, McDonald’s has also introduced McDelivery with Uber Eats at more than 5,000 U.S. restaurants.


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