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A New Style of McDonald’s is Coming to Chicago

Listen up! A McDonald’s in Chicago is having an extreme makeover and it’s going to catch everyone's attention.

 The building has been designed by Chicago’s very own Ross Barney Architects, and what will go in place of the current McDonald’s that was built on the corner of Clark and Ontario in 2005 is a brand new steel, timber and glass building.

 Design Principal Carol Ross Barney said in a statement “Designing for such a well-known brand is an honour. We want to design a space that is light, authentic and made up of natural materials. Food is always seen as a way to welcome people in any culture, so we want everyone to feel welcomed when they entre this new restaurant.”

 The plan is to replace the familiar golden arches with a contemporary glass and steel structure, and the new restaurant will even have a “floating garden” filled with ferns and white birch trees, self-order kiosks, table service and interiors designed by Landini Associates - a firm that's already renovated many McDonald's in other countries including Australia and Hong Kong.

 McDonald’s are trying to be as sustainable as possible, and in light of this the new establishment they will have solar panels fitted on the roof, LED lighting, an energy efficient kitchen and HVAC equipment.

 Owner-operator Nick Karavites commented on the renovation, he said “we want to be a part of a restaurant that all our customers will love, and we can’t wait until opening day this spring where we will be able to offer customers a new way to dine at this iconic McDonald's location."