Goodbye, iconic red roof, tiki statues, grass huts and hula dancer mural: the McDonald’s restaurant located at 899 N. Collier Blvd. in Marco Island is undergoing renovations, making several contemporary changes designed to enhance the customer experience. The restaurant, operated by local business owners Mike Adams and Tom O’Reilly, will remain open during renovation.
“Our customers and employees have enjoyed the restaurant’s unique tiki theme for years, but we felt it was time for the restaurant to change with the times,” said Adams. “We’re excited to continue serving up quality food and beverages in a fresh environment that is modern, dynamic and comfortable.”
Highlights of the redesigned restaurant will include a new exterior, landscaping that compliments the community and a double-lane drive-thru. Inside, customers will enjoy comfortable lighting, flat-screen TVs, contemporary color schemes that reflect the personality of the brand, along with new furniture with natural finishes.
Employees at the Marco Island McDonald’s are eager for the changes as well. All crew members are remaining employed during the remodeling.
“We are excited about the changes and working in a more modern-looking restaurant,” said Nathalie Herrera-Carmona, the restaurant manager. “We hope that people in the community enjoy it too. It serves as a meet-up spot for many people in the area; it will continue to be a great place to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee, surf the Internet or hang out with friends or family.”
The restaurant will host a “grand reopening” celebration at a date to be announced.
Two additional restaurants in Collier County, 15291 Collier Blvd., Naples (Pebblebrooke) and 5616 Tavilla Circle, Naples (The Strand) will undergo renovations this summer as well.
In 2011, McDonald’s USA announced a $1 billion investment to redesign the majority of its 14,000 U.S. restaurants by 2015. Last year, McDonald’s and its franchisees remodeled 600 restaurants and rebuilt 200 nationwide. In 2012, McDonald’s plans to improve on that total, targeting 800 new remodels, 225 rebuilds and 175 new store openings – a 24 percent total increase in renovations over the previous year.
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