El Paso, Texas — McDonald’s is more than just the Big Mac. For Texas, it’s a big investment.
The company announced today that, along with franchise owners, $448 million will be invested in transforming McDonald's locations across Texas. A spokesperson for the company says the goal is to modernize the dining experience at the fast-food eatery.
Renovation plans include 37 McDonald's locations in El Paso and 51 locations in the greater El Paso area. Overall, 840 locations across Texas are expected to be modernized in 2018 and 2019.
Transformed restaurants will feature:
Modern dining rooms with global and locally-inspired decor;
New furniture and refreshed exterior designs;
Digital self-order kiosks to help make ordering and paying for a meal a simpler process;
Remodeled counters to allow customers the chance to relax while their food is being made;
McCafé counters will be expanded, alongside larger display cases;
Bright, digital menu boards inside and at the drive-thru to make reading the menu easier;
Newly-designated parking spots to allow for curbside pick-up through orders placed on the mobile app.
McDonald's says it's investing $6 billion overall to modernize restaurants across the U.S. by 2020.