McDonald’s Unveils Stunning New Chicago Flagship Location

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McDonald’s Unveils Stunning New Chicago Flagship Location

Mcdonald’s have recently opened a new flagship location in downtown Chicago and it is far from any Mcdonald’s you’ve ever seen before.

The multitude of modern amenities and industrial design are causing many to draw comparisons to the Apple Store. The cross-laminated timber construction mimics the appearance of concrete and steel, giving a clean and fresh feel.

The 19,000-square-foot flagship is part of the McDonald’s “Experience of the Future” revamp. Designed by Chicago-based firm Ross Barney Architects, the flagship is set to open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

McDonald’s has also designed the building to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. There are energy-efficient wireless charging and outlets at shared tables. As well as over 70 trees at ground level, on-site solar panels, and harvestable apple trees on the kitchen roof.

A focus on sustainability and modern features such as mobile order and pay, the new restaurant offers a look at what all locations will be like by 2020.

Take a look above to see how a Mcdonald’s near you may look in the future.

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