Have you noticed anything new on the horizon of late? Ok, I will narrow that down a bit. Have you noticed the new, re-designed, contemporary-looking McDonalds’s? The world’s largest hamburger chain that serves millions of people around the globe every day is having a makeover, a facelift. Keeping in line with their ‘forever young’ brand, McDonald’s restaurants are losing the plastic-heavy, childlike look and presenting a more contemporary, youthful face. Gone is the signature mansard roof, the bright red and yellow colours and the loud tell-tale golden arches. I always associated the restaurant as a ‘jungle gym’, romper room type of playhouse; not a place to eat. Instead the new design of the exterior presents a building with contemporary architecture that is subtle and clean lined. The roof is now flat and partially cantilevered; the colours are grey, white and a muted red. Materials include natural and cultured stone. Very nice touch. The golden arches are still present but not as big of a focus. Even the outdoor seating is more edgy and hipper looking. Although I have not made it inside to check out the interior re-design I am told the old plastic seating has been replaced with leather furniture, plasma televisions and fireplaces. The ‘new’ McDonald’s is much more architecturally interesting with greater curb appeal and I confess that it now gets my attention. But would I falter from my claim to fame of “I have never in my life eaten a McDonald’s hamburger”? Hmmmm? But hey, I like the ‘tasteful’ new design!
The BEFORE and AFTER Photos. What was vs. What now is!
Image via Modmissy