Former McDonald’s demolished for state-of-the-art upgrade

McDonald’s is under construction at 41st and Shirley.

The former McDonald’s on 41st Street and Shirley Avenue has started reconstruction.

The old building, which was built in the 1970s, has been demolished. A state-of-the-art McDonalds will be going up in its place, franchisee Rick Lessnau said.

“I had a tear in my eye, but it was time and it needed to happen,” he said. “We’re going to have the latest and greatest.”

The new building will include the option for kiosk ordering plus a double drive-through.

“Customers will be able to circle the building and go out on Shirley Avenue instead of making a left turn onto 41st Street, so it’ll be a little safer for everybody,” he said.

The new location will be similar in size, seating about 105 people, and include digital menu boards inside and outside. Lessnau is opening to add mobile order and mobile payment options through an app by the time the store opens.

The hope is to open in August, depending on the weather.

“I’m excited about it,” Lessnau said. “I think customers will like it.”

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Former McDonald’s demolished for state-of-the-art upgrade

The former McDonald’s on 41st Street and Shirley Avenue has started reconstruction.

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